Hey @MSNBC! Here Are All The Speeches You Didn’t Cover From Last Night’s #RNC.
Posted by KingShamus on August 29, 2012
Hi MSNBC! Hey you forgot to cover these speeches. Good thing I have Youtube, right?
Is anybody noticing a pattern here?
MSNBC likes to lecture the rest of America–and specifically, Republicans–about race and race relations. That’s nice. Meanwhile, their prime time line-up is whiter than Robert Byrd’s hood after laundry day. In case you’re worried about the lack of diversity on MSNBC’s set, let not your heart be troubled. The MSNBCers are all good progressives, so they don’t actually have to interact in any way with non-Caucasians. MSNBC understands the plight of America’s not-so-white folk simply because they are liberals, so stop asking questions about it. Just stop it. Stop. STOP.
Then they have the unmitigated gall to cut out the GOP speeches delivered by a Hispanic man, a black woman and a black man.
Why, it’s almost like they’re editing out the Republicans who don’t fit the leftist media’s racial narratives.
One could almost call it ‘whitewashing’.
MORE: What else did MSNBC have to cover last night? What massive news story was out there? Granted, Hurricane Isaac was starting to give New Orleans a wacking, but there really wasn’t much to see with that story. let’s face it, hurricanes at night really aren’t all that telegenic.
No, the only thing MSNBC had to do was cover the Republican National Convention. They failed.
But it’s even worse than a simple failure. They didn’t just make a mistake–”Oopsies, we forgot Artur Davis was showing up tonight.”
The RNC was a story that a lot of people wanted to know about. Did MSNBC’s coverage make it easier or harder to understand what was going on? In fact, MSNBC’s coverage was designed to obfuscate. They were doing their damnedest not to show their viewers what was going on. They made it so that the twenty people who regularly watch MSNBC did not understand that three minorities spoke at the Republican Party’s convention.
EVEN MORE: All told, I probably watched about one and half hours of MSNBC’s coverage. I was bouncing back and forth between the proggy Stalinists and CSPAN. CSPAN showed everything without any edits. Including the Oak Ridge Boys.
Whenever I watch MSNBC, I am never really blown away by the stinking leftism. I get that they’re a pack of socialists. That’s their brand and they’re sticking to it, come hell or shitty ratings.
No, what amazes me is how dull and junior varsity it all is.
For all intents and purposes, Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes are catty community college wymyns studies profs desperately trying to out-Marx each other. Over at the other end of the faculty lounge, the Basketweaving department co-chairs Chris Matthews and Tom Brokaw are debating whether Premier Obama should next nationalize America’s Fig Newton Manufacturing Base or the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning-Industrial Complex. Apple-polisher extraordinaire and student body punching bag Ezra Klein is tugging at Toure’s leg, pleading with him to be his black friend. In the meantime, adjunct lecturer Ed Schultz knocks back his fifth Jack-n-Coke before noon while angrily jabbing his finger at the Young Republican who dared to question him during his Economics class.
MSNBC is every college student’s most boring moments–crappy teachers, horrible subjects, lame classmates–distilled and refined into a potent televised package of tedium. If that sounds like a rip-roaring party to you, then knock yourself out. To most people, it resembles nothing less than the second circle of Hell.
The suits who run MSNBC are supposed to be professional TV folks. They’ve allegedly been trained in the arts of production and presentation. Yet all they do is crank out the least compelling stories and personalities imaginable.
Say what you want about Fox News. Yes, Bill O’Reilly is Ted Baxter come to life. Yes, Nicole Petallides is insanely gorgeous. And yes, the Foxies have a right-of-center sensibility. But at least they understand how to present a news story without making you reach for your pillow and blankie.
OOPSIES: Ace mentions that MSNBC did in fact run Nikki Haley’s speech. I’m changing the post to reflect that. My bad.
However…NBC.com conveniently neglected to note that Artur Davis’ speech even happened. So, the MSNBC-DNC whitewashing remains.
LINKED!: Dustbury thinks I’m worthy of a Quote Of The Week shout-out. Thank you sir. You are too kind.