Joe Scarborough is standing by MSNBC’s decision to air this clip of a Romney-Ryan campaign rally and his dubious claim that the crowd chants, “Ryan, Ryan” – Romney can’t even get his own crowds behind him. Via Twitter, he said we can “expect to see the tape again on Monday.” That’s after he warned that he would “take note of those who link to the lie.” The lie being, I think, that MSNBC improperly edited or interpreted the clip. The error I see is this. As is evident from the clip —
Comments: At what point in the last few years, did Joe Scarborough go completely nuts? He seems to have remained nuts, too. Back in the days of the debates between Scarborough and Wexford, Joe seemed to be a normal, rational conservative Republican.
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Fiesta del sol, 10/1/2012 5:46:02 AM (No. 8901405)
OP, I think the answer is Sarah Palin. To belong to the cool kids club in the media, you couldn't just dislike Palin, you had to take part in her total destruction. Look at who Scarborough has on his show, Nicole Wallace, Steve Schmidt,Mark Halperin and John Heileman. It wsn't enough to disagree with Palin, every time her name came up, they literally sneered at her and how dare she even have an opinion.
Before that, the show was 'watchable'. It seemed sort of fair, but it's insufferable now. It's all, 'bash Romney/Republicans' all the time.
The phrase, 'lie down with dogs, get up with fleas' comes to mind. Same thing with Brian Williams. MSNBC is Hotel California.
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mary Ellen, 10/1/2012 5:49:16 AM (No. 8901406)
Joe "when I was in Congress" Scarborough is a legend in his own mind.
He pulled his video off a blog site that had doctored the video by including subtitles that read Ryan. When you hear Romney and read Ryan, your visual brain overrides the audio brain. Its known are the McGurk effect and was demonstrated when a person who had been at the event called the Blaze. The hosts closed their eyes and heard Romney, Romney, Romney. With their eyes open, they hear Ryan, Ryan, Ryan. Joe will be hung with the hoax if he doesn't close his eyes while watching the tape.
scarborough is a self-righteous-degenerate-punk who earns his 13 pieces of silver by selling his "soul" to messnbc daily. I have to wonder if he still lives in Pensacola, FL. As Glenn Beck said this morning. "if you get your news from NBC, you are a fool"! 'nuff said.
The British art collector who was photographed choking his celebrity chef wife Nigella Lawson apparently is threatening to commit suicide in a desperate bid to win her back. Charles Saatchi warned in texts and phone calls that he would take his own life and begged Lawson to call him, according to London’s The Mail on Sunday. Friends of Lawson’s told the paper that Saatchi appears to have become unhinged since their split. “Charles has been texting and phoning Nigella endlessly,” one source said. “One minute he’s pleading, the next bullying. Her silence has been driving him crazy.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., confirmed that he regards Obamacare as a bridge to a single-payer health care plan, contrary to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ assurances that the law would never lead to such a program. “This is not a trick. This is not single-payer,” Sebelius told NPR in 2009 in response to Mitt Romney’s claim that the proposed bill was a “Trojan horse” for single-payer health care. NPR’s Steve Inskeep pressed for more clarity. “Can you say flat out it’s just never going to be single-payer health insurance and we’re going to try to write it
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Former Sen. Rick Santorum, after speaking at forum for religious conservatives in Iowa, said he’s not thinking much about 2016 yet. “I’m just engaged in the fray,” he said. I asked him about his gut feeling when people mention 2016 to him – whether it’s more “oh, yeah,” or “oh, no.” He said, “Oh.” However, he added that he’s taking the early steps needed to keep his options open. “If you’re going to have a decision to make, you’ve got to do some things in preparation for that decision. And so we’re certainly doing those things,” he said.
This sort of thing isn’t kosher, whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat incumbent doing it: The Tennessee State Museum has postponed a big exhibit featuring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander after questions raised by NewsChannel 5 Investigates. The taxpayer-supported museum had been working with Alexander’s campaign on an exhibit that would travel across the state — while the senator was running for re-election. After NewsChannel 5 Investigates requested e-mails from the state museum, officials abruptly postponed the exhibit until after next year’s election.
So videos emerged late Friday night of Rob Ford, still the mayor of Toronto, embarrassing himself but not in the way you´re expecting, unfortunately. Ford was caught wandering the streets of Canada´s biggest city alone, perhaps a little tipsy during a street festival. Two videos showing Ford interacting with his constituents during Toronto´s Taste of Danforth Street festival was uploaded to Youtube Friday night. In the video above, Ford plainly states his desire to party with a group of young people getting their pictures taken with the mayor. In the other video, below, Ford insists
In April I wrote about why Americans should be wary of Maryland’s Democratic chief executive with big plans for the White House. At the time I noted how under his administration taxes and fees had been raised 37 times and how he pushed for a gas tax and environmental regulations costing businesses and nonprofits thousands more per year in the most recent General Assembly session. Last weekend in Milwaukee at a National Governors Association Meeting he came closer to announcing a presidential bid, telling reporters that “By the end of this year I think we’re on course
When they weren’t figuratively screwing investors, the folks at Madoff Securities were literally screwing each other, bombshell court documents revealed yesterday. Ponzi fiend Bernie Madoff was personally enmeshed in a workplace “love triangle” and presided over a sexual cesspool where key staffers ripped off victims and each other’s clothes with equal abandon, according to the shocking Manhattan federal court filing. The behavior at Club Bernie was so inflammatory, that it’s the feds who are asking that jurors be barred from hearing details when Madoff’s former secretary and four other staffers face trial in the record $64 billion rip-off.
On August 15, 2012, at 10:46 a.m.—one year ago this week—Floyd Lee Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He was carrying a backpack that contained 15 Chick-fil-A -sandwiches, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, and 100 rounds of ammunition. Corkins has since pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing for the crimes he proceeded to commit. He’s set to spend decades in a prison cell and fade into obscurity. But Leo Johnson deserves to be remembered for his heroism that day. The building manager for the Family Research Council was manning the front desk
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Well, that was quick. Just three days after it began, the debate about what we do at the movies has reached its nadir. A quick catch-up: On Monday, tech guy Hunter Walk wrote a blog post saying that movie theaters should offer screenings with brighter lighting and WiFi, where people who want to can tweet and text and do all kinds of other "second screen experience" things. Many people found this proposal appalling. Or, if not appalling, certainly a little depressing. Then this morning, another tech guy, writer and self-described entrepreneur Anil Dash, wrote a smug, scolding piece
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,
Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.
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