The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

21 December 2009

MSNBC Libtalker: 'Morning Joe' Team Takes Direction From WH


Schultz: WH Contacts Team 'Joe' Directly During Program!

For anyone wondering why an increasing number of conservatives now use the term "state-controlled media" (which originated with Rush Limbaugh) to refer to television networks and newspapers, here's one that drives the point home.

During his syndicated radio show Friday, libtalker and MSNBC host Ed Schultz relayed to listeners how he observed 'Morning Joe' Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski take feedback directly from the White House during their program last week.

Schultz appeared on Thursday's Morning Joe and directly challenged Obama's David Axelrod on the current version of the health care bill under consideration in Congress. Interestingly, this particular segment has since generated a great deal of attention elsewhere, given the defensive nature of the White House advisor and the supposed conflict between the far left and the administration:

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And here's what Ed told radio listeners the next day about the visit:

SCHULTZ (07:14): I just want to get things clear, it was not arranged for me to have a question for David Axelrod.

SCHULTZ (08:12): So Mika starts looking at her Blackberry and so does Scarborough and obviously the White House is texting them or emailing them or whatever and they didn't like the show. Because Arianna had been on there, I'm on there, Howard Dean had been on there and they wanted some balance.

Now think about that - here's the White House getting in contact with 'Morning Joe' because they're afraid there's too many lefties on the air! Now if that's not sensitivity at its highest level, I don't know what is! I told ya a few days ago they had rabbit ears! They don't like anything that's being said right now, they're getting beat up!

Is it really possible that the White House has a direct line to MSNBC's hosts, communicating with them during their live broadcasts? Now THAT'S state control!

And do MSNBC staffers actually carry out the administration's commands? In this case, they certainly made room on short notice for a lengthy segment featuring Axelrod, there to rebut comments made by Howard Dean and other recent guests.

Now, imagine if Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, or another non-"progressive" host had been caught taking orders from Bush during the program. When would we ever hear the end of that?

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  • DUH!!!!!!!! Go back a little while, during a show the White House e-mail the producers of "Morning Joe" when they incorrectly said something. Time to wake up!!! This has been going on for months!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:00  

  • I watch Morning JOe regularly, and have seen Mika look down at her Blackberry (or whatever) and allude to a message she just received from the White House. Joe then teases her about it...they're really not even trying to hide the relationship. Help!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:02  

  • All MSM is controlled by the White House and censors endlessly. This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor Rush from owning a football team, shut down Ron Paul and ban the book “America Deceived”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:02  

  • they are pretty open about it ... they talk about receiving comments from the white house all the time ... schulze probably doesn't watch it so e was surprised.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 16:07  

  • MESSNBC is the "PLACE FOR POLITICS" or more accurately - "THE CHICAGO WAY"

    I expect CHRI$ DODD to appear more often there, to stave off the very active movement.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:08  

  • When they first teamed together Mika was the liberal and Joe role-played the conservative. Today there's not a dime's worth of difference between them. Poser Joe Scarborough has been outed as a beard for 0zero's White House.

    By Anonymous Yephora, at 21 December, 2009 16:08  

  • I could sure use a flow chart of how communications work between the WH, MSNBC, TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States), the "journo list",CNN, SEIU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, and George Soros.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:09  

  • I like morning joe, most of the time my stomach gets upset. It's really hard to believe Mika can be so stupid. My left wing brother from NJ even thinks so. I'm not sure how Joe ( I guess because he's getting paid) stand listening to these left wing whack jobs all day long. They are just loons. We need people like Joe back in Congress for their fiscal discipline and responsibility. John Kachich comes to mind as well. We are getting spent into the ground! It's got to stop.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:12  

  • I guess now we know where MSNBC's audience comes from.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:13  

  • I'm shocked! C'mon, everybody knows the State Run Media helped elect our current Communist-n-Chief as President. And, they continue to shill and cover for him today. The Dems are all about power. Look at health care. They don't give a damn what the people say because they know any network with the letter "C" in it's name will give them cover and attack the Republicans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:13  

  • These folks are making Nixon look like an amateur paranoid.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:16  

  • Yeah, this has been going on for months. Mika first got all in a twitter because she got a message from the WH for Joe: "stop being such an a$$hole".
    She positively glowed.
    Anyone with a lick of sense was disgusted. At least I was.

    By Blogger X_LA_Native, at 21 December, 2009 16:17  

  • This doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Joe and Mika would certainly have White House staffers they routinely talk to for background information and so on. Why wouldn't those sources get in touch with them when they don't like the story they're putting out? As long as they're not changing their coverage as a result, I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:17  

  • I used to listen to Joe when he was in the House and thought him quite sharp. He still may be but he doesn't show it on the tube.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:19  

  • Why didn't the Right rail against the previous administration's collaboration or control of or by FOX. We should all be suspect of any such media control, but we are so polarized we can not or will not help each other. So it goes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:19  

  • Nothing new here as it is all about CONTROL with this WH. Just wait until they clamp down on FOX NEWS, Glenn Beck, and Rush......
    Heil-Hitler Obama "CHANGE" We Can't Believe In Or Trust...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:19  

  • Worst. Corrupt. Radical Leftist. President. Ever.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:20  

  • "Rick, I am Shocked, SHOCKED to see there is gambling going on in here. "

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:23  

  • scary

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:25  

  • Joe Scarborough is the classic sellout / shill who traded his quasi-Conservative House seat for the Big Payday. There is a high probability that he now earns a six-figure monthly income - and by his silence and deference throws The Republicans and the Conservatives under the bus.
    I would not be surprised if he eventually leaves the radical-Left MSNBC for more money at Al-Jazeera.

    By Anonymous Charles Gallup, at 21 December, 2009 16:28  

  • When I hear anti-Obama anything, I pay attention; he is a gut-wrenching piece of evil.

