Video: MSNBC apologizes to Romney campaign for acting like MSNBC

posted at 8:40 pm on December 14, 2011 by Allahpundit

Mediaite has the full background but here’s the nutshell. A lefty blog published an item this morning noting that Romney had used a slogan that was once used by the KKK, and hey, if it’s okay to call Obama a socialist based on his class-warfare rhetoric, shouldn’t it be okay to call Romney a Klansman? The crack MSNBC news team, whose fingers are forever on the pulse of the liberal blogosphere, naturally picked up the item and tossed it in as a snickering aside during one of their quickie interstitial segments. Which, for reasons I don’t quite understand, apparently enraged the network brass:

An NBC insider tells Mediaite that NBC News President Steve Capus addressed this story this morning at an editorial meeting, and stressed the need for accuracy, fairness, and caution before proceeding. Capus is reportedly furious at the way the story was handled, and MSNBC is in the process of apologizing to the Romney campaign.

It was a toxic, racially charged cheap shot, completely unfair to Mitt Romney, and therefore seemingly perfect for MSNBC. And yet they did in fact apologize, farming the task out to Chris Matthews — a guy who’s done hour-long specials on this network smearing tea partiers along these same lines. I’m honestly baffled as to why they cracked the whip in this case. At first I thought maybe they were worried about alienating a prospective nominee before the general election campaign, when they’re going to want access for their political coverage. But that can’t be right; they’ll be crapping on Romney or Gingrich or whomever nonstop next year no matter what that means for their reporters. My best guess, then, is that it has to do with the timing. The KKK segment aired this morning during their, ahem, “news” programming, not during the endless bloc of left-wing talking-points shows in the afternoon and evening. Maybe Capus is trying to hold onto a shred of impartiality by leaving the liberal blog-crawl material for O’Donnell and Schultz at night or to the network’s contributors, who can launch the nastiest accusations at the right without fear of rebuke so long as it’s clearly marked as opinion.

Or maybe there’s no real rhyme or reason at all. Remember, they let Olbermann rail against right-wing fascists for years, but when he dared make a cash contribution to a couple of Democrats, that was a bridge too far. Click the image to watch.

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First!

nukemhill on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Whew. Was really off my game for a while there….

nukemhill on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

When are they going to apologize to the rest of the country for the tripe that they broadcast on a daily basis?

HumpBot Salvation on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Or maybe they don’t want their guys destroying Romney before he gets to the general. Guaranteed the second he gets the nomination this “We’re sorry for cheap shots” thing will end.

Just like with McCain. Kid gloves and “He’s so awesomely bipartisan!” until the nomination. Then they threw the kitchen sink.

Even lefty outlets have their preferred GOP nominee.

amerpundit on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Capus The Obowma Administration is reportedly furious at the way the story was handled, and MSNBC is in the process of apologizing to the Romney campaign.”

Fixed it for ‘ya big guy…

… Why beat around the bush?

Seven Percent Solution on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

KKK also used the American flag, so anytime a Democrat used an American flag, they’re a racist.

rbj on December 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM

MSNBC = Last!

Mr. Joe on December 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Nothing new here from this group….

residentblue on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Romney is their man (MSM) until the Pub. primary is over. Then it’s no man’s land.

they lie on December 14, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Wait…MSNBC is “irresponsible”? I would have never guessed.
/ (x10 million)

Moose Drool on December 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

And I hate to be such a cynic, by the way. It’s just that there’s no other plausible explanation right now and the left did similar with McCain in 08.

amerpundit on December 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I bet all three of their viewers were shocked by their cheap shot/

Thomas More on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I’m honestly baffled as to why they cracked the whip in this case.

They are upset that someone opened fire too soon. Gotta wait until the mark is the actual nominee before letting loose with hellfire and brimstone stories.

sharrukin on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

This shows that Romney is being treated with kid gloves by the MSM which is salivating to see him as the nominee in the general.

promachus on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

And for a long time dimocrats used the KKK to get elected.

Flange on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Gingrich has them scared s***less.

Speakup on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

It’s amusing to see their fitful attempts to still have integrity.

