Anatomy Of A Tweet…

Today, as usually happens during Jansing & Co. on a Friday, there was a Flashback Friday where a clip from somewhere in Jansing’s past is replayed. Today’s clip concerned the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

Ok, so they chose this clip. I don’t have a problem with that. It was an historic event for many reasons. But I do have a problem with this tweet that was sent out on the J & Co. Twitter feed prior to the clip’s playing…

The absolute best Flashback Friday EVER! Coming up

Really? Obama’s election is “the absolute best Flashback Friday EVER!”???

Reallllly????????

The account is a generic show account so someone’s editorializing here and it’s not Jansing. We know it’s not her because she always signs her tweets with “-cj”.

But the inference will be made that Jansing thinks that the election of Barack Obama makes for the best Flashback Friday that her show could show of her. The chances that she does think that are so tiny there isn’t a microscope on the planet powerful enough to see them.

It’s tough enough as it is to argue in favor of straight shooters like Jansing on an increasingly progressively polarized channel like MSNBC which has its progressivism unfairly taint those who still try to play it as nonpartisan as possible as she and others like Chuck Todd do. Things like this just undercut all that and paint her into a corner she would probably not wanted to be painted in to.

Like it or not, the Jansing & Co. staff needs to realize that it’s her show and though it’s a group account it’s her name on that account. Such sweeping editorials will reflect upon her and her staff needs to rein it in lest they ascribe motivations upon her that she wouldn’t necessarily want ascribed.

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34 Responses to “Anatomy Of A Tweet…”

  1. It sounds like it was written by some idealistic liberal college-kid intern. Which is fine if they’re tweeting for NOW with Alex Wagner. Wrong show, kid..

  2. She could have tweeted a fine tuning of the tweet, a correction or whatever. The fact that she didn’t using her cj identifier, to show it was from her says to me she was fine with the tweet.

  3. Pam, you’re assuming Jansing is aware of it, which is a big leap. Most of MSNBC’s shows have Twitter accounts separate from the host’s personal one. For instance I see tweets from the NOW account all during the show, but rarely one from Alex’ personal Twitter. In this case I don’t think there is a personal account for Chris, which tells me she hasn’t developed much of an interest in it. Chances are good she isn’t bothering to check the MSNBC promo tweets for her show on a regular basis.

  4. It’s a tweet folks; and it’s not even by Jansing herself. I don’t think it has the importance of a misspelled name in a crawl. At least that’s on the TV.

  5. Another issue is that if she personally corrects it, now it’s a story about how Chris Jansing chewed some kid out for a tweet, and “does this mean she doesn’t like Obama?” She can’t win here.

  6. ^^^ Not the first time…

  7. […] blog Inside Cable News reports that the MSNBC late-morning show “Jansing & Co.” routinely has a […]

  8. […] blog Inside Cable News reports that the MSNBC late-morning show "Jansing & Co." routinely has a […]

  9. Chris Jansing is “straight shooter” and “nonpartisan”? Try: Chris Jansing is a militant, virulent, uber, ultra, hard and far, far, far, far, far left, low-information, hardline, Obama-loving, red-eyed, frothing at the mouth, leftist/feminist political activist/lobbyist. Ditto for Chuck Todd and everyone else at NBC and at NBC’s parent company MSNBC.

  10. ^ Annnd Newsbusters is here.

  11. motownman Says:

    A couple of years ago, Fox had one of its media segments and the guest was bashing Chris much in the way textee did, Gregg Jarrett, who was hosting the segment, said: “Full disclosure. I used to work at MSNBC and Chris Jansing is as straight down the middle as they come. None of us know her political beliefs and she doesn’t lean one way or the other when she’s reporting.” Jarrett ia right.

  12. ^^^ Yep. I remember that segment.

  13. Try: Chris Jansing is a militant, virulent, uber, ultra, hard and far, far, far, far, far left, low-information, hardline, Obama-loving, red-eyed, frothing at the mouth, leftist/feminist political activist/lobbyist.

    Try this on for size: “I’ve never watched Chris Jansing and am repeating what my rightie friends say about her because, you know, msnbc=bad and everyone who works there = evil militant socialist Obama-lover activists.”

  14. Pretty sure Jansing voted for Obama

    http://newsbusters.org/search/site/Jansing

  15. I’m pretty sure you have no idea who she voted for, and neither does anyone else.

  16. I’m sure those same people at newsbusters.org think Megn Kelly has no bias and does a Fair & Balanced news show at 9pm. :P

  17. Going by Newsbuster I’m pretty sure it’s Obama

  18. How are you going by Newsbusters? It’s a repost of the article this thread is about. Right up there. ^

  19. I’m pretty sure you have no idea who she voted for, and neither does anyone else.

    Chris Jansing voted for Mitt Romney. I read it on the internet somewhere so I know it’s true.

  20. I think Jansing is about as unbiased as MSNBC has. With that said… I do think Jansing would be better served elsewhere… other than MSNBC. I am not sure where though. I thought she might get a more prominent role at NBC for a while. I guess not.

  21. “About as unbiased” is faint praise. She’s unbiased. Period.

  22. Didn’t you see me post a lik Joeremi?

    http://newsbusters.org/search/site/Jansing

  23. Lurker, the link is to Newsbusters’ link to Spud’s comment above this thread. There is no separate Newsbusters article which “proves” Chris Jansing voted for Obama. No one knows who she voted for.

  24. Joeremi, I agree she is unbiased. I am saying that lack of bias puts her out of sorts with basically everyone else in MSNBC’s lineup. Thus, my comments about her potentially being better served elsewhere.

  25. Ah. Sounds good, Cook. My bad.

  26. Did you even click on the link I posted?

    LOL

    http://newsbusters.org/search/site/Jansing

  27. Dude, I’ve clicked on it twice. I have no idea what you’re going on about, and neither does anyone else.

  28. icemannyr Says:

    No one cares what the MRC thinks of Chris Jansing anyway except for Brother Hannity.

  29. Newsbusters has 10 pages of supposed Jansing bias

    It’s safe to assume she’s not a Romney supporter

  30. Megyn Kelly flat out lied about what her show would be.
    Since she’s a conservative the MRC does not care about that.

  31. Newsbusters apparently hasn’t talked to Gregg Jarrett, an actual conservative who actually worked with her.

    PS. Even people who did vote for Romney thought he was a hopeless candidate.

  32. Newsbusters has 10 pages of supposed Jansing bias.

    It’s safe to assume she’s not a Romney supporter

    No it isn’t. The only thing it is safe to assume is that NB applies the same questionable limb crawling standards to what it chooses to write about concerning her as it does to everyone else it considers isn’t as avowed publicly conservative as they claim to be. That’s all. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    NewsBusters is a conservative advocacy group. It is not a media watchdog. It isn’t even an much of a liberal bias watchdog considering some of the stories that they publish which have absolutely nothing to do with liberal bias.

    Anyone basing their story count as a barometer of anything is just as big a fool as those who think Media Matters is credible.

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