    However, if there is anything that makes me AS SICK as Obama, it is the notion that Ron Paul is the antidote! RON PAUL IS LIBERTARIAN POISON.

    At least Obama is OPENLY anti-American. Ron Paul (and his equally loopy son) are self-styled "uber-Americans" but are JUST AS DANGEROUS! RP is an anti-Semite who blames Israel. RP is anti-military. RP is anti-women. RP is anti-war. RP wants the gold stadard. RP is an abortion extremist who wants women bare-foot, pregnant, and silent!

    Being "pro" Ron Paul is JUST AS DANGEROUS as being "pro" Barack Obama. A POX on both their houses!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:28  

  • Surprised!?
    C'mon, gemme a break.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:31  

  • This isn't surprising. Mika is totally incapable of an original thought on any issue. Scarborough has brought himself down to her level. I try not to watch them since it is improper to find humor in the behavior of the handicapped.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:33  

  • I wasn't aware anyone even watched MSNBC.

    What a joke of a channel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:34  

  • The author even states it's "obvious" they are getting texts from the white house......

    Uh, that's far from factual.....

    I think they call that an assumption.....

    Republicans did the same when Cheney, I mean Bush, controlled the White House.

    Repubs just need to sit back and take their lumps for 8 years!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:35  

  • If Ed Schultz sez so, it must be so.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:36  

  • Mika, Joe, and NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie have all relayed messages received during a broadcast live on the air from the White House during "Morning Joe" broadcasts.

    This has been going on since October.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:40  

  • Once we take our country back, we need to change policy so that this NEVER happens again-the politicians running the media. I can't think of anything more dangerous for freedom except government controlling our health care.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 16:41  

  • The fact that anyone is surprised by the fact that Morning Joe is a propaganda machine for the Obama Administration and democrats is living in "Alice and Wonderland" world. Joe used to be a conservative, but now he is serving his liberal bosses so he can continue to get a nice paycheck. Mika has always been a liberal hack. Well, we all know neither one of them ever went to J school and it is reflected in their bias.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:41  

  • It seems a little odd that the WH would be concerned about what is said on MSNBC. They have to be aware that nobody watches that channel anyway.

    By Anonymous Eric, at 21 December, 2009 16:42  

  • Why do they dictate for the white house? So GE can get the billions in contracts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:46  

  • MSNBC's ratings are in the tank. Does anyone even watch 'Morning Joe?' It's an also-ran network...let the White House have MSNBC, no one's watching and no independent thinking person believes a word uttered on that commentary network. It's laughable...Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann might as well receive commission and royalty checks from the Obama/Reid/Pelosi fan club.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:47  

  • I thought NBC was GREEN. Do they need to have all those TVs playing constantly? And what's up with the camera operator? All that swaying around is making me dizzy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:49  

  • Along these lines - last week on at least one broadcast, the ABC network news went to break saying "World News Tonight - brought to you by the Dept. of Health and Human Services." This, as they prominently splashed the HHS logo on the screen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:50  

  • Glenn Beck has a telephone line directly to the White House. Why won't they call him?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:51  

  • House is this any different then George W's administration giving FOX news talking points?

    You consevatives are so funny sometimes. Someone called Obama "TOTUS". haha, you should go on tour with material like that! Bush used a teleprompter and couldn't even get through that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:51  

  • PMSNBC is not only taking direction from "THE BHO SHOW" but they are channeling TED KENNEDY and the "DO IT FOR TED" crowd.

    How did KennedyCare work out for MARY JO? www.FATBOY.CC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 16:52  

  • You are right, under the Bush Administration, the White House took its orders for Limbaugh and others.

    By Anonymous mikebank, at 21 December, 2009 16:59  

  • This is very silly - All Joe has done for the past month is kill the obamacare - watch the show he rips them apart

    However I'm not at all surprised that they take feedback as long as they don't take orders from the white house - which they clearly aren't

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:00  

  • For the moron that alluded to the government preventing Rush Limbaugh from owning an NFL team - you are not only a paranoid dope, but also do not understand basic free market principles. You see, in a free market we, the consumers, get to decide what we want to "consume" or watch on TV - you know, the box with the moving people in it. The players can also choose not to play for someone they wish not to associate themselves with (i.e. Rush Limbaugh - the guy who thought "Barrack the Magic Negro" wasn't racist and hate filled). Believe it or not the off the field problems of many of these individual players has way less of an affect on viewership than what the NFL owners feel Rush owning a team would have. He is polarizing - any simpleton can see that. And when you polarize you effectively turn off a large part of your audience.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:00  

  • I guess what makes this story so low profile is that no one watches MSNBC anyway.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:01  

  • The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise. As Margaret Thatcher said, the problem with Socialism(in this case Fascism) is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend. Have fun folks. You will get your just rewards.

    By Anonymous Jim Baker, at 21 December, 2009 17:02  

  • I'm confused. How is someone from the WH telling MB/JS that their show sucks or is unbalanced or whatever their opinion is... controlling their show?? Was the WH telling MB/JS what to say on the air?

    If not, then who's gives a crap?!?

    By Blogger Czarvoter, at 21 December, 2009 17:03  

  • They should share the stories while touching themselves while looking at a Photo of Obama

    By Blogger irondog, at 21 December, 2009 17:04  

  • You gotta lot of nerve calling it a state-controlled media after the 8 years of crap from Cheney and Bush, this is nothing but hypocrisy!!!!

    You're as much out of balance as Joe and FAUXNews.......

    I'd rather have what you call state-controlled media vs the fear-mongering from the Rabid Right.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:08  

  • The best day was when IMOS started his show on Fox Business. I would get so angry at Mika and send nasty messages out frustration. We joke about flipping over to their channel and then say, "hell no". They are pathetic pieces of humanity.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 17:09  

  • MSNBC has only hired rabid Bush haters and has been an arm of the DNC for quite some time. I suggested two years ago that they remame their chanel " AIR HEADS AMERICA"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:12  

  • I'm sure these messages are not coming from Obama's staff... they are coming from the teleprompter who runs the White House...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:15  

  • "House is this any different then George W's administration giving FOX news talking points?"

