The least-trusted name in news is …

posted at 12:01 pm on June 10, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The data comes from a Brookings Institute paper dealing with the nature of opposition to immigration reform and a sub-section from E. J. Dionne and William Galston on political polarization and the media, all of which is interesting — but not quite as interesting as the results of this survey. The most-trusted name in news for all Americans is, unsurprisingly, Fox News, which also has the highest ratings by far in the industry. Broadcast news — the three networks — come in a close second, with CNN a more distant third place. However, the “honor” of being the least-trusted name in news, in practically every demographic, is MSNBC, a subsidiary of NBC News — which ranks below Jon Stewart among all but Democrats.

Here’s the chart that lays out the bad news for Comcast, in answer to the polling question: “Which of the following television news sources do you trust the most to provide accurate information about politics and current events?”

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Almost as many liberals and Democrats identify Fox as their most trusted news source as MSNBC; with liberals, it’s presumably in the margin of error. That’s certainly the case among Democrats with Jon Stewart. It looks like a toss-up between which version of comedy they want to experience.

Interestingly, though, the area of most consensus is still the venerable broadcast-news programs. Clearly, Republicans and conservatives favor Fox, but broadcast news gets the most even distribution of trust on partisan and ideological grounds. The alphabets get a little more trust from Republicans than independents, who spread their trust rather evenly between the broadcast networks, CNN, and public television — although the plurality chooses Fox first. In contrast, MSNBC is a fringe choice in all demographics, and comes in next to last even among its target demos of Democrats and liberals.

Dionne and Galston note that jobs and the economy dominate the priorities of all groups in their analysis, and that immigration reform — the central focus of the lengthy Brookings effort — isn’t really a big priority for Americans:

There is a paradox in our politics at the moment. It is obvious that our political system is deeply polarized and that the political parties advocate very different approaches to core issues such as health care and the economy. Yet at the same time, Americans across partisan, ideological, and demographic lines largely agree on the relative importance of the challenges we face.

The people as a whole see the acceleration of job creation as the top priority, with reducing the budget deficit and health care costs also scoring high. Enacting immigration reform and addressing climate change trail far behind, while dealing with moral breakdown occupies a middle position.

When we turn to subgroups, some surprising results emerge.  For example when asked to rate particular issues as a highest, high or lower priority, only 36% of Hispanics regard immi- gration reform as a highest priority, compared to 62% who list jobs as the highest priority and 49% who cite health care costs.  In fact, there are few differences over priorities across racial and ethnic lines.  By substantial margins, whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics care most about job creation and least about immigration and climate change. All three groups rank moral breakdown fourth on the list of six.  Whites and men as a whole care more about the deficit than about health care costs, while the reverse is the case for African-Americans and women.

One might have expected issues such as climate change and immigration reform to score high among young adults.  Not so: only 22% gave a “highest priority” rating to climate change and even fewer (17%) to immigration reform.  Only 29% of self-described liberals view climate change as a highest priority issue, and only 22% put immigration reform in that category.

What would make for an interesting research paper would be to compare the air time accorded to these priorities by each of these media outlets. I’d hypothesize based on casual observation that MSNBC probably spends a highly disproportionate amount of time on low-priority issues like climate change and immigration reform, while the more trusted outlets actually report on issues about which Americans across all demographics care — jobs, the economy, and the disastrous effects of ObamaCare. That could be one reason why those outlets gain more trust in dealing with breaking news than MSNBC does in any context.


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ConstantineXI on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Immigration: Republicans should take the president to task for unlawfully enticing thousands of “unaccompanied illegal children” from Latin America to cross the border. Instead, a GOP leader asks for an amnesty deal.

What is at the top of the Republican wish list? A vibrant economy? An America strong and respected in the world? Capturing the Senate? A Republican elected to the White House in 2016?

Nah. The GOP wants amnesty for illegal aliens.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., made that abundantly clear in an interview with a local Virginia TV station WTVR last Friday. He said he told President Obama that “we can work on the border security bill together. We can work on something like the kids.”

