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MSM buries Rangel story and avoids the subject

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Liberal MSM coverage of the Rangle ethics findings is avoided this morning
on MSNBC's morning Joe. Rep. Elija Cummings was on in the 7-8 am hour.
Cummings who is a prominent CBC member and MSNBC decided the line of discussion
was best spent discussing how bad GOP leadership was at "leading" due to the
White House rescheduling a White House visit with Obama, until Nov 30th.
Perennial socialist moonbat Mika Brzezinski stated, "It's an insult to the American people". Apparently
she takes changes to the White House schedule very seriously. Discussion about Charlie Rangel? Zero.

Google news has the story 14 down on Google requiring a 3/4 scroll down the
page and barely beating out "Google Voice gets going on iPhone" and "New Glee
Star Darren Criss Celebrates at Harry Potter Premier". MSNBC had it halfway
down with some video this morning.

Washington Post doesn't have the Rangle story at all on their Front page but has it
as in the "More headlines" page, buried with the story "Melissa Bean concedes in Illinois 8th"
The NY Times has the story on page A24
burried at the very end of section A.

Were this a Republican - front pages everywhere would tout how corrupt and unethical they are.


Not that we needed more evidence, but just throw this on the mile high pile of biased coverage by
the MSM, and let's move on.
 

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Liberal MSM coverage of the Rangle ethics findings is avoided this morning
on MSNBC's morning Joe. Rep. Elija Cummings was on in the 7-8 am hour.
Cummings who is a prominent CBC member and MSNBC decided the line of discussion
was best spent discussing how bad GOP leadership was at "leading" due to the
White House rescheduling a White House visit with Obama, until Nov 30th.
Perennial socialist moonbat Mika Brzezinski stated, "It's an insult to the American people". Apparently
she takes changes to the White House schedule very seriously. Discussion about Charlie Rangel? Zero.

Google news has the story 14 down on Google requiring a 3/4 scroll down the
page and barely beating out "Google Voice gets going on iPhone" and "New Glee
Star Darren Criss Celebrates at Harry Potter Premier". MSNBC had it halfway
down with some video this morning.

Washington Post doesn't have the Rangle story at all on their Front page but has it
as in the "More headlines" page, buried with the story "Melissa Bean concedes in Illinois 8th"
The NY Times has the story on page A24
burried at the very end of section A.

Were this a Republican - front pages everywhere would tout how corrupt and unethical they are.


Not that we needed more evidence, but just throw this on the mile high pile of biased coverage by
the MSM, and let's move on.

that's funny, i read all about it yesterday, breaking news on msn.
 

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Liberal MSM coverage of the Rangle ethics findings is avoided this morning
on MSNBC's morning Joe. Rep. Elija Cummings was on in the 7-8 am hour.
Cummings who is a prominent CBC member and MSNBC decided the line of discussion
was best spent discussing how bad GOP leadership was at "leading" due to the
White House rescheduling a White House visit with Obama, until Nov 30th.
Perennial socialist moonbat Mika Brzezinski stated, "It's an insult to the American people". Apparently
she takes changes to the White House schedule very seriously. Discussion about Charlie Rangel? Zero.

Google news has the story 14 down on Google requiring a 3/4 scroll down the
page and barely beating out "Google Voice gets going on iPhone" and "New Glee
Star Darren Criss Celebrates at Harry Potter Premier". MSNBC had it halfway
down with some video this morning.

Washington Post doesn't have the Rangle story at all on their Front page but has it
as in the "More headlines" page, buried with the story "Melissa Bean concedes in Illinois 8th"
The NY Times has the story on page A24
burried at the very end of section A.

Were this a Republican - front pages everywhere would tout how corrupt and unethical they are.


Not that we needed more evidence, but just throw this on the mile high pile of biased coverage by
the MSM, and let's move on.

So in other words, nearly every company is reporting on it, just not in the highly biased "democrats are ruining the country" type of way that you enjoy and need.

Thanks for the update.
 

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slight side note... GOOGLE corrupt republicans, then GOOGLE corrupt democrats. Compare the number of results.

My guess is that the lefties will say this is an indication that the GOP is way more corrupt than the Dems, while the righties will say it's evidence of the liberal bias in the media.

As always, the truth probably lies somewhere in between... assuming you're actually interested in the truth.
 

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slight side note... GOOGLE corrupt republicans, then GOOGLE corrupt democrats. Compare the number of results.

My guess is that the lefties will say this is an indication that the GOP is way more corrupt than the Dems, while the righties will say it's evidence of the liberal bias in the media.

As always, the truth probably lies somewhere in between... assuming you're actually interested in the truth.

Why rely on what anyone says. Would you expected any two groups to have the exact number of left handers? Bald folks? Those with cancer? Blonds? The premise that there would be exactly the same at any given time is flawed. That never happens.
 

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As the OP stated, if this were a Republican, there'd be a three-hour special on it tonight on CNN and MSNBC, and the NY Times would release an "extra". Instead, it's a blurb tucked away in the gardening section.
 
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Anyone want to compare this coverage to Foley, Sanford, Lott, or Scooter?

Networks Allow a Scant Four Minutes For Rangel Conviction, Devote 120 Minutes to Royal Wedding
By Scott Whitlock | November 17, 2010 | 12:59

EXCERPT

NBC's Today featured the most reporting on the British engagement, 41 minutes of coverage on Wednesday. Yet, the morning show discussed Rangel's misdeeds for only one minute and 45 seconds. Good Morning America was even worse. Just 12 seconds on the New York politician's failure to pay taxes and report income, but 31 minutes for the fashion, style and location of a wedding that won't take place until 2011.

