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MSNBC: Trolls Under a Bridge

Posted on | January 19, 2014 | 5 Comments

Let’s start with this: I don’t give a damn about Chris Christie. Didn’t give a damn about him before “BridgeGate,” and don’t give a damn about him now. Nevertheless, influential people in the Acela Corridor feel otherwise, and the attempt by the liberal media to take down a Republican is always newsworthy, whether or not the Republican is anybody I give a damn about. And Jennifer Rubin — who predictably has a fangirl crush on her Acela Republican pinup idol — devastates the media’s takedown effort on Governor Fat Boy:

The bridge scandal started out as a test for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). Now it has become a test for the media. MSNBC, which long ago stopped being a news outlet in the sense of going out to find facts and is largely indistinguishable from Democratic Party talking points, has been going 24/7 since the bridge story broke. No surprise. But then Saturday MSNBC decided to throw even the pretense of journalism overboard.

Read the whole thing, which is interesting even if you wouldn’t vote for Chris Christie under any imaginable circumstance. As bad as he is, at least he’s not a liar from Hoboken.

Ali Akbar makes the case that bloggers have had an impact here:

While big media is busy obsessing over the supposed bridge scandal with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a moderate Republican, they’re getting backlash from their viewers. So instead of 100 articles about “bridgegate,” there are now 50 articles about “bridgegate” and 51 articles of the media examining its own coverage of “bridgegate.” It’s definitional insanity! In every single poll, the public is telling the media to move on from this story. The public is so disinterested in the story,that even in this hyper-partisan climate, no one’s opinion of the Governor has changed. But the Sunday shows couldn’t get away from it all. . . .

Read the whole thing.



5 Responses to “MSNBC: Trolls Under a Bridge”

  1. Lightwave
    January 19th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    It’s interesting that the single person at MSNBC that is pushing back against at network’s partisan stupidity is Joe Scarborough, who I dare say most of us wouldn’t piss on if he was on fire.

  2. Rob Crawford
    January 19th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    Do I piss gasoline? If so, then I’d piss on Scarborough if he were on fire.

    From a safe distance, naturally.

  3. Adjoran
    January 20th, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    It’s just another nail in media credibility when they pursue this story with the energy they could never find for Fast & Furious, or the IRS, or Benghazi.

    For New Jersey Democrats it is the first real chance to damage Christie, who has been right in their faces since first elected. Some are even talking impeachment (they still control both houses of the legislature).

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