HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 'Morning Joe blames 'powe...

Mon May 16, 2022, 07:54 AM

'Morning Joe blames 'powerful cable news network' for Buffalo massacre'

Video included with Morning Joe segment:
https://www.rawstory.com/morning-joe-fox-news/

If the government can't do something about this, the people need to. We can begin by boycotting advertisers on these cable networks/shows - the only thing they understand is greed. If we lose our democracy, the world is doomed. As Joe Biden would say, "This is not hyperbole."

33 replies, 3646 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 33 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'Morning Joe blames 'powerful cable news network' for Buffalo massacre' (Original post)
Joinfortmill May 16 OP
Lovie777 May 16 #1
3Hotdogs May 16 #2
gab13by13 May 16 #3
appmanga May 16 #4
PatSeg May 16 #5
AngryOldDem May 16 #7
PatSeg May 16 #13
PJMcK May 16 #6
Upthevibe May 16 #8
hadEnuf May 16 #20
misanthrope May 16 #28
Tommymac May 16 #9
leftieNanner May 16 #11
Scrivener7 May 16 #15
Kaleva May 16 #10
Wednesdays May 16 #12
Zambero May 16 #14
Kaleva May 16 #22
uponit7771 May 16 #18
Kaleva May 16 #23
Raine May 17 #30
Kaleva May 18 #32
empedocles May 17 #31
Kaleva May 18 #33
certainot May 16 #16
msfiddlestix May 16 #21
certainot May 16 #24
The Jungle 1 May 16 #17
Cosmocat May 16 #19
certainot May 16 #26
Skittles May 16 #29
Baitball Blogger May 16 #25
certainot May 16 #27

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:05 AM

1. Then Joe S also need to help with the conversation about his former party .....

the Republican party that owners are corporation media.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:06 AM

2. What?

All, we all, can use a new pillow from time to time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:08 AM

3. Well Joe, why didn't you speak up,

when Keith Olbermann wanted back on MSNBC but was black balled?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gab13by13 (Reply #3)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:57 AM

4. I love Keith Olbermann...

...but I don't know anyone who's alienated more people he's worked with than him. And in his latest bid to get back on the network, he threw Chris Hayes under the bus, which probably annoyed Rachel Maddow, who owes her TV career to Olbermann. He's a no-brainer for "MSNBC Prime", but blew up his chance because he has an ego as big as an elephant. For all the people who don't like the guy, KO is his own worst enemy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appmanga (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:00 AM

5. Such a shame

What a waste of a great talent because of his poor people skills.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PatSeg (Reply #5)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:10 AM

7. He was really good on ESPN, too.

Was there twice, I think. But he’s one of those people who wants to be his own boss. Corporations don’t work like that.

Management tolerated him until it couldn’t. He’s a difficult personality, for sure, but he does have a way with words.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #7)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:51 AM

13. He certainly does

He can be such an effective on screen personality, but apparently he does not like playing by the rules and often goes out of his way to break them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appmanga (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:09 AM

6. His rants haven't aged well

Nearly all of his predictions about Trump & Co. have failed to materialize. They felt good when we first heard them but now they seem like misses.

His ego is certainly his biggest enemy as he's consistently had problems with his co-workers.

Still, I like to hear what he has to say!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appmanga (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:26 AM

8. appmanga ......

I agree with you about Olbermann. The maintenance factor involved is just too high...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appmanga (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2022, 11:07 AM

20. Funny how other networks tolerate some of the biggest assholes on the air,

yet Olbermann is constantly taken to task for his "ego"?

He speaks unfiltered opinions about the right and that seems to ruffle some corporate feathers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to appmanga (Reply #4)

Mon May 16, 2022, 06:45 PM

28. I can relate to this

Way long ago, I used to watch Olbermann's show. Then his bombastic style started grating on me. When word leaked out about his temper tantrums, it completely soured me on him.

Now, he comes across to me as a version of Bill O'Reilly for another political tribe.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:32 AM

9. Faux News does not need advertiser money - they make their profit on Cable fees.

And EVERYONE who has cable that carries that network HAS to pay for it. You cannot opt out.

