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Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:28 PM

So, MSNBC has completely given up


They should just attach a selfie-cam to Trump and live stream him day and night.

Do they pay Chris Hayes? For what?

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Reply So, MSNBC has completely given up (Original post)
jberryhill Sep 2015 OP
notadmblnd Sep 2015 #1
Mass Sep 2015 #2
BigDemVoter Sep 2015 #23
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #26
BigDemVoter Sep 2015 #28
Stardust Sep 2015 #48
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #49
Stardust Sep 2015 #50
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #54
Stardust Sep 2015 #55
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #63
Stardust Sep 2015 #58
TexasTowelie Sep 2015 #60
PearliePoo2 Sep 2015 #51
Stardust Sep 2015 #61
Adrahil Sep 2015 #38
karynnj Sep 2015 #45
99th_Monkey Sep 2015 #3
Blue_In_AK Sep 2015 #4
NYCButterfinger Sep 2015 #5
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #32
Bohunk68 Sep 2015 #41
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #53
renate Sep 2015 #57
Manifestor_of_Light Sep 2015 #6
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #35
Manifestor_of_Light Sep 2015 #37
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #52
Adrahil Sep 2015 #39
Manifestor_of_Light Sep 2015 #44
doc03 Sep 2015 #7
BigDemVoter Sep 2015 #24
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #33
BreakfastClub Sep 2015 #30
OffWithTheirHeads Sep 2015 #31
doc03 Sep 2015 #56
Adrahil Sep 2015 #40
litlbilly Sep 2015 #8
MoonchildCA Sep 2015 #9
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #34
immoderate Sep 2015 #10
Surya Gayatri Sep 2015 #13
notadmblnd Sep 2015 #14
Skittles Sep 2015 #16
winstars Sep 2015 #17
notadmblnd Sep 2015 #22
Lifelong Protester Sep 2015 #11
lostnfound Sep 2015 #12
PADemD Sep 2015 #15
colsohlibgal Sep 2015 #18
LiberalElite Sep 2015 #19
Avalux Sep 2015 #20
Facility Inspector Sep 2015 #42
BumRushDaShow Sep 2015 #47
backscatter712 Sep 2015 #21
Facility Inspector Sep 2015 #43
Blue_Adept Sep 2015 #46
Rex Sep 2015 #25
Cleita Sep 2015 #27
Trajan Sep 2015 #29
SusanaMontana41 Sep 2015 #36
Egnever Sep 2015 #59
Stellar Sep 2015 #62

Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:29 PM

1. Mathews did it too

I turned it off

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:30 PM

2. Stop watching. This is what I did.

Why should I participate with what is in essence a contribution to the Trump campaign.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 10:38 PM

23. Amen to that

The ONLY reason I still kept cable at home was to watch MSNBC. Now that they have joined the other team, I have no use for them and consequently no longer need cable. It's so wonderful not having to pay the huge cable bill every month!

I can use the money I save to buy subscriptions to things I want to read. Fuck MSNBC.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:12 AM

26. If you have decent broadband speed you can still watch MSNBC at

http://www.livenewschat.eu/politics/ for the few remaining shows that are worth watching.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:57 AM

28. Good to know. . . .

I do hate missing Rachel when she's on. . . .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:28 PM

48. Have you had success watching it there? I tried it on an older iPad and a newer iPhone with no

success. Thank you, anyway.

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Response to Stardust (Reply #48)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:43 PM

49. Yes, I watched Lawerence O'Donnell and Chris Hayes last night.

Every now and then the livestream skips though. I'm also watching on a PC with 12 Mbps broadband speed. The other night the skipping was fairly bad, but most of the time it works as well as watching on TV. It might be a matter of the download speed on you iPhone--I have an older Android phone and livestream videos or YouTube videos don't work on it unless there is WiFi available. I live in a rural area about 25 miles away from the nearest cell phone tower so I won't even try to watch any videos on the phone.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #49)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:49 PM

50. Thank you. I'll give it a try on my PC. I was pretty hooked on MSNBC before I cut the cord. Now

that it's All Trump - All The Time, I don't miss it as much as thought I would, although I find myself scouring the internet for clips.

