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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:21 PM

Who still trusts msnbc?

I just saw Chris Matthews ask how the republican power structure in the senate is going to be. I turned it off.

They are corporate media, and all corporate media has been bought out thanks to all the media deregulation, you know the story well, citizens united, and I see a pathetic landslide from the naive and gullible online following like sheep to the slaughter.

They won't even tolerate an opinion left of the approved corporate left.

It's a joke. I monitor them and over and over they silence the left, and promote the right in their sophisticated way. It's a real joke, and insult to our intelligence.

I post this in hope that their effect on next weeks elections will somehow be cut, along with CNN and Faux of course too.

Today an entire segment was cut on Huff Post live with Howard Fineman, was it because I said we won't know the real poll until Tuesday night? Maybe, I don't trust any establishment media. We the people will have last word, we did with President Obama, we will next week.

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Reply Who still trusts msnbc? (Original post)
Mosaic Oct 2014 OP
gwheezie Oct 2014 #1
Omaha Steve Oct 2014 #2
Mosaic Oct 2014 #5
brewens Oct 2014 #29
Major Hogwash Oct 2014 #3
Mosaic Oct 2014 #11
Major Hogwash Oct 2014 #12
Mosaic Oct 2014 #17
merrily Oct 2014 #4
bigwillq Oct 2014 #6
madamvlb Oct 2014 #7
Omaha Steve Oct 2014 #8
Mosaic Oct 2014 #9
Laurian Oct 2014 #10
Wellstone ruled Oct 2014 #13
Fawke Em Oct 2014 #14
MFM008 Oct 2014 #32
OffWithTheirHeads Oct 2014 #15
bullwinkle428 Oct 2014 #16
Robbins Oct 2014 #19
BKH70041 Oct 2014 #18
Mosaic Oct 2014 #20
BKH70041 Oct 2014 #22
maced666 Oct 2014 #21
brooklynite Oct 2014 #23
Mosaic Oct 2014 #25
brooklynite Oct 2014 #26
Mosaic Oct 2014 #28
a kennedy Oct 2014 #24
Mosaic Oct 2014 #27
elleng Oct 2014 #30
Corruption Inc Oct 2014 #31
RiverLover Oct 2014 #33
madokie Oct 2014 #34
Mr Dixon Oct 2014 #35

Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:26 PM

1. I never trusted them for news

Most of their shows are opinion shows.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:29 PM

2. Until Morning Joe is gone


Not me.

I'm tired of the evening hosts destroying R wing talking points, and then the next morning he goes over them as gospel again and again. The AM hosts must not ever watch the evening shows.

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:34 PM

5. I only really watch Matthews

But skimming the other 3 evening shows, I see lots of free republican rebuttals and little anything progressive, liberal, as I said due to them being working for corporate republicans as all establishment media does. You can't upset the script you know, until real people vote and we get things like the ACA.

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Response to Mosaic (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:21 PM

29. I post this link about Matthews every once in awhile. It was "Mission Accomplished Day". Sickening!

http://mediamatters.org/research/2006/04/27/mission-accomplished-a-look-back-at-the-medias/135513

Matthews was all gaga over how impressive "Shrub" was in his flight costume! I swear I almost puked!

If you scroll down you can see a transcript of some FOX "News" show where they are being pretty cute about it, but carefully choosing their words to hope to get clueless people to actually believe Bush landed that plane on the carrier!

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:31 PM

3. Dude, Republicans don't watch MSNBC. They watch the grass grow or else Faux Snooze.

Most of them threw in the towel 2 years ago when President Obama was re-elected.
They have lost any hope of doing anything this year, but growing older.



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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:55 PM

11. I'm saying all the media is biased

Faux is obvious, the others lean right too even if you can't see it. Like I said you hear the word progressive very rarely on "our" network. It's false advertising, and hopefully it won't turn the election to the big money behind even msnbc.

