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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-04-13 04:22 AM
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Luke Russert-Democrats got ugly, talking about kids with cancer.
We've noted that MSNBC night time is not free of bias.

Daytime, of course, starts us off with conservative Joe Scarborough, Chuck Toad and Mrs. Alan Greenspan (Though, to be fair, she is a better journalist than anyone who is on in the morning)

Luke Russert, however, has never managed to disguise his rightism. (His Dad was far more subtle about it.)

I remember in the 2008 campaign, the normally phlegmatic Luke getting all animated and excited about how loved McCain was among-wait for it--college kids-- "because he's just so AUTHENTIC!"

How very astute of you Luke, to nail the youth vote in the 2008 election that way.


The morning after the shutdown, some Democrat or another (I was listening, not watching) was on Morning Joe mentioning some effects of the shutdown. The most heart-rending one, was of course, 30 kids with cancer who were on trials with the National Institutes of Health.

By noon, Luke was talking about the blame game, saying that "Democrats got ugly, of course, talking about kids with cancer." The little guy even made a face as he was saying it.

Listen, Turd,Jr., shutting down government because you don't like a law that was duly passed after your party lost a couple of elections in a row is ugly. Not funding the National Institutes of Health is ugly. Telling the people what the effects of the shutdown are is not ugly.

Unfortunately, Turd, Jr. probably has a job for life at NBC, given that the consensus is that his father worked himself to death. (I think the functions Tim Russert was serving at NBC were divided up among four or five people after his death, Chuck Toad being one of them.)

But, they can make him speak appropriately while keeping him on the payroll. Or give him some off camera job with a fat salary, a big title and not much to do.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-04-13 05:36 AM
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1. We share this
disdain for the Lukester. I didn't know he claimed that college kids loved McCain. Of course righties claim all sorts of crazy things. You can see it every day.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-04-13 07:16 AM
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2. He not only claimed it, he was so excited, he was grinning from ear to ear and so
Edited on Fri Oct-04-13 07:26 AM by No Elephants
excited that he was all but jumping up and down. Not exactly professional journalistic demeanor.

That was not long after he had been graduated from college, though. He was then called something like "special youth commentator" or something bizarre like that. He has simma'd down since then and is learning to be more insidiously biased, instead of overtly biased. Like father, like son, ya might say.

In fairness to Luke, one of our Boston 5 reporters, Boston 5 being the station where Scott Brown's wife worked, did physically jump up and down with glee as she was reporting from Brown's post election hotel ballroom that Brown was about to approach the mike to declare victory. And she was far from new on the job.


And Republicans think mass media is liberal.

Double sigh.

BTW, I may have mentioned this before, or you may know it, but the meme about corporate media being liberal (like, you know, Hearst and Nast :sarcasm:) began because media finally began reporting that civil rights activists were getting brutalized by the likes of Bull Connor.

Apparently, showing on TV that African Americans got fire hoses turned on them, knocking them clear off their feet, while they tried to (gasp) register to vote has a liberal bias.

Triple sigh.

And, of course, the more things change, the more they remain the same. We've gone from Constitutional disabliity as to voting voting to fire hoses to ID requirements.

Lord, I have to stop here before I depress myself any further. Sighing can do only so much to release frustration. Oh wait: maybe this will do the trick.

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