6:33 pm - 11/09/2012

Republican Joe Scarborough and Democrat Mika Brzezinski visit The View


Oh Joe, you're still clueless as ever. I don't know why MSNBC keeps you and Michael Steele around
theantipoet 10th-Nov-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
in terms of tone, partisanship, and telling viewers what they want to hear?

yeah, it's about as bad as fox news as far as I can tell... I both find them utterly unwatchable for more than a few minutes, though, so maybe I'm missing something.
cricketgrl 10th-Nov-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
maybe I'm missing something

theantipoet 10th-Nov-2012 03:03 am (UTC)

from my perspective, the primetime hosts of both Fox News and MSNBC feed their audience a partisan perspective to reinforce their own political views. they both tend to be dismissive of the other side and more interested in scoring points than presenting news (hell, on election day, during the 5 minutes I flicked from CNN to MSNBC, Chris Matthews went on a rant about how all third party voters are idiots... not exactly quality news coverage there)
revertigo 10th-Nov-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
you have no idea what you're talking about. especially because you've included queen maddow in this.
theantipoet 10th-Nov-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
I apologize... clearly, MSNBC has no partisan agenda and provides great objective news coverage. their hosts are absolutely more interested in reporting on news stories than repeating talking points issued by the DNC.
revertigo 10th-Nov-2012 04:29 am (UTC)
lol you don't get to be sarcastic when you just praised morning joe. most of the more well-known/respected pundits don't do that, actually. cenk uygur who used to host one of their shows but decided to go back to the internet where he's less monitored (and current tv) can attest to that. and if you've ever watched rachel maddow, she calls the obama administration out on their bullshit all the time -- unless you think rooting for gender equality, LGBT equality and peace in the middle east is a ~partisan agenda.
theantipoet 10th-Nov-2012 04:33 am (UTC)
I'll legit apologize if I'm wrong about Maddow, I can't make it past her snark to watch her for more than a couple minutes (but that's just me, I'd feel the same way about anyone using snark to cover any news story other than celebrity/gossip-y stuff).
revertigo 10th-Nov-2012 04:45 am (UTC)
she's done a huge segment criticizing the war in afghanistan and obama's drones recently, just right before the election campaigns (which of course has been priority. she's obviously a liberal and therefore has a liberal bias, but she does not do her show on behalf of the DNC or their talking points -- which she has criticized Fox for doing. you can disagree with her, but all stories and arguments are sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrKKkGl3TnY - this is a video of cenk uygur, who left msnbc. he basically hints that washington does influence netowrk to a certain extent and that's why he left, but says rachel is the real deal. (towards the end.)

Edited at 2012-11-10 04:46 am (UTC)
revertigo 10th-Nov-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
part two, actually - http://youtu.be/FEYkBA5ze6c
revertigo 10th-Nov-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
oh and rachel has said numerous times she wished the right had more feasible ideas to compete with the left's because that's the only way this country will evolve. right now, with only liberals being progressive and having to compromise to the extreme and out-of-touch right wing, it doesn't do anyone good. we're either complacent/stagnant or going backward.
raised_eyebrows 10th-Nov-2012 03:42 am (UTC)
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