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MSNBC Interrupts US Congresswoman over NSA to Report...

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posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 03:06 AM
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edit on 28-1-2014 by 12voltz because: double post




posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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MSNBC is LITRILLY the worst network ever. They have the lowest ratings, and the lowest scumbags of the earth working for them



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:04 AM
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Well that's embarrassing for MSNBC (which I watch and enjoy) and Andrea Mitchell, who probably had a few words for the producer who made the decision to break away from her interview. Where is Keith Olbermann when we need him, he may have just ignored this and gotten himself in trouble again.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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Same. I've never really been a MSM watcher for news purposes. It"s always negative at least 99% of the time and there have been a few moments that I've watched It with my parents when something was aired and I thought " why is this news."
I'd rather have to dig for the truth than be fed nonsense... I would have probably thrown a fit had I been watching this particular segment because I loathe Justin Beiber....and Miley Cyrus.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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I think there is a difference between what a television network thinks people want and what their viewers actually want. In other words, just because MSNBC did this doesn't mean that people thought it was either appropriate or "breaking news" worthy--especially over the subject matter.

This version on youtube is the original upload: www.youtube.com...

It has over 5.5 million views. It hit its first 1.7 million views within its first 24 hours of uploading. Theoretically, if this is what people wanted, then it wouldn't have gone viral within its first 24 hours. You'd be more likely to have the 20k views only of the linked one here.

What I wonder is whether or not such idiocy is deliberately trying to make people think that Bieber's court activity is more important than the NSA surveillance or if MSNBC is making the mistake of using what "hits" it gets on its news site and ergo, making a huge mistake. When going onto a news site, people are more likely to take a leisurely stroll through what interests them on a leisurely basis so they are more likely to click on whatever story tickles their funny bone. However, when people sit down to watch the news, they expect to hear about the important stuff. Basically what I'm wondering is if they misapplied website stats to their actual tv programming and the end result? Well, apparently millions of youtubers agree that they are seriously dumb for pulling that one.

On an unrelated aside, also kind of makes me wonder what kind of bubble heads they have working as a news anchors. I mean, how could she actually interrupt the congresswoman and hold such urgency and seriousness in her voice to interrupt her with "breaking news" about Bieber? Do they employ failed actors now for news anchor positions? Or do they just have sub-70 iqs and "look good"?



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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We love to celebrate our heroes.

We celebrate when they win a grammy or whatever means is directed as a form of celebrations.

We love to build them up, just so we can watch them shave their heads in their darkest hour...(still love britney)

For every celebrity out there, there is a scandal to take them out of the limelight.

You can bet the next time N. Korea promises a nuclear test/launch; someone we celebrate will take the thunder away from N. Korea.

Libya was in concert during the last incident.

If we stopped celebrating other people's silver-spoon lifestyle, we could pay closer attention to what actually is affecting us adversely.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 03:40 PM
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WOW! I think this a great example of the common denominator the MSM panders to today. I think many people may not realize that they have intentionally been dumbed-down so to speak. You have Fox News, who Murdoch claimed was designed as a vehicle to promote an ideology, not deliver truthful news, who basically brainwashes viewers and listeners into adopting a position that is often absurd. Then you have other networks who, although not as badly, pander to the other side of the political spectrum, but who are more accurate as far as the truth is concerned. But they are all corrupt in this sense.

Some of these networks will actually bring people on who have varying opinions, and will ALLOW them to speak, unlike what we see on Fox News, and who will FAIRLY debate with them, but all of these networks know that there are stupid people out there, to put it bluntly. There are people out there who ARE more interested in Justin Beiber than they are in the fact that their privacy is being invaded. The Founding Fathers are probably rolling in their graves, and they would likely tell such people that they deserve to be overtaken by a dictatorial regime, or live under martial law, or whatever, becaues they don't take enough interest in their own government.

Anyway, you just don't expect "breaking news," especially breaking news that interrupts a freaking member of Congress, to mention Justin Beiber at all. This is absolutely ridiculous. But then again, there is something else to consider. These news networks will want to air any news before the other networks, who are their competition. So it is semi-understandable in that respect.



posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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I don't understand how anyone still denies there is a consorted effort to dumb us down. I still meet people all the time who dismiss me as a conspiracy loon who fears "them" and they sarcastically ask who are "they", as if it's so unreasonable that the people in charge would ever have a reason to keep us distracted and uninformed.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:46 PM
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rupertg
MSNBC is on the same level of garbage as Fox News.

I woudn't even know a Justin Beaver song if i heard it.

What's left for Miley to do? Besides twirl her tampon string in a twerk.


Actually, CNN, and especially, their HLN network is by far the worst when it comes to celebrity and "tragedy porn", like missing persons or tragic deaths, where the details are picked over by a bunch of vultures making hideous, uninformed comments. It seemed you couldn'
t go 10 minutes without CNN talking about Miley Cyrus and now, Justin Bieber,

MSNBC and Fox both have their nightly news dominated by "opinion-makers", but at least have some semblance of a daytime news operation (though MSNBC might've breached that to become an all-opinion operation - they were trending that way, but haven't seen them lately) - Fox still has a couple of legit news guys, like Shepard Smith. Al-Jazeera has some decent international coverage (but of course, have to be aware of their spin), and BBC seems increasingly hard to find.

Here's what I don't like about most "news" operations these days - many are quick to point the finger at "Fox" for being too opinionated - which is fine, there's absolutely merit to that.

Except they use that as the pretext for doing precisely the same thing - "Well, Fox does it" isn't a legit excuse to distort your own reporting, and to cross over into "Advocacy Journalism" aka "propaganda."



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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Agit8dChop
They are obviously aware what their ''American Viewers'' really want to see.
I applaud them for being so in touch with their American crowd.


Sad but true. The majority just ignore what is really going on and keep up with pop stars and stupid and fake reality shows.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:14 PM
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Wow...for the love of, I don't even know what. Who watching this news segment on MSNBC gives a flip about Justin Bieber...I think maybe 0.00000000036274% of them. And it's only so they can be in the know when their daughter comes in screaming about it.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:20 PM
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Just another example of America ridiculous, vicarious living, through their pop culture idols, and teen heart throbs. Like seriously, what the hell does Justin Bieber know? Nothing at all, he's just a stupid teenager, and garbage like this doesn't deserve to be considered 'breaking news' or even worth cutting off a congresswoman covering the NSA spying scandal...Horse#...That's what this country is becoming... Dear Apollo, I can't wait for the turning of the tide...



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:57 PM
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Many of you may be too young to remember the space shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986. The networks received calls from irate soap opera fans complaining that Days of Our Lives was pre-empted by the breaking news on the shuttle.
One news channel played a call of a woman saying "I've seen enough of that space shuttle crap. I need to know when Days of Our Lives is going to be shown."
The citizens of America are mostly buffoons. Consummate idiots.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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there is a consorted effort to dumb us down.
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And it's working amazingly well.




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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As far a MSM news sources go, I like MSNBC, but even I have to admit that's some pretty skanky reporting right there.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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Apologies from Canada for Bieber, he got away from us, slipped his leash.

That was pretty sad that interruption.. classic.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 07:27 PM
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No apologies needed nam

But will you please take him back before he becomes potus?

On the other hand maybe his assassination would be worth keeping him around a few more years



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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If there's such a thing as reincarnation, and we're already between lives, I've been considering a future run for POTUS myself..

Thus, all the 9/11 research i've done is like a message in a bottle to my future self, so that there can be a deconstruction of the dark shadow government.

As to Bieber, you'll have to deport him, which will happen.

He needs to go home for some re-parenting. He's out of control with a 100 million $ in his pocket.



posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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“The owners of this country know the truth: It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”- George Carlin



posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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I have not watched television in 7 years... Ever so often when forced in a situation, I tend to notice the evolution of pushing the envelope.. the rating system now is convoluted. every single year or a couple of months I'm like .. Wtf? How is that news ? How is this going to make me a better man in anyway possible? What knowledge will this provide for my future or everyday life to succeed and be aware and vigilant. How these commercials are so over the top now ...just so Blatenley judgemental? It's a disaster.. but it's all because of the root to all evil ... Currency......

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