    Sigh, another day, another stupid liberal spewing lies. Can you morons EVER stop talking about Bush. In case you haven't noticed, he's not the president. And he most assuredly did NOT give talking points to Fox news. You libs are beyond parody.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:21  

  • So .... do not watch the show.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:21  

  • Morning Joe has not been hiding this, and I for one appreciate it. I'm not a fan of the Whitehouse, but I am a fan of Morning Joe and am glad the kibitz with the show.

    By Blogger fanofgrendel, at 21 December, 2009 17:29  

  • The only thing I can say about Nancy and Harry's gang of criminals is;the pump don't work cuz the vandals got the handles,Bob Dylan

    By Anonymous titboy, at 21 December, 2009 17:31  

  • Mika is a sock puppet... and she interrupts everyone on the show. She's a typical idiot liberal who thinks the show is all about her. I stopped watching that program late last spring, after their Obama stains were clouding up the camera lenses. I understand it's only gotten worse, and Joe Scarborough is a sad disappointment who shows what happens when you get in bed with liberal dogs in the media... you get fleas.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:34  

  • I doubt if the previous administrationa had anybody texting the fox news channel to keep their stories in line, it's kinda gay! i don't bother with cnn,msnbc et al anymore as they seem like infomercials for the "o" house.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:35  

  • We have seen the Republican leaders taking orders from Limbaugh and Hannity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:37  

  • If these commenters are taking WH emails/tweets in real time, then why have them there at all?
    Fire both Joe & Mika and apply their salaries toward the defecit.
    After all, if they each were paid
    1MM a year, and if the debt had no interest, their salaries would retire the debt in 121,050 years. Problem solved.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:38  

  • many many years ago we would get stoned in the morning. today, i watch morning joe. it's the same effect.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:39  

  • This is the most despicable crap I can imagine. This is not my government.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:43  

  • It is sad to see the media prostitute themselves this way. It would have been wrong if they did it for Bush -- not likely from what I see. And it is wrong both that they do it so readily, so predictably, so consistently for Obama. Further it is wrong for the administration to be out there manipulating the news. Especially when the parent company of the news organization is seeking government "green"contracts. Very very bad stuff. I have given up on the channel and look forward to the next elections. I hope the Republicans get their act together, stop being the party of K Street lobbyists and start being a genuine conservative party.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:46  

  • Yeah, you're right. Now let me go suck down some more FOX news...

    Who's suffering from Disingenuous Republican Outrage Syndrome (DROS)?

    By Anonymous J, at 21 December, 2009 17:50  

  • Hey, Joe Scarborough was my congressman.

    Maybe the MSNBC audience doen't know how he was forced out of office after a long string of lies, philandering, and a nasty divorce that makes Tiger Woods look like a saint.

    Seriously, what would you even expect, Joe relied heavily on the news media to "go easy" on him to keep his image intact.

    He's a lying crook and everyone in Florida's 1st Congressional district knows him for it.

    By Anonymous David, at 21 December, 2009 17:52  

  • Amazed that this many people seem to be aware of Joe and MSNBC.... I left that channel with Imus.

    Why is it even "news" that these guys take their orders from the BO White House?????

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:53  

  • HELLO? Do you righties not remember the big problem with Fox Noise getting their talking points from the BUSH White House? State controlled media, eh? If so, it's nothing new. Get a clue.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 17:54  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:00  

    THE Place for Propaganda

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:01  

  • Just remember, the State Run Media has paid for everything that Rush, Sean, Glen, and all the right wing blowhards have. Every stitch of clothing, every car, every limo, every airplane, every house, every servant, etc,etc. It's all a big scam on the room-temperature IQ people who adore these hucksters. These people think Fox is a not-for-profit charity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:06  

  • This is the most dangerous administration in History.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:06  

  • "Barack The Magic Negro" was a term coined by a BLACK L.A. Times columnist- you dumbarse liberal.

    LIBERALISM is a mental disorder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:07  

  • Paranoid twits.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:14  

  • Good grief....what in the world is going on in Liberal's brains...Granted, I am assuming they have a brain, but after the last 20 years, to still be a, I am just at a loss of words.

    Savage has been right all along, LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER.

    May the libs be the first to have their useless heads removed via sword.

    Every lib should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 18:14  

  • I have been watching that show, and seen Mika get a message from the WH and change what she had been saying. She admitted on air “I just got an email from the WH and they say……”. From then on she parroted whatever had been sent to her. It’s all a big joke, set up to get Obama’s propaganda out!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:16  

  • Well we could always go back to the days when the president didn't understand Morning Joe.

    By Blogger Chris, at 21 December, 2009 18:16  

  • While I take pride in being a conservative, I have been watching MJ for some time: it is the only MSNBC show I can stomach, yet I read from many other sources in order to get a broader perspective on national politics. For several months it appeared that JS and MB were at odds one another, not unlike like some husbands & wifes often become. However a few months ago, JS seemed to me, to take a more leftist stance and I remarked to a friend that "it was almost like both parties had gone to a marriage counselor" as they then seemed to agree with one another much much more. Agreeing on the Left, not the Right! Hmmmmm I do wonder...if it is all about following the dollars!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:21  

  • Mr. Maloney...thanks for the clarity in your article. This is; however, much bigger than this one show. Remember that GE owns NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo and The Weather Channel. All of these have been in the tank for Obama, the Healthcare Takeover and Cap and Trade. GE's interests are in wind farms, turbines for the wind farms, natural gas production for which they have major holdings, the change to electronic health records and the financing of the health care takeover. They had to have a crisis in both energy and healthcare to get this pushed through. To do this, GE used its media outlets to push both of these issues. Even with this, GE is only a bit player. By the way, The Weather Channel is on my boycott list.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 18:22  