And Breitbart reports that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is secretly gauging House GOP support for action on amnesty legislation before August.

The Rs favor slave-labor and child abuse.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

2% of conservatives find msnbc the most trusted news source? I think some people are lying to the pollsters.

Flange on June 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Almost as many liberals and Democrats identify Fox as their most trusted news source as MSNBC; with liberals, it’s presumably in the margin of error. That’s certainly the case among Democrats with Jon Stewart. It looks like a toss-up between which version of comedy they want to experience.

Snark alert!

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Chris Matthews’ awakening explained?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Why don’t you focus on the nightly killings in Chicago and Detroit?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

First, define “terrorist.”

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

How twisted the US are.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I regard MSNBC as the broadcast equivalent of those supermarket tabloids that used to tout “President Bush’s Alien Baby” and “Elvis Spotted in Kalamazoo Yesterday”.

RebeccaH on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

First, define “terrorist.”

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Go to huffington post and you can masturbate to dead bodies all you want.

And then GFY.

HumpBot Salvation on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

First, define “terrorist.”

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

According to FOX, congresscritter from NY, Nadler, in a closed door meeting last night compared the Taliban to our own revolutionaries.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The least-trusted name in news is …

…All Of Them?

KOOLAID2 on June 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

According to FOX, congresscritter from NY, Nadler, in a closed door meeting last night compared the Taliban to our own revolutionaries.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

We call that “workplace violence” these days.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Comcast must be so proud…..

d1carter on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You mean 9/11/01? What’s your take on it?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

What’s your take on Hassan?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

They were a couple meth-heads with a hatred of cops. Nothing more…but i can see you’re desperate to take the heat off the guy whose hand is up your azzhole.

HumpBot Salvation on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Harry Reid was in Vegas?

sentinelrules on June 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM

HumpBot Salvation on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

She was also an occupier. No word from the left on that.

Also, Bundy threw them out from his ranch, for the crazy…not much on that from the stupid muppet.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM

New slogan suggestion for them:

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ConstantineXI on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

If Shrillary runs, wins, and is sworn in come January 2017, that line will still be good.

hawkeye54 on June 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM

What’s your take on Hassan?

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Terrorist

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM

First, define “terrorist.”

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Then by your own definition, this wasn’t an act of terrorism, since those two were nutted-up meth addicts on a Thelma & Louise rush for the finish line.

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Also, idiot muppet, you and the HA slave ask the same questions. Run your own blogs.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

According to FOX, congresscritter from NY, Nadler, in a closed door meeting last night compared the Taliban to our own revolutionaries.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I’m not seein’ it. They don’t have anything in common with TEA partiers.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Hotair, with your new hire, please don’t turn into newsbusters. I understand the logic that *someone* in the movement needs to argue the strike zone, but whining about MSNBC’s five viewers is dull, defensive and counterproductive. Hotair has always been aggressive and viewed conservatism from a position of strength.

sauldalinsky on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

So let me get this straight. Two crazy white Americans kill two police officers shouting that there is a revolution about to happen, and you want to know why we aren’t discussing it.

Blacks killing blacks day after day, night after night, and that doesn’t warrant your attention.

Got it.

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Where’s “Homeland” and “House of Cards” — the primary sources of news for DogEater?

ShainS on June 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Blacks killing blacks day after day, night after night, and that doesn’t warrant your attention.

Got it.

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

You forgot blacks killing whites.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Interestingly, though, the area of most consensus is still the venerable broadcast-news programs.

A lot of people who consume news still watch only the broadcast news, especially older Americans. What’s most interesting is that Fox still beats them despite having far fewer viewers than the network news programs.

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

What would make for an interesting research paper would be to compare the air time accorded to these priorities [i.e., low voter priorities such as climate change and immigration] by each of these media outlets.

New program’s audience credibility is an inverse function of the program-time devoted to climate change, immigration, and other low voter priorities. Done.

de rigueur on June 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

On topic, the Jeantels of the world need an outlet, on TV, as hosts, guests, and the viewers too, all 100 of them.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

terrorism
noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

Systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. (Merriam-Webster.com)

What was “systematic” about this one incident?