The Early Show did slightly better on the Congressman: 38 seconds for Rangel, but 35 minutes for Prince William. The breakdown of just the morning shows is 42 to 1. (108 minutes for the wedding and two and a half for Rangel.)

Networks Allow a Scant Four Minutes For Rangel Conviction, Devote 120 Minutes to Royal Wedding | NewsBusters.org

And it didn't get any better for the evening news shows either... The most it was 1 minute and 15 seconds, and the worse was 23 seconds.
 

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Anyone want to compare this coverage to Foley, Sanford, Lott, or Scooter?



Networks Allow a Scant Four Minutes For Rangel Conviction, Devote 120 Minutes to Royal Wedding | NewsBusters.org

And it didn't get any better for the evening news shows either... The most it was 1 minute and 15 seconds, and the worse was 23 seconds.

Ok, so again, they all reported on it but they didn't sit there and analyze it for an hour and that makes you upset? It's not ther job to repeat the news for a few hours straight. They gave you the news and moved on to something else. He was found guilty. There's only so many ways to say it. Sit in front of a camera and play news broadcaster for a second and see how long you can repeat "Rangel was convicted today" before you even bore yourself.

If no one would have even acted like it happened I would understand where your coming from, but to get butthurt over the fact that celebrity type news got more attention than an ongoing political scandal hardly seems like something that you should be that shocked at.
 

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please. does anyone think for one second that if Rangel was a Republican he (and his protector, mamma Pelosi) would be getting this softball treatment :roll:
 
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Here's the overall response from our liberal friends....


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please. does anyone think for one second that if Rangel was a Republican he (and his protector, mamma Pelosi) would be getting this softball treatment :roll:

Getting this softball treatment? He was convicted. If Pelosi is protecting him she's doing a terrible job.

I think no matter how much it gets covered, some conservatives will complain it's not enough, and I think if this were a Republican, if this were covered the exact same amount, we would have threads on here saying "I can't believe they're covering it this much, if it we're a democrat we wouldn't even know about it".

It doesn't matter what happens, how it's treated, if justice is served, there will always, ALWAYS be threads from people that are all butthurt about something. I'd say less then 10% are things that actually matter or are really any product of media bias or are actually worthy of being complained about. I laugh my ass off when some big story hits the news about a democrat. I know the fun has just begun. I tune into Rush and Hannity and listen to their retarded conclusions. They parrot an AP article or a news agency article, then complain about how it's being hidden and nobody is reporting on it while completely ignoring the article they just read. Then they're sheep flood the message boards repeating the lines nonstop, even to the point where they start actual threads complaining how even though everyone is covering it, it should be the number one story every where you go and there should be little kids handing out newspapers on every corner while screaming "extra extra read all about it, Rangel finally convicted". And even then they would find something else to complain about.
 

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Yes, because the idea that the mainstream media hasn't reported this is easily disproven.

Also, since when is Google News "mainstream media?" They're an automated feed from dozens of sources. I don't think there's even a human being involved in the process.
 

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Rangel is nothing but a leftwing gangster. He fits in perfectly with the Obama administration. Convicted on 11 counts by the subcommittee. He's an arrogant SOB.
 

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please. does anyone think for one second that if Rangel was a Republican he (and his protector, mamma Pelosi) would be getting this softball treatment :roll:

Yep, I do. Only you would see it as harsher. The bais here is in the viewer.
 

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Yep, I do. Only you would see it as harsher. The bais here is in the viewer.

It's an awfully quiet story. Even you have to admit that.

If it were a Republican, it would have been HUGELY overplayed before the election, and carried on until Christmas.

This is the perfect example of why Fox News is so important to offset the liberal bias of the rest of the news media.
 
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It's an awfully quiet story. Even you have to admit that.

If it were a Republican, it would have been HUGELY overplayed before the election, and carried on until Christmas.

This is the perfect example of why Fox News is so important to offset the liberal bias of the rest of the news media.

Quiet? I see it everywhere, from to NYT to CNN to Fox to MSNBC to the WP. Define quiet? Do you mean not overly harsh, biased, partisan? In that case, quiet might be the word, but confirms what I say about the bais of the viewer.
 

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Quiet? I see it everywhere, from to NYT to CNN to Fox to MSNBC to the WP. Define quiet? Do you mean not overly harsh, biased, partisan? In that case, quiet might be the word, but confirms what I say about the bais of the viewer.

...and if it were Eric Cantor or Mitch McConnell, would it be covered like this?
 

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Speaking of burying stories any one heard anything about Tom Delay's trail lately?
 
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...and if it were Eric Cantor or Mitch McConnell, would it be covered like this?

Of course. By the news. Not by political entertainers, but why should we be listening to them anyway?
 

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Of course. By the news. Not by political entertainers, but why should we be listening to them anyway?

A governer in South Carolina had an affair, and it was wall-to-wall coverage for several days. Rangel is found guilty on 11 accounts, and its a passing blurb in the days news.
 
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A governer in South Carolina had an affair, and it was wall-to-wall coverage for several days. Rangel is found guilty on 11 accounts, and its a passing blurb in the days news.

That's an affair, different. Anyone having an affair makes good copy. So much more to work with. Human drama. And something talking heads can really play with.

And remember, you see it because you see things that way. Your bias draws your attention and skews reality for you. it was liklley no more than what Rangel is getting now, which is pretty much wall to wall.
 
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