‘those nickels and dimes’

Usually with entities like MSNBC I feel it is best to just ignore what they say and do because no one watches them anyway. I suspect they will get a bump in ratings as Keith Olbermann returns from his brief hiatus and viewers drop in to see what the fuss is all about. It will be short-lived. As a preview to what MSNBC is all about watch this video and let the hypocrisy speak for itself:


  1. Maddow highlights explicit endorsements made by FOX commentators, two of which can be seen at 1:30 and 3:10 in the video. She shows that Hannity helped to raise funds for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

    I don’t see explicit anything in Johnny’s video. I see left leaning bias.

    Sorry Johnny, I don’t see the hypocrisy. I see false equivalency.



  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    Dan R
    If you don’t see the howling hypocrisy when Maddow looks into the camera and says, ” we are not a political operation, Fox News is, we are a news operation,” than you have no concept of the meaning of the word and thus the point of the video.

  3. Hannity on FOX is a talk show host and commentator who clearly states his bias. He does not work as a combination news reporter/commentator, supposedly unbiased, like those on MSNBC.

  4. Indeed, Leapin. That’s probably why he starts all of those sentences with, “Now I think…”

    Why don’t people get it?

  5. Randy, It seems to me that Johnny is trying to convince us that the folks at MSNBC are doing the exact same things as the folks at FOX. But they’re not. Johnny’s video shows interviews with candidates who explicitly endorse themselves. Maddow’s video shows explicit endorsements of candidates by employees of FOX. You don’t see the distinction?

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    Dan R
    The distinction is, again, that Maddow makes this statement, “we are not a political operation, Fox News is, we are a news operation”. Johnny’s video totally blows this statement out of the water. Your trying to inject what Fox is or isn’t has nothing to do with Johnny’s video or my post–it’s about what MSNBC is, or isn’t.

  7. Fox is a news outlet if you agree with the message. It’s not, if you don’t. Same goes for MSNBC, the WSJ and the NYT. So what’s the fuss, Randy?

  8. Randy in Richmond says:

    I must be in a time warp. I’ve not said one thing in this post about Fox News. It’s about MSNBC and what they said about Fox. I know it’s fun to change the subject, but I’m not biting.

  9. ” we are not a political operation, Fox News is, we are a news operation,”

    You’re confusing hypocrisy with hyperbole.

    But seriously, who doesn’t recognize FOX as a political arm for the Republican Party.

  10. J. Strupp says:

    This whole comment thread is hilarious. For once I agree with Randy.

  11. I get it. What you’re saying is that Maddow’s rhetorical comment shouldn’t be taken literally. I agree.

  12. Randy in Richmond says:

    Those that have participated fairly regularly on this site have hopefully noticed the same trend that I have in the past. In many conversations and discussions, some on the left ultimately steer their defense of a particular issue to the fact that either they or another liberal was simply being ironic, nuanced, sarcastic, or using rhetoric. I can’t speak for others but I welcome this fuzzy discourse because I take it as a verbal white flag.

  13. those who know and understand history have a more clear and moderate view. the lies about Washington wanting to be King; about Lincoln being an Indian killer and a rail splitter; about Wilson thriving for world peace; about Hoover causing the depression; about FDR being neutral; about Truman being weak minded; about Eisenhower being political; about the rest of the Presidents unable to make a decision/ which they did every day. they were the chosen leaders of our great country and never forget it. President bashing has become unbecoming. how about praise for our leaders?