  • they are all scum

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 18:24  

  • Blocked PMSNBC from my TV 2 months ago after it went 24hr Sarah Palin.....Life is good

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:30  

  • Since Morning Joe is a conservative show the point is? LOL

    By Blogger Ronnie Cosmic Ruff, at 21 December, 2009 18:31  

  • Gee the whitehouse talking points from Axlerod is given to State owned Pravda New ABC NBC CNN CBS and all
    the afiliated cable shows. you ever wonder why NBC CBS NBC CNN say the exact same thing is said with in minutes of each other. This IS not America any more this a play book from mother Russia and the communist hand book, Obama needs to be taken down . I have never seen a country taken over from a Fraud like Obama. when Obama breaks America with 35-40 unemployment where 70% of businesses are owned and run by this commy government, and the dollar worth nothing because of 12 trillion deficit next year, there will a military coup and a revolution to remove these communist. All this from an Jihadist President born in Kenya that never had a real job he is bought and paid for by the Terrorists Around the world who helped him with A billion dollar campaign or a jihadist Islamic Trojan horse . My Opion Obama needs to removed before he does he e was is paid to do job of destroying America, Pith forks and guns are going to take our DC if this Communist c--t succeds with his communists agenga. Impeach Obama now time for a change Send this illegal alien back to Kenya! I would want to be OBAMA REID PEELOSI NELSON, OR LANDRUIE their states will deal with these communist anti American scum! Tar and feather these thugs let the revolution begin. Every thing these Idiots do is un constutional, it's time for balls of steel remove the varmits from congress in 2010! Obama reminds me of a white hating Hitler and he has already started kids to tell on their parents who don't like Obama, through twitter get out the vote Obama corp, he already centralized the government with no private sector jobs. He is as much of a devil that Hitler was. He is on TV to point you want shoot the TV. We are living the end of the American dream. Obama will go down and this country will fight like hell to keep America as we know it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:43  

  • Mika is a polly parrot. She doesn't have an original thought. I'm surprised Mika and Joe don't have a tube of KY jelly on the desk so they take another one from obuma.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:43  

  • How much more can free Americans take?

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 18:45  

  • There seems to be widespread amnesia among Republicans. Remember when the Bush WH was feeding talking points directly to Fox News commentators?

    By Anonymous MemoryLoss, at 21 December, 2009 18:46  

  • Mika is the biggest ding bat, the only reason she got that job is her dad. They are all knuckleheads on the show, Joe sometimes carries the water for the WH. I guess someone has pictures. The reporter they have from the Washington Post is absolutely pathetic. Still lies about threats made during the campaign. He has zero proof.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:47  

  • god, are you people morons. don't you realize under bush there was a fax machine with daily talking points sent to sean hannity and gang at the Fox News Channel? sean would then espouse them unchallenged. he'd just read what was written for him. get a clue

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:50  

  • Hey folks... lots of complaints here about this, but you fail to do one important thing... STOP WATCHING! I don't watch MSNBC, and I can care less if Obama has a direct link to his closed-circuit news organizations.

    Fox is just as bad. Fox News were talking about Global Warming and Green Job yesterday. They do as they are told and they say what they are told. All of them. If any of you think Hannity is a patriot should contact me and buy some property I have to sell.

    The problems in America and across the world has absolutely nothing to do with Obama. It's the people who put these people in power and then complain on Monday mornings about the guy they voted for.

    Now you guys are on Palin, who quit her gov't rank to go on a book tour. America is no different than Rome. The split killed Rome, and it's the same Dem/Rep garbage that will bring down America.

    And if you haven't noticed, America is pretty much spent. It's over. No one will recognize America in 2010. And I think this whole thing is hysterical. Self-implosion voted for by the people.

    You voted for this folks! Now take your medicine. And stop complaining about the media, and then turning around and patronizing them. If you didn't watch in the first place, you wouldn't have this problem. You idiots!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 18:57  

  • That "Mika" chick is f*cking annoying. I don't care who her father is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:00  

  • It happens all the time. A few weeks ago Joe mentioned about a heated debate going on in the senate finance committee, she chimes in "it was not a heated debate",Joe said "sorry" she chimes back and points to her crackberry and SAYS " that was the whitehouse"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:03  

  • Bippey boppey mean like when bush was in the white house and he cheney INSISTED that all TV channels be turned to Fox News or nothing at all. And when ever bush wanted a push in the news he called all the right wing nutso screaming meamies to the whitehouse to get their stores straight. again it is ok for the repubicans dimwites to regular the news but if it even hinted that the dems make suggestions the republicans run around scream and mess their pants. And how in blue blazed would any democrat get Joe the original GOP'er say anything in favor of democrats. So isn't funny.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 19:16  

  • Hey all, for a guy born in Kenya, ya have to be impressed with the level of BS this commi-basterd has gotten away with.

    Couple that with the mentally-deranged liberals in this country that bend down to suck his balz a bit, I am both amazed and shocked and the level of ignorance that has enveloped the US of A.

    To call yourself a democrat and/or liberal in this day - you are either dumb as a rock or you pine for the days of Marx.

