Free for All: 01/29/14

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116 Responses to “Free for All: 01/29/14”

  1. Tne two truest words ever uttered in a SOTU address:
    “You lie!”

  2. savefarris Says:

    MSNBC has now spent more time on this congressman’s threat to throw someone off a balcony than it has on President Obama’s threat to audit his political enemies.

  3. Do you suppose the R after his name might be a factor?

  4. Poor Obama. Just like the Army Ranger who got blown up and wound up with shrapnel in his brain, nothing has ever come easy.

    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/29/22495197-first-thoughts-on-the-road-again?lite

  5. So, Obama is going to be in the Milwaukee area (Waukesha) on Thursday. To put in perspective how well “loved” he is, the Democrat candidate for Governor, Mary Burke, said she will NOT attend the event. She will be on the opposite side of the state campaigning.

  6. Huge escalation in the Syrian conflict.

  7. Chuck Todd just basically brought the hammer down on the entire MSNBC lineup by suggesting that opinion media attempts to dehumanize their political opponents which leads to an angry mob mentality.

  8. savefarris Says:

    I’m watching MSNBC with the sound off and apparently Andrea Mitchell is just REALLY grilling Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Andrea’s been ramping up a question for over a minute and Schultz is nodding politely.

    She interviews Ted Cruz the same way, right?

  9. ^ It was a nice little chat. Per usual.

  10. My word! A liberal POV news channel is talking about a conservative making a threat to a reporter. How dare they!

    A conservative POV news channel like FNC would never do that to a liberal.

    Sorry to interrupt. You can resume your Obama bashing.

  11. Something peculiar (there’s a good euphemism) is going on with these IRS audits of groups.

    Either the reports or accounts are not giving us the full story or some of these groups are exaggerating what’s happening or something, well, peculiar is going on.

  12. All of a sudden Ice throws his journalistic standards out the window.

    The same guy who writes a thousand posts complaining about Fox News now says “they all do it.”

    Give us a break….

  13. Gotta love the Althouse summary of the SOTU.

    Best comment is by jr565 who said he feels like Kramer, of Seinfeld fame, who went into seizures every time he heard Mary Hart’s voice. So to with him and Obama.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/10-things-i-might-have-live-blogged-if.html

  14. “She interviews Ted Cruz the same way, right?”

    Andrea is just doing the same thing that Megyn Kelly does.
    I’m sure you do not approve of Megyn’s soft interviews of conservatives while fighting with liberals guest since Megyn is a “straight news anchor” and not a talk show host.

  15. All of a sudden Ice throws his journalistic standards out the window.

    The same guy who writes a thousand posts complaining about Fox News now says “they all do it.”

    Ice refers to Megyn Kelly who is considered by too many to be a “straight news journalist”. He also talks about the biased, opinionated, one-sided “news” coverage on FNC which also gets labeled by Spud and others as “straight news”.

    Last time I checked, MSNBC doesn’t get branded as “news”.

  16. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Chuck Todd just basically brought the hammer down on the entire MSNBC lineup by suggesting that opinion media attempts to dehumanize their political opponents which leads to an angry mob mentality.

    Sounds like the insults from the angry Left here.

  17. It always come back to Fox News, doesn’t it?

    Is MSNBC a news cable channel or not? If it’s not then that means whatever they broadcast no matter how tendentious or inaccurate is fine? No standards whatsoever? is that the argument now?

    I don’t mind whether Ice or anyone calls out the bias or lousy journalism of Fox News. Fine, go for it. I’ll agree the vast majority of time.

    But to then turn around and excuse or dismiss the bias of MSNBC – and this was Andrea Mitchell not Matthews or the prime time hosts – is a bit inconsistent.

    One can be inconsistent but you’ll be called out for it.

  18. Saying another channel does the same thing is not excusing MSNBC.
    It’s pointing out that both Andrea and Megyn have a bias in their political interviews. I’m not excusing the bias on MSNBC by pointing out it happens on FNC.

  19. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Here’s a nice distraction, outdoor hockey next season: http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2014/01/29/nhl-likely-to-have-four-outdoor-games-in-2014-15

  20. Ice, fair point.

    I do think the “MSNBC isn’t a news channel” argument and therefore we can let it slide isn’t very persuasive.

    Which may or may not be Andy’s point; if it isn’t then I apologize.

  21. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Gotta love the Althouse summary of the SOTU.