What “political objective” was being sought?

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

No duh

cmsinaz on June 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Have you ever actually watched MSDNC, it’s got a strange vibe and I’m not being snarky, every show just feels…off…somehow.

Bishop on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Civilians? Did you actually think about that before someone brought up Hasan, or was it accidental?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

You forgot blacks killing whites.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Why, yes I did! Thank you for correcting me.

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Breaking

Search for a shooter at an Oregon High School.
Damn TEA Party maniac again
Cops pissed off that parents are coming to try to get their kids.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

This chart confirms one thing: Except for the extreme elements, there is very little difference between a Moderate and a Liberal.

Shocking?

caddis on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

So let me get this straight. Two crazy white Americans kill two police officers shouting that there is a revolution about to happen, and you want to know why we aren’t discussing it.

Blacks killing blacks day after day, night after night, and that doesn’t warrant your attention.

Got it.

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

According to FOX, congresscritter from NY, Nadler, in a closed door meeting last night compared the Taliban to our own revolutionaries.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Jabba the Hutt?

slickwillie2001 on June 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Have you ever actually watched MSDNC, it’s got a strange vibe and I’m not being snarky, every show just feels…off…somehow.

Bishop on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Helps if you watch it in Birkenstocks. Or don’t shave. Especially if you’re a girl.

de rigueur on June 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Huh. I’m flummoxed. So tampon earrings don’t raise your credibility with news viewers?

Rational Thought on June 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Civilians? Did you actually think about that before someone brought up Hasan, or was it accidental?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I said Hassan was a terrorist. I suppose my definition needs to be expanded a bit as a result. Perhaps, using violence in non-conflict/war situations for political reasons. Or perhaps, using violence to instill fear for political gains.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I fail to see how that compares. Please explain.

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

All right, I’ll quit feeding the troll. I’m out of Scooby snax, anyway.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

The fact that one of them just happened to be a US Ambassador, and that traditionally killing a countries Ambassador is considered an act of war, probably is more than your little pea brain can comprehend, isn’t it.

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

… and we can expect both parties to continue ignoring the priorities as expressed by the electorate, but focusing on their own priorities (climate change and amnesty) instead.

The GOP, if they had two brain cells and a testicle among them, would be driving on the priorities of the citizenry in a loud and constant/daily fashion. Instead, we get war with conservatives and amnesty. It’s as though they don’t want to win elections.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

And they should. Those were federal employees and it’s their responsibility to find out what happened. (Let’s not forget the Dems don’t want to investigate. It’s the Repub’s doing all the leg work.)

It’s the LV police’s task to sort the shootings in LV.

I don’t think you know how to connect dots.

Deckard BR on June 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

How stupid are you really? Go look in the mirror.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

2% of conservatives find msnbc the most trusted news source? I think some people are lying to the pollsters.

Flange on June 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I suspect that there is a significant portion of the population who don’t remember the differences between conservatives and liberals and identify themselves with one or the other group by mistake.

J.S.K. on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Making up lies as you go along will only make us laugh at you even harder.

Name each and every one of these multiple committees.

(Starts Sundial)

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM


Idiot, try to see if you get this irony.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

I suspect that there is a significant portion of the population who don’t remember the differences between conservatives and liberals and identify themselves with one or the other group by mistake.

J.S.K. on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I believe in conserving the Earth’s natural resources. That makes me a conservative, doesn’t it? /

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Because they were following in the footsteps of the SLA and the Black Panthers in fighting the police oppressors – they were taking it to the Man and speaking truth to power and trying to free the 99% from the strong arm force that keeps the 1% in power because the cops are the enforcers for the 1% and they are racists, sexists, homophobes, and eurocentric heteronormative white privilege males.

Does that about cover it?

Bubba Redneck on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

The killer at the Oregon school is dead.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

*points politely to the ‘Please don’t feed the trolls’ sign*

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I agree with you. Seems like it would be click bait. The dude Jarad voted for Obama. Don’t know about the wife yet.