What a fucking scam.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tommymac (Reply #9)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:38 AM

11. I was just about to make that point

Because I have tried.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tommymac (Reply #9)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:56 AM

15. So give up cable. I'm saving a ton of money with Roku. I don't think they

pay a Fox fee. I hope not. You have to opt into every channel you use.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:34 AM

10. About 2 to 3 % of the adult population watches Fox News

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:41 AM

12. That's ONLY eight million people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wednesdays (Reply #12)

Mon May 16, 2022, 09:53 AM

14. A huge pool of deluded humanity from which much carnage emanates

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Wednesdays (Reply #12)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:04 PM

22. It's about 3 million adults

ABC News, CBS News and NBC News each have around 8 million adult viewers

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Mon May 16, 2022, 10:40 AM

18. That's 7 - 9 million people, that's a lot

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to uponit7771 (Reply #18)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:07 PM

23. 2-3% of anything is no means a lot

And that is adult viewers which I didn't make clear so that comes out to about 3 million viewers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #23)

Tue May 17, 2022, 12:29 AM

30. MSNBC & CNN get a few hundred thousand

FOX gets millions and that's a lot more viewers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Raine (Reply #30)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:48 AM

32. CBS News, ABC News and NBC News

each crush Fox News in the ratings and number of viewers.

That's never mentioned by those who claim Fox dominates the ratings

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Kaleva (Reply #23)

Tue May 17, 2022, 07:28 AM

31. Coup atttempts do not need a majority of voters. Just enough support in

enough of the right places

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to empedocles (Reply #31)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:49 AM

33. Just need one person to make a coup attempt

Doesn't mean they'll be successful

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 10:03 AM

16. university of syracuse rents its black athletes to 6 x-limbaugh republican radio stations

to help get them elected, excuse racism, sell white supremacy and now fight gun reform again….

here's a contact page for syracuse uni https://diversity.syr.edu/contact/ with contacts for groups that might want to pressure their university - i doubt contacting admin or athletics from outside would get anywhere

to destroy fox, destroy rw radio, a much more vulnerable and valuable target.

as soon as the uni is forced to discuss this absurdity in public advertisers will head for the hills, other schools, will have to follow, and it won't be long before the ad industry will have to break up the rw monopoly

wouldn’t be surprised if there were a couple of those stations blasting conklin, where this guy was from

from fakenewsradio.org NEW YORK 7 Syracuse 6, Army 1, listed with 86 other universities supporting 260 x-limbaugh stations


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to certainot (Reply #16)

Mon May 16, 2022, 02:13 PM

21. Excellent Call to Action, dear media activist friend.

Right wing radio/media to my mind has been the root cause of the destruction of our civil decency which comes from the respect and adherence to democratic governance. (small d)

I've always understood the direct link, but in earlier years it seemed to have fallen on deaf ears (until recently)
among my fellow Democratic Party leaders and voters.

It's a very challenging, but very critical cause.




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #21)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:25 PM

24. every advertiser, ad agency, college, and pro team on rw radio needs to get

the message - the ad industry will break up the monopoly and the country will go 10+ pts left on facts and truth alone

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 10:06 AM

17. "If we lose our democracy"

An easy argument can be made that we are not a democracy NOW.
The challenge is to revive our democracy. I want my democracy back!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #17)

Mon May 16, 2022, 10:50 AM

19. Yeah

Its the titanic ...

Taking on water and a matter of time until it goes under, badly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cosmocat (Reply #19)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:31 PM

26. until americans recognize and fix the radio problem the doom and gloom is premature

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #17)

Mon May 16, 2022, 11:23 PM

29. thank you

when a loser quack like Trump is able to add three quacks to the Supreme Court, it is hard to say we are still a democracy

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:26 PM

25. Does he mean FoxNews? Who else is pushing this shit?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #25)

Mon May 16, 2022, 04:34 PM

27. 1500 coordinated radio stations. fox is a symptom off ignoring it for 30 years

if the cons would pay $1000 for a one hr radio infomercial, 1200 stations x 15 hrs/day is worth $90M/week and about $5B/year FREE! to them.

and it would be easy to destroy, see above

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread