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May 18, 2013 - 7:39 am

The liberal network is the Iron Dome for the Obama administration, but that doesn’t seem to be working in its favor concerning ratings.  In his May 16 column, Joe Concha at Mediaite showed how the network was successful in turning “Mitt Romney into Gordon Gekko” in 2012, and saw its ratings soar to its highest levels.  As a result, MSNBC vowed to overtake CNN, which really isn’t a all that impressive.  What’s even more embarrassing was that during the Boston Bombing, everyone decided to watch CNN and HLN.  In fact, HLN and CNN overtook MSNBC in the ratings with the coveted 24-54 demographic.  Why? Concha said:

[I]n short, Phil Griffin’s network revolves around one thing: Politics. And that world just ain’t that compelling unless there’s ballot box somewhere in the near future. MSNBC is also built on pointing out the hypocrisy and/or evil nature of the Republican Party and Fox News, two cornerstones of its content. But now it is President Obama and his promise to be a completely transparent administration that is being gleefully exposed as hypocritical by the GOP and Fox.

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In other words, the President is (to quote Tom Cruise in The Firm): “…like a ship carrying a cargo that will never reach any port”.

On the U.S.S. Obama is MSNBC. And in making a run at Fox and in an effort to distance itself from CNN, they simply rearranged the deck chairs by doing things like moving Chris Hayes from weekday mornings to primetime. The result has been nothing short of disastrous, as he now trailsThe O’Reilly Factor by a 7-to-1 margin while failing to get 500,000 viewers per night (Keith Olbermann, conversely, routinely generated over 1.2 million viewers before being asked to leave).

The only hope, of course, is Hillary and the Clinton for President 2.0 2016 campaign. It was somehow the lead story on the Chris Matthews Show on Sunday. All complete with fat jokes aboutChris Christie (lather, rinse, repeat) from the host, who ain’t exactly Calista Flockhart himself…

Benghazi? IRS? AP phone records seized? Nope…it’s all about an election 42 months away. Why? Because it’s a challenge to defend the President these days. His party won’t win in 2014. He’s already past tense, a lame duck. What to do?

Well, they’re trying to defend the president.

I do not believe what the IRS was reported to have been doing is an outrage. I believe that the IRS agents in this case did nothing wrong. Let me say it again, you won’t hear it anywhere else: the IRS agents did nothing wrong. They were simply trying to enforce the law as the IRS has understood it since 1959.” – Lawrence O’Donnell on the IRS.

“Conservatives still want to change the subject to the fake, ginned up scandal they’ve been pushing month after month.” – Chris Hayes on Benghazi.

 

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger who contributes to CNS News, RedState, Noodle Pundit, and was formerly with Hot Air's GreenRoom.

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"Would you have tried to criticize the Voelkischer Beobachter columns ?"

It's not every day that you see references to Hitler-era Nazi newspapers. It would have been nice if you'd explained the reference for the sake of the large minority who would not be familiar with that title....
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Sorry, that was supposed to be a reply to Sherab's comment.
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I take it for granted that the top echelon of presenters at MSNBC are on some type of medication. I except Al Sharpton, who's simply an old school con man who knows exactly what he's doing.

Speaking of con men, if you want to see one of the slickest politically correct flim-flam musicians adept at separating people from their money while footing her food and hotel bills on the road, check out Amanda Palmer at TED.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g

Ladies and gentlemen, THAT is a pro; perfectly aware, unabashed, and unapologetic. That is panhandling awful music into a lucrative career risen to an artform much more competent than the music itself.

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Hmmm. I don't know why it's putting in all that extra stuff in the link which then doesn't work. Look up "The Art of Asking."
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Looks like somebody has badly misconfigured this site, setting comments to automatically turn links "live" on a platform that posts only plain text.

They chose ... poorly.
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“Conservatives still want to change the subject to the fake, ginned up scandal they’ve been pushing month after month.” – Chris Hayes on the fake, ginned up cable news channel nobody watches.

--FTFY.
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FTFY??

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I think that even the low info voters have better things to do than watch this. If they do come back from reality shows and the like, maybe they'll continue to vote for last years candidates into oblivion.
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Why do we even talk about these fanatics ?

Would you have tried to criticize the Voelkischer Beobachter columns ?

These are totalitarians, defending a regime that has blood on its hands (Fast and Furious, Benghazi nap).

We are beyond politics, they are moving war against America, Freedom, the West.



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