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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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Jan 2014 @ 10:38am

    An additional report for that one continually off topic.

    Congratulations MSNBC, you've done your part for driving people away from national broadcast news, along with the rest of the news crowd. This is why no one is paying you any attention. Most of us have come to the realization that your excuse for news doesn't cut it. No one but the teenagers are interested in Bieber and damn few of them. If you haven't heard yet, Bieber is very close to being out totally.

    You keep dishing your news out that way. I can promise I won't be one of the ones watching your show, not yesterday, not today, not tomorrow.

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