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Thursday
Sep272012

MSNBC... Bless Their Hearts

Obsessed with non-gaffes in hopes of turning them into gaffes, MSNBC may have bit off a little more than they could chew this week after completely falling for bogus "news" stories...  running with them...  then hyping them up to the point that it's just downright laughable, yet completely absurd.

First they took a bite after reading some nice, smelly Politico bait where it was being "reported" that Paul Ryan mockingly calls Mitt Romney "the Stench".    Oh, what a dig that would be!   Comedy GOLD!!  There's no way MSNBC was going to let that worm slip away.   That's some good eatin'.  

So without doing any real fact checking (hey, it's on the internet... so it MUST be true) they immediately ran with the story by sending out Lawrence "Check Out the Head on That Thing" O'Donnell and let him do what he does best...   beat a dead horse in the most smug way imaginable.   Only problem for MSNBC was the horse took the day off, so in hindsight it just looks like O'Donnell is beating himself.    

Beat that horse Scary Larry....   beat it real good:

 

It was so bad that Politico later had to add a disclaimer at the top warning potentially foolish pundits that might find themselves irrisatably engaging in nonsensical smears like O'Donnell did.

They even added a special author's note that read:

[Author’s note: Jonathan Swift did not really want Irish people to sell their children for food in 1729; George Orwell did not really want the clocks to strike thirteen in 1984; Paul Ryan, I am sure, calls Mitt Romney something more dignified than “Stench” and Microsoft did not invent PowerPoint as a means to euthanize cattle. At least I am pretty sure Microsoft didn’t.]

When you've forced the author to hold people by the hand and explain to them the obvious, it's pretty clear the obvious went right over your head, and given O'Donnell's skull shape it probably didn't even ruffle any hairs.

Now before you start to think MSNBC couldn't possibly top that and come off looking like even bigger partisan tools , let me first remind you that this is MSNBC we're talking about, then move along to our next topic of discussion... 

A so-called "turning point in the election".   (Yep, that's right... another "turning point")

With this next baited hook many in the lame-stream media went swimming after it, including HuffPo, Daily Kos, Gawker, Think Progress (the typical smorgasboard for hysterical moonbattery).    It even caused the Atlantic to go fishing for an expert to best explain why Mitt's joke (mistaken by them for the pinnacle of all gaffes) is such a serious issue, laying it out for their intelligent readers why it's a bad idea to have windows on airplanes (they later updated their story and added that Mitt was joking in a 'their bad, sorta... but not really' kind of way).

It is after all yet another "turning point":

Maddow reaction and facial expressions are a bonus.  

You're welcome BL Raggers.

AUTHORS NOTE (in the fashion of Politico):   Some people still can't grasp the fact that MSNBC screwed up and ran with wildly untrue stories without doing any fact checking, even though the story and links explain in great depth, and are continuing to jump on "the Stench" comments as if they were accurate.    Try to avoid jumping to such conclusions... you'll only make yourself look silly.  - SDiA

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Lol, too funny. Mitt "The Stench" Romney.

Ryan is already going rogue and thinking about his chances in 2016. The GOP is just a mess.

September 27, 2012 at 03:06 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

Lol, too funny. Mitt "The Stench" Romney.

Ryan is already going rogue and thinking about his chances in 2016. The GOP is just a mess.

September 27, 2012 at 03:07 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

This MSNBC cluster**** would be much funnier if not for the fact that there are still people out there who consider it to be an actual news organization, with real journalists, and all that.

Choy/Brent, did you not read Skinny's post and the links he provided, or are you just too embarrassed by your moronic comrades at the Obama/MSNBC Complex to admit it?

September 27, 2012 at 06:36 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Choy needs to send a resume to MSNBC. There's is always room for more idiots that don't read the post or understand it's spoof on MSNBC's lack of fact finding to the point stories blow-up in their faces. To steal and modify a line from the movie Risky Business;

"Choy, MSNBC could use a person just like you.”

September 27, 2012 at 06:38 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Just wondering... is there ANYONE on the left who is honest enough to call out MSNBC for being the gang of grotesquely biased Obamatons they are? Is any leftie willing to say that objective reporting at MSNBC is an oxymoron?

No? I didn't think so. After all, being a leftie means being dishonest. Or ignorant. Or both. Ok, mostly both.

September 27, 2012 at 07:13 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Just wondering... is there ANYONE on the left who is honest enough to call out MSNBC for being the gang of grotesquely biased Obamatons they are?

There is one I know of: Glenn Greenwald

How can a media outlet such as MSNBC that purports to be presenting political journalism possibly employ someone as a journalist — even an opinion journalist — who publicly and categorically pledges never to criticize the President of the United States under any circumstances?

