Conservatives Point Out Hypocrisy of NBC

November 9, 2010

But we all knew MSNBC was biased.  Everyone knew MSNBC was biased.  The Corporate News unspeakable code is one of bias as long as you don’t point it out… because pointing it out was what MSNBC and CNN held against FOX NEWS… but now it appears that FOX NEWS was the better transparent system.  This is also what happened to Rick Sanchez.  CNN had no problems with AntiSemites… they just don’t want a blow hard like Rick Sanchez pointing the bias out.  The same thing happened to Olbermann… but Olbermann will survive because when the Corporate frame committee came they didn’t stick him with any untouchable Mel Gibson like theatrics.  

Keith is furious about the way this has all been handled and insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells me. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.

Keith also demands to be allowed to contribute to political campaigns like FOX News anchors can. 

Keith Olbermann finds an unlikely comrade in Bill Krystol:

First, he donated money to candidates he liked. He didn’t take money, or favors, in a way that influenced his reporting.  Second, he’s not a reporter. It’s an opinion show. If Olbermann wants to put his money where his mouth is, more power to him.
Third, GE, the corporate parent of MSNBC, gives money to political organizations. GE executives and, I’m sure, NBC executives give money. Why can’t Olbermann?
Perhaps Olbermann violated NBC News “policy and standards.” But NBC doesn’t have real news standards for MSNBC—otherwise the channel wouldn’t exist. It’s a little strange to get all high and mighty now.   But there’s now a Republican House, and perhaps GE is trying to curry favor by dumping Olbermann?  Republicans of the world, show you believe in the free expression of opinion! Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—keep Keith!

also the legal blog Volks says that it is hard to see where Olbermann was not transparent

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image courtesy of Roger at Curmudgeonly & Skeptical


Keith Olbermann suspended over political donations

November 6, 2010



MSNBC host Keith Olbermann will be back on the air Tuesday, after a two program suspension for contributing to Democratic candidates during the 2010 election in violation of NBC News policy.
But the debate over what standards should apply to cable personalities who cover politics is likely to continue as the distinction between news and political organizations continues to blur.

“Neither Fox nor MSNBC is really a news organization, at least not in the traditional sense,” American Journalism Review editor Rem Rieder wrote Friday on his blog. “They preach to the converted, they fire up the base.”

MSNBC is saying that he broke their rules. 
More likely he was costing the company money with his ratings
via msnbc.msn.com

Republicans of the world,
show you believe in the
free expression of opinion!
Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—
keep Keith!

I find this exceedingly silly. Keith Olbermann is not shy about his personal views, and no one who has watched him has any doubt as to who he supports. Why he should be suspended for donating money to the candidates he supports is a mystery to me.

via volokh.com


MSNBCrap hits the fan

January 23, 2010



MSNBC is the network of loons. They all seem to have different opinions, but they all are nutbag bigots. Watching it is painful.
Neither Joe Scarborough nor Mika Brzezinski, the cohosts of Morning Joe, asked Buchanan to explain why he provided a platform for Holocaust deniers. Chris Matthews did not ask Buchanan whether he approved of or agreed with the Holocaust denying screeds that were posted on Buchanan.org. Andrea Mitchell did not ask Buchanan how and why the Holocaust denial forum was so suddenly removed from his Web site. via jpost.com
but these guys don’t like to see Olbermann call anyone:
irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.

Olbermann, the non-contrite nutbag announced on his show that night that he was sorry–because he didn’t go far enough.”I’m sorry,” he said. “I left out the word sexist.”
MSNBC Head Phil Griffin was not happy with this public display of disunity, especially after the fights during the 2008 conventions which made the network and its star Mr. Olberman look more idiotic than usual.
So Griffin sent out a memo telling his people to chill out(because we know what a thin skin Olbermann has).

“We have many strong personalities with differing, passionate opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all on the same team,” Griffin said in the memo. “I want to reiterate my long-standing policy: We do not publicly criticize our colleagues. This kind of behavior is unprofessional and will not be tolerated.”

