Inevitable: MSNBC shows now producing their own anti-Christie ads

posted at 6:41 pm on January 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via NRO and Noah Rothman, who wonders whether MSNBC will catch as much hell for this as Fox did when “Fox & Friends” pulled something similar in May 2012. (Among those giving Fox hell at the time was, of course, MSNBC.) Let me play devil’s advocate, though: At this point, why keep up the pretense that an attack ad is materially different from what they’ve been doing with their regular programming lately? Or, for that matter, what they’ve been doing with their regular programming for the last few years? Remember this breakdown of cable news coverage during the last week of election 2012? Fox was very slanted towards Romney; MSNBC was out-and-out propaganda for Obama.

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On Monday night, five days after news of Bridgegate broke and four days after Christie’s press conference about it, MSNBC still devoted nearly every moment of airtime to the story between 5 p.m. and midnight — 211 minutes in all. That was the same night that Chris Hayes, having previously scheduled an hour on poverty for his show during its normal 8 p.m. slot, decided he had to come back at 11 p.m. to get in a full hour of attacks on Christie too. That’s what’s really driving the O’Donnell ad here, I think; at this point, it’s a matter of oneupsmanship among MSNBC’s primetime hosts to see who can emerge as the most dogged anti-Christie attack dog of ‘em all. Maddow was first out of the gate with a half-baked theory about the alleged real motivation for the bridge closings; then came Hayes, going the extra mile until midnight to make sure no evening hour would pass without Christie-bashing on liberal cable news. And now here’s Scary Larry trying to raise the bar again by dashing off his very own attack ad — replete with something at the end stressing that this is something Christie’s Republican rivals will use against him, as if Democrats wouldn’t merrily use it in the general election too.

According to Eliana Johnson, after Martin Bashir’s meltdown MSNBC assigned an executive to pre-approve all scripts before they hit the air. If that’s true, then someone there up the chain saw this and greenlit it before it ever went live. Because of course they did.


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Official propaganda arm of The State and Its Party.

What did the bunny say to Darko in the theater?

Murphy9 on January 16, 2014 at 6:43 PM

OK, AP, I give up.

Just go ahead and change the name of this blog to “Hot Christie”.

Sounds creepy and oxymoronic to me, but just do it already. You know you want to.

Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Say, if they keep this up, wouldn’t someone be able to sue MSNBC over campaign finance violations? They are clearly producing advertising to support or oppose candidates–what is the difference between them and a PAC?

Vanceone on January 16, 2014 at 6:47 PM

So when will Hussein and Killery read campaign speeches using flag draped coffins of all those who died on the GWBridge due to a lane closure ?

burrata on January 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Is this supposed to be a surprise?

SC.Charlie on January 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM

The 10 people who still watch MSDNC will vote for the real Democrat anyhow, so who cares?

Decoski on January 16, 2014 at 6:49 PM

They’re way beyond parody.

supernova on January 16, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Official propaganda arm of The State and Its Party.

What did the bunny say to Darko in the theater?

Murphy9 on January 16, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Thread winner. Shut it down.

Christien on January 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

The purpose of MSNBC is a trap to get Republicans to call for control of the media…then the Democrats will jump for joy.

albill on January 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Bridgegate was mentioned on the Weather Channel this morning (an NBC property)

phreshone on January 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Bridgegate was mentioned on the Weather Channel this morning (an NBC property)

phreshone on January 16, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Maybe DirecTV dumping the Weather Prospectors Channel wasn’t such a bad idea?

viking01 on January 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Can we request that in the interest of sanity that foy every 10 fatboy threads we get ONE on this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwimmI_8LUY&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

10:1.

Small concession, no?

Actually anyone not eastcoast/inside the beltway/pro-gay/ or smoking dope.

wolly4321 on January 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

OK, AP, I give up.
Just go ahead and change the name of this blog to “Hot Christie”.
Sounds creepy and oxymoronic to me, but just do it already. You know you want to.
Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 6:46 PM

It does seem surprising that he can’t find more things to write about.

bluegill on January 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

At the same time, any post critical of MSNBC is fine by me.

bluegill on January 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Le OOps:

George Washington Bridge ramp closings scandal
15m
Report: Port Authority position created specifically for David Wildstein, former employee tell @*NN
read more on www.*nn.com
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/george-washington-bridge-ramp-closings-scandal/

canopfor on January 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Meanwhile the big story on Fox News is the lack of security on Healthcare.gov. Security experts were 100% in decrying its total insecurity, while the Administration sent some youngster to testify to Congress that they have no record of hacking at the site.

And MSNBC (along with HotAir) keeps harping about Chris Christie.

flataffect on January 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

George Washington Bridge, New York, NY, US
1h
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New Jersey Senate to subpoena Port Authority Chairman David Samson and Regina Egea, next-in-line to be Gov. Chris Christie’s chief-of-staff – @salon
read more on salon.com
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/george-washington-bridge-ramp-closings-scandal/

canopfor on January 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Good Lord,..Christie is getting it from all Fronts, …………….

Ted Nugent – Free For All
********** ************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2OM7HEfrs

canopfor on January 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

MSNBC is still on the air?

I just thought they ran Prison documentaries 24/7.

portlandon on January 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

At the same time, any post critical of MSNBC is fine by me.

bluegill on January 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM

If Ed and AP didn’t post about the goings-on at MSNBC occasionally frequently constantly, none of us would ever know. Or care.

Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Traffic in New Jersey. Who’d of thought? Think of all those crackheads who were late to make their purchase/sale.

WhatSlushfund on January 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Ed and AP didn’t post about the goings-on at MSNBC occasionally frequently constantly, none of us would ever know. Or care. Bitter Clinger on January 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

But then their followers would plummet like Rush’s. /

wolly4321 on January 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I just come for the struedel on these Christy threads.

docflash on January 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM