MSNBC just doesn't get it do they?

@xfahctor (14131)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
April 10, 2009 7:04pm CST
I was watching the ed show earlier and was astounded at the propaganda being put out. the tea parties are only one issue out of a few dozen I picked up on watching that network today, but I am only going to address the tea parties for the purposes of this thread, though I must note having watched them more lately, they spend a lot of time reporting on the journalists of other networks instead of actualy reporting news things. They seem to be the only network that spends this much time doing this. Anyway, the main point here. Look guys, the notion that these tea parties are a bunch of whining sore looer republicans is NONSENSE . I'm not a republican and I'm not whining either. The big tax day protest in Boston....is being put on and organized by a democrat. It is about far more than taxes too. It is about preserving our republic and the principals of our founders. It is about the constitution. It is about fiscal responsablility. Look guys, this isn't a democrat/republican issue, it isn't even about Obama himself. It is about government. Government that has just gone too far and a population that has finaly reached it's limit of tolerence for side stepping and ignoring the constitution. MSNBC, get your head out of the democratic parties asss for 5 minutes and look around you.
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• United States
11 Apr 09
No they dont!! The Dems and Reps can eat a male chicken for all I care. I'm going to the Teaparty and I'm a Libertarian. If people can't understand that there are more than two parties in a America, then they can take a leap.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Lol, so true. This might actually be a good time for third parties to gain some momentum and get the word out there... there are alternatives people! You are not stuck with two evils to choose from!
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Here, here! I think they get it, they just don't want to present the right side of the issues, because they can't admit that they were wrong. That channel is such a joke. I can't stomach it for very long but I watch now and then especially when their is a big story just to see what kind of propaganda they are spewing about the truth. FOX news is fair and balanced, that's why they say they are. No other channel has the nerve to call itself fair and balanced. If they did, they would have to be and they don't want to be. FOX isn't the #1 cable news channel in the country for nothing. I love all the real honest and sincere American reporters they have. I even like Red Eye...
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Funny thing about Fox News, O'Reilly mentioned the other night that they are the only ones giving any mention or coverage of the tea parties. He said that MSNBC had only mentioned them once and even before he mentioned CNN I said to my wife "CNN hasn't had a single mention on their website or on any show I've seen". Bill of course said that right after I did.
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• United States
11 Apr 09
Last night that Rachael Madwoman made fun of them. She's something else isn't she? They might just as well have a 5 year old have a political show in that spot.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
11 Apr 09
You really think Fox News is "fair and balanced"? With their ranting and raving Glen Beck and Sean Hannity not to mention the arrogant Bill-O? I guess that's why we have a choice of channels to watch because different people can get such an opposite impression of the same one. Annie
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
11 Apr 09
I don't watch any of these news channels. I prefer reading blogs. I think reading blogs is a major FU to the mainstream media. The media wants to control how you think. Unfortunately, blogs don't have the same kind of credibility as the mainstream media. You have to make sure the writers on the blogs your reading have some kind of qualifications. You can't just read Joe Blow From Nutsville blog and read it like it was carved in stone. Things I hate about the mainstream media. The mainstream media is not fair and balanced. They attack anyone that doesn't go with the status quo. They are attacked as being intolerant or vigilantes, even if it is a simple thing like defending the constitution. There are somethings you just can't talk about on the news anymore without there being a backlash and a public apology. We are in an age where political correctness has run amok . Yes, many liberals can agree with that too. I used to be a Democrat. I lean towards the right on many issues like abortion, immigration, etc.. People will disagree on issues. The one thing Americans can't disagree about is the constitution. We have to protect that or our country is meaningless.
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• United States
11 Apr 09
Right On! Unfortunately The Constitution is under heavy attack.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
11 Apr 09
The problem with getting your news from blogs is that anyone can write anything on a blog and there's nobody to keep check of the facts. Annie
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
12 Apr 09
annie, I have found more truth in alternative internet news than ANY of the major news networks and I have found stories there, LONg before the networks get a hold of them.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Anybody with more than a handful of functioning brain cells knows that these tea parties aren't limited to republicans. MSNBC is a garbage network and the reason they are putting out these lies about "sore loser republicans" is to marginalize the tea parties. For one thing they hope that kind of talk will keep democrats who aren't obsessed with Obama from going. This is also intended to give them and excuse to largely ignore what's happening in this country. Regardless, outside of Fox News NONE of the networks are giving this any real coverage and CNN is pretending the tea parties don't even exist. Despite all that, they are still happening. It's good to see there are still people that don't let the media do all their thinking for them.
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• United States
11 Apr 09
If there was huge protests across the country and the media didn't cover it I would think I was living in China. The tea parties coverage (or lack thereof)could be an accurate measure as to how far this country has sank. If the media doesn't cover the protest then they probably won't cover when the protesters start slowly dissappearing one at a time.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Well, at least they are now starting to actually mention the tea parties. I caught something in passing today on CNN I believe, where they said that the organizer of one of the tea parties refused to give in to Steele's (sp?) request to speak at the event. But as I said, it was in passing and I didn't catch the rest. It caught my attention because it's so rare that the tea parties are even mentioned here. Even my husband mentioned today that more and more people at his work have turned to international news outlets to find out what is going on in our country. They do forecasting and budget stuff about the economy and right now the consensus seems to be that listening to our national news sources just doesn't give us the right picture about pretty much anything.
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@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I'm so sick of the propaganda. I'm so sick of people who can't think for themselves. I am so sick of the US vs. THEM mentality..while our beloved freedoms go down the drain. Have we waited to long to fight back?
• United States
12 Apr 09
MSNBC isn't really news. It airs shows that are so yellow, you would swear the network has jaundice. Just go to the tv guide and see what they program. It's crap.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
I only watched MSNBC when it was talking about those people who lost their houses, and then I found out it was a praise the democrat station. I have also researched and got several newsletters about the tea parties and compared them to the Boston Tea Party, the similarities being that they were against big government, in the first place George III who was a bit mad by the way, wanting to rule the 13 colonies and in the second place, the democrats and their leader wanting the United States to be run by government and taking credit for doing good and thus denying the American people doing good either through their church organizations, or other religious organizations and acting like is being done in Great Britain when they told Christian adoption agencies to follow their rule even though it went against their religious beliefs or not. The more your taxes increase, the less money you will be able to make a difference and the government will decide who it will help. So I am all for the tea party protests even though as a Canadian I am a watcher.
• United States
11 Apr 09
MSNBC should take a look at the ratings. Fox news is killing them.