    Best comment is by jr565 who said he feels like Kramer, of Seinfeld fame, who went into seizures every time he heard Mary Hart’s voice. So to with him and Obama.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/10-things-i-might-have-live-blogged-if.html

    I didn’t watch it. Althouse told us all we need to know.

  22. ^ Except we’re talking about Andrea Mitchell who used to have some semblance of integrity. She’s been on downward, or leftward spiral if you will, for a while. But, more recently, she’s been nothing more than the typical MSNBC propagandist.

  23. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    some semblance of integrity

    That is open to question. Her comments on Iran make me wonder if she is an idiot, or just plays one on TV.

    And for those that for some God only knows reason think that Iran was some sort of ally until Chimpy McBush Hitler offended them by saying they were part of the “Axis of Evil,” I remind you of the Tanker War. http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/04/the_guns_of_88_lessons_of_the.html

  24. I have no idea what she was thinking. I think sometimes these people confuse what they read in their spare time on far-left blogs with what takes place in the land of reality. But, pretending to help us for 12.5 days so that we didn’t decide to wipe their country off the map, doesn’t constitute “ally”.

  25. I do think the “MSNBC isn’t a news channel” argument and therefore we can let it slide isn’t very persuasive.

    Which may or may not be Andy’s point; if it isn’t then I apologize.

    MSNBC? What’s MSNBC?

  26. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I have no idea what she was thinking. I think sometimes these people confuse what they read in their spare time on far-left blogs with what takes place in the land of reality. But, pretending to help us for 12.5 days so that we didn’t decide to wipe their country off the map, doesn’t constitute “ally”.

    We should’ve blown the whole country, oil wells and all, off of the face of the earth long ago.

  27. going to be too late faster than you can say DEFCON ONE.

  28. Megyn Kelly IS a straight news person. Suzan Malveaux leaned to the side.

  29. If FOX jumped off a bridge, should Andrea Mitchell jump off one too?*

    *from questions your mother asked you.

  30. savefarris Says:

    Show’s over folks: the race for Most Offensive Tweet of the Year is OVAH!!!!!

    @mmurraypolitics:

    Obama’s ending on Remsburg wasn’t just a story about America — it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy

  31. State of the Union Ratings: Fox News Beats CNN, MSNBC Combined in Total Viewers.

    Just imagine what they’d do if they had the best political team on television?

  32. What worse is that the Murray tweet wasn’t just a thoughtless 140 characters or less expression. It came from here:

    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/29/22495197-first-thoughts-on-the-road-again?lite

    “That story could also apply to Obama himself: Nothing in his seven years on the national political stage (2007-2014) has come easy. The 2008 race for the Democratic nomination. Even that general election. The health-care law. The re-election campaign. And now the president’s current situation in which he finds himself bloodied and bruised after the botched health-care rollout.”

  33. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Nothing in his seven years on the national political stage (2007-2014) has come easy.

    BULLSH*T! Everything in his life has been handed to him. And, even though he has proven to be a complete screwup as President, these fools continue to try and polish their turd.

  34. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    For those of you who thought that Ronan Farrow would be a breath of fresh air: http://freebeacon.com/msnbcs-struggle-with-the-left/

    Making fun of combat injuries. Something that he wouldn’t have to worry about, because his type is too good to have to stoop to serving their country. He’s just another elitist Ivy League punk.

  35. “Maddow remarked about the president’s energy and “playful” jabs at Republican members of Congress.”

    What speech was she watching? – Obama DID NOT have energy and his remarks were not “playful”. What an idiot.

  36. “Straight news anchor” Martha MacCallum said there is no gender gap because women make what they’re worth and that most women don’t want “equal pay” because it means they’d be treated as a special class citizen.

    http://www.salon.com/2014/01/29/fox_news_host_martha_maccallum_denies_gender_gap_argues_women_make_exactly_what_theyre_worth/

  37. she no longer is a volleyball player, just a cheerleader.

  38. Had to change the Marine standards because nearly none of he women could do the required pull-ups. So it’s equal pay for special treatment?

  39. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    “Maddow remarked about the president’s energy and “playful” jabs at Republican members of Congress.”

    What speech was she watching? – Obama DID NOT have energy and his remarks were not “playful”. What an idiot.

    But…but…but…Rachel’s the smartest person in the history of smart people! Just ask her.

  40. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Had to change the Marine standards because nearly none of he women could do the required pull-ups. So it’s equal pay for special treatment?

    Putting someone in a combat role that is physically unable to do the task. That’ll work out well. Morons.

