Must watch: Dem candidates raise money on air at MSNBC

posted at 5:32 pm on November 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

Wait, didn’t Rachel Maddow assure us on Friday that, unlike those mercenary wingnuts at Fox News who let Republican guests pitch donation URLs on the air, MSNBC is “not a political operation”? Six full minutes of fact-checkin’ fun here via Johnny Dollar, who not only spent hours piecing this lowlight reel together but has an accompanying post delving further into the hypocrisy. Somehow, Hannity and Palin raising money for conservatives is qualitatively different from Ed Schultz and Harold Ford doing the same for liberals. Which, I guess, is true: When Hannity and Palin push their side, they’re playing politics, whereas when Schultz and Ford push theirs, they’re making news. Please do take time to read his post and watch the clip; I promise, you’ll enjoy every minute.

As for the return of the modern-day Murrow to his perch atop Serious Newsman Mountain, this is simply too good not to be true:

“Keith is furious about the way this has all been handled and insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells me. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.”…

“Keith clearly won this battle. Not only has he got the bosses to say sorry, but he’s also got the company to review its ethic rules,” a friend of Keith’s tells me. “You watch — his rating on Tuesday when he returns will be bigger than ever, giving him even more power at MSNBC.”

Jeff Bercovici at Forbes declares that this cements Olby’s status as the most powerful man at MSNBC, the thought of which seems to have Ace feeling depressed but which makes me perfectly happy. Remember, this is a guy whose buffoonery is such that even some JournoListers are left cringing at it. MSNBC’s hyperpartisan election night coverage was straight out of the Olby playbook, and predictably so alienating to everyone except far-left liberals that more than one TV critic acknowledged with teeth gnashed that Fox’s coverage was more balanced. Why wouldn’t you want him in charge? They should make him program director and give him extra airtime so that he doesn’t have to pare down his lists of who’s worse than Al Qaeda due to time constraints. And besides, as I said on Friday, his suspension was stupid to begin with. All’s well that ends well!


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DO as I say and not as I do! It’s the democrats moto!

milwife88 on November 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Must? must meaning “have to” or must meaning “can’t miss?”

these are the things that the peeps wanna know.

ted c on November 8, 2010 at 5:36 PM

You watch — his rating on Tuesday when he returns will be bigger than ever,…

What? If they double that means 10 people will watch? (And, they’re in a waiting room somewhere and can’t change the channel.)

Dingbat63 on November 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Will Comcast have any problems comparing free speech and low ratings? Did everyone know that Fox not only beat all the cable channels but all of the big three networks on Tueday?

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I may watch Mr. Olbermann’s return to see if he mentions the surprising people who came to his defense.

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM

We are a news operation.

Fart!

Abby Adams on November 8, 2010 at 5:39 PM

It is a nice video.

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I just cannot watch a six minute plus clip of MadCow as I am fresh out of eye-bleach.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Mathews:

“But this was for Democrats. And that makes it ok. Just ask Rachel”

BobMbx on November 8, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Rachel Maddow’s “They do it Too!” defense was completely ridiculous. Did she really think people weren’t going to call her out on her hypocrisy?

portlandon on November 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

With all this slobbery gossipy crap going on, I’m still not tempted to tune in. Not even for 1 minute. I’m done with this kind of crud.

I’m sick and tired of the hypocrisy, and the hate. I have better things to do, then listen to these inept blowhards. It’s all a big ratings garner, and it’s succeeding. They’ve been losing viewers for months, and now they’ve found a way to bring some back. *sigh*

capejasmine on November 8, 2010 at 5:43 PM

The entire episode seems contrived to me.

CyberCipher on November 8, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Anything that helps put last Tuesday’s California election in my rearview is a good thing.

Nice work, JD.

The Ugly American on November 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Rachel “Nickels and Dimes” Maddow should be ignored at all times.

ButterflyDragon on November 8, 2010 at 5:47 PM

Oberdork – King of Buffonery
Princess Pelosi
Obambi – jug eared turd
Yep, thanks Libtards

skanter on November 8, 2010 at 5:49 PM

That was art, man. Art. The ending … perfect.

BrideOfRove on November 8, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Their new slogan shouldn’t be “Lean Forward,” it should be “Stuck on Stupid.”

College Prof on November 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Who is this Maddow fellow?

shawk on November 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Wow! The flacks an MSNBC are hypocrites! Who knew?

GarandFan on November 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM

LOL Grayson LOL

18 POINTS?!?!

Good Lt on November 8, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Olbermann, Maddow and Shultz should go on PBS during the pledge week and raise some nickels and dimes.

fourdeucer on November 8, 2010 at 5:54 PM

(And, they’re in a waiting room somewhere in a psych ward and can’t change the channel.)
Dingbat63 on November 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM

FIFY, Dingbat!

marybel on November 8, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Was that bold oppressives.org?