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Response to Mosaic (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:05 PM

12. Well, not all the media. There's the Young Turks and Mike Papatino. As for MSNBC, there's Rachel . .

. . . Maddow, and Ed Schultz and then there's Lawrence O'Donnell who famously said on his program 2 years ago :

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:19 PM

17. Sure not the alternative media

Democracy Now, and Common Dreams are two of my favorites. I like Maddow and O'Donnell, and Shultz, but make no mistake they are limited to a corporate left, not a real left. In the corporate left nothing that upsets the apple cart is allowed.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:33 PM

4. Matthews started turning on Bush around 2006.

I never trusted MSNBC because it started all RW. It started switching over when Bush's approval ratings got to the 30s.

I hope they don't try to get away with another gradual about face.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:35 PM

6. Not me.

 

I don't trust any cable news stations.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:35 PM

7. I love Rachel Maddow

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Response to madamvlb (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:39 PM

8. And Ed, and Chris,...


I'll be watching MSNBC next Tuesday night.

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Response to madamvlb (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:40 PM

9. I like her sometimes

But even she knows her limits, and they are clearly corporate/right wing establishment. They got them all saying the same thing now, the Senate will go republican. I refuse to accept that talking point, meme whatever you might call it.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:46 PM

10. Corporate media (all of them) are raking in the

rewards of the Citizens United ruling. They are making big bucks from the election season and it benefits them financially to keep the races close.....objective journalism be damned. I don't believe anything I read or hear from them.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:11 PM

13. MSNBC has been turning Right Wing since

Comcast bought into NBC. Here is some of the new players,GE,Comcast(which has Anshutz as one of their largest investors) and others. Notice every time one of the on air personalities say it like it is,bam,of the air and went they return most of their material is less than liberal. BTW,Mathews family are billionaires with Oil intrusts like Kinder-Morgan. Mathews brother is a Rethug state politician in Massachusetts. Duh!!

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:15 PM

14. You know, I used to watch MSNBC every night, all evening, without

changing the channel.

But, for the past two months, I just haven't been in the mood.

The TV is on, habit and all, but it's usually on some silly, mindless stuff while I'm either cooking dinner, running over to the gym to get some exercise in, reading on my computer or phone or doing homework with the kids.

I get my news here and on other social media.

I can't say I've missed MSNBC.

On Fridays, at work, I run a process for a program I use, which makes it difficult for me to do much on my computer, so I do stream the comedy sections of "The Daily Show," while that's chewing.

I don't know if I have consciously thought that I don't trust MSNBC or just got tired of it. I did turn it off and over to Current during the Keith Olbermann chronicles. I know he's hard to work with, but he's a damn good reporter. It's not the same without him. He MADE MSNBC.

BTW, I'm a communications major. I spent the first 12 years of my adult life as a newspaper reporter. I'm in PR, now. For me to lose hope in the news is a bit more major than I care to admit.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:36 AM

32. we never missed Keith then Rachel

2 hour block we all watched, until the day KO left. We still check in on RM and LoD but not often.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:17 PM

15. If I want to watch Fux, I just turn on MSNBC

 

Half of their shows are Fux news clips. With the exception of Rachael, it's become unwatchable. More corporate bullshit.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:18 PM

16. Two or three weeks ago, Tweety admitted he voted for W. in 2000.

I was driving at the time, but went to DU once I was home, and kind of shocked to not see a thread on that subject.

I frankly wasn't a bit surprised by that revelation.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:53 PM

19. He already admitted to voting for W once

He just didn't say which time it was.

For me I intend to follow election results online not MSNBC.They want republicans so badly then why should any dems and liberals
watch MSNBC.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:49 PM

18. Question

"I post this in hope that their effect on next weeks elections will somehow be cut, along with CNN and Faux of course too."

Exactly how is that supposed to work?

