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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 04:51 PM
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Call to action re MSNBC Matthews using Fox tactics
Text of email to MSNBC "editor".

Yesterday I defended as an accident the display of Osama bin Laden's picture when Matthews was talking about Barack Obama, but today when Matthews ran the clip of Mrs. Obama speaking of having pride in her country again, I can find no defense for the use of a clip that had obviously been edited to change the meaning by removing the word /really/.
Whether it is ineptitude or a deliberate tactic of propaganda no longer matters, it needs to stop. It is an unconscionable failure to perform your responsibilities.


If you agree, please send an email to:
letters@msnbc.com
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 04:56 PM
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1. no excuse for the obl/obama thing EVER in a news room. even if the first time was
an "accident", this has happened more than once. just like listing a "d" after certain repukes' names ==you know, the ones being accused of bribery, sodomy, etc
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 04:56 PM
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2. Jeez, even Rush Limbaugh was honest enough to use the "really proud" version.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:17 PM
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6. How about when the struggle in Ireland was resolved? That gave
everyone a lump in their throats.

There are many other things she could have been REALLY proud of. How about when she read in history class about the accomplishments of some of our presidents, ref. Lincoln and JFK for openers.

She has foot in mouth disease and no amount of rationalizing will fix this one.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:24 PM
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9. You know, she is just his wife--not a politician. Remember Hillary pissing off everyone with
the Tammy Wynette baking-cookies comment? That comment didn't bother me. This one didn't either. All First Lady candidates will pop off with statements that can be used as ammo and cause a trumped-up fuss. That's the way it goes.
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irish.lambchop Donating Member (877 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:13 PM
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12. To which struggle do you refer?
If you are referencing the UK, the Republic, the Catholics, the Protestants, I can assure you, that is far from "resolved". Headlines don't EVER give a true voice to the underlying sentiment here. But if you are referring to the ban on smoking inside pubs, now THAT did give me a lump in my throat!

UK out - a United Ireland!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:00 PM
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3. Tweety needs to calm down and get laid
He's like a dysfunctional Energizer Bunny.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:10 PM
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4. His wife is hot. He's seriously diabetic, so he might be out of the batting order. nt
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hell-bent Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:15 PM
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5. Ha,ha,ha,
Now that's funny as hell! :applause:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:17 PM
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7. Clarkies, unite! nt
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:20 PM
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8. That's despiscable, but ObamaNation had little sympathy for the sexist attack on Hillary by Shuster
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:27 PM
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10. GE told Tweety to attack Hillary when her delegates were up. Now he attacks Obama's when his are up.
I pointed out in journal after journal during Tweety's "Hillary is a she-devil" phase (which went on for quite a while) that he would change his tune, because it was nothing personal, and eventually he would begin attacking Obama. None of the Obama supporters could be bothered to do anything about what was being done to Edwards or to Hillary or even do anything in advance for what was going to be done to their own candidate. I feel your pain, but you guys need to take some responsibility. You can not use the corporate media when it is being biased and naughty for your own good. That is morally the same as Germans smiling when they rounded up the Jews because it meant less competition for their own businesses then going boo hoo when there was no one to defend them when they started rounding up certain German groups. Solidarity is important for a reason. And you were warned that this was coming, Go back and look in my journals.

The Republican game plan has been "Brokered Democratic Convention. " That means keep Hillary and Obama neck and neck. You guy had the audacity of hope to pull ahead and now GE/NBC will be targeting him until Hillary wins a few.

I will keep protesting media bias whereever I find it. Thanks for the heads up. I will sure to catch Hardball tonight and write about it.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 05:55 PM
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11. I have McCamy Taylor, your journals are very insightful and dead on.
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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:25 PM
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13. Thanks for the support but
You are making a lot of assumptions. In the first place, I supported Edwards until he dropped out. I, too, was incensed by the MSM drive to exclude him as a candidate. However, that action was widespread and wasn't limited to a single show or network. In fact, MSNBC was, because of KO, the least culpable in this regard.

I also question the accuracy of your conclusion that this is being directed by higher ups. I think there is just as much evidence to support the hypothesis that it is based on biases at the producer/staff level. I don't say that is totally the case, but I think your categorical assertion carries your beliefs too far. Your certainty regarding an uncertain proposition makes me uncomfortable.

I think we do agree on one thing for sure, all the news outlets need to improve their election coverage.

Thanks for the dialogue.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:26 PM
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14. I am sorry, isn't interferring with "freedom of the press" Nixonian?
No, I won't give Tweety and MSGOP any free pass, but it's a bit nervy after the answers to this:
Why are the people who brought us Bush pushing Obama? Obama supporters - please answer me
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
MSM is after a good story (unseating of inevitable choice)
MSM is actually impressed with Obama
MSM wants to kiss ass of the next president
MSM - they're human! maybe they want to stop being evil already
Both parties do it
They hate Clinton
Ted Kennedy!
Who cares what they're doing?
It's not true - what planet are you getting your news from?

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kristopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 08:40 PM
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20. WTF are you talking about???
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:31 PM
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15. Thank you.
I was just looking for an e-mail addy for the same reason. Sending right now.




Peace :thumbsup:
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:55 PM
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16. thanks...
all done. Sad.
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cd3dem Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:59 PM
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17. MSNBC really does NOT care! They MADE Obama... and now they will EAT HIM ALIVE!!!!
Edited on Tue Feb-19-08 06:59 PM by cd3dem
Did you think this was a puppy race????

It is about selling themselves and ratings!!!

Michelle Obama is showing her greenness
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:49 PM
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18. Oh man! MSNBC is a MAJOR atrocity tonight. They are trying to interfere with the Wisconsin vote!
Edited on Tue Feb-19-08 07:51 PM by McCamy Taylor
I watched half of Tucker and all of Hardball.

I document it here.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It is one of the worst things that MSNBC and Pat Buchanan have done yet. They are dirty CREEPY rat finks.

Thanks for letting me know that they were doing this so I could watch. They are some evil bastards over there. And that Nora O'Donnell is a nasty piece of work.

The moral is always call out the corporate media when they are putting out anti-dem propaganda.
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Freida5 Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:52 PM
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19. What do expect. Obama has benefited from MSNBC bias for months.
I am glad he is getting some of the negative coverage for a change. I may have to start watching NBC again. Keep me posted.
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