Chip on November 8, 2010 at 5:56 PM

“Keith is furious about the way this has all been handled and insisted that MSNBC bosses apologize to him before he would agree to return,” a network insider tells me. “Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map and discovered fellow network anchors Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. To be treated like this by the network he helped shape, he considers disgusting.”…

This message could’ve been phrased with much better economical word usage.

Midas on November 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Unmitigated Gall !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Rachel “The Mole” Maddow. Spends all her time digging up dirt.

Question:

What do they call a conservative who appears on MSNBC?

Answer:

No one knows. Trick question.

fogw on November 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I have to say for all the vitriol that is heaped at FOX by the DNCTV crew their one true partisan, Hannity, doesn’t use nearly as inflammatory or divisive language as any of the DNCTV crew.

“Keith clearly won this battle.

Joe Scarborough better watch out, Keith will probably test his new found power by trying to oust him. And I have to say, Joe was being particularly dense this morning.

lizzie beth on November 8, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Olby and Pelosi remaining at their perches at the top of their respective Democrat establishments…

Why, there is a Santa Claus after all!

Midas on November 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM

This might work as a Tune Theme!
================================

Blue Oyster Cult: Veteran of the Psychic Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGKNaIXtBZQ

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM

Reality is poking in everywhere

tarpon on November 8, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I’m not watching this until they invent a Mute button for the visual as well as the audio.

Jenfidel on November 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Out:Individual Campaign Contributions.

In :Consensus is in,Collectively all Employees are to
Contribute to Campaigns!!
-MSNBC

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Once again…

Rachel Maddow, go back to the Deans at Stanford University and demand a refund of your tuition.

You clearly didn’t get your money’s worth.

JohnGalt23 on November 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM

I just cannot watch a six minute plus clip of MadCow as I am fresh out of eye-bleach.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I’d ask you to reconsider. It’s worth it. It’s not exactly like watching MSNBC for six minutes but more like re-editing MSNBC so that the “anchors” are forced to eat their own words.

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM

just cannot watch a six minute plus clip of MadCow as I am fresh out of eye-bleach.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM

It’s worth it, trust me. At least watch the very end.

Jim R. on November 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM

At least watch the very end.

Jim R. on November 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Definitely my favorite part.

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM

What time is the fart back on tv?

dragondrop on November 8, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to know that smug smirking prig Grayson is kicking cow chips down the road.

ronsfi on November 8, 2010 at 6:10 PM

She will be forced to apologize tonight…I have faith in her, she is such a good, giving, loving creature…

right2bright on November 8, 2010 at 6:12 PM

************************************************************
Special Dedication to MadCow Maddow
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Dolly Parton- Nickels and Dimes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Hx-Nxho1c

***********************************************************

canopfor on November 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM

From the same page as Allah’s first link, there’s this: I guess Matthews forgot which black man he was talking to for an hour.

DrAllecon on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Stellar montage. Posting it for my lefty friends on FB.

hoosiermama on November 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Since it was you who urged me to watch, I shall.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Keith sees himself as the star of MSNBC, the person who put them on the map

hahahahahahahahaha It’s a teenie tiny map.

darwin on November 8, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Since it was you who urged me to watch, I shall.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Thanks. Now I’m really hoping you like it.

And really, normally I skip these things too, but the remix is just perfect.

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Maddow is smarmy and pompous just like Crr GrowFins, Dave Rywall…..hmmm. Weird how lefties tend to be the same.

CWforFreedom on November 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM

LOLOLOL! WOW, too funny.
Now that is *must see* tv.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

If it weren’t for blogs, most would not know MSNBC exits.

gbear on November 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM

M.adcow
O.lberbutt
M.atthews

Add a little Looney Larry and you’ve got the makins’ for fine Sunday morning cartoon.

Rovin on November 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Thanks for urging me darlin’, I about broke a rib laughing.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM

MSNBC isn’t going anywhere. Maddow is a ratings magnet, she used to be with Air America and look how well they’re do…

Wait…..

BigWyo on November 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Confucius say:

Democwat who wive in gwass house have fingew up smewwy howe.

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Thanks for urging me darlin’, I about broke a rib laughing.

OmahaConservative on November 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Anytime, Omaha. It’s just nice to see that smug look juxtaposed with all that hypocrisy.

Esthier on November 8, 2010 at 6:35 PM

What’s MSNBC?

And why does anyone care?