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Response to Stardust (Reply #50)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:58 PM

54. Rachel is great, but

she's only as liberal as her corporate bosses allow her to be. I'd love to see her jump ship.

MSNBC has always sucked. As do Fox and CNN.

If you don't want corporate news, ditch the Big 3 and go elsewhere.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #54)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 05:38 PM

55. Rachel is great, but where could she jump ship to, and still get what is probably a nice paycheck?

Wouldn't you love to know how she's feeling about being told what to report on, and what not to? I know I should go elsewhere for news, but I've been an MSNBC watcher for so long, it's become a fixture in my life. Old habits die hard, but with the incessant Trump-ing, it hasn't been such a big adjustment. What news outlets do you rely on?

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Response to Stardust (Reply #55)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 03:09 AM

63. At some point principle (eew) trumps (ugh) paycheck.

I think Rachel's choices are endless. She'd be great at talk radio, if she hasn't tried that.

For alternative news, these are good places to start:
http://ringoffireradio.com, http://www.democracynow.org, http://www.thomhartmann.com

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #49)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 09:49 PM

58. I can't thank you enough! (It works on my pc and I only have 5Mbps.) eom

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Response to Stardust (Reply #58)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 11:54 PM

60. Yeah!

I tried watching MSNBC tonight and the video kept pausing on my computer. It seems like there is something going on between 7 and 10 p.m., but if I watch the shows later then broadcast isn't interrupted.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 01:09 PM

51. That's what I click on too.

I'm waaay in the boon docks, so I get some buffering, but overall it's acceptable.
Morning Joe had a LOT of Bernie coverage this morning. I was shocked.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #51)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 12:17 AM

61. There was a post here recently, along with video, of Joe and Mika admitting that they hadn't been

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giving enough attention to Bernie. It sounded insincere to me...almost like someone in charge of programming is doling out quotas to the hosts. The next [insert number of days here] news cycles:Joe and Mika; after that, Matthews; then Hayes...and so on. Ari Melber who was subbing for O'Donnell, said the show was not going to be about Trump. So, he apparently got the green light to cover other stuff

[The following comment was actually meant for Texas Towlie.. Sorry. ] Thanks again. My only real concern in cutting the cord was not being able to watch MSNBC. It was my evening ritual, for better or worse. But thanks to you, I do still have the option of watching them again, or maybe not. This is not a fun silly season.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 05:38 AM

38. I'm not sure Trump benefits from having his "speeches" ....

 

Broadcast. The man is an idiot. If he gets the nomination, he will be soundly defeated.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #38)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:20 AM

45. l knew people saying that of GWB in 2000 when he fought McCain

Trump is a megalomaniac and a demogogue. The reaction of that crowd to him was scary. Don't forget Limbaugh and others primed a large group of people to not just accept someone like that, buy to follow him.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:32 PM

3. I was totally looking fwd to Chris Hayes. Damn Comcast to Hell. Assholes -nt-

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:32 PM

4. I watched for about 10 minutes,

and then shut it off. What the fuck? Where's their coverage of Bernie's rallies, or Hillary's, or o'Malley's? This is just sick.

Joseph Goebbels would be proud.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:32 PM

5. MSNBC is garbage now. Sadly. The glory days of 2006-2012 are over.

Sad but true. They're giving this man airtime ALL Day instead of speaking about Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, etc.

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Response to NYCButterfinger (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:30 AM

32. No big surprise that corporate media

are focused on Trump. Trump serves their purposes very very well.

Fox sucks. CNN sucks. MSNBC sucks. Find one program on any of them that doesn't have the hosts' names attached, as if the hosts were rock stars.


