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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MSNBC: We're Pretty, We Don't Have to Be Smart!

In the previous post, we mentioned that it's hard to know who to believe these days. And our news media doesn't help much. MSNBC, who seems to be more interested in ratings that reporting real news, cut away from Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, just as he started his opening statement in front of Congress today. What? did something just occur more important than our current financial crisis and the two principal men responsible for getting us out of it speaking in front of Congress? MSNBC cut away to cover a few minutes of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano making some remarks about the numbers of trains coming into the U.S. What the fuck, MSNBC? For god's sakes, get your head out of your ass! Please do your job and cover the news... stop looking for juicy sound bytes and pay attention! MSNBC can't concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time on real news, but if a plane lands on the water somewhere, they'll cover that, literally non-stop, for hours upon hours upon hours. People, we're in real deep shit when our news media is more worried about ratings than covering the news.
And speaking of problems at MSNBC, it's time for "Morning Joe" to go. Today, Willie snidely remarked, "We watch 'The View' so you won't have to." Speak for yourself, Willie. "Morning Joe" has devolved into a boring excuse for Republican Joe Scarborough to exorcise his own political failings. Typical of most Republicans, Scarborough doesn't listen to any opinions other than those coming from the tired, worn-out 1950's era voices in his head, and when a guest dares to have a different opinion, gird your loins, because then we're treated to a thirty minute lecture from Joe about how that guest is wrong and he's right. The guest usually gives up in exhaustion, all the while, Willie, Mika and Mike Barnacle sit by, snickering and guffawing like a bunch of simpled-minded frat boys who handed over their balls to fraternity president Joe a long time ago. MSNBC, can't you come up with something better than this?

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