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November 07, 2010

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sparky

The network, and Mr. Griffen specifically, were inundated with avalanches of calls and emails. If Keith doesn't intimidate easily, what made MSNBC think his viewers would??

Puget Sound

soooooo, i guess this means that msnbc has the same standards as Fox.

LMAO!

Andrew

How so? Please explain.

Tommy008

i'm yukking it up with the chuckleheads- "Mike and Mike in the Morning....... BREAKFAST WID DA BOOBS.... KIROam710

Andrew

Looks to me like Comcast realized that ditching Olbermann would be too financially ruinous, or at least that their methods have not been the least bit subtle. Don't worry, they'll have their way in the end. These are not the acts of a complacent management. Don't believe for a second that this was the sole decision of Phil Griffin. You can't get away with high level decapitation without approval, or guidance from the highest levels of oversight.

Coiler

But they indicated it was "Indefinite". 2 days sounds pretty definite and Phil probably knew that.

Jason Andersen

I wouldn't be surprised if Olbermann was not in on it. You cannot be that big and break any law whatsoever PERIOD...Caesar's laws or Comcast's...people who earn that much money and are into those type of contracts don't sneeze publicly without having it cleared by someone, and they seldom write their own checks; google "private banking" and see how the .5% really live. If it was an accident someone's head will roll for real.

But this creates a lot of buzz that gets MSNBC and Fox into the news cycle...drawing a dichotomy that ultimately makes Fox look less newsworthy. Interesting timing, too, right after Election Day when, for obvious reasons, all news ratings are in free-fall.

Assume *everyone* is lying to you, then try to sort it out yourself and you might get close to the truth on occasion. :-)

Coiler

Dori would say something like that.

If anything ,it was a stunt by Phil Griffin to embarrass Keith and set a tone. It looks like it backfired since Kudlow and Buchannan have both donated money to the GOP since the policy was enacted in 2007.

Andrew

To Mr. Anderson's credit, Olbermann is known for having a huge ego, and it was expected that even if asked to return, he would refuse out of spite. I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist, I go with Vegas odds most of the time, but it's possible that Griffin said something along the lines of "... it just so happens you broke an obscure rule that barely applies to you, but I have a plan that will score you points with your liberal audience and score NBC points with everyone else." Who better to know how to manipulate the news than the news business itself?

Puget Sound

soooooo, i guess this means that msnbc has the same standards as Fox.

LMAO!

Posted by: Puget Sound | November 08, 2010 at 03:13 AM
Andrew

How so? Please explain.

Posted by: Andrew | November 08, 2010 at 03:19 AM

Here you go, Andrew. (lmao)
MSNBC's Glass House--

Coiler

I didn't see the FOX hosts for comparison. Comparison... that would mean both side of the story. You know, like compare and contrast.

Puget Sound

errr, the point was made that msnbc engages in the same behavior -to include maddow- that she decries.

Pot meet Kettle. LMAO

KS

Rachel in another one of her hoof and mouth moments. The glass ceiling in MSLSD's house has an expanding crack in it.

Puget Sound

it is too damn funny.
oh well, she must have lots and lots of self esteem.
self awareness, not so much.

Coiler

"Binladen determined to attack inside the US"....yes that was repeated a lot on FOX, just like give nickles and dimes to Kasich and others.

Puget Sound

more crap from coils, big surprise.

try some facts along with the hype, pardoner.

must have really struck a nerve. pssssss, that's the sound of self esteem going away.

Coiler

I don't worry about my self esteem. I worry and also hope that you wise up before the 2nd amendment is used against you by folks you propped up as collaborators over the years.

Puget Sound

So any of the Usual Suspects answer this:
When Palin or Hannity raise money for conservatives how is it any different from Harold Ford or Big Ed Schultz doing the same for liberals.

Anyone want to tackle that one?

(I'll pause as joanie makes some inane comment)

Anyone? BR? Andrew? (still waiting) Sparkles? Coils ?

sparky

You have plenty of self esteem to go around, Putz.

KS

That is a redundant question, PS for the usual suspects. Of course no one of the progresso-con ilk will respond, just crickets chirping.

Don't forget to flush the toilet this time, Coils.

sparky


A Brief Publisher's Message

Dear Reader,
Tomorrow, November 9, 2010, we are officially releasing former president George W. Bush's new book, Decision Points, and we would like to make the following requests:

* Please do not take copies off the shelf, open them to a random page, insert a quantity of spit, nasal discharge or chewing gum, slam them shut and put them back on the shelf.

* Please do not draw horns on Mr. Bush's head---be they a ram's, a goat's or Satan's. Please also no forked tails or thought-bubbles that say, "Heckuva Job."

* Please do not throw the book to the ground and stomp on it while yelling, "You suck!"

* Please do not knock over the bookcase on which Decision Points is displayed, as this could result in a domino effect on the other bookcases and cause damage and/or injury to other customers.

* Please do not attempt to move copies of the book from the Non-fiction section of the store to the Humor or Fantasy sections.

* Please do not whip out a Sharpie and add "Awesome book---if properly shredded" to the list of testimonial blurbs on the back cover.


