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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    No you did not read that wrong, here is the article, Journalism! MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About Justin Bieber | Techdirt

    I have no idea what to say about this beside the stander anti-news rage. So I will ask what was your reaction to this?
    It is a private company that runs MSNBC, they can do whatever they want.

    And they thought that Bieber would bring in more viewers then the Congresswoman...they are probably right.

    It is an unfortunate situation...but I have no problem with what they did.

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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Your opinion is noted and slightly inaccurate, she is no longer a Congresswoman, she retired Feb 2011.
    Well Pete, if you think some entertainer's DUI and drag race is more important than coverage of the NSA, perhaps that says a lot about the standards you demand out of the news media. There is hardly an excuse mentioning the kid's name, let alone breaking coverage throughout the day to ensure us that we know: 1) he was arrested then on the next development: 2) that he arrived at court .....then yet another cut to let us know 3) that he posted bail. This isn't OJ Simpson's Bronco we're talking about here, it's not an important elected official, it's a drunk-drive situation of a pop singer.

    Heck, 43 minutes ago, CNN thought this was important enough to let me know that Justin Bieber's BAC was below .08%. Out of all the stuff in the world right now, I get buzzed message about his minor consumption issue on my phone.
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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I wonder if the people who subscribe to Comcast realize they are subsidizing this trash.
    They don't care --- I've hated Comcast for years because their cable service is insanely expensive, their internet service horrid (well, the last few years have been okay but before that a nightmare) and where I am, DSL is not an option (23k feet from the Central Office) and Verizon FiOS is not yet available. But even if they all knew - they couldn't care less probably.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Whatever, I have a wife and daughter who are Jewish. Mitchell and Harman are both Jewish as well.


    So I'm going to guess that you eat some Latkes or potato pancakes once in a while.

    I am going to make some soon. Talking about them has made me remember how good they are.

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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I was just kidding. I don't even own a TV and I know who Bieber is but I certainly don't care.
    Dang, Speckle? No TV? Holy smokes! I might have an old 378,048 inch LED TV up in my attic. You're welcome to it!

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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    One reason I quit watching TV news is because they care more about Justin Bieber type stories than the NSA spying on us. Back in 2005, Fox spent more time on Natalee Halloway than the Iraq War. As I recall, Jessie Ventura called Sean Hannity out on that fact once and Allan "Don't call me Sherlock" Holmes pulled Sean's ass out of the fire buy calling Jessie out on his Trutherism.

    That was actually good TV. It showed me who the real brains was behind Hannity and Colmes.

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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Well, I agree with you, but Mitchell implied she would get back to Jane Harman. Why do you think Andrea Mitchell had Harman on her show? To compare potato latke recipes? lol
    Their is more to it.

    1. This was a interview about the NSA surveillance (Very important)

    2. They interrupted a Congresswoman (Important government person who is probably a very busy person)

    3. They did not bring us any News (The life and times of (Insert celebrity name here) does not count as news)

    As the article said "Apparently, making sure they cover Bieber's bond hearing live is more important than discussing the US government surveilling every American illegally." With a Congresswoman
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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Your opinion is noted and slightly inaccurate, she is no longer a Congresswoman, she retired Feb 2011.
    But at the Time she was.
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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    No you did not read that wrong, here is the article, Journalism! MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About Justin Bieber | Techdirt

    I have no idea what to say about this beside the stander anti-news rage. So I will ask what was your reaction to this?
    I do not get why political commentators are talking him or that foot player.Last I checked their job is to talk political stuff, not comment on what athletes,musicians and other celebs did unless it was somehow related to politics. Is Bieber politically active,did he comment on 2nd amendment rights, did he say something about abortion, did say something about the president,war in Afghanistan, go to North Korea, or anything else politically related? If not then let TMZ and other bull**** moron news cover Bieber.
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    Re: MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About J.

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    It is a private company that runs MSNBC, they can do whatever they want.

    And they thought that Bieber would bring in more viewers then the Congresswoman...they are probably right.

    It is an unfortunate situation...but I have no problem with what they did.
    Then They should not call them self a news agency.
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