Obama’s Coattails Are Anchor Chains


Karma is a bitch:

Wolff: MSNBC loses election

Is a vote against a political party also a vote against the network that supports it?

The Democrats’ sinking fortunes have been pretty accurately charted in the declining ratings at MSNBC, the party’s house network, which culminated, on election night, in a 22% fall from the last midterm election in the all-important 25-to-54 age group.

MSNBC’s problem is almost exactly the same as the Democrats’ problem: It built its future around a vivid and dramatic hero who, unfortunately, turned out to be both opaque and conflict averse. MSNBC now has a lineup of ever-righteous and often sulky defenders of President Barack Obama, who seem, not just to conservatives but to many liberals, too, bizarrely tone deaf and lost in time.

This is just the sort of bad zeitgeist bet that can so often happen in television programming.

The network, seeking to imitate Fox’s success in building a loyal audience of politically motivated viewers, first managed to boost its low ratings by aligning itself with the widespread anti-Bush feeling. Then, thinking it had hit something of a jackpot with the Obama election, it became the voice of Obama’s anticipated remaking of the nation.

Fox News, despite it’s reputation and openly conservative leanings, is basically a news network. MSNBC gave up all pretense of being a news network and tied themselves to Barack Obama and the Democrats. They tried to be the Anti-Fox, but instead they became the opposite of the caricature “Faux News” that exists only in the minds of Leftists.

What were they thinking? When the crowds stopped cheering for Obama it was inevitable that his cheerleaders would be out of a job.

This couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of douchebags. Seriously – Al Sharpton? Ronan Farrow? Chris Matthews? Those guys actually make Keith Olberman look good by comparison.

If your line-up consists of laughingstocks, you better be a comedy network.

Ah, schadenfreude. The sweet taste of bitter tears.

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33 Responses to Obama’s Coattails Are Anchor Chains

  1. The Klown says:

    • HELENK3 says:

      how about that she is acting as an unelected president and is not in the best interest of this country?

    • Constance says:

      I’m getting to the point where I wish we could go back to all straight, white, male politicians so we could bitch about politics without playing race and gender politics. I am an old time feminist and I think Valerie Jarrett does nothing but politics and has no idea how to run a country. She also apparently feels Obama is King of the world and should worry about world citizens and doesn’t give a rats ass about USA citizens and in fact feels contempt for us. And she likes to hang with the privileged and has no idea how real Americans live.

  2. HELENK3 says:


    US Vets sue big banks for facilitating Iranian terrorism.
    do not know how far it will go , but I am glad they are doing this

  3. John Denney says:

    Scroll down to the brief post, “Legitimacy”


    Then there’s another a little further down about the shadow government, those unelected that have major influence.

  4. The Klown says:

  5. 1539days says:

    The MSNBC story is endlessly entertaining to me, but this is the short(ish) version.

    When NBC ran CNBC, they were looking for content to fill the hours when the markets were closed. They did this by airing talk radio style shows on TV and took callers. This was the comeback of Phil Donahue and the resurrection of Charles Grodin. This did so well that NBC started a new cable channel called America’s Talking.

    AT was run by a talk radio producer by the name of Roger Ailes. Ailes gave shows to Steve Doocey, Chris Matthews, John Gibson and others. They were different formats and took calls. When AT managed to make it into about 85% of homes, NBC figured out they could end America’s Talking and put a news channel in its place, getting around CNN’s unofficial blockade. While Ailes said he could run a news network, NBC said no and let him go.

    Fox News picked up Ailes. Doocey came to Fox, Matthews and Gibson stayed at what became MSNBC. The early years of MSNBC were focused on new technology (flat screens! the internet!) but still had NBC’s regular bias. Soledad O’Brien hosted a show about the internet for months. In the early 2000’s, MSNBC tried to ape FNC’s format with what they thought were “Conservative” hosts (“Scarborough Country” and nutcase Michael Savage).

    That was all dissolved about a decade ago with Keith Olbermann’s first special comment and Phil Griffin’s idiotic assumption that liberals were not getting enough bias in the regular media. When Air America folded, they picked up a number of the hosts with no ratings, like Maddow and Ed Schultz. NBC barely acknowledges it and has put it under their entertainment division.

  6. The Klown says:

    I ❤ Megyn Kelly:

    Megyn Kelly drops an F bomb:

  7. The Klown says:

    After watching this video I finally understand my attraction to Taylor Swift. I can’t resist skinny psycho bitches.

  8. The Klown says:

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