Ed Driscoll

Just MSNBC the Mobius Loop


“MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was reporting live from Ferguson, Missouri Monday night when protesters began throwing rocks at him,” Mediaite reports, complete with video.

So just to confirm, an MSNBC newsreader received collateral damage during a riot whose flamed have been stoked by MSNBC’s Al Sharpton.

On Sunday, fellow Democrat operative Andrea Mitchell lied on NBC’s Meet the Press that Sharpton is in Ferguson “on a peace mission.” I wonder if Hayes agrees with that assessment today.

I hope the brass in NBC’s news division — once the home of grownups such as John Cameron Swayze, David Brinkley and John Chancellor — are proud of themselves today. But then, they probably are. As MSNBC President Phil Griffin told NPR in 2011, “I’m a big fan of the Reverend Sharpton. I’ve known him quite a bit. he’s smart. He’s entertaining. He’s experienced. He’s thoughtful. He’s provocative, all the things I think that MSNBC is.”

Perhaps the most inadvertently honest words that Griffin, or anyone associated with MSNBC, have ever spoken.

Update:

And it’s not just the Democrat operatives with bylines. Their boss is a superhero as well by that standard. As Steve Bartin noted yesterday, “Chicago Murder Total Under Mayor Daley 14,653 : Chicago Murder Total Under Rahm Emanuel 1475 So Far- Yet Barack Obama Sends Eric Holder to Missouri.”

Heckuva job there, Barry, Al, Eric, and Rahm.

More: “MSNBC News Crew Chastised By Ferguson Police For ‘Endangering Lives.'” Which brings us back to Phil Griffin’s quote above.

As does this post, as well.