“I am not going to do a show where I have to pretend most of the politicians in Washington are honorable gentlemen.”
In the following video Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, explains why he just left MSNBC to return to his internet show after being offered more money and a smaller role. To paraphrase, Cenk’s explanation is basically, “Management wouldn’t let me tell the truth.” Cenk had just beat FOX News and destroyed CNN in the ratings after grilling politicians and accurately reporting about the Obama Administration.
This would not be the first time MSNBC has removed a host for opposing authority while dominating the ratings. When Phil Donahue’s MSNBC show, Donahue, was cancelled in 2003, “he was actually attracting more viewers than any other show on MSNBC.” Said Donahue “We were the only antiwar voice that had a show, and that, I think, made them very nervous. I mean, from the top down, they were just terrified.”
On Wednesday, June 16, MSNBC plans to air its documentary "Rise of the New Right" in an apparent attempt to demonize the views of the Tea Party, the liberty movement, and those who believe in the constitution and who oppose an expansive central government.
In msnbc's latest Hardball documentary, "Rise of the New Right," Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the recent surge of anger on the political right, particularly the outpouring of support for the Tea Party, which helped secure Rand Paul’s victory in Kentucky.
The growing fear among citizens of losing their rights and freedoms has created a political backlash toward the US government and manifested itself in violent rhetoric and anti-government groups who want to "take their country back." Hardball host Chris Matthews asks the questions: Who are the people on the New Right? What do they want? And how do they intend to get it?
It'll be interesting to see where exactly MSNBC will take this documentary, but I think we can all use our imaginations.
Over at my personal blog, I've posted a poll surveying others' cable news viewing habits. Since my graduate thesis is on the broadcast fairness doctrine, I thought I'd do some very unscientific research.
To view and/or participate in the poll, click here. Thanks.
Yeah, you read that header right. Plain and simple, right during broadcasting hours, Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC states about the Fed:
We are getting closer to fully exposing the greatest con and cover up in the history of this country. It involves our banks, the Federal Reserve, our Congress and, of course, you and me. First, though, think of the Fed as the godfather in this con.
Oh, but Ratigan goes even further; you have to check out the video below and share it with someone who may not yet be convinced of the public ponzi-scheme that is the bailouts, cheap money, inflation, and the accursed Federal Reserve.
Mainstream media is powerful -- the commoner starts with them. When they actually do something right, make sure to leverage it. Spread the word, the masses are waking...
ED SCHULTZ: What evidence do you have, congressman, and why do you believe that Al-Qaida would be less aggressive to kill Americans if we weren’t doing international intervention and going and fighting them on their soil and going after them?
RON PAUL: Well, they didn’t exist till we got over there. We helped create them. As a matter of fact, our CIA helped radicalize the Madrasah schools because we were allies with them when we were trying to fight the Soviets and put them out of Afghanistan. So yes, we helped initiate that because they understood our argument. “Hey look, these communists are bad people and they’re invading your country, they want to take over.”
Theory: Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that climate change is something that happens naturally and can't be stopped (i.e. natural forest fires, volcano's etc.). The fear, it seems, is that what we are doing (pollution-wise) is throwing the ecosystem out of balance or speeding up the inevitable. If the latter is true, is it possible we are giving humanity's environmental impact a little too much credit? Not that we don't affect this planet, but hasn't nature proven to be more of a force than the "permanence" of humans?
I love this article by MSNBC. It's a weak attempt by big government-loving Democrats to attack Ron Paul's efforts to destroy the Federal Reserve. They describe his legislative history as being a principled failure, and act as though his strong stance against big government, fiat currency, and wasteful spending is a bad idea. I think this demonstrates how much the mainstream media fears such efforts and wants them to fail. They have every reason to fear Ron Paul's rising popularity, however, because their unprincipled way of doing things is coming to an end.