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.

Filed Under: andrea mitchell, cable news, jane harman, journalism, justin bieber, msnbc, nsa, section 215, sensationalism
Companies: nbc universal

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    retsy, 21 Mar 2014 @ 1:46pm

    Do any of these news organizations with their White House front lawn cams pay any attention to the lunatics in front of the White House?

    There are some really screwed up individuals out there. And I'm not talking about your normal peaceful protestors who picket like regular folks.

    There are some really mentally challenged and sick individuals who screaming at the building about failed tours of duty in the military or reciting the details of bylaws like they know them by heart. Like Obama is going to hear them. Of course there's the whackjob braindamaged woman who camps out on the front door step for the past 20 years. Don't tell me its not seem the least bit spooky to you.

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