Tag Archives: MSNBC

These videobombers were the best part of MSNBC’s GOP debate coverage

Hey, did you hear about what happened during MSNBC’s GOP debate coverage last week? No? That’s OK, we don’t blame you, because we don’t think anyone else actually watched it either. However, it appears Deadspin DVR’d it, and they found something hilarious. As you can see in the screen capture above, which Deadspin tweeted out, conservatives aren’t the only ones ... Read More »

Feminists honor Miss Piggy; MSNBC asks her about abortion

When the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art decided to honor a leader in modern feminism, it was a no-brainer. Billed as “an annual event honoring extraordinary women who are first in their fields,” The Sackler Center First Awards had previously honored former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,  writer Toni Morrison, director Julie Taymor, and Anita Hill. You ... Read More »

Journalism Review Admits Fox Is More Balanced Than MSNBC

Alexis Sobel Fitts at the Columbia Journalism Review has tackled the subject of paid liberal analysts at Fox News, perhaps nudged by their hiring of conservative hate object James Carville.

“Call them punching bags, foils, or the engines of honest debate,” she wrote, “Fox’s flock of liberal commentators lay out the nation’s partisan battles in real time—on a network where coastal elites would argue that no dissenting voices exist.” Fitts can’t take up this topic without acknowledging MSNBC can’t match Fox for allowing balance, even if it’s some crafty Roger Ailes plot...

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Why the Media Sees Bridgegate as a Scandal but Benghazi as a ‘Conspiracy’

At the height of fascination with the "Bridgegate" scandal, Chris Christie decried MSNBC's coverage as"gleeful" and "partisan." Maybe so. However, one undeniable aspect of the left's attack on Christie is the rigor with which it has pursued the case, rigor worthy of a life-or-death story it has all but ignored – the Benghazi attacks...

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Of politics, families, and skin color

A few days before the Super Bowl, an obnoxious tweet implying that “rightwing” conservatives are such bigots that they were bound to “hate” a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial couple and their adorable daughter, Gracie. The backlash was blistering and instantaneous, and the cable channel apologized and deleted the tweet. When it comes to playing the race card against anyone to its right, MSNBC is a recidivist. The smear over the Cheerios ad came just a few weeks after an on-air panel...

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