We know you're upset at how badly he screwed you over, but please: let's be civil.

Thank you,
Your Friends at Crown Publishing


P.S. Democrats, this letter applies to you, too.

Chucks

Das funny Sparky.

KS

Bush Derangement Syndrome is still out there...

At least he waited to release it until after the elections.

Andrew

soooooo, i guess this means that msnbc has the same standards as Fox.

LMAO!

Posted by: Puget Sound | November 08, 2010 at 03:13 AM
Andrew

How so? Please explain.

Posted by: Andrew | November 08, 2010 at 03:19 AM

Here you go, Andrew. (lmao)
MSNBC's Glass House--

Posted by: Puget Sound | November 08, 2010 at 05:34 PM


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PUTZ SETS UP A STRAW MAN. WHATS NEW?

Rachel Maddow's commentary applies to on-air exposure time, not the POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION POLICY WHICH MSNBC HAS AND FOX NEWS DOES NOT HAVE.

You're wrong again. When are you ever not wrong.

Andrew

Funny how Bush only comes out into the public limelight to answer for what he has done when he happens to be selling a book. This is a guy who's forever inching his way to the top of the mountain on the back of the American people. He fucked the people then, he's fucking the people now, and he will find some way to fuck them again. It's what he does.

Puget Sound

PUTZ SETS UP A STRAW MAN. WHATS NEW?

Rachel Maddow's commentary applies to on-air exposure time, not the POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION POLICY WHICH MSNBC HAS AND FOX NEWS DOES NOT HAVE.

You're wrong again. When are you ever not wrong.

Posted by: Andrew | November 08, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Fox has a policy for its newspeople on political contributions. They don't have one for their non news people like Hannity, et al.
MSNBC makes a blanket policy for all it's people.

Yet, MSNBC engages in the same conduct as evidenced in the above youtube clip I provide. So I guess that makes it worse for MSNBC.

Really Andrew, don't go ph(J)oanie on us.

Puget Sound--for Andrew or any Usual Suspect

Andrew
I give you direct evidence in the form of MSNBC clips and you are in denial. Actually, you remind me of Sparky a bit on this one.
Awhile back,I made a harsh comment about Rhandi Rhodes so called 'joke' on Bush being assassinated.
Sparkles replies it isn't true.
I bring forth the transcripts.
Sparkles says she doesn't believe it.
And if it did happen, it was the staff.
I then get the MP3 for her to listen to. Out of Rhandi's own beer soaked piehole. yucks all around the studio at the thought of the President shot.
Lame.But it speaks to her 'fans' that she thought they would get a charge out of it.
Does Sparkles own up? Heck no, she gets in her Dodge and rides her credibility out of town.

Puget Sound--for Andrew or any Usual Suspect

oh yeah, I think it would be appropriate for you to extend a warm welcome back to Duffman.

Andrew

"Fox has a policy for its newspeople on political contributions. They don't have one for their non news people like Hannity, et al.
MSNBC makes a blanket policy for all it's people."

So you admit you're wrong, but your pride won't let you quit.

Tommy008

Matt Lauer is a PUKE. Don't care for W. Bush but Lauer was obviously hostile and combative with Bush as he sat opposite him in a police grilling room table and chairs seting. Clinton would have been ebsconced in a luxurious living room with sofas and a fireplace, to discuss his book . NBC is a joke. By the way i'm certain that Lauer must have photos of NBC executives doing various things they shouldn't be doing. How long has this full of himself, cocky turd been there on Today? Ages. the guy is not that good .

Dory

THIS coming from someone who tries to hype his writing talents, his Mercedes and his astute talents as a successful day trader. Why don't you give it a rest, no one believes you anyway.

Tommy008

its not hype if you can do it. As i said here just the other day, not enough tries with agents yet to empirically prove my book/writing's merit one way or another. yeah i BELIEVE it will be published, so what? sue me. my stock market abilities have been already proven . "No one" believes me? That's a bit much. people liek you won't believe me of course, your type always doesn't want to believe someone else can do something that they can't. Sounds like you have "little man's syndrome", Dory. haha Dory. glad i'm me and-you're not.

Tommy008

I believe you'll find that virtually all my posts where i mention my stock trading abiliities have never been simply gratuitous boasts posted in a vacuum, but rather part of my responses to various posts attacking me, and pegging me either as some envious old failure/troll or as some sort of loser/lowlife who lives in mom's basement, works in a mini-mart, or is on welfare. Mentioning the stock trading is perfectly acceptable when i'm responding to these personal attacks.

Jason Andersen

Occam's raxor...the law of parsominoae...or just that what's most likely the truth IS PROLLY THE TRUTH...anywhoo, that's what I go with...too cheap and paranoid to go with Vegas or Geroge Noory (though I miss him...there are no ones who equal either him or Mr. Bell to slowly fall asleep with).:-(

As a programming matter (AND PROFIT!!), someone in Sea-town needs to quickly pick up C2C before I get loud and obnoxious... and embarass myself! :-)

KS

Agreed, Lauer has become a jacka$$ and shows it periodically. He is just one of the reasons why NBC sucks - Meet the Press sucks now, since Russert is gone and it's mainly partisan hackery, as is ABC's This Week with Christian Amanpour - a progressive globalist. Stephanopolous was decent as a host, except he caved in to having hacks like John Podesta, which is a Soros puppet on as a panel member and Paul Krugman is another hack, disguised as an economist.