September 27, 2012 at 08:03 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Excellent comment. Is it a case of the stopped clock being right twice a day, or does Greenwald really have a conscience? I prefer the latter. It would make my outlook just a bit less pessimistic.

September 27, 2012 at 08:11 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

For Greenwald, I think he understands that an ideological/partisan victory is meaningless if it comes at the cost of his principles and integrity. I frequently disagree with him, but I have a lot of respect for his intellectual honesty,

September 27, 2012 at 08:22 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Lol, too funny. Mitt "The Stench" Romney.

Ryan is already going rogue and thinking about his chances in 2016. The GOP is just a mess.

September 27, 2012 at 03:06 | Choy Lee Mu
Lol, too funny. Mitt "The Stench" Romney.

Ryan is already going rogue and thinking about his chances in 2016. The GOP is just a mess.

September 27, 2012 at 03:07 | Choy Lee Mu

Holy frickin' lullz Batman!

September 27, 2012 at 08:34 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

I remember back to my own school days as well as the days that my kids were still in middle and high school.

Almost every year there was a student, possibly a little mentally slow, but being mainstreamed with the rest of the students because that would be the best thing for him or her.

And what I learned was that so many of those young people, who may have been struggling a bit and who may not have always understood what was going on around them, were able to overcome any bullying or mocking they might receive by just out-nicing everyone. They had such a sunny outlook and a smile for everyone that it soon became obvious to anyone who thought of mocking them that they just couldn't bear making fun of such a good person.

And in the process, much of the population of the student body earned valuable lessons. The struggling students earned respect by giving respect to others.

I have fond memories of many of those young people, and today I realize that Choy is nothing like them at all.

September 27, 2012 at 09:27 | Registered CommenterDuff, man

Mach, I dunno know if you caught this in the comments section...

GlennGreenwald
WEDNESDAY, JUL 27, 2011 04:29 AM CDT
Morning's Minion
I just saw this on your tweeter feed and wanted to ask you to pursue this issue in depth.
[Glenn's reply} "Writing about this now."

It'll be interesting to see how butt-hurt MSNBC feels after the next escort to the virtual woodshed.

September 27, 2012 at 10:08 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If Romney said this we'd be hearing about it nightly, on every network, in prime time, all the way up until election... but when Obama slips up and says it... crickets as usual.

But we'll give him credit for everything and anything under the sun.

September 27, 2012 at 10:29 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

lmao Duff.

I'm not afraid to admit that the MSNBC folks have a bit of egg on their face on this one. A tad bit overzealous to believe what seemed like it could be true, but even to me it was surprising that the prextext of the article, that the Romeny campaign was completely falling apart publically seemed a bit too much.

September 27, 2012 at 10:59 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Check this out.

Another broken clock moment, as MSNBC proves to be not entirely safe for leftist hacks like Axelrod. He thought he would get the usual softballs, but wound up stuttering and stumbling as he tried to cover for the malfeasance of his Dear Leader, the SCOAMF in the Oval Office.

Barry Soetoro has had 4 friggin' years to do something about Social Security, but I guess there's just not enough time for that sort of thing, not with a full schedule of celebrity parties, fundraisers, basketball, golf, apologizing to the UN and Islamist terrorists, and whining that his nagging food czar wife doesn't get paid for treating the American public like small children.

September 27, 2012 at 11:22 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

:: chirp chirp - - - - chirp chirp ::

(unfortunately, nowhere near funny)

September 27, 2012 at 11:28 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Check this out.

Another broken clock moment, as MSNBC proves to be not entirely safe for leftist hacks like Axelrod. He thought he would get the usual softballs, but wound up stuttering and stumbling as he tried to cover for the malfeasance of his Dear Leader, the SCOAMF in the Oval Office.

Barry Soetoro has had 4 friggin' years to do something about Social Security, but I guess there's just not enough time for that sort of thing, not with a full schedule of celebrity parties, fundraisers, basketball, golf, apologizing to the UN and Islamist terrorists, and whining that his nagging food czar wife doesn't get paid for treating the American public like small children.

September 27, 2012 at 11:30 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I'm sorry, this just couldn't wait for the Friday Open Thread.

'Dick Will Mkae You Slap Someone"

http://youtu.be/LVr1hRjbKvQ

September 27, 2012 at 12:33 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Lol. Fuck, saw the headline and Politico and figured it was legit. Damn you Roger Simon! Like I'm really supposed to read all of skinnydip's ramblings and follow his 15 links per article, lol.

