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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    PaulT (profile), 25 Jan 2014 @ 4:35am

    Response to: Anonymous Coward on Jan 24th, 2014 @ 11:20am

    "read this article written by TechDirt "reporter" Mike Masnick "

    Mike claimed to be a reporter? Or are you so stupid that you can't tell the difference between a blogger commenting on a news story and actual journalism?

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