John the Libertarian on December 14, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I just watched an msnbc commercial with Al Sharpton talking about Blueberry pie or something like that.

Flapjackmaka on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Like those ties to the KKK haven’t being going on for years. No matter whom the (R) is.

Trinityangel on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Chris Matthews will go down in history as the best journalist of modern times.
What?

carbon_footprint on December 14, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I just watched an msnbc commercial with Al Sharpton talking about Blueberry pie or something like that.

Flapjackmaka on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Yum, blueberry pie, resist, we much.

carbon_footprint on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

MSNBC motto: Work will set you free.

malclave on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Like those ties to the KKK haven’t being going on for years. No matter whom the (R) is.

Trinityangel on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Yeah, just ask Sheets Byrd.

GarandFan on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Thats par for the course

GoCubsGo on December 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I new mittens wasn’t a RINO! He’s an undercover democrat!

angrymike on December 14, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Attacks on Romneycare this early are counter-productive to the collective.

MTLassen on December 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Even though Tingles came out with “we were irresponsible…we apologize…we suck…etc., etc.”, the damage is done. It is analogous to a lawyer or witness saying something improper in court. The judge tells the jury to disregard what they just heard, but it’ll still be on their minds. You can’t just flush it down the memory hole.

Moose Drool on December 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

They’re trying really hard to get Mitt elected. This is all part of an effort, in coordination with the White House, to rile the base to rally to Mitt.

I wish I were kidding.

SouthernGent on December 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

“[We] showed an appalling lack of judgment.”

And this is different from every other day at MSDNC, how?

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM

The crack MSNBC news team,

Agreed. Definitely crack.

The underlying story, I fear, is that Chrissy and others who use inflammatory labels to incite violence by unstable whackos (see Virginia Tech incidents x2) against the political opposition whilst the cowardly Chrissy Matthews spin it as merely having misspoken.

viking01 on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM

MSNBC forgot its Romney they want in the general.

Deep Timber on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Gingrich has them scared s***less.

Speakup on December 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Yeap…!

Seven Percent Solution on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

There is no such thing as television news.

Crusty on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

O/T,Intell Alert!
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Ohio House passes bill to unite primaries, create new congressional districts – AP
11 Mins.ago
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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Little Progress on Key Bills After Leaders Meet
Roll Call Staff
Dec. 14, 2011, 8:24 p.m.
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Democratic and Republican lawmakers retreated to their respective corners tonight after an early evening meeting among top leaders failed to produce a deal to avoid a government shutdown and extend a popular payroll tax cut.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) met for more than 40 minutes in McConnell’s Capitol office today in an attempt to end a days-long standoff between the two parties that threatens to force a government shutdown and derail an end-of-the-year package of tax cuts and extensions
(More………………)

http://www.rollcall.com/news/little_progress_on_key_bills_after_leaders_meet-211087-1.html
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Ohio House passes bill to unite primaries, create new congressional districts – AP
1 Hr.ago
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US House OKs defense bill with Iran sanctions and new rules for handling terrorism suspects – Reuters
2 Hrs.ago
Update
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@KellyO
Head snap. Now House GOP says there WILL be a vote on Defense bill tonight. Members questions getting resolved.
2 Hrs.ago
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http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:02 PM

They’re trying really hard to get Mitt elected. This is all part of an effort, in coordination with the White House, to rile the base to rally to Mitt.

I wish I were kidding.

SouthernGent on December 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

If that is true… then isn’t it a joint effort from both the Democrats and Republicans because they are both pulling hard to make this happen?

sharrukin on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Being a semi noob, what’s the big deal about being first? Some kinda prize?

angrymike on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM

“[We] showed an appalling lack of judgment.”
And this is different from every other day at MSDNC, how?

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Wait, is this a trick question?

Moose Drool on December 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I just watched an msnbc commercial with Al Sharpton talking about Blueberry pie or something like that.