It's no surprise that the viewership of NBC and ABC are down for those programs.

sparky

Paul Krugman, Hack/Nobel prize winner. Dirty boy! Probably French.

Christian Amanpour, Progressive Globalist. I bet she eats funny smelling food and can speak a foreign language!


Puget Sound

Jack Tapper was excellent on ABC This Week. Christian Amanpour is a poor choice for a replacement. After a month of her shows I had to flee.


Coiler

idiot Bush looked more out of shape than ever when responding to questions. Dry drunks don't do well on TV.

Puget Sound

gee Coils, what channel were you on?

bad news, from WSJ on how the Repubs may have 'actual' control of the Senate while the Dims have nominal control.

"...So, in theory, that means Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, having survived his own election-day near-death experience, should be able to muster 53 votes if he keeps his troops in line.
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But life is never that simple in the Senate and certainly won't be now. Among the Senate Democrats, 23 will face re-election in just two years, and, having just witnessed the drubbing some in their party took at the polls, they likely will be even less willing now to toe the party line. Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who caucuses with Democrats, often leans rightward, anyway.

More important, among those 23 Democrats who face voters in 2012 are a handful of incumbents from the kind of moderate to conservative states where Democrats took a beating last week: Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Jon Tester of Montana, Jim Webb of Virginia and Claire McCaskill of Missouri. Joe Manchin, who just won a Senate race in West Virginia by separating himself from President Barack Obama and his party's congressional leaders, also faces voters again in two years because he was elected only to fill out an unexpired term."

Coiler

The interview was lost on you Polluted over a simple question which showed Raisin Brain arrogance.

Scott Brown btw is in the Tea Party sights in 2012 along with Kyl, Hutchinson and others. Too liberal for your side, LOL?

KS

It is true, the prospects in Congress look pretty good for the GOP in 2012, but the House majority will have to produce or the advantage in 2012 could disappear just like it did for the Dims this year. As for President, the GOP looks stronger in 2016 than in 2012. Which Democrat looks strong other than Barry Soetoro-Obama, now that Hillary Clinton won't be running ?

"Scott Brown btw is in the Tea Party sights in 2012 along with Kyl, Hutchinson and others. Too liberal for your side, LOL?"

Posted by: Coiler |

How in the world do you know that ? They should leave Scott Brown alone or risk having another Dem elected. The Tea Party did not do the best job at vetting candidates for the Senate, but got a lot of talented new people in the House.

Coils gets the distorted views of the left who are constantly trying to diss the Tea Party. MSLSD or any of the Soros minions are out to diminish the Tea Party because it hurts their agenda. It's time to investigate Mr. Soros for his intrusion into our national economic and political affairs that are probably illegal in some areas.

KS

Paul Krugman, Hack/Nobel prize winner. Dirty boy! Probably French.

Christian Amanpour, Progressive Globalist. I bet she eats funny smelling food and can speak a foreign language!


Posted by: sparky | November 09, 2010 at 07:46 PM

Yes, Krugman won a Nobel Prize and so did Yassir Arafat and Al Gore - for what ??? (that has become a faux prize). That doesn't take away the fact he is a political hack. Amanpour is Iranian - I know, but she emulates the ruling class and wears her progressivism on her sleeve. Arianna Huffington might as well host it, except she is more obnoxious and witchy.

Jake "Tap tap the chiesler" Tapper was an excellent fill in host and is one of the best reporters there is, along with Major Garrett. The alphabet channels are in a sorry state.

Coiler

tea-party-targets

Tommy008

DID YOU HEAR the latest? Big sweep by the Feds nationwide to arrest Somali gang members who have been luring, snatching and pimping out 14 and 13 year old girls, selling them into sex slavery. The news report said Seattle is a big hub for these gangs, picking up runaways right at the Westlake Mall and other downtown locations. It's disguasting that we let worthless pukes and cockroaches like these Somalis into this country. All immigrants are good though, according to Joanie. Wonderful people, better than us natives.

Dori Buys Toilet Paper Wholesale

Bush's lies killed pregnant women. Where's Tom Coburn when you need him. One word: put Bush in jail.

KS

To elaborate on Coil's claim taken from RedState.com, here is the list of Senators up for election in 2012;

John Barasso (WY)
Scott Brown (MA)
Bob Corker (TN)
John Ensign (NV)
Orrin Hatch (UT)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
Jon Kyl (AZ)
Richard Lugar (IN)
Olympia Snowe (ME)
Roger Wicker (MS)

Just to clarify — this is the list of every Republican up for re-election in the Senate. They are from whom targets will be chosen by the tea party and are not all targets themselves.

Coiler

"They are from whom targets will be chosen by the tea party and are not all targets themselves"


Huh?

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