Friday, 11 May 2012

TAMRON HALL'S MELTDOWN

Ken Berwitz

It's not fair! 

Tamron Hall works for MSNBC. MSNBC is all left, all the time. 

Ms. Hall wanted to talk exclusively about the (wholly media-created) issue of Mitt Romney's "bullying" when he was a high school teenager - even though the incident has quickly sprung major credibility issues, and the family of the person who allegedly was bullied says a) the story is inaccurate and b) in any event, should not be used for political purposes. 

One of Ms. Hall's guests, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner, dared to point out that the "bullying issue" is an absurd distraction from the real story of this election - i.e. Barack Obama's performance as President, especially his performance regarding the economy.

Well, Ms. Hall was not going to take that.  No siree.  Mutiny!  Mutiny!

So she told Carney off on-air in an arrogant, condescending, dismissive tone, broke in every time he tried to answer, cut him off, ignored him for the rest of the interview talking only to the other guest, then insulted him at the end and again cut him off before he was able to defend himself or respond in any way.

That, folks, is the equivalent of your average 4th grader taking all the marbles and going home.

Want to see for yourself?  Then click here.  All that is missing is Ms. Hall melting onto the studio floor while moaning "What a world, what a world".

In case you would instead prefer to read a transcript of her hissy-fit-on-steroids, here it is:

You dont want me to go anything on you because youre actually irritating me right now, she said. Im going to be honest with you you knew the topics we were going to discuss. You knew them. You agreed. And we are not talking or demeaning listen, 50 years ago I was a much tougher kid probably than Mitt Romney was in high school. Im not talking about the issue of whether he was bullying or not. He said he doesnt remember. To be fair, I cannot say that he does.

What Im asking you about is how the campaign has handled this decision, handled this situation, how he handled the Colorado reporter, how he handled same-sex marriage where he said he agrees with gay parents being able to adopt but he does not agree with same-sex marriage just the handling of questions beyond the economy. If youre not comfortable about that, I am A-OK, but youre not going to come on and insult me. You wont come on and insult the network when you knew what you were going to talk about.

Done. Let me talk to Jimmy. Im done.

Allow me to translate.  What Ms. Hall really said was:

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH, YOU DON'T WANT TO SAY WHAT I WANT YOU TO SAY.  IT ISN'T FAIR.  THIS IS MSNBC.  YOU CAN'T DO THAT.  WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, A NETWORK THAT WANTS MORE THAN ONE SIDE OF THE STORY?  WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  NOW I WON'T LET YOU TALK, SO NO ONE CAN HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.  NYAH NYAH NYAH!!!!!!!

Oh, one other thing:  Regarding her comment that "50 years ago I was a much tougher kid, probably than Mitt Romney was in high school":  Tamron Hall was born September 16, 1970, which means that, 50 years ago, she was about 8 1/2 years pre-birth, and counting..   

I guess working for MSNBC means not having to worry about how idiotic, or obviously untrue, your comments are. 

That's what happens when a network features one side and one side only.

How proud NBC must be......


THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER'S EXCELLENT EDITORIAL

Ken Berwitz

Yesterday's Washington Examiner posted an excellent editorial, which talked about how Barack Obama's campaign is using its Accomplice Media to try and divert attention from his abysmal record on the economy to something - anything - else.  It refers to the effort as a "Shiny Objects Strategy" - which is right on target, and says volumes in just three words.

You can read the entire editorial by clicking here.  And, believe me, it is well worth doing so.  Meanwhile, let me give you a few key excerpts: 

What issues are most important to voters this presidential election year? If you said the economy, jobs and the budget deficit, congratulations, you are like the rest of America. But if you said gay marriage, birth control and pranks Mitt Romney pulled in high school in 1965, then you either already are, or may have a future in the liberal media.

Do Americans care about any of this? Not according to the Pew Research Center. They presented Americans with a list of 18 issues and asked them to identify which ones were important to their vote. The top three? The economy, jobs and the budget deficit. The least important issue of the 18? Gay marriage.

If voters decide the 2012 election based on Obama's economic record, he will lose. And so the liberal media, as in love with him as ever, is helping him parade shiny objects to distract voters from that record. The wall-to-wall coverage of Obama's sudden evolution in his personal position on same-sex marriage follows in the tradition of the Republican War on Women; the Buffett Rule; tax breaks for private jets; Romney's supposed soft-spot for Osama bin Laden; a student loan bill that would save the average borrower all of $7 per month; and endless 30-year-old stories about Romney's dog.

If he wishes to be president, Romney must not take the bait. This is not the ground he should fight on. He should keep talking about the economy and other issues that actually affect Americans' lives. Eventually, they will hear him through all this sound and fury.

Absolutely correct.  And - as regular readers certainly know - I say that as a proponent of gay marriage and/or equal-rights civil unions.

The economy is paramount among voters.  Unemployment remains high, job creation is anemic, and we have an administration far more invested in allowing illegal aliens across the border to take jobs from legal citizens, than in doing what is necessary (i.e. less oppressive regulations, more aggressive oil exploration policy, etc.) to jump start the economy.

If Mitt Romney - whose single greatest strength is his managerial success in business - can stay on message, he can win.  If Mitt Romney allows Barack Obama - in cahoots with his Accomplice Media - to redirect the discussion to other issues, he can just as easily lose. 

We'll soon find out if this lesson is, or is not, lost on him.

free' This is why I claim the MSM is committing fraud. The criminal definition of the word. As an adult American citizen your most precious object is your vote. Every time the MSM does whatever it can for Obama, it is trying to rob you of your most precious object. The First Amendment was never meant to protect people or companies from committing fraud. I hope more people start to call them out for the fraudsters they are. BTW. This is my opinion and not necessarily that of the blog owner. (05/11/12)


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