Journalism! MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get To 'Breaking News' About Justin Bieber

from the priorities dept

If you haven't yet, you should watch this 25-second clip of MSNBC "reporter" Andrea Mitchell cutting off Congresswoman Jane Harman just as she was explaining why the government needs to end the Section 215 bulk phone records collection program that spies on all Americans... in order to rush to cover the "breaking news" of Justin Bieber's court appearance live.
Yes, apparently, making sure they cover Bieber's bond hearing live is more important than discussing the US government surveilling every American illegally. Of course, an argument can be made that this is what the American public wants, though that's partly because the cable news programs have learned since the OJ era that nothing gets viewers like covering a high profile court case to an extreme level.

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    out_of_the_blue, 24 Jan 2014 @ 10:18am

    Journalism! Mike completely ignores items like this:

    Google's Eric Schmidt denies knowledge of NSA data tapping of firm

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/21/google-eric-schmidt-nsa-tapping-knowledge

    UK.go v to Google: Kill impostor taxmen ADs hogging top spot in YOUR search results

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/24/ukgov_to_google_suffocate_imposter_taxmen_found_on_yo ur_search_engine/


    There is no such thing as a metaphysically valid distribution of the pie... [The Rich don't intrinsically deserve getting so much.] (@ 17:35) from http://tarpley.net/audio/WCR-20131221.mp3

    06:17:23[h-290-5]

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