Flapjackmaka on December 14, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Yum, blueberry pie, resist, we much.

carbon_footprint on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

So, there’s ONE thing C_F and myself have in common with Rev Al.

listens2glenn on December 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM

O/T,Crap,on the Roll Call,just Breaking,ugh,
here was the headline,sorry!

Evening meeting of congressional leaders fails to produce deal to avoid govt shutdown – Roll Call
14 Min.ago
Hot
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canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Click the image to watch.

No Thanks.

Dr Evil on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Crissy Tingles ‘pologizin’.

Tim_CA on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

That came from the heart. I can tell.

The Count on December 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

MSLSD……

Ya were very sorry that we Painted You,
so um,ya,and the varsol and rags are over
in da corner….clean yourself up!

Hey Tingles,keep leaning forward!!!

canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Being a semi noob, what’s the big deal about being first? Some kinda prize?

angrymike on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Because of the wonderful prizes. Ed, Allah, and Tina out do Oprah. Thecatch is that you will never see them. There arecertain people here who hijack them. It’s terrible. I’ve been complaining for years.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM

MSKKK!

canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 PM

An NBC insider tells Mediaite that NBC News President Steve Capus addressed this story this morning at an editorial meeting, and stressed the need for accuracy, fairness, and caution before proceeding. Capus is reportedly furious at the way the story was handled, and MSNBC is in the process of apologizing to the Romney campaign.

Whenever I see a correction at MSNBC, I assume it’s someone at Comcast giving an order, to cease and desist with their baser inclinations.

Dr Evil on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 PM

There is not enough whiskey to make me voluntarily click on a link to Tingles…

lovingmyUSA on December 14, 2011 at 9:11 PM

I’m honestly baffled as to why they cracked the whip in this case.

As Buckley would say..”Let me instruct you”

MSNBC knows that Obama is out. The liberal machine has picked Romney as the next POTUS, therefore MSNBC cannot crap on the future president. He might not like them for it.

MSNBC = kissing ass a full year before the election

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Which, for reasons I don’t quite understand, apparently enraged the network brass:

They were pi$$ed because their boys started shooting at Romney too soon.

He’s not a target by the MSM until AFTER he’s sealed the nomination. Until then – they don’t want to do a thing to jeopardize his chances.

Remember how awesome the MSM thought McCain was? And then he sealed the nomination and the NYT immediately came out with an anonymous hit piece about his philandering.

HondaV65 on December 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Because of the wonderful prizes. Ed, Allah, and Tina out do Oprah. Thecatch is that you will never see them. There arecertain people here who hijack them. It’s terrible. I’ve been complaining for years.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM

You’re still upset that your gator ran away.

RickB on December 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM

angrymike

Nope, just friendly compitition.

mechkiller_k on December 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Being a semi noob, what’s the big deal about being first? Some kinda prize?

angrymike on December 14, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Its a lot like being the first to yell “BUG” when a VW Beetle is seen. Don’t worry, it wears off with age.

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM

You’re still upset that your gator ran away.

RickB on December 14, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Oscar didn’t run away. He wad devoted to me. Those rat basset Buddy supporters!

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Evening meeting of congressional leaders fails to produce deal to avoid govt shutdown – Roll Call
14 Min.ago
Hot
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canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:05 PM

I am sure it will come to a complete surprise to everyone that after all the Kabuki theatre in August to the tune of a couple of Trillion dollars…

… here we are, right before Christmas, facing another ‘Government Shut Down’.

I am sure our ‘Free and Independent Press’ will point out that the Democrat controlled Senate still hasn’t passed a budget in almost 1,000 days…

What?… Oh.

Seven Percent Solution on December 14, 2011 at 9:16 PM

My guess is that because it was ostensibly – emphasis on that – done during the day news hour that it crossed some line that MSNBC has on news vs. editorial statements during the day. Roberts is, believe it or not, called a news anchor and not commentator.

I doubt that if Sharpton, Bashir or Larry O’Donnell had done it during the prime time that the brass would have apologized.

As AP noted, Olbermann was calling Bush a terrorist and fascist for three years without any restraint.