I'm not afraid to admit that the MSNBC folks have a bit of egg on their face on this one. A tad bit overzealous to believe what seemed like it could be true, but even to me it was surprising that the prextext of the article, that the Romeny campaign was completely falling apart publically seemed a bit too much.

Got me too. Sounded real. Ryan is another one of these Fratboy conservatives and calling Romney names behind his back seems right in character.

Hell, I probably should've double checked the Scott Brown article to see if it was a joke before I believed that his staffers were actually outside Elizabeth Warren's office making Indian noises.

Hard to tell what is real anymore.

September 27, 2012 at 13:38 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

The "Stench" label isn't discredited, just a bit premature.

And the Poll Truthers are girding themselves up to launch an epic tantrum/meltdown.

September 27, 2012 at 14:14 | Registered CommenterWinston

Got me too. Sounded real. Ryan is another one of these Fratboy conservatives and calling Romney names behind his back seems right in character.

Lol. Maybe you liberals should stop acting like squares all the time, frowning at fratboy antics and name-calling.

September 27, 2012 at 14:19 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Lol. Fuck, saw the headline and Politico and figured it was legit. Damn you Roger Simon! Like I'm really supposed to read all of skinnydip's ramblings and follow his 15 links per article, lol.

Shorter Choy: "Who has time to get ALL the information? I gots me some smearin' to do!!"

And yes, summarizing various articles, sources and stories and compiling them into one thread generally does require various links to articles, sources, stories, comedic relief...
So hheeeeeeere's your sign.

(leave it to a liberal to muff things up then blame it on everything else)

September 27, 2012 at 14:51 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

When Obama doesn't win on November 6th and the cries of " The New York Times had him ahead 10%" rant on, the inevitable "stolen election" and national stimulus plan for attorney's will go into effect to over-turn this obvious racist outcome.

September 27, 2012 at 15:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I hear "Fakeahontas" is shocked you need a law license to try cases or act as counsel for lawsuits tried in MA. Seems there is no record of her having a law license in MA when she was involved in a lawsuit as the plaintiffs’ attorney for (gulp) an insurance company. I'll give "Fakeahontas" credit, her college transcripts aren't under seal In Iron Mountain for safe keeping like another certain loser.

If she breaks 40% on Election Day it will just prove to me how stupid democrats

September 27, 2012 at 15:29 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Poster boy for the Obama campaign: U.S. Ambassador to Libya murdered because he had it coming.

And there you have it, folks. That imbecile is the future of the U.S., thanks to decades of leftist "educational" indoctrination and dumbing-down. Enjoy what you have created, lefties. But you take him to YOUR house, feed him, clothe him, give him a free cell phone. He's YOUR responsibility, not mine.

The movie "Idiocracy" is prophecy.

h/t: The Jawa Report

September 28, 2012 at 06:19 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Red;

Let's all remember this guy’s face because I have no doubt he will have a high profile position somewhere in the Democratic Party. Does he sound that much different than Nancy Pelosi? I don't think he does. Put a suit & tie on him and he's the Democratic congressional representative for San Francisco, Santa Monica, Chicago, Detroit, and Cambridge..... You get the drift.

September 28, 2012 at 06:41 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

In his own words.
Devastating.

Put a suit & tie on him and he's the Democratic congressional representative for San Francisco, Santa Monica, Chicago, Detroit, and Cambridge..... You get the drift.

I think we do. All those unAmerican places, in . .. America. Ready to book that one-way to Somalia, Nooshanz™?

"Madame Speaker." Roll it around in your mouth. Sounds good!

September 28, 2012 at 12:55 | Registered CommenterWinston

Put a suit & tie on him and he's the Democratic congressional representative for San Francisco, Santa Monica, Chicago, Detroit, and Cambridge...

Tom, let's not forget Florida district 20, home of the illustrious Li'l Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Y'know, that bonehead in the video could pass for her, if we put him in a dress and makeup.

September 28, 2012 at 13:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

At first glance that woman on Drudge who say's Obama has her vote 'Cuze he got me a cell phone" could have been Sheila Jackson Lee with less teeth. I mean there all All-Stars these dems. As for Pelosi as Speaker; as yes Winston's November 2010 proclamation that Pelosi would remain Speaker is still fresh in all our minds.

September 28, 2012 at 14:04 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Wait... are you hinting that MSNBC might possibly not be an objective news organization, and might be slanting things ever-so-subtly toward our president's re-election? Shocking. Inconceivable. Say it ain't so, Joe!

And another thing. I'm not sure exactly how, but that allegation is probably racist.

September 29, 2012 at 06:21 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

wow nice article
thanx .......

October 3, 2012 at 13:05 | Unregistered CommenterExtraction tooth

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