If you want the news without the self-aggrandizement, Al-Jazeera America is for you.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:22 AM

41. Al Jazeera has the best news on tv right now.

It and Link TV which has Deutsche-Welle and France 24 and others. I listen to AJ if I want discussion by people who know of what they say. And, it is getting better week by week. People just need to get over their aversion conditioning by the US media to an Arabic name. Ya know, kinda like Algebra.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #41)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:55 PM

53. I LOVE Al-Jazeera!

" kinda like Algebra."

TRUE! Algebra is so difficult that we use it every day.

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #41)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:03 PM

57. ditto that!

I love Al Jazeera!!!

I do wish they'd change their name, to AJ America or something like that. It's not fair, but there are just way too many people who surely make uninformed assumptions about the kind of news it carries because of the name.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:33 PM

6. I watch some other channels.

RT from Russia, CCTV from China, and Al-Jazeera English.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:41 AM

35. I'm a BIG fan of Al-Jazeera America.

I've not heard about the others you mentioned but I'm interested in learning more.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 04:53 AM

37. I have DishTV.

RT (Russia Today) is channel 280.
CCTV (Chinese Television) is 279.
Al-Jazeera America is 215.

RT has a Thom Hartmann show three times a week, I believe.

Al-Jazeera is very good at impartiality.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #37)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:51 PM

52. I don't have Dish, but

I'll see whether RT and CCTV have streaming video.

Thanks so much!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 05:42 AM

39. RT? Really?

 

I guess it's good for a laugh.... In other news, Glorious leader Putin cures Herpes! And MH17 shot down by NATO satellites!

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #39)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:05 AM

44. Thom Hartmann usually says intelligent things on RT

He will have a panel with 2 conservatives and end up with a four way shouting match. I hate TV shows with three guests instead of one or two, and they turn into shouting matches where nobody listens to anyone else. Like Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:34 PM

7. I listened to Trump a few minutes and he reminds me of

someone. I remember old newsreels of Mussolini the way he would stick his chin out, fold his arms and shake his head. This Trump is a very dangerous man. Has this country lost its fucking mind or what?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 10:39 PM

24. Good comparison. Trump looks every bit as foolish and ridiculous as Mussolini. . . .

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:32 AM

33. and every bit as dangerous. eom

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 02:23 AM

30. OMG, I just went and watched a video of Mussolini

and you are right! It's eerily similar to Donald Dump. That truly freaked me out.



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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 02:33 AM

31. Oh...My...God!

 

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 05:49 PM

56. El Duce Donald! He has Mussolini's body

language down pretty good huh?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 05:42 AM

40. Wow... You're right.

 

Same bully personality....

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:44 PM

8. Bernies amazing event at LU is nothing compared to Trump. Unbelievable.

 

I will watch Rachael 1 last time. If in the first 1 minute, she only talks repukes and trump, I am shutting off MSNBC for good. What a total joke. when Bernie gets elected, I wonder what all these useless channels will do. gonna be interesting to watch.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:44 PM

9. It's disgusting and disappointing.

They seem to be televising his entire rally. Why are they giving him all this free airtime? What the heck? And who is watching it?

I couldn't change the channel fast enough.

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:39 AM

34. He's getting free airtime because the networks' corporate masters are calling the shots.

What a shock, huh?

Rachel Maddow is as liberal as her corporate masters allow her to be. When the message is hers, I'll watch. Until then, no way.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 07:53 PM

10. I watched it. After a while it got hilarious.

 

He bragged about no teleprompters, and went on to sputter nonsense for two hours, but criticized politicians who say nothing!

This was beyond satire.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 08:09 PM

13. BEYOND SATIRE, indeed. In many ways worse than Palin-style word salad.

 

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Response to immoderate (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 08:18 PM

14. now we know what he's doing with Palin

She's tutoring him in "How to Mix Your Word Salad 101"

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:10 PM

16. be careful

some here are getting their panties in a wad over "word salad"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:12 PM

17. eh, yeah... nt

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:45 PM

22. seriously? why is that?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 08:06 PM

11. I agree with you.

Sick of MSNBC...it's all Trump, all the time there.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 08:08 PM

12. It was obvious Chris was NOT happy about it nt

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:08 PM

15. Lower Ratings

Is Comcast trying to ruin their (Hayes, Maddow, et al) ratings with Trump coverage so they can fire them?