SteveMG on December 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Its possible that the entire episode was executed exactly as planned. The damage is done. They got to call Romney, and by extension everyone on the right, Klansmen, and then cover their rear-ends by apologizing for it.

Its aimed at peeling off a few potential votes that might have gone to Romney. It was calculated to bother some of the disaffected democrats who may want to vote for Romney rather than voting to keep Obama in the White House. It may also even pull off a few Independents who decide not to think about what Romney was really saying or what MSNBC was up to.

I take it to be an indicator of the apparent depth of desperation at MSNBC.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

The libs want Romney to be the guy because they have been ready for him to run since 2008. All the ads have been in the can. Newt throws a monkey wrench into it.

If MSNBC attacks Romney to hard BEFORE the end of the primaries then it goes against Obama’s plans. So they need to look out for their boss, err canidate.

mechkiller_k on December 14, 2011 at 9:17 PM

They’re trying really hard to get Mitt elected. This is all part of an effort, in coordination with the White House, to rile the base to rally to Mitt.

I wish I were kidding.

SouthernGent on December 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Assume you meant get Mitt the nomination, but you’re wrong in either case. Newt’s numbers are already looking volatile and will be even more so once Obama goes to work on him with his war chest. Mitt is nothing special, but he has a clean personal record and a lot of money and organization (while Newt is still paying off campaign debts). Underestimate this aspect at your own peril. Mitt is also impossible for them to brand as stupid, incompetent, unpresidential or a right-wing extremist. They can probably (and rightly) brand him as a flip-flopper (if Romney is smart, he can attack the same way), but that’s not as damaging as one of those other labels. If the economy is still a wreck come Nov 2012, people will go with the devil they don’t know if he looks “safe”.

The Count on December 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Because of the wonderful prizes. Ed, Allah, and Tina out do Oprah. Thecatch is that you will never see them. There arecertain people here who hijack them. It’s terrible. I’ve been complaining for years.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:10 PM

I wondered why I didn’t find the keys to a new car under my seat.

Of course, my seat now covers a rather large area, so that’s not really suprising.

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM

From Bretbart TV:

USsidearm 100p · 3 hours ago
Yeah, apology accepted, but they still got it out there for the “sheeple” libtards to chew on. Like that old saying “Do what you want to, then ask forgiveness later.”

Uh, yeah.

Long haired country boy on December 14, 2011 at 9:19 PM

NBC/MSNBC is just getting warmed up
Apologies complete: Bachmann- check, Romney- check
More to come- don’t stay tuned or hold your breath waiting for:
Gingrich, Santorum, Paul, Huntsman, Perry, and… everyone else apologies.

wubu on December 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Its a lot like being the first to yell “BUG” when a VW Beetle is seen. Don’t worry, it wears off with age.

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Has anyone informed Bishop of this?

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:20 PM

I thought it was funny. It’s a funny comparison to Rebar and others here insisting Obama is a communist. It’s not news, but then again it’s MSNBC – they never really did the news.

ernesto on December 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM

So – WHY does Matthews apologize for THIS “appalling lack of judgment” – when all HE and MSNBC does is engage in EXACTLY that for 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

The slipstream of CONTEMPT-Filled HOSES of HATRED that spews from Matthews and MSNBC every SECOND of EVERY day is beyond measurement.

His “apology” is false – which is why AP embraces it and splashes around in it like a drunk fat man in a bathtub.

williamg on December 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM

If Mitt was a Conservative they would not have apologized,

what jerks KKK reference from a lefty blog straight to air is top notch work.

boogaleesnots on December 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Speaking of Racist sumpin…sumpin…dis is interesting!

And guess the party,why yes,its the(Democratic Party)
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North Carolina governor vetoes death-row racial bias bill – @AP
9 Hrs.ago

http://www.breakingnews.com/
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NC governor vetoes death-row racial bias bill
Posted on December 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases.

Perdue announced her veto Wednesday of the measure that would eliminate key provisions of the Racial Justice Act.

Perdue also signed the 2009 bill into law. It says a judge must reduce a death sentence to life in prison without parole if he determines racial bias was a significant factor to impose the death sentence.