But you see Phil everyone may bee on the same team, but when one of them (Olbermann) is a drooling, raving lunatic they have to bash him in public or else people will think they are as crazy as Olbermann.
Full memo below:

From: Griffin, Phil (NBC Universal)
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 3:02 PM

MSNBC is THE place for viewers to get the best political analysis and opinion in today’s vast marketplace of ideas. We don’t tell our hosts what to say. We don’t have talking points. We encourage our talent to voice their opinions strongly and smartly, always rooted in fact. All of this has brought us great success, culminating in last year’s victory over CNN.
Hosts strongly voicing their OWN opinions can no-doubt lead to spirited, substantive disagreements. This debate is encouraged. What we’re doing at MSNBC is something our competition is not. And it is difficult. We have many strong personalities with differing, passionate opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all on the same team. I want to reiterate my long-standing policy: We do not publicly criticize our colleagues. This kind of behavior is unprofessional and will not be tolerated.
Let me be clear: I encourage you to keep doing what you do best. Give the viewers your perspective and a vigorous debate on the issues they care about. But do not turn substantive differences into personal ones.
Phil

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MSNBCrap hits the fan

January 23, 2010

Video thumbnail. Click to playMSNBC is the network of loons. They all seem to have different opinions, but they all are nutbag bigots. Watching it is painful. Click to Play

Neither Joe Scarborough nor Mika Brzezinski, the cohosts of Morning Joe, asked Buchanan to explain why he provided a platform for Holocaust deniers. Chris Matthews did not ask Buchanan whether he approved of or agreed with the Holocaust denying screeds that were posted on Buchanan.org. Andrea Mitchell did not ask Buchanan how and why the Holocaust denial forum was so suddenly removed from his Web site. via jpost.com

but these guys don’t like to see Olbermann call anyone:

irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.

There was a little public tiff between MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Joe Scarborough, this week.

Scarborough blasted Olbermann’s comments via 3 quick tweets:

Olbermann, the non-contrite nutbag announced on his show that night that he was sorry–because he didn’t go far enough.”I’m sorry,” he said. “I left out the word sexist.”

MSNBC Head Phil Griffin was not happy with this public display of disunity, especially after the fights during the 2008 conventions which made the network and its star Mr. Olberman look more idiotic than usual.

So Griffin sent out a memo telling his people to chill out(because we know what a thin skin Olbermann has).

“We have many strong personalities with differing, passionate opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all on the same team,” Griffin said in the memo. “I want to reiterate my long-standing policy: We do not publicly criticize our colleagues. This kind of behavior is unprofessional and will not be tolerated.”

But you see Phil everyone may bee on the same team, but when one of them (Olbermann) is a drooling, raving lunatic they have to bash him in public or else people will think they are as crazy as Olbermann.

Full memo below:

From: Griffin, Phil (NBC Universal)
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 3:02 PM

MSNBC is THE place for viewers to get the best political analysis and opinion in today’s vast marketplace of ideas. We don’t tell our hosts what to say. We don’t have talking points. We encourage our talent to voice their opinions strongly and smartly, always rooted in fact. All of this has brought us great success, culminating in last year’s victory over CNN.

Hosts strongly voicing their OWN opinions can no-doubt lead to spirited, substantive disagreements. This debate is encouraged. What we’re doing at MSNBC is something our competition is not. And it is difficult. We have many strong personalities with differing, passionate opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all on the same team. I want to reiterate my long-standing policy: We do not publicly criticize our colleagues. This kind of behavior is unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

Let me be clear: I encourage you to keep doing what you do best. Give the viewers your perspective and a vigorous debate on the issues they care about. But do not turn substantive differences into personal ones.

Phil

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disproving irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women

January 20, 2010

Olbermann described Brown as “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women” he asks us to Disprove it. shouldn’t that be the resposibility of the person making a defamatory statement?

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disproving irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women

January 20, 2010
Olbermann described Brown as “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women” he asks us to Disprove it. shouldn’t that be the resposibility of the person making a defamatory statement?

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