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:13 PM

18. Sad

The ratings are tanking because of it but Comcast does not care. The company formerly known as Clear Channel has switched many radio stations from liberal talk to conservative, the ratings go way, way down but they don't care.

MSNBC is quickly becoming a joke.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:19 PM

19. Must be like Murdoch who doesn't care

that The New York Post has been bleeding money for years - he gets his right wing bullshit out there and that's all he wants. He can afford to lose money on it.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:19 PM

20. MSNBC is part of the borg, always has been - it's a corporation.

They are doing what they're told to do. I can't watch any of it anymore.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:28 AM

42. Is the parent company still GE?

 

If so, why is anyone surprised?

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Response to Facility Inspector (Reply #42)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:24 AM

47. No.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 09:22 PM

21. Cut the cord.

MSNBC is utter propagandizing shite.

CNN is far worse. And we all know about FOX "News".

All of the cable news channels are utter garbage.

Do what I did and tell Comcast (or whatever your friendly local cable monopoly is) you don't want to pay for that shit. Just get an Internet-only account (assuming you can't get decent Internet elsewhere, sadly, I have to go through Comcast for Internet

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 06:30 AM

43. I keep trying to tell my family this

 

The crap they show is just crap, there's never anything interesting on, and with the free digital broadcast channels, there's always something you can drool too.

I know they'll never get rid of the tv, but why pay almost $200 a month for shit content all the time?

Geez.

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Response to Facility Inspector (Reply #43)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 07:23 AM

46. Because it's not shit to them?

Seriously. It's not that hard to figure out.

I watch absolutely zero news on TV. But I won't get rid of my cable package in the slightest. Far too much solid entertainment and movies that I like to watch and enjoy myself and with my family.

But that just makes me a mouth breathing dooler I suppose.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 11:56 PM

25. Trump Hair cam 24/7. Trump Rump phone calls on air.

 

We don't need to be talking about any issues, just Trump Rump and Dump. He says he has a plan, been good enough for the GOP for 50 years and they still don't have one.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 12:34 AM

27. The last fifteen minutes of his show was about Bernie.

I don't watch live anymore. I record Chris and Rachel. I zap through all the Trump and Republican BS and watch what's left. tonight between Chris and Rachel's show there was about 44 minutes of watchable TV.

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 02:15 AM

29. I don't think they were actively trying to be the Liberal News Channel ... (LNC?)

 

Although they had a couple of Liberal hosts and anchors from time to time ...

NOTE: Don't expect ANY of the major television news organizations to tell you anything their billionaire owners don't want you to know ...

I haven't 'regularly' watched ANY national news media since Bush v Gore ... (I've watched a few during major events)

I don't miss being spoon-fed propaganda by right wing corporate moguls ... They can go fuck themselves and their money ...

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Response to Trajan (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 03:43 AM

36. EXACTLY.

I agree with everything you said.

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Response to Trajan (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 15, 2015, 09:53 PM

59. +1

 

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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2015, 12:28 AM

62. MSNBC is USELESS NOW.

MON SEP 14, 2015 AT 10:24 PM CDT MSNBC is USELESS NOW.

Short diary; more of a comment.

I turn on TV to see what's going on and listen to Chris Hayes or Rachel Maddow or whatever and MSNBC has an uninterrupted rally of Trump on. And he is just rambling and bloviating.

for Christ sake I can't watch it. And yet complete silence for Sander's rally's or even Clinton. I know they are going right and trump gets views but for fuck sake. Whatever happened to journalistic balance and equal time.

Sorry rant over.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/15/1421371/-MSNBC-is-USELESS-NOW

I think we all feel the same. MSNBC appears to be taking its final breath.

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