BSNBC Slips Into Panic Mode

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Poor little Obama TV Network facing ratings collapse.

    Ex-MSNBC employee David Shuster described his former network a "mouthpiece for the [Obama] administration" in a National Journal article looking at the cable network's very real ratings crisis. The left-wing Schuster says, "When you're too predictably a mouthpiece for the administration and you cast your lot with the president's performance, there's a risk."

    Other than hitching their wagon to a president who is currently upside down on job approval in almost every recent poll, to explain the ratings decline, Shuster also pointed to the superior production values at Fox News and the "high-brow nature" of the third (and sometimes fourth)-place networks primetime lineup.

    The production values argument doesn't make much sense. MSNBC is a very well-produced network, much better produced than CNN, a network that is currently cleaning MSNBC's clock. As far as the "high-brow" MSNBC primetime lineup (Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Lawrence O'Donnell, etc.) that doesn't explain the network's overall fall in ratings throughout the day.

    MSNBC's problem is that it is nothing more than liberal talk radio with pictures. This is a news network that breaks almost no news. It's all left-wing analysis and happy talk for liberals who want to be reassured they are right. With all the real news that has been breaking this year, people want information and know they have to turn the channel to get it.

    It would not surprise me, however, to see MSNBC only compound its ratings problem with its base in the wake of the NSA leak stories. MSNBC has almost uniformly stood steadfast with Obama, taking his and the government's side, on the snooping and the hypocritical dishonestly of it all.

    This is not sitting well with some leftists.What some on the left are likely realizing is that MSNBC is not a left-wing network, it is, as Shuster points out, an extension of the Obama administration.
  2. jem


    I changed the post... but I will put it back...

    see quote below.
  3. pspr


    Who? I don't know these people. If I accidentally tune into BSNBC I just see a bunch of bobbing heads on the screen and immediately know this isn't something I want to watch or listen to.
  4. Lucrum


    I waste about as much time watching BSNBC as I do watching commercials.

    Whoever invented the remote should be given a Nobel Prize.
  5. JamesL


    Chris Hayes is the female version of Maddow.
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Air America 2.0
  7. They need to bring back Ed Schultz and Keith Olbermann asap.MSNBC needs to understand libs don't want to watch preppy boys like chris hayes and ezri kline
  8. I would call MSNBC many things but "highbrow" isn't one of them.

    Their idea of highbrow is Chris Matthews insulting people from the safety of a studio.

    Their stock in trade is sneering. Arguing actual facts or ideas is beneath tthem.
  9. Biologically speaking, they are both hermaphrodites. :)
  10. pspr


    Creatures I personally would keep a safe distance from. :cool:
    #10     Jul 12, 2013