    Either way, the US should not be wiped out be the liberal panty-wastes. The day of revolution is coming. The day that a liberal hides in their closet is coming. The country will NOT go down at your liberal, leftist hands. We will come for you before that day, and you will either repent or pay the ultimate price.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:18  

  • Leave it to the Drudge Sludge to ignore the Bush/Fox "news" relationship that actually dictated the news but have a meltdown about a text message. The party of "no" is also the party of hypocrisy and selective memory.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:21  

  • Daily I tape MSNBC "Morning Joe". For a while I thought them fairer than any other show not on Fox. After hearing this, I will not only stop taping, but will never watch again.
    What happened to your moral compass Joe? Did you need some money for your Bilateral Blepharoplasty while you were out a few weeks ago? Oh, by the way, your eyes do look a little more open than they did. Now, ta ta!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:23  

  • what's MSNBC?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:24  

  • Obama is trying to serve 2 terms as President of the United States. After that, he is trying to set things up so he can be leader of the World. In other words, if he weakens the USA, then he can come up with a World Goverment. A New World Order.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:27  

  • Wake up people!!! The Left/Right paradigm has you enslaved. There is a lot more of us than them. Screw MSNBC...Screw Fox...How about thinking for yourself. Send a message to Congress and vote them all out!! They work for us!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:29  

  • If you watch Morning Joe for anything other than to have fantasies about Mika cougaring ya, you are an idiot. Joe is a NeoCon (what the Democrats used to be) and everybody else is at least a socialist.

    Just wait until the what I learned segment and you can get a good look at Mikas legs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:33  

  • This stuff has been going on for a long time, but you'll always have "denyers" out there who will refuse to admit that the mainstream media is liberal biased. Even though they know it's true, they'll never admit it because they can't cast themselves as "oppressed liberals" unless they pretend the liberal media bias isn't there. They also can't defend and promote their socialist agenda unless they make themselves out to be the "victim of conservative capitalism". And they do that by controlling the news media with "defensive liberal news", while falsely claiming that conservatism is really in control.

    Kinda like showing up at an auction with a semi trailer full of cash, but claiming that you only have $5 bucks on you to spend.

    It's deception and fraud at it's worst, and it's used by liberals to advance their agenda every chance they get!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:33  

  • MSNBC is the Pravda of the United States of Socialist America.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 19:41  

  • Drudge sludge,is that the opposite of the Huff-puffs,...I find it amusing how liberals find the need to call names like school never attack the message, it's always an attack on the messenger.Like sweet Sarah, you people are so frightened of her ,you go after her children and the fact she isn't Urban elite like you think you,piss in your hat

    By Blogger irondog, at 21 December, 2009 19:53  

  • The attempts to discredit the left and the media are getting more shrill and paranoid. Luckily, most right wing nutjobs will buy anything---no matter how ridiculous or depraved---put out by Fox, Drudge or Rush.

    By Anonymous The Professor, at 21 December, 2009 20:06  

  • Margaret earned my vote for the lefty, dumbarse of the post. What failed US school system allowed you to graduate high school back in the day? It is fools such as yourself that have left me beathless for the last year...but NO MORE....

    Maragaret - you are a certified FOOL!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 20:16  

  • Based off reading Margaret's little hissy-fit, I would be willing to say she never passed 8th grade - based off of her use of the ENGLISH language. What a tool.

    Then again, Margaret from the left, why are any of us surprised at your utter stupidity.

    You are an arse clown to the 10th degree. Fool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 20:20  

  • the PROFESSOR can join the list of left fruit-balls on the post.

    What kind of dumb mother F****** are you?

    Seriously, how can you be so damn stupid, dude.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 20:26  

  • Every morning show from cnn to msnbc to fox is nothing more than just entertainment. Most of you clowns are taking all this crap way to seriously. However, you have to say, Mika is pretty easy to look at.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 20:30  

  • Why are people surprised? Mika is the daughter of zbigniew brzezinski who is an adviser to obama and was to Carter as well. Is there any doubt that they will play favorites and issue orders?

    By Anonymous boomy, at 21 December, 2009 20:45  

  • This is definitely not surprising. A powerful government entity obviously needs to have willing hands in the business of information. Remember "damage control" several years ago? It has evolved with technology. Information is a plentiful and powerful commodity, and it has been that way forever. Power, money, and control are always found together. Presentation pays tha billz and in this case there was a goofup, aka headline.

    By Anonymous Bonanza Jackson, at 21 December, 2009 20:54  

  • Seig Heil mein furrer, obambo be thy name

    By Blogger jacknichols5, at 21 December, 2009 20:54  

  • Scarborough's become a useful idiot for the left; even on his radio show, he's constantly pimping out the hapless NBC nitwits, never challenging the fraud and lies spewed by the Marxist scum.

    Probably Stockholm Syndrome.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 21:11  

  • This is like the WWE booth crew during a wrestling show with Vince McMahon or someone in the back telling them what to do. Of course he WWE booth crew are professionals and can still think ontheir feet for themselves if they ahve to. Doubt MSNBC's hack brigade could manage that without White House training wheels.... Think Soviet era pilots who were ground controlled.

    By Anonymous David Powell, at 21 December, 2009 21:19  

  • MemoryLoss said... "There seems to be widespread amnesia among Republicans. Remember when the Bush WH was feeding talking points directly to Fox News commentators?"


    Well, then, case closed.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 21:19  

  • Hey. OhBummer and the OhBummer Wrecking Crew are working on putting a chip and a spark-gap power supply in everyone. Say the wrong thing, ask the wrong questions, and BIZZZZZAPPP! You're toast!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 21:35  

  • I too saw the show on Thursday and even recorded it because Ed was never allowed to get his answer from Axelrod. If you watch the tape you even see Mika make a hand gesture quieting Ed! I am a strong conservative but watch the show regularly to see what the other side is saying to justify my beliefs on conservatism! Mika does look at her Blackberry and they do often comment about having a link to the White House - that is exactly why I will stay a conservative. Matter of fact after this debacle with Health Care I will never support a Democrat as long as I live. I believe in Americans not a Party but Dems believe there is no America without a Democratic Party. It is not what is best for Americans rather what is best for the democratic Party! Sorry Dems but America will get it right one day and you will be out of power soon enough! I hope that day is Christmas Eve as some of the greatest miracles happen at Christmas and it will just be one more thing to celebrate as a conservative American when that happens! Long Live America!

