NBC’s major news shows, including “NBC Nightly News” and “Meet the Press,” have lost ground to rivals in the last year, causing wider concerns about the health of the news division, which has been the No. 1 television news operation in America for the better part of two decades. For now it is still No. 1 by almost every measure, but it appears to be more vulnerable than it has been at any time in years.
Wow. Huh. What could be hurting NBC News?
It was watched, it was trusted. It was . . .
Hey, how about that partisan b.s. from Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnel, Ed Schultz and the rest every night on MSNBC?
You think maybe MSNBC and all the crap it's pulled might have something to do with people losing faith with NBC News?
Me thinks so too.
But damned if the thought ever enters the heads of the Docker Boys.
Here's reality. NBC News is objective. You watched it because you believed they weren't going to slant. Now you've got 24 hour, 7 day a week cable station and you have the NBC News crew dropping in all the time and it's partisan and it's hackery and it's stupid. Rachel Maddow is truly stupid.
Here's Bob Somerby catching Maddow lying this week:
Repeat: Those are the opening paragraphs of Maddow’s stated source. She decided you didn’t have to know that Brown had already scheduled two debates. (In our view, she worked hard to make you think different.) She also disappeared the role of the Kennedy Institute in the proposed third debate. And she failed to explain why Brown had balked at the possible role of MSNBC.
(This morning, the Globe reports that MSNBC “had been mentioned in Kennedy's initial invitation as a possible broadcast partner.” Last night, Maddow played viewers for fools concerning that basic fact.)
Should Brown have agreed to a debate at the Kennedy Institute? This morning, the Globe reports that the proposal has fallen through. Sensibly enough, Kennedy refused to say that she would stay neutral in the race. Brown said he wouldn’t debate under sponsorship which was endorsing his rival.
But last night, on the Maddow Show, we liberals got treated like fools, as is often the case on this program. Rachel Maddow just isn’t especially honest. As we’ve told you many times, you have to fact-check every word she says—especially when the story she tells you doesn’t seem to make sense.
Go ahead—reread her presentation. Would anyone think, from what she said, that Brown had already scheduled two debates? Would anyone understand the reference to Vicki Kennedy? And wasn’t Maddow basically lying about Brown’s reason for mentioning MSNBC?
Maddow does this all the time. She tends to play the way Hannity does. We’re surprised other liberals accept this.
I'm on the left. I'm not cheering MSNBC. I'm deeply disturbed by it and by its never ending lies. If NBC News wants to know why they're taking a hit these days, they might need to look to MSNBC.
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