  41. The “equal pay” issue is a crock. If you equalize the statistics based on professions and actual time worked, the pay is virtually the same.

  42. I see payroll summaries from different companies on an almost weekly basis. I don’t notice pay differential between women & men in similar positions. It seems to me that your pay is dependent on you job, not your gender.

  43. So, women shouldn’t get equal pay because some female recruits couldn’t do pull ups? Good grief.

  44. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    So, women shouldn’t get equal pay because some female recruits couldn’t do pull ups? Good grief.</em.

    Military pay is by rank and time in grade, not gender. Those serving in combat get an additional combat pay, including women in combat support roles in combat zones.

  45. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I’m going to repost this in bold print so it will be crystal clear:

    Military pay is by rank and time in grade, not gender. Those serving in combat get an additional combat pay, including women in combat support roles in combat zones.

    I have no idea where anyone got the idea that women serving were paid less. But whoever told them that not only were liars, but damned liars with a malignant agenda.

  46. Military pay is by rank and time in grade, not gender. Those serving in combat get an additional combat pay, including women in combat support roles in combat zones.

    The subject at hand isn’t women in combat, it’s women in the workplace. What women can or can’t do in the military has no bearing on what women can do in an office job.

    For the record, I know plenty of women who could probably outperform a lot of guys in most physical activities.

    And actually, the original subject goes like this: Martha MacCallum, a “straight news anchor”, inserted herself in to a debate using conservative talking points that she was supposed to be moderating as a “news anchor” on a “news” program.

  47. I’m going to repost this in bold print so it will be crystal clear:

    Military pay is by rank and time in grade, not gender. Those serving in combat get an additional combat pay, including women in combat support roles in combat zones.

    I have no idea where anyone got the idea that women serving were paid less. But whoever told them that not only were liars, but damned liars with a malignant agenda.

    I’ll put this in bold print and in caps so it will be crystal clear:

    THE SUBJECT IS EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK, NOT WOMEN IN COMBAT

    Good grief……..

  48. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    So, women shouldn’t get equal pay because some female recruits couldn’t do pull ups? Good grief.

    This was your post, Andy. THAT IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

    Don’t you read your own posts?

  49. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I’m not going to turn this into a brawl. I’ll let Spud handle it.

  50. This was your post, Andy. THAT IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT.

    Don’t you read your own posts?

    The topic I’m discussing is equal pay for equal work or more specifically, Martha MacCallum’s bias… I know what I’m talking about because I freaking posted the comments…

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go engage in activities that are more constructive than wasting my time trying to discuss this with you two such as banging my head against my desk repeatedly or jumping in to the frozen creek out back.

  51. If you put the desk in the creek, you’d really have something.

  52. Though make sure the insurance Company has cashed your ObamaCare check.

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    Larry Kelly
    @jaketapper @elizcohencnn what we really all want to know… was there poop? – 29 Jan

    Jake Tapper
    @Larry_Kelly @elizcohencnn there always is, no matter where you are. It happens.

  54. savefarris Says:

    You wanna talk about equal pay, let’s talk equal pay. And there’s no better place to start than at the top!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/oct/17/obamas-record-mixed-hiring-women/

    As a famous politician once said…

    “But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.”

  55. Is MSNBC ever not saying/doing something incredibly offensive? So, now all right-wingers hate interracial marriage? Except for all the right-wingers posting pictures of their interracial families on twitter, of course. Gawd. There is absolutely nobody in control at that place. It’s more than a liberal network. It’s a hate-filled, bigoted, cesspool.

  56. How insulting. BBC World News led the last two hours with…Justin Bieber.

  57. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Is MSNBC ever not saying/doing something incredibly offensive? So, now all right-wingers hate interracial marriage? Except for all the right-wingers posting pictures of their interracial families on twitter, of course. Gawd. There is absolutely nobody in control at that place. It’s more than a liberal network. It’s a hate-filled, bigoted, cesspool.

    The fools at MSNBC are the real racists. Condescending oedipals.

  58. I’d post @msnbc’s apology (the one I demanded), but it won’t matter. It was met with a derisive “they always do this”, and I completely wasted my time trying to be honest and fair about it.

  59. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Post it, Joe. You might be surprised at the reaction if it is the network saying sincerely that they are truly sorry, and not a “Sorry if you took it the wrong way.”

  60. msnbc ✔ @msnbc
    Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.
    10:55 PM – 29 Jan 2014

  61. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    What does Cheerios have to do with interracial marriage? Now I am really confused.