Prosecutors who pushed the repeal said the act would clog up the court system with new appeals, creating a permanent moratorium on capital punishment.

Perdue’s decision means she must call the Legislature back to Raleigh by Jan. 8 to consider an override.
(More…….)
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http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/NC-governor-vetoes-death-row-racial-bias-bill-135584353.html

canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Not to be rude but perhaps it is you that requires some basic instructuions…

MSNBC knows that Obama bin Laden needs more help and encouragementis out. The liberal machine has picked Romney as the next POTUSMcCain-ish RINO squish, therefore MSNBC cannot crap on the future on him too much because they DESPERATELY want him to run against B Hussein for president. Hence the quick apology. He will be too chicken sh1t to put up a fight, and besides their track records of liberal policies are virtually indistinguishablemight not like them for it.

MSNBC = kissing Dummycrats’ a full year before the election

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 9:12 PM

cableguy615 on December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Must have been quite uncomfortable for MSDNC’s resident drunk to issue the apologize. Especially after he said things like this about Newt Gingrich.

LeeHinAlexandria on December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I keep hoping that that tingle in Chrissie’s leg will move into his left arm.

One day, my wish will come true.

MSNBC is a complete waste of DNA and protein. No one should watch them for any reason.

clayj on December 14, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I thought it was funny. It’s a funny comparison to Rebar and others here insisting Obama is a communist. It’s not news, but then again it’s MSNBC – they never really did the news

What’s even more funny – a real knee slapper – is someone comparing comments by anonymous posters on a blog to a report by a news anchor on a major cable news network.

Just hilarious. Stop it, you’re killing me.

SteveMG on December 14, 2011 at 9:28 PM

MSNBC apologizes to Romney campaign for acting like MSNBC

Why you ask, AP? Simple. Their bosses at Obama and team have wanted to run against Romney from the beginning. They have seen him as the most “gentlemanly” from the crowd, or the most “McCainly”, to craft a phrase, and the least likely to gutter-down in this race.

They also know his RomneyCare history and defense of the mandate inoculates them from ObamaCare and that Romney is, in a way, Wall Street — another vaccine from the millions Obama gets from Wall Street, and also the very reason they started and financed Occupy Wall Street, to put the focus on the evil 1%, i.e., Romney.

Hence, the apology to Romney by the house organ, MSNBC. They will not attack him from this point forward until, of course, after the primaries should he win.

TXUS on December 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM

clayj on December 14, 2011 at 9:27 PM

In all seriousness, here’s some friendly advice.

Cap’n Ed does not allow those sort of comments, no matter how carefully worded.

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 9:32 PM

TXUS on December 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Ding! Ding! Ding! That’s exactly what I meant when I posted earlier.

SouthernGent on December 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

By having Tinkles offer the apology, MSNBC exposed the incident to a whole different segment of its programming audience.

HiJack on December 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Lol. It’s MSNBC. You have the biggest collection of degenerates and kooks every assembled in one place. Is this really beyond the pale for them? No.

therightwinger on December 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM

canopfor on December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Does that trouble you somehow?

ernesto on December 14, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Democrats are pretty sure Obama is gonna lose, so are attempting to line up their preferred replacement. The Romney love coming from several hardcore Dems I know is adding to my preference for Gingrich.

D.L.Mc on December 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I wondered why I didn’t find the keys to a new car under my seat.

Of course, my seat now covers a rather large area, so that’s not really suprising.

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:18 PM

If I keep hitting the eggnog and the chocolate I’ll be able to hide a Ford F-150 under my seat.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM

They were saving that arrow up, for when Romney had won the nomination and looked like he might actually beat Obama, and in a uncontrolled fit of pique let it fly way too early. That’s the only reason Matthews was so upset.

Gator Country on December 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM

SouthernGent on December 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Somehow missed your earlier post, since found it. There’s no question that we are, once again, right. In both meanings of the word.

TXUS on December 14, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Or maybe there’s no real rhyme or reason at all.

