The “Lean Forward” cable news network — you know, the one that actually leans way left — has once again proven that it’s capable of putting a positive, albeit preposterous, spin on the facts so as to disguise failure (as it so often does with respect to a certain presidential administration).
That same cable net has also proven that it regards its viewers as easily influenced simpletons who will accept whatever the heck the network broadcasts as the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Consider the latest promotional advertisement that’s being run on the network of Sharpton, Maddow, and Matthews — MSNBC. And oh yes, the channel that so proudly features the weekday show “Morning Joe”…which brings us to the point of this post.
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As newsbusters.org observes, the new MSNBC promo is:
…a celebratory commercial championing Morning Joe’s ratings “success”…proclaiming that “2014 marks the fifth straight year Morning Joe continues to beat CNN.”
Yessir, ya’ll, “Morning Joe”, with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, is tickled pink to let all the world know that they have beaten CNN in the ratings. That’s right — a lousy number-three in the morning show ratings game has been beaten by a mediocre number-two.
Okay…but what about the number-one net with the number-one morning show? What about Fox News and “Fox and Friends?” Well, the MSNBC promo doesn’t even mention the inconvenient truth that “Fox and Friends” is far and away the consistnetly best-rated program in the time slot.
For instance, just a couple of days ago, on Wednesday, “Fox and Friends” drew more than 1.1 million viewers — nearly double the MSNBC and CNN audiences combined.
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So, once again, MSNBC shows itself to be highly selective with the information it chooses to present to its audience. The only consolation, one might suppose, is that there aren’t that many people in the MSNBC audience to be fooled.
You can watch the “Morning Joe” promo that’s being splashed across MSNBC by clicking on the video above.
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