  62. Nixon: here is a little background on the Cheerios issue.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/busted-msnbc-quietly-edits-race-baiting-cheerios-ad-article-smearing-conservatives/

    We have all heard that black women have an issue with black men dating white women. Maybe ? They were the ones who had an issue with the ad?

    A Berkeley study has some information.

    http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/06/uncategorized/myth-proven-true-black-men-more-likely-to-date-white-women-according-to-research/

  63. So… Don’t know if this is true or not this morning on MJ Donny D played a commercial with JS in the mode of the Dos Equis guy and said that this ad would be run during the Super Bowl. Maybe because I was just waking up I didn’t get all the nuances during the discussion leading up to the playing of the commercial.

    All I can say is dear lord don’t let it be true.

  64. savefarris Says:

    I’d post @msnbc’s apology (the one I demanded), but it won’t matter. It was met with a derisive “they always do this”

    Well, they do. Or have you already forgotten last month where MHP had to apologize for making a big to-do about … Republicans with bi-racial families (Mitt’s grandchild).

    MSNBC obviously has, because they just made the same mistake. Again.

  65. We’re expected to move on. They never do.

  66. A person was behind the Tweet. Who? MSNBC is not an autonomous being… I hope?

    Spud, still not a culture there?

  67. Cheerios are heart healthy. MSNBC is not.

  68. [FOX NEWS: A little more than a year after President Obama confidently declared on the campaign trail that Al Qaeda was on the run, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified Wednesday that he can’t say the threat from the terror network “is any less” than it was a decade ago.]

    and if Al Qaeda likes its health plan, it can keep its health plan.

  69. Larry, when I heard that testimony yesterday I almost fell over. Where the hell was Clapper all along when Obama kept saying, Al Qaeda is on the run, Al Qaeda is decimated.

    All I know is that there are far too many people in Washington who will say whatever the hell the need to say to keep their jobs, even as they are lying to the American public and they dam* well know it.

  70. How about THIS for a headline in New York Magazine:

    “MSNBC Is Very Sorry for Suggesting Conservatives Are Racist (Again).”

    Good article from reason.com.

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/30/its-not-just-msnbc-making-flip-assumptio

  71. MSNBC new motto: The Place for Apology

  72. Maybe MSNBC should run an “apology disclaimer” at the start of every show.

    “We apologize for the comments that will be made by our hosts in the next hour. They do not reflect MSNBC’s position on anything.”

  73. savefarris Says:

    Ohh, look: another positive story about ObamaCare: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24589786/average-wait-times-to-see-doctors-in-us#axzz2rtzJyNp9

    Good thing we re-made the health care system to be more like Massachusetts and less like Texas…

  74. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is launching a boycott of MSNBC over an incendiary tweet from the network that suggested “the rightwing” would “hate” a television ad featuring a biracial family, Breitbart News has learned.

    “This is more than just a tweet or an offhand comment. This is part of a pattern of behavior that has gotten markedly worse, and until Phil Griffin personally apologizes and takes corrective action, we cannot be part of this network’s toxic programming,” Priebus said.
    “MSNBC hosts—including Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, Melissa Harris-Perry, Alex Wagner, and Ronan Farrow just to name a few—have had a troubling streak in the last several weeks of making comments that belittle and demean Americans without furthering any thoughtful dialogue. Perhaps it’s time for the executives at MSNBC to consider whether their network is upholding a meaningful journalistic mission,” the Wisconsin Republican added.

  75. And now we have the overacting from the right with the Republicans trying to milk it for political gain.

    They are shocked, shocked at such ugly language in our politics.

    Remember all of those denunciations of Limbaugh’s language?

    Yea, me neither.

  76. Limbaugh isn’t a news program and doesn’t ask liberals to be on his show. Still, everytime he says something the left doesn’t like they ask every Republican office holder or pundit to denounce him. Nobody ever asks Chuck Todd to denounce the hate coming from his coworkers.

  77. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Nixon: here is a little background on the Cheerios issue.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/busted-msnbc-quietly-edits-race-baiting-cheerios-ad-article-smearing-conservatives/

    We have all heard that black women have an issue with black men dating white women. Maybe ? They were the ones who had an issue with the ad?

    A Berkeley study has some information.

    http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/06/uncategorized/myth-proven-true-black-men-more-likely-to-date-white-women-according-to-research/

    Thanks, Pam. Being mixed race myself (most indians, except for those in areas of the west, are), I can’t understand why people are so quick to judge others. One never knows where the heart will lead.