    By Anonymous Ed Williams, at 21 December, 2009 21:45  

  • This is just ANOTHER, "Whitehouse Owned Media Outlet" ABC, CBS
    and Jeffrey Immelt's NBC-NewObamaControl.
    This IS the Whitehouse controlling the airwaves AND Freedom of Speech.
    Mostly, they are issuing their orders to their "Lemmings & Bootlickers that remain In Tow and in Awe"

    Because Obama admires the likes of Chavez-who just took away the people's media outlet, and controls
    "what is said and what is seen"....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 21:46  

  • I love it... the righties remind everyone that "bush isn't president anymore" in order to evade blame for the 8 years of idiocy that got us here. Tell that to the various clones who blamed Clinton for everything all through the Bush regime.
    I am not aligned with the left but you righties are total freaks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 21:51  

  • So many negative comments out there. I am afraid it might affect their viewers. All 8 of them.

    By Anonymous Watched it One Time, at 21 December, 2009 21:51  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 22:11  

  • And Fox News, Beck and Rush didn't have a direct access to the Bush White House !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like the Right crying foul again for the other side playing the same game they played with the Bush administration.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 22:14  

  • Brian: Rush Limbaugh coined the term "state controlled media".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 22:17  

  • I voted for Joe in '94 and in later elections, and I happen to have went to high school with him. (He graduated in '81, I graduated in '82 with his ex-wife who was our class valedictorian.)

    I am so disappointed in him now. Obviously,he's not the same conservative guy I voted for way back then.

    You're a traitor, Joe, and not only for bailing out mid-term for your constituents in Northwest Florida. Such a shame you've become a blind follower, and have fallen for the razzle dazzle of this administration which you would have pilloried 16 years ago. It's far worse than Clinton's administration back then. But I guess DC got to you, maybe certain other partners of the Pensacola law firm you may still work for got to you, but I now hang my head in shame at the mention of your name. Did you not even question being a conduit for the Obama White House's propaganda?

    Thanks for nothing, Joe, while the rest of us see the republic our ancestors fought to preserve go down as just another Euro-style socialist nanny state in the world.

    CHS Class of '82,

    Dori (Simon) Lipscomb

    By Blogger Madam Queen, at 21 December, 2009 22:22  

  • 3 points:

    1. Look at who Mika's father is, people.

    2. It is positively 1984ish to see the "Big Brother" screen as Axelrod talks.

    3. Maybe those real patriots on the right AND the left can join forces.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 22:28  

  • Just a suggestion:
    Let all liberals have either the eastern or western half of the U.S. (their choice). All of them waiting for handouts, not working, illegals, wanting ever-higher taxes and socialists have to stay on that side, with their own totally separate government.
    On the other side will be only conservatives who believe in work, self-supporting themselves and their families, very low tax rates and fiscal responsibility.
    Would that make everyone happy?
    Liberals would have to tax "the rich" from among their own ranks, for which they would obviously vote unanimously.
    Businesses could decide which part of the country would be friendlier to their needs.
    Unemployment, health care and other issues could be worked out separately.
    Let's see how that works out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 22:30  

  • I think that it is wrong for the WH to be contacting news people like this, and it's wrong for any new people to listen to them. It's also wrong for the president to waste time on this stuff, but every president does it.

    HOWEVER... i think it a bit silly for Mr Limbaugh, Hannity, etc to act like Mr Bush did not influence the media, express displeasure, etc, or that conservatives somehow are 'resistant to the state'. None of them were resistant when Colin Powell threw the towel over the picture of Guernica and told us Iraq was going to spray Anthrax on us.

    Back in 2002, conservatives called people who disagreed with the government 'traitors', Im thinking of you Mr Hannity. It's simply hypocritical to pretend one 'side' has a monopoly on resistance to state power.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 23:19  

  • Lets not forget ACORN trying to DeFox
    and DeBeck America. Are there any people out there that doubt what Obama has planned for America, I sure
    don't have any doubts, we are headed for Stalinist like communism with
    Barry calling the shots.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 23:21  

  • It takes a lot more to be POTUS than a well tailored suit, a fully loaded teleprompter, and a staff comprised of Chicago political thugs/hacks. This is a totally inexperienced, unqualified administration. God help us!!!
    And a big thank you to all the space cadets who thought being President did not require a complete resume. Lately Morning Joe show hosts and guests have made critical observations of the President - messages from the White House rush in fast and furious - interesting to see how this all plays out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 23:22  

  • Pardon the all-caps, but:


    If you've been at all connected to any radio or television show, you know that the folks listening-- be they "average, ordinary listeners" or megalomaniacal White House assholes-- can pick up the phone and use the "hot line" and "appear" on the show or just tell the host that he's wrong or right.


    Ed Schulz it being a nitwit (or he's playing you all for nitwits).

    Wake up.

    By Blogger Brian McKim and/or Traci Skene, at 21 December, 2009 23:24  

  • Well we know how much B.O. hates to hear anything negetive about him or his "policies". What better thing than to have his Chicago Thugs clean the air waves for him.
    That is why B.O. Stinks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 23:50  

  • So, the card carrying Communist has his mindless minions text Joe but, they tickle Matthews leg and I don't even want to know what they do for Maddow.

    The MSM has and is committing TREASON!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 21 December, 2009 23:55  

  • the term "state controlled media" originated with limpbaugh? you are a total liar.

    By Anonymous truthdude, at 21 December, 2009 23:58  

  • The following was my email to the show prior to the election when they were discussing the "apparent" conflict of interest with Gwen Ifill moderating a presidential debate and having a book about Obama coming out around election time.

    I was wondering if someone could clarify what Ms. Brzezinski meant when she said, "In this age of journalism, it is not about WHO is objective and WHO has what opinion...You know what?...everyone has an opinion. WE'RE SMART ENOUGH TO HAVE OPINIONS...THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. The question is 'can we be fair?' - Gwen Ifill can."

