Tag Archives: MSNBC

Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Thursday’s Curse Edition)

From our Another Day, Another Dolor desk Once again the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight is a total mismatch because the Boston Herald’s Press Party just can’t wait until Friday to deliver its weekly insights. Last month the Wayne’s World webcast … Continue reading

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Let The Wild Obamacare Rumpus Begin!

The air war over Obamacare has officially begun, with TV spots pro and con popping up all over the place. Via Monday’s MSNBC First Read: The fight to define health care’s  implementation: After the Supreme Court upheld the health-care law … Continue reading

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Shootout At The YouTube Corral

The gun nuts (both divisions) are at it again with dueling TV spots that exist in entirely parallel universes. From TPM: NRA Returns To Message Calling Obama’s Plans Elitist In High-Capacity Magazine Ad Forget the softer tone. The National Rifle … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Early Money Is Like, Yeesh! Edition)

The dog days of August have taken on a whole new meaning this election year. Political ad spending (a.k.a. attack advertising) has already reached Brobdingnagian levels usually reserved for the waning days of a campaign. From MSNBC’s First Read: Last … Continue reading

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Editors’ Note o’ the Day (Ryan Holiday Victory Edition)

From yesterday’s New York Times: Editors’ Note An article on April 19 about how to buy a record turntable quoted Ryan Holiday of New Orleans The reporter reached Mr. Holiday through a Web site that connects reporters to sources on … Continue reading

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Call It NBCNoose.com

This week NBC/Universal/Comcast/Whatever converted its msnbc.com website to NBCNews.com, the better to distinguish its ideologically driven Lean Forward MSNBC brand from its traditionally oriented Lean Backward NBC News brand. Problem is, it’s gonna lean on you. From the Nieman Journalism Lab: For NBCNews.com, a new website comes … Continue reading

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Mitt Zigs, Scott Zags On Obamacare

If Mitt Romney (R-Jet Ski) and Scott Brown (R-Brewski) want their campaign messages to be in step, they’re doing a pretty poor job of keeping off one another’s toes. Start with Romney gunsel Eric-a-Sketch Fehrnstrom’s Monday comment on MSNBC (via … Continue reading

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When A Nation Forgets Its Own Idioms . . .

. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Is A Drudgebag

From our Two Different Worlds desk: MSNBC dweeb Chris Hayes set off a spitstorm when he made these comments (via Drudge) on his weekend cable show (video here): CHRIS HAYES: Thinking today and observing Memorial Day, that’ll be happening tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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Scott Brown (Hearts) Barack Obama

Sen. Scott Brown (R-It’s Not Girly to Shoot Underhand) has a new Radio Report that grabs onto Barack Obama like a liferaft. From MSNBC’s First Read: Scott Brown cites pride in ‘standing with President Obama’ in ad Massachusetts Sen. Scott … Continue reading

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