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  •  This is part of why I tell my MSNBC-loving (4+ / 0-)
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    LieparDestin, unfangus, semiot, UnionMade

    friend that MSNBC really doesn't matter in the scheme of things.

    He often wonders aloud "how does MSNBC 'get away with it?'" I tell him "because Comcast knows that nobody watches it except libruls, so they're not educating anybody...they're just tapping a unique advertising opportunity". The fact that Comcast limits distribution of its own network is further proof that they know exactly what they're doing.

    If anything, MSNBC is bad for the progressive and liberal causes, because it lulls people like him into thinking that somebody's speaking for us and somebody else is listening. Not true. We're on our own here. Comcast certainly does have an interest in promoting rightwing status quo, from a tax-cut point of view, from an executive-compensation point of view, from an anti-competitive point of view, and from an FCC point of view.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:24:05 AM PST

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    •  Yep (2+ / 0-)
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      blue in NC, NoMoreLies
      MSNBC is bad for the progressive and liberal causes
      Who is no longer @ MSNBC is a far better representation of liberals than the people who are still there, with the exception of Maddow.

      I think its a horrible idea to make Ed Schultz the face of 'liberals'.

      "These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals" -BoA/HBGary/CoC

      by LieparDestin on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:38:37 AM PST

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      •  Maddow sold out long ago (2+ / 0-)
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        LieparDestin, blue in NC

        Her show is nearly as worthless as the rest of the garbage on MSNBC. Shame, as I used to look forward to it when it was paired with Countdown. Now every show on MSNBC has basically turned into a variant of Hardball.

        I will not touch Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid - Barack Obama

        by sloopydrew on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 10:44:34 PM PST

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