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Response to BKH70041 (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:54 PM

20. If people ignore

Their predictions and go out and vote, in spite of their spin and negative polls for Democrats. It's the least I can do, post here on DU where many of the true blue go to get the real news. I know I do.

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Response to Mosaic (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:02 PM

22. I don't believe the true blue are the problem...

... in spite of what one might read here. Actually more like especially in view of what one might read here. This place tends to be overly dramatic.

It's the "true blue when the party behaves the way I think it should" true blue that aren't going to vote, and sites like this only reconfirm their reasons why.

But thanks for answering. I do appreciate you doing so. Take Care.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:56 PM

21. Rachel won't sell out - solid progressive Dem

 

As for the others who knows.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:08 PM

23. Are you saying MSNBC should only run stories that liberals like?

Chris Matthews is a politics buff. He like to talk about all aspects of politics. And the potential exists for the Republicans to take control, so talking about how they would govern is fair game.

How exactly does this story address the issue of "trust"?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:12 PM

25. Trust for

Objective, not a monied, and corrupted journalism which is what we've been getting in increasing amounts since around 1996. But that's a whole other thread.

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Response to Mosaic (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:15 PM

26. Again - what aspect of this MSNBC story suggests a lack of trust?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:19 PM

28. Well

Matthews is not speaking of the potential for republican control of the senate, he is speaking of it in his crude manner as a given. It will happen, not maybe. To him and his network it will happen, can you trust a network that speaks of the future as if it has already happened? Last comment, goodnight.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:10 PM

24. Ya don't like MSNBC??? Go look at HP now and see their headline

Election could tip historic number of legislatures into Republican hands....

Republicans have the opportunity to take control of a record number of state legislative chambers across the country this year, as Democrats play defense in unfavorable terrain.

The Republican landslide in 2010 and the subsequent redistricting process in 2012 gave the GOP control of a nearly unprecedented number of legislative chambers. Today, the party controls 59 of the 98 partisan chambers in 49 states, while Democrats control only 39 chambers (One legislature, Nebraskaís is officially nonpartisan).

Once election results are tabulated in the 6,049 legislative races on the ballot in 46 states this year, Republicans could find themselves running even more.

If Iowa Democrats canít hang on to control of the state Senate, Gov. Terry Branstad (R) will be freer to pursue an ambitious agenda. If Arkansas Republicans keep control of the state House and win the governorís mansion, the future of that stateís unique approach to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act is at risk. In Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul (R) could take advantage of a Republican state legislature to change a law that prevents him from running for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate at the same time.

State legislative elections, in which candidates raise little money and generate almost none of the attention given to more prominent contests for U.S. Senate or governor, are especially susceptible to national political trends. In 2010, Republicans picked up more than 700 seats, which amounted to nearly one in 10 legislative seats around the country.

This year, another legislative wave benefiting the GOP is certainly possible, perhaps even likely.


The Washington Post

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:15 PM

27. Again we know

AOL owns HP, and it is what can be classified as corporate news, with a progressive veneer.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:24 PM

30. Your mistake: Watching Chris Matthews.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:28 PM

31. Agitprop: political propaganda promulgated chiefly in literature, drama, music, or art

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agitprop


It's all the corporate media is now.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:45 AM

33. I quit msnbc when I saw a pro-fracking ad ~ nt

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 07:47 AM

34. Its been a long time for me since I trusted the m$m

if I ever did that is. I remember shortly after the resignation of Nixon when the AEI decided that if they were to hope to get their message out they'd have to own the media, print and air. The corporations have pretty much completed that now.

Its been a long time so I may be mistaken on which think tank it was who decided this. Surely someone here will remember the instance when this was in the news. It was shortly after nixons resignation on August 9 '74, I'm thinking somewhere around thanksgiving.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:25 AM

35. IMO

There all owned by Hugh corporations, the programming is dictated by the 1% regardless of which show you watch the narrative will always be dictated by the collective. The internet will always be our best resource of information, not network news. There is a difference between News and Information.

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