  78. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    The apologies from MSNBC are worthless. Why even bother if you are going to continue to allow the behavior? Oedipals.

  79. Obamacare up close and personal:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/01/thanks-obama-pa-employees-discover-massive-cost-increase-with-new-obamacare-plans-video/

    I double dam* guarantee you no TV station would do ANYTHING like in the Madison market!

  80. When the RNC denounces the ugliness from influential people on the right then I’ll listen to their complaints about ugliness from the left.

    Until then, they have no credibility with me.

    But that’s a separate issue to the one related to cable news which is: MSNBC has a major problem with this type of stuff, it’s increasing, it’s getting worse, and the environment over there is just helping it.

    An intervention is needed.

  81. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    How often have we seen this EXACT behavior by the left here? http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/black_america_stop_the_insanity.html

  82. Chuck Todd isn’t an officer holder.

    But I agree that it’s absurd – Matthews milked this for a year – to demand Republican officials distance themselves from a Limbaugh comment.

    Does the White House have to distance itself from Maher? He gave the Obama campaign $1 million. Nobody demands that Carney denounce Maher’s smears.

  83. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Chuck Todd isn’t an officer holder.

    Nor is Limbaugh.

  84. I do find it a little amusing that MSNBC is apologizing for tweeting something that just about every host says all day long. Who knew that Chris Matthews doubled as MSNBC’s official tweeter?

    I would be willing to bet a week’s salary that MSNBC hasn’t gone a full day in the last 5 years without calling multiple people “racists”. And, I’d be willing to bet a considerable amount that they haven’t gone more than 3-4 hours of programming without calling somebody a “racist”. It’s pretty much the basis of their programming.

  85. ^^But if the RNC is now in the business of calling for the denunciation of journalists or the media for ugly rhetoric then Limbaugh will be brought up.

    Why shouldn’t it? If that’s the RNC standard than it needs to be equally applied.

    This call for a ban by Priebus is grandstanding.

  86. Limbaugh is a radio host. I don’t often see the RNC going after left-wing radio hosts. You’re analogy would make sense if Limbaugh worked for Fox News or CNN.

    And, I don’t think it was just this tweet. There have been similar instances over & over from MSNBC – a channel that purports to be a news network – who employees hosts from NBC News – who shares talent with NBC News.

    The Limbaugh analogy just doesn’t work. At all.

  87. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    I don’t take Priebus nor the RNC seriously. However, Limbaugh is one man with a microphone. MSNBC is a cable network backed by the full might of NBC and their parent Comcast. The things that Limbaugh has said pales in comparison to the raw sewage coming out of that overflowing cesspool.

  88. Reince Priebus is going to be the death of the GOP. Instead of letting MSNBC shoot itself in the foot, he decides to do this grandstanding theater stuff and dig himself a hole.

  89. This boycott is an excuse just like the last one was. He wants the media coverage to be 100% positive. That’ll be great during the primaries. It just means that all the wounds will be inflicted during the general election campaign when people actually pay attention.

  90. Lonestar, the RNC is now against ugly, name calling rhetoric.

    Okay, swell, then let’s apply that across the board.

    We have, on the one hand, some MSNBC staffer (most likely) on twitter and on the other hand the leading radio talks how host in America with millions of listeners.

    So, we must condemn the former but we can overlook the latter?

    You don’t actually think the RNC is upset at this?

  91. Yes, I actually think the RNC is upset about people affiliated with MSNBC calling them racists day in and day out, advocating sh!tting in a former Republican Governor’s mouth, making fun of Romney’s black grandchild. It’s continual. There’s a problem over there. A serious problem. There appears to be a culture of hate and bigotry.

    The RNC doesn’t advocate boycotting HBO over Bill Maher who is equally as offensive as anybody at MSNBC. The don’t advocate boycotting Randi Rhodes or any of the other lefty raido talkers. These are entertainers. I don’t understand how you can’t see the difference between NBC & radio hosts/Maher types.

  92. Joe Concha at Mediaite gets it pretty the way I do: “RNC’s Boycott Comical, But MSNBC President Must Publicly Apologize”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rncs-boycott-comical-but-msnbc-president-must-publicly-apologize/

    Lonestar, if you think the RNC isn’t using this for political purposes then, well, I think you’re naive.

    And my question wasn’t about past transgressions; it was about some anonymous staffer at MSNBC making this smear.

    The bigger issue is that MSNBC has a problem, it’s getting bigger, and Griffin either doesn’t know how to fix it or doesn’t care.

  93. He did.

    Dylan Byers ‏@DylanByers · 5m
    MSNBC President apologizes to RNC: FULL STATEMENT from Phil Griffin http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/msnbc-president-apologizes-to-rnc-182354.html#.Uuq-wEYGKNI.twitter … via @POLITICO

  94. “Lonestar, if you think the RNC isn’t using this for political purposes then, well, I think you’re naive.”

    They’re not mutually exclusive. The RNC should be legitimately outraged by the constant batsh!t crazy hate coming out of that network. But, by your definition, if they stand up to MSNBC and forbid their members from appearing, then they’re just playing politics.

    You seem to think that if they’re legitimately outraged then they just have to shut up and take it. That’s silly.

  95. And, the RNC is, by definition, a political organization. Of course when something like this happens it will be used for a political advantage.

  96. The staffer who got fired has got to be saying to himself, WTF? The tweet really wasn’t any different from what you see on that network all day long.

    It would be like firing a cashier for cashiering.

  97. That’s a excellent mea culpa by Griffin.

    Dotted every “i” and crossed every “t”.

    He might want to keep a copy of that handy in case, y’know, he needs it again.

  98. Ed Rendell:

    “Cities in the South have to be prepared for bizarre weather because of climate change.” In reference to the 2.5″ of snow that fell in Atlanta. I remember when Rendell used to be a moderate Democrat. Now, 2.5″ of snow is a bizarre weather event caused by “climate change”.

    We got 2.5″ of snow in Houston in 1981. Cuz, climate change.

  99. Wemple says Priebus was brilliant in that his acting quickly forcing Griffin to apologize to him rather than “anyone offend”. Sorry, commenters above who just said the opposite.

  100. Now that Griffin has apologized! I will take my usual high ground and say let’s move on.

    Cheerios are one of my favorite cereals, and the commercial was cute.

  101. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Suicide – NASCAR style. OR, you’ve seen sh*t, but never like this: http://www.koamtv.com/story/24591383/nascar-creates-winner-take-all-championship-format

  102. @Mediaite: The RNC’s Boycott of MSNBC Was Brilliant http://t.co/II7WveAGNf (Column By @NoahCRothman)

  103. Suicide – NASCAR style. OR, you’ve seen sh*t, but never like this: http://www.koamtv.com/story/24591383/nascar-creates-winner-take-all-championship-format

    I like the new playoff. You can ride around in the top 10 but there’s no guarantee that a top 10 finish is going to be good enough for you to survive elimination. Reminds me of the “Survival of the Fastest” they tried at the Winston Select several years ago.

  104. Noah Rothman’s a shill who’s wrong again. Everybody knew an apology was coming and that the staffer responsible would be fired. This isn’t the first time or the last time some kid working for a news operation will tweet something dumb. It happens with the sports networks all the time.

    Reince jumped in over his head with his boycott nonsense again and Noah, predictably, wrote an article to defend the RNC about how Republicans are so great and they got it right and MSNBC sucks and so on.

    Conservatives made a non-story a huge story by trying to play the victim card and it’s going to backfire.

  105. MSNBC’s getting so much attention today, it’s unreal. People that I know who have never heard of the network are talking about it.

    Nice job, righties.

  106. imnotblue Says:

    So, I guess we won’t hear about how “MSNBC doesn’t claim to be unbiased” anymore…

    “MSNBC has never had an ideology…” Phil Griffin
    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/phil-griffin-msnbc-has-never-had-an-ideology/

  107. Having seen the things Ronan Farrow tweets, I’ve got a feeling a full blown apology tour is on the way. MSNBC might want to draft a template.

  108. you think they haven’t been using it?

  109. “MSNBC’s getting so much attention today, it’s unreal. People that I know who have never heard of the network are talking about it.

    Nice job, righties.”

    And those people hear it is a nasty race bating collection of skunks that have to apologize for the lack of civilized behavior ever other week.

    Yeah, way to make lemonade out of poison lemons.

  110. With that kind of logic, they might want to start drowning puppies on air to getting even worse press.

  111. State Department revealed today that Syria has only gotten rid of 4% of its chemical weapons. The deal the U.S., Syria, and Russia agreed to was 100% of its arsenal eliminated by the end of last year.

    Worst President Evah!

  112. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    With that kind of logic, they might want to start drowning puppies on air to getting even worse press.

    Ed could shoot them. He’s done it before.

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