Judge_Dredd on June 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.
themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

A. Police aren’t civilians.

B. What were the political reasons?

Akzed on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I wonder, HA mods – could we get some sort of post rating system implemented, that would allow up/down user votes on posts, maybe auto-hiding posts that get enough down votes, or even a user selectable ‘hide’ function that would allow us to choose simply to never see another post from specific users again?

Just asking.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Have you ever actually watched MSDNC, it’s got a strange vibe and I’m not being snarky, every show just feels…off…somehow.

Bishop on June 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Yeah, but you have to admit, the Tampons are a nice touch.

ToddPA on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The killer at the Oregon school is dead.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Confirmed the turd killed someone?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

J.S.K. on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

I believe in conserving the Earth’s natural resources. That makes me a conservative, doesn’t it? /

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Bah… You believe in eating unsuspecting liberals, progressives, Marxists and the occasional odd idiot… that makes your pretty conservative even for an Alien…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

*points politely to the ‘Please don’t feed the trolls’ sign*

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

You mean the sign posted right next to the Scooby snax dispenser?

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I agree with you. Seems like it would be click bait. The dude Jarad voted for Obama. Don’t know about the wife yet.

Judge_Dredd on June 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Did he?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I believe in conserving the Earth’s natural resources. That makes me a conservative, doesn’t it? /

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

I believe in using the earth’s resources, and all resources in the universe to better the condition of man, especially me and my family.
That makes me an evil, racists, white male oppressor, rightwing, Tea-Party guy.

Funny how the Libtards love to live in filth.

Bubba Redneck on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.
themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Governmental malfeasance should always be investigated when discovered. Don’t you agree?

Akzed on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Lean Forward!

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Into the ratings/trustworthiness toilet!

Nethicus on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Bah… You believe in eating unsuspecting liberals, progressives, Marxists and the occasional odd idiot… that makes your pretty conservative even for an Alien…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Judge_Dredd on June 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Did he?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Yup… Or at least so his dad asserted…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Because any cursory look at this pair just screams “nut-job meth heads”, who probably look a lot like you.

Harbingeing on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

The killer at the Oregon school is dead.

Schadenfreude on June 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Was he killed by a gun? If so, was that a good gun, or a bad gun?

faraway on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Meh… You were just using the wrong dipping sauce…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Bah… You believe in eating unsuspecting liberals, progressives, Marxists and the occasional odd idiot… that makes your pretty conservative even for an Alien…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Did you try dipping it in ranch? Or Sriracha? Or wrapping it in bacon?

Any of those might help.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.
themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

While Obozo was fundraising and Hillary was . . . . what was the b*tch doing?

Bubba Redneck on June 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Or Sriracha?

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I haven’t even been able to try it, after watching the South Park episode.

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Now we know why Obama reads about this stuff so late.

faraway on June 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Bah… You believe in eating unsuspecting liberals, progressives, Marxists and the occasional odd idiot… that makes your pretty conservative even for an Alien…
oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Did you try dipping it in ranch? Or Sriracha? Or wrapping it in bacon?

Any of those might help.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

mmmmmmmmm bacon!

Bubba Redneck on June 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Did he?

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Yup… Or at least so his dad asserted…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Thank you Oscar Wilde. I read last night that his political views were “all over the map” and I didn’t remember where.

Judge_Dredd on June 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Meh… You were just using the wrong dipping sauce…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Bah… You believe in eating unsuspecting liberals, progressives, Marxists and the occasional odd idiot… that makes your pretty conservative even for an Alien…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I tried one the other day; didn’t I tell you?

I still couldn’t digest it, and it kept repeating on me. Never again.

(OK, I’ll shut up until QOTD.)

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Did you try dipping it in ranch? Or Sriracha? Or wrapping it in bacon?

Any of those might help.

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Bwahahah… Twisted mind of the world unite…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Elected Progressive Moonbats Defend The Taliban 5

I guess ethnic cleansing, the massacre of thousands of Shi’ites, the disfigurement of girls trying to get an education, and the execution of women in stadiums are fine with them.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Now we know why Obama reads about this stuff so late.

faraway on June 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

He gets all caught up in all the off-topic banter, too?

