Monday, January 02, 2012

Like, D'OH! ... MSNBC, Romney Ties Revealed ... OH.MY.GAWD.

You read it here first, folks. You'll read this refrain a lot. It means we're doing our job. That's what makes this one of the best political blogs around. We tell the truth, however irreverently delivered it may be at times. We like to have fun, and don't take ourselves too seriously, lest we lose perspective. But we take our facts and reality checks very seriously. Sometimes we don't get it right, but don't count on it; getting our facts right is the single most time-consuming element of posting political news and commentary on this blog. You read it here first, folks:
[You read it here, first.] Repeatedly. Especially after NBC News President Steve Capus's tongue lashing of MSNBC news reporters and anchors for accurately reporting Mitt Romney's use in a speech and campaign ad of a KKK slogan in the state with the nation's highest per capita number of KKK groups.

Will Romney's heavy late spending in Iowa propel him to the top? Not likely. Even with his nod to racist KKK voters (Iowa is first in the nation per capita in KKK groups) recanted, sort of, when he was caught working an old KKK slogan into his campaign speeches. Once MSNBC caved disgracefully from its report, it only showed that Romney can pull strings with the Beltway Media, not that he really means what he says.
Here's the context, from the bandwagon:

Bain Capital and NBC Universal are both part owners of The Weather Channel. Along with Blackstone Group, the two companies purchased the network in 2008.

Romney left Bain in 1999, but the New York Times reported last week that the candidate candidate forged a retirement deal with the investment firm when he left. According to the Times, Romney continues to receive a share of Bain profits, and takes in millions of dollars each year."
Hmm. Have I mentioned yet how multi-millionaire Keystone pipeline lobbyist Grover Norquist got exclusive dibs on the MSNBC "mic" to do "color commentary" of competing House Republican-Democratic pressers on the impasse over extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance, a key stumbling block of which was the pipeline's approval? And how Grover's conflict of interest was never disclosed by MSNBC anchor Richard Lui — was it just an oversight?

Ah, the tangled webs we weave in the high-stakes, high-finance corporate world of connected politicos, bought government (Republican), and the corporate Beltway Media that jump when their masters call to complain about a story. Keep tuned to this blog for the ugly, inconvenient truth.

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