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In the clip below, an obnoxious MSNBC guest host harrasses the chairman of GOProud for being a gay man who identifies as a conservative Republican.
This is a particularly egregious example of the way MSNBC approaches broadcasting: a giggling liberal assured of his own moral superiority makes reductionist arguments about his opponent’s position while completely avoiding gigantic frontiers of substantive debate.
The GOProud chairman takes the bait a few times but otherwise does an excellent job exposing the host as a condescending, closed-minded prick who did not bother to conduct even cursory research of his guest or the organization he represents. (Watch the exchange at about 2:10.)
Rachel Maddow strikes again.Â Even if MSNBC’s viewership dropped to three people plus Rachel Maddow’s DVR’ing of herself, it would still bother me that anyone spouts this racially divisive garbage.
The crux of her argument is that conservative politicians (and of course now Fox News)Â create a fear of minorities among stupid, racistÂ white people who are evidently so prevalent in this country as to create a powerful political base.Â She asserts that this group of stupid white racistsÂ have been tricked into believingÂ that civil rights are a zero sum equation, and that whites lose civil rights when equal treatment is given to minorities.
Of course she does not seem to grasp the irony of her argument.Â “You must hate and fear the conservative racists who are using the politics of hatred and fear to manipulate the people!”.Â Right.Â In any case this glimpse into the dark abyss of racial propaganda is arguably worth watching for educational purposes.
This retarded tautology neatly encapsulates MSNBC’s incapacity for critical thinking (or even self-awareness):
Researchers have discovered that the brain saves energy by predicting what it is likely to see. According to scientists in the Department of Psychology at the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany, the visual cortex does not simply react to visual stimuli but proactively predicts what it is likely to see in any given context – for example, within familiar environments such as your house or office.
Have you noticed that Keith Olbermann a) never, ever, has anybody on his show who disagrees with him substantively; and b) nobody on Fox News or talk radio will even mention him by name?
Well, Keith finally encountered somebody who will engage him. It is ordinary people: tea partiers, amateur YouTubers and bloggers.
And so far this is going very, very badly for Keith.
Via Olbermann Watch.
Remember Keith Olbermann?
He was the one-time must-see anti-Bush ranter who helped rescue MSNBC (yes, it’s still on at night) from even worse oblivion years ago.
Well, quietly last month while no one was looking, hardly anyone was watching Keith Olbermann anymore.
We did a deeper dive into Keith’s viewership:
H/T Matthew G.
UPDATE: I screwed up. Not even Keith Olbermann watches Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Watch Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman fumble through their own paranoid imaginations for anything to signal racism.
The Sultan of Smug and Howard Fineman discuss the implications of a Brown win in the Massachusetts Senate race. Olbermann wants so badly to proclaim racism from the solar-paneled rooftops of his progressive fantasy world, but all that he and Fineman are able to come up with is “pick-up trucks are racist” or something.
Ed Morrissey has more.