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Bwahahah… Twisted mind of the world unite…

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Indeed. *high five*

Besides, who are we to not be as helpful as possible to a liberal-eating alien?

Midas on June 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Well MSNBC’s President already said if you want news, they’re not the place you should come to…

Pqlyur1 on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Here’s a good laugh from Noah’s old location:

“MSNBC is identified as “most trusted” by the fewest people”

Say what????

Rovin on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Making up lies as you go along will only make us laugh at you even harder.

Name each and every one of these multiple committees.

(Starts Sundial)

Del Dolemonte on June 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Here are a few:

House Armed Services Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Select Committee on Benghazi

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Two points:

1.SNBC is like a network run by unemployed thirty-somethings who still live in their parent’s basements.

2. The fact that moderates trust the networks and CNN more than liberals may mean that “moderate” is a synonym for uninformed or stupid.

bw222 on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Four people were killed in Benghazi and we have multiple congressional committees investigating.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

What a maroon!

bernzright777 on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Elected Progressive Moonbats Defend The Taliban 5

I guess ethnic cleansing, the massacre of thousands of Shi’ites, the disfigurement of girls trying to get an education, and the execution of women in stadiums are fine with them.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

That’s despicable.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Why no posts on the terrorist attacks in Vegas?

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I actually wouldn’t mind such a discussion.

But if you’re trying to imply that neo-Nazis and Muslims are equal problems, you’d be wrong. Neo-Nazis are a long-discredited fringe. Muslims are one-fifth of the world population who our traitorous President is actively trying to support.

There have been more than 23,000 Muslim attacks since 9/11 alone. Islam long pre-dated Nazism. Hitler loved Muslims.

If you’re trying to imply that the political Right in the US is in anyway sympathetic to neo-Nazis, show some proof.

Nazis were socialists.

Meanwhile the political Left in the US is doing most of what’s in its power to advance Muslims, who are devoutly anti-Semitic.

WhatSlushfund on June 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Violence against civilians for political reasons.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Elected Progressive Moonbats Defend The Taliban 5

I guess ethnic cleansing, the massacre of thousands of Shi’ites, the disfigurement of girls trying to get an education, and the execution of women in stadiums are fine with them.

Resist We Much on June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Republicans pee their pants at the thought of Impeaching Obama, and can’t eve say or type the word Treason in association with Obama, is it really a stretch to discover that Democrats are Ok with terrorists?

oscarwilde on June 10, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Terrorism according to the FBI

Oldnuke on June 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Thank you Oscar Wilde. I read last night that his political views were “all over the map” and I didn’t remember where.

Judge_Dredd on June 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

They left a Gadsden flag and a swastika behind after killing the two lunching officers. I think that combination indicates insanity.

I know some are desperate to link them to the tea party movement because of the Gadsden flag, but I have yet to hear of any tea party affiliation these two might of had. And if he did vote for Obama I don’t know what to make of that considering the swastika.

NotCoach on June 10, 2014 at 12:44 PM

A. Police aren’t civilians.

B. What were the political reasons?

Akzed on June 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Yeah, I thought about (a). As noted above, I had to change my definition slightly after Hasan was raised (under the civilian definition, he probably wouldn’t be considered a terrorist either).

B. Reports say they were trying to start a revolution. I think that’s political by definition.

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Here are a few:

House Armed Services Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

House Select Committee on Benghazi

themuppet on June 10, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Is there an echo in here?

Alien on June 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Recycled trolls smell funny.

CurtZHP on June 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Those MSNBC numbers are shocking!

And by that, I mean that it’s shocking a full 1% of conservatives actually trust MSNBC…

Shump on June 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM

When libtards mock Fox News and I point out they are the #1 news source, the retort is invariably something about stupidity of the ‘public’.
So, I say ‘you mean how the public elected 0 twice?’

{crickets}

Tard on June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

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