    Who is included in Ms. Brzezinski's "smart" group capable of forming an opinion? Is it the Obama media sycophants with tingling sensations running up their legs? Is there an admissions test for it? Does it include the show's technicians, hairdressers, etc.? I certainly won't begrudge Mika her opinions, but her statement reflects and even appears to embrace the "media elite" stereotype. I hate to burst your bubble, Mika, but when folks out in the real world refer to "media elites", it is done with derision. Media groupthink (especially MSNBC branding) is just as adept at forming insular opinions as any of us out in the real world.

    I'm still waiting for an answer...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 December, 2009 23:59  

  • From what I have heard, Obama is an honest, brilliant, charismatic, thoughtful president. Yet every lib's excuse for him is bush did it. Economy is tanking? Well bush did it. Hidden backroom deals? Well bush did it. Silence opposition? yeah bush did it. Supposedly the worst, most evil, dumbest, speech impeded monkey that ever held office. Ok so at best he is no worse than bush. Good call!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 22 December, 2009 00:03  

  • It was probably written in the stimulus 'bailout' (read: takeover) of General Electric that the Obama administration gets to keep in direct contact with MSNBC. The government owns them similarly like they do General Motors. Seems like a reasonable assumption based on what we know, and it's not like MSNBC is gonna report what went on there during and after the takeover.

    By Anonymous A 1-In-100 Blogger, at 22 December, 2009 00:04  

  • Isn't Scarborough a former Republican congressman? Also, who the hell cares if the show is a mouthpiece for the White House? Do you people not watch the morning show hosted by a former beauty queen and two male dweebs on Fox News which was the mouthpiece for the White House for eight years? The hypocrisy displayed of people on both sides of the aisle in the political world is absolutely stunning.

    By Blogger Man from the Chair, at 22 December, 2009 00:06  

  • Oh wait, the comments on this blog are "moderated for content." I was wondering why every single comment was Republican slanted, now I get it.

    Any blog that has comments moderated should be taken off the internet because they are worth nothing. The author is basically saying, "Hey here is my opinion, but I will only show yours if you agree with me so I look smart."

    By Blogger Man from the Chair, at 22 December, 2009 00:09  

  • Oh Innuendo and conspiracy, what else do you have to give the right an orgasm?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 00:25  

  • Heil Obama!! Heil Obama!!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 22 December, 2009 00:35  

  • Mika is sexy. That is all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 01:10  

  • And how is this shocking?

    They may as well fire the anchors and put Robert Gibbs behind the desk, complete with a blue-tooth earpiece connected directly to Axelrod's Blackberry.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 02:03  

  • OLD

    The media has been taking matching order from every administration since Reagan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 02:10  

  • are press releases "state control"? get with the times. this is a ridiculous article.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 02:45  

  • This is all about limiting Free Speech.

    By Anonymous Internet Marketing Chicago, at 22 December, 2009 03:40  

  • I took those two Village Idiots, Joe and Mika, off my TIVO almost a year ago. I can't stand to watch them and their far leftist nutwad guests before breakfast. It makes me retch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 04:35  

  • To those who keep insisting that the Bush WH took orders from Rush/Sean: Please! If he did the country would have been much better off. He went off the deep end late in his 2nd term and was spending money like a drunken sailor. Rush and Sean both took him to task regularly. Rush even said on air that he was "tired of carrying the water for the Republican Party!"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 05:21  

  • This reminds me of the South Park satire of Glen Beck where Cartman asks insiduous questions that have no basis in fact and then hides behind - I'm just asking questions. Did the White House contact MSNBC? Funny.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 05:59  

  • Amazing! You all assume it's the White House and off ya go to jumping to conclusions. Just like the Iraq War..Right Wingers believe everything email and every new political gossip. Look to the truth chuckle heads..not gossip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 06:42  



    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 22 December, 2009 07:08  

  • If you listened to what Ed actually said then you'd realize he's not talking about the White House "controlling" Morning Joe, but rather them being upset that progressives, including Ed himself, were criticizing them. He calls the White House sensitive to the fact that they're being beat up by the people they assumed would be on their side.

    It's not surprising that Axelrod would contact Joe and Mika, nor that MSNBC would make room for him on the show. When one of the topWH advisers contacts your morning show and offers to debate, on air, with your guests, you do not deny them that opportunity. Why? Not because you have to listen to the WH, but because it'll garner ratings and attention.

    For all of you who criticize MSNBC for being "in the bag" for the WH, why would they let the guy they're supposed to be propping up be torn apart by a critic on their network? Use some cognitive skills, people, and abandon your paranoid conspiracy theories.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 07:12  

  • A FREE press is what we need. After listening to MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX NEWS I have come to the conclusion that only FOX NEWS even attempts to report both sides of the issues. The others appear to be bought and paid for by the LIBERAL ELITE who plan on destroying our nation.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 07:19  

  • lol so many angry drudge peeps here :)

    as some stated, they've been pretty open about the relationship but still, Joe has been the most receptive of Ron Paul and by far the nicest host for him. That, I like about Joe :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 07:24  

  • Morning Joe? Who he? That the guy, used to hang out behind the bus terminal Friday night, blowin' lunch?

    MSNBC? Isn't that the new venereal disease one can contract in the streets of London ever since the UK confiscated firearms from its serfs, except for those in the hands of terrorists, in exchange for license to fornicate in the streets and vomit beer in Picadilly Circus?

    Why waste a moment on TV news in general, let alone outright propaganda blatted by improbably-named telepoodles?

    Aren't the lies, inanities, and misleadings precisely why many of us turned off TV news years, if not decades, ago? Isn't also why citizens today increasingly shun the TV propagandists and embrace Talk Radio and the Internet?

    Hasn't it been long and well known that Steffy, serpenthead, forehead, and the ballerina chat it up every morning in order to set the day's agenda for the State Controlled Media?

    What else do they do on the phone? Share make-up tips?