Or maybe they know…imagery is everything in elections,make this an issue now and no matter how hard they try-they cannot wipe out the history of kkk/democrat linkages?

canditaylor68 on December 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

MSNBC birds of a feather

fred5678 on December 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM

I thought it was funny. It’s a funny comparison to Rebar and others here insisting Obama is a communist. It’s not news, but then again it’s MSNBC – they never really did the news.

ernesto on December 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Well, except for the fact that PBHO has made sufficient comments and his actions have demonstrated that he is a committed Marxist. So, you see, there is actually supporting evidence for those remarks regarding PBHO (see excerpts from his recent Kansas speech, for example). There is no supporting evidence for the slander against Romney. None, zip, zilch, nada.

Yeah, so except for the “spreading the wealth around”, “this is not the time for profits”, and other similar comments, this is exactly the same thing.

You keep posting here, one would think that a little bit of truth would eventually wear off on you. Apparently not.

AZfederalist on December 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM

If I keep hitting the eggnog and the chocolate I’ll be able to hide a Ford F-150 under my seat.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM

*glances out the window to my driveway*

Yep, it’s still there.

Flora Duh on December 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Yeah, pretty much in the general election, whoever is the Republican candidate will be transformed into the Grand Dragon on MSNBC. Bank on it.

OxyCon on December 14, 2011 at 9:49 PM

“[We] showed an appalling lack of judgment.”

Yeah, you copped a line Obama was planning to use.

Marxism is for dummies on December 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Just when I think the generic stupidity of the GOP cannot be topped along comes a Lefty tool who succeeds in making Mittens the object of sympathy.

Just for a fleeting second I felt I could actually vote for Mittens.

Unbelievable.

Bruno Strozek on December 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM

There’s just not a lot of slogans out there. Romney has to have something that’s patriotic, short, and galvanizing. And whatever one of Romney’s people came up with just happened to be a KKK line. Surprise-surprise. There’s just not a whole lot of words in the English language, and then these things happen.

The Nerve on December 14, 2011 at 9:53 PM

First!

nukemhill on December 14, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Jump off a tall building.

You-Eh-Vee on December 14, 2011 at 10:00 PM

If I keep hitting the eggnog and the chocolate I’ll be able to hide a Ford F-150 under my seat.

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Hey, I lost a ’79 Chevy Luv truck a few years ago…why don’t you stand up and…….

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Hey, I lost a ’79 Chevy Luv truck a few years ago…why don’t you stand up and…….

BobMbx on December 14, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I think it was only a few years ago that this rear was a 10 size and other. What the hell happened?
OK how many is a few?

katy the mean old lady on December 14, 2011 at 10:07 PM

What is appalling is that MSNBC is still on the air! Awful, awful, awful!

mlewis7299 on December 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM

In the 1920′s, when the KKK supposedly was saying “America for Americans”, in most small towns the KKK office and the Democratic Party office were one and the same. Perhaps Tingles doesn’t want to remind Americans of that fact.

slickwillie2001 on December 14, 2011 at 10:16 PM

. Which, for reasons I don’t quite understand, apparently enraged the network brass:

I can:
They want to do everything they can to insure that Obama runs against the only candidate that cant completely contrast himself with Obama. Its the only chance they have.

paulsur on December 14, 2011 at 10:31 PM

They got the talking point out there. The apology only serves to repeat it.

Ronnie on December 14, 2011 at 10:32 PM

“NBC News President Steve Capus addressed this story this morning at an editorial meeting, and stressed the need for accuracy, fairness, and caution before proceeding”

Yeah…..OK

Sure.

Opposite Day on December 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Romney is white. Romney is not married to a black woman. Romney once wore something white. Romney once started a fire. The KKK uses fire to burn crosses. Romney spelled backwards is Yenmor, which is a double secret KKK password. Romney once used the word “lynch.” Do the math. Romney is the secret Grand Lizard of the KKK. Wake up, people!

Horace on December 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Apology NOT accepted. And Christine Matthews can bugger off.

Doug Piranha on December 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM

“[We] showed an appalling lack of judgment.”

A nice, concise summary of everything produced by NBC “News.”

Gator Country on December 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM

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