/s

Khun Joe on November 8, 2010 at 6:47 PM

MSNBC is a putrid cesspool that’s reeking of scumbag leftists.

rplat on November 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I’m so glad Grayson got wiped out — it speaks to how anemic MSNBC really is.

The utter projection of their left-wing hosts is unbelievable.

Richard Romano on November 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Why is Shrek in this photo?

karra on November 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Why is Shrek in this photo?

karra on November 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

I knew I recognized that mug from somewhere!

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM

wow, Olby “discovered” RMad and LOD. That might explain something if there was ever a question about it.

dissent555 on November 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM

At least Rachel seems to be the most handsome young man at MSLSD.

cableguy615 on November 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM

At least Rachel seems to be the most handsome young man at MSLSD.

cableguy615 on November 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Yes, he is quite the rake.

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Maddow is hillarious. Smug and stupid is a deadly combination.

Scrappy on November 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Maddow is hillarious. Smug and stupid is a deadly combination.

Scrappy on November 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Yes. Also, smug, stupid and mud-fence-ugly is quite the trifecta.

hillbillyjim on November 8, 2010 at 8:09 PM

The arrogant you know what is riding for a fall sooner or later. I’ll enjoy it when it comes. What do you suppose he got them with? A law suit? Something nefarious for sure because he’s a weasel of the first order.

jeanie on November 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

CongressmanforGuts donation? Should have spent it on scratcher tickets fools.

Hummer53 on November 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

***BREAKING NEWS***
Alan Grayson is still defeated!!!

If I had half a cent for every time MSNBC was hypocritical I would be a millionaire!!

The Expert Knows

HAExpert on November 8, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Remember Netroots? Obama appealed to Maddow for a defense of his policies.

http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2010/07/obama-addresses-netroots-nation-2010.html

No bias there, none whatsoever.

Blue Collar Todd on November 8, 2010 at 9:46 PM

If Rachel Maddow had any honor (and since Keif is her mentor, that would be surprising, to say the least), this 6 minute gem would crush her. Since she doesn’t, she’ll just throw it down the oubliette.

disa on November 8, 2010 at 9:55 PM

***BREAKING NEWS***
Alan Grayson is still defeated!!!

HAExpert on November 8, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Ah, it warms the cockles of me ‘eart, it does. One of the finer refrains of the election.

Grayson always reminded me of that guy on “Dinosaurs.”

disa on November 8, 2010 at 9:58 PM

I may watch Mr. Olbermann’s return to see if he mentions the surprising people who came to his defense.

Cindy Munford on November 8, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I thank you for your public service. Because I will NOT be watching that gas-bag, or anything else on PMSDNC.

oldleprechaun on November 8, 2010 at 10:08 PM

[sarc]Fox News is making them do this. It’s not their fault.[/sarc]

manwithblackhat on November 8, 2010 at 10:19 PM

That was brutal, but I made it through the video. Whoever put that video together is a saint.

tommer74 on November 8, 2010 at 11:56 PM

That was brutal, but I made it through the video. Whoever put that video together is a saint.

tommer74 on November 8, 2010 at 11:56 PM

You are correct, that person is a saint. Liberals are hypocrites. The sky is blue.

scotash on November 9, 2010 at 4:22 AM

MadCow & his wife.

OmahaConservative on November 9, 2010 at 7:45 AM

The entire episode seems contrived to me.

CyberCipher on November 8, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Can’t let the GOP have the spotlight. People need to believe that the Dem platform is mainstream. What better way than to shift the focus to MSNBC?

John Deaux on November 9, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Olbermann wants MSNBC to review its ethics rules? Does that mean he wants them to make some? This is like the current congress’s ethics commitee, an oxymoron.

Wills on November 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM

This witch says, “Hosts on Fox, raise money on the air for Republican Candidates,” As a list of SarahPAC donations scroll across the screen.

Ummm hey Rachel, Sarah Palin is not a host you IDIOT. She is a contributer.

Yes, I may be parsing and splitting hairs, but the fact remains, she’s not a host.

You’re a trainwreck. All you crack pots at MSNBC are TRAINWRECKS. That you think you’re objective, impartial “journalists”… that you think this at all, in anyway, IS HILARIOUS. Absolutely hilarious. You’re a joke.

Thank you Johnny Dollar for exposing what needed to be exposed. I relished every second of this.

“Those nickels and dimes…”

heh.

Fish on November 9, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I saw the following bumper sticket today:

Foxnews: Making our viewers dumb and mean.

And calling Foxnews viewers dumb isn’t mean?

I call projection.

shick on November 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM

That Maddow guy needs a haircut… and a clue.

CVMA-Dredd on November 9, 2010 at 1:22 PM