    Would you invite them or their media puppets into your home?

    Then why let them use a powerful visual media to turn your brain to leftist concrete - all mixed up and set?

    Radio and the Internet are not 'the new media'. Talk Radio and the Internet are the only media.

    TV news has devolved to the level of Cold War 'Radio Albania', a gang of smug dissemblers who keep those who would still be gulled in comfortable somnolence.

    TV news is a cesspool of statist apologies, lies, and propaganda.

    Who needs it?

    Junk it.

    Paul Vincent Zecchino
    Manasoviet Key, Florida
    22 December, 2009

    By Anonymous paul vincent zecchino, at 22 December, 2009 07:43  

  • Dumb ass,they were not talking about people who were against Bush as being traitors,who cares if you were,It's the scum Code Pink that attacked our troops they called fecal freak

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 07:50  

  • For all those who still don't get it... Conservatives are not wealthy, corporate execs. We're normal WORKING folks that are against giving our money away to people who won't work! I am amazed at how nieve you are that once the golden egg laying goose named capitalism is dead, EVERYBODY loses. Go ahaead and drink your koolaid now...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 07:54  

  • I really didn'tthink this many people watched the program. Every time I sample the program I'm disappointed as to the balance.

    By Blogger texasgoat, at 22 December, 2009 07:59  

  • And Faux Conservative Joe Scarborough knows about it and promotes otherwise his show would suck more than it does.

    By Blogger AceOS, at 22 December, 2009 08:02  

  • Who watches this crap anyway?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:09  

  • NO, I DON'T remember when Bush was feeding talking points to Fox. Remind me with factual examples, dates, persons, subject matter. In other words, PROVE IT rather than just spout it!! You sound like someone just trying to justify obama and his highly unconstitutional tactics and Pravda methods by blaming REPUBS of the same thing. CHEAP SHOT! Typical liberal lame brain lies. The dem party has no business operating in America. They hate America, they worship the enemy in the White House -- who of course hates America above all else. Naive, stupid voters, with great assistance from a criminal press, elected this non-citizen, islamic terrorist into the White House. HAPPY NOW? Enjoying the CHANGE?!?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:09  

  • Who watches this crap anyway?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:10  

  • Went to this link provided earlier:

    There sure were a lot of comments from the left about how this type of behavior was so very wrong. But it's somehow ok with them now?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:17  

  • MSNBC schilling for the left - FOX schilling for the right ... honest journalism died the day the media companies realized there was no longer money in it. This roman circus makes money. Turn off your TV, or stop complaining.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:52  

  • "Anonymous" is saying GWB had influence over the media?
    Was Bush, then, a flipping MASOCHIST? The MSM despised the poor man and raked him over the proverbial coals hourly!
    This Morning Joe program is a joke which I briedly catch as I do a little channel fly-by and immediately get so repulsed I can't hit that channel changer fast enough. What the hell happened to Joe Scarborough? He used to be a decent man....has he been thoroughly tainted by the Lefties he is hanging out with over there. Turned into a wuss. He looks so self satisfied which, if he has any conservative values left, is insane. I remember when the guy had some fire in his belly.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 08:53  

  • 4 WORDS......Imus in the Morning

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 09:00  

  • Double standards prevail,Protesting against Bush is fine, protesting against Stupid-bama is racism...Raising ones voice at a town hall is inciting to riot,disrupting a convention is just being heard, or civil filth on the Left be warned;we are going to take a page from your play book next year.

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 09:06  

  • Is mindless allegiance to the state so intoxicating that give up their self-identity and self respect? Apparently so.

    At least the Soviet media had an excuse. They had no choice. The American media is shameful in that they choose to be mindless drones of the democrat party. I cannot imagine being a lapdog for a particular political party and pretend to call myself a journalist or reporter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 09:08  

  • Anus in the morning?is that what Barney Frank likes?

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 09:08  

  • This sound's like it was an idea taken from Glenn Beck who has a phone with a direct line to the WH so they can call him and give immediate feedback for those segments it constantly refers to in the press conferences as "wrong" or "factually challenged". As it turns out the WH doesn't correct any of those "factually challenged" points, because they aren't untrue. Only MSNBC requires correction and it's an admitted mouth piece of the socialist progressive movement of the WH. Go figure.

    By Blogger Peter Four, at 22 December, 2009 10:11  

  • It makes one wonder the purpose of NBC Management for their continuous Left-Wing philosophy.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 22 December, 2009 10:28  

  • The MSM are like chickens,The WH sprinkles feed on the ground and they gobble it up and poop it out.The thing about Fox,if true,(I have my doubts)then they are more guilty because REAL Americans depend on that station for the truth.I get made at them for kissing Obama's ass.There are lots of things they leave out, like Feinstein funneling money to her husbands co.

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 10:48  

  • I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor and it was unharmed,that is my dream.My nightmare......My psychic vision;Harry Reid will be a pole dancer in Vegas soon.

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 11:25  

  • Naked

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 11:26  

  • Perhaps Obama is being drawn and quartered in the 'government-controlled' media because in dfact the reverse is true. The neo-conservatives and zionists (christians and jews alike) control the media and they are dissatisfied with this administrations ambiguous support of Israel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 13:47  

  • All Media is controlled by Jews,BUT,they kiss Obama's mocha colored,this argument holds no water.It doesn't bother me one bit if they control the Media,I just wish they did a better job.

    By Blogger irondog, at 22 December, 2009 14:37  

  • mostly stupid news @ bull crap

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 14:52  

  • This is the most asinine post ever. Hello? Fox News actually READ the exact press releases from the White House during Shrub's terms.

    Come on, this is a joke, right?

    Scott McClellan even ADMITTED they sent Fox the talking points.

    You guys are funny over here.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 15:54  

  • Press freedom index of 2009:

    The situation has improved since Bush..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 December, 2009 20:54  

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