Death threats FROM the tea party–NEWS! Death threats TO the tea party–NOT NEWS!
Eric Fuller who? What? If I see another Rachel Maddow promo (“At the end of the day, it’s about finding what’s true in the world”), I’m gonna be sick. It’s not about finding what’s true in the world. It’s about finding the partisan truth that fits MSNBC’s narrative.
I’ve suspended the MSNBC Watch for a while because I couldn’t take the post-shooting anti-Palin crap, even to denounce it. More on that later.
ERIC FULLER WHO?
As always, I’m attracted to the stories that MSNBC does NOT cover or barely covers.
From Big Journalism:
Eric Fuller Apologizes to Trent Humphries, If Only Media Could Do the Same
Posted by P.J. Salvatore Jan 17th 2011 at 3:35 pm
I was pleased to read that Eric Fuller issued an apology to Trent Humphries this afternoon:
Arizona shooting victim James Eric Fuller sent his apologies Monday for telling a Tea Party leader, “you are dead.”
Dorothy DeRuyter, a companion of Fuller’s, provided CNN with a statement.
“I would like to tender my sincerest apologies to Mr. (Trent) Humphries for my misplaced outrage on Saturday at the St. Odelia’s town meeting,” Fuller said in the statement. “It was not in the spirit of our allegiance and warm feelings to each other as citizens of our great country.”
Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to a county mental health facility after he photographed Tucson Tea Party founder Humphries and said, “You are dead” when Humphries began speaking at the event.
Fuller “is apologetic and very sad” about his outburst, DeRuyter said. “He wishes he could go back and do things differently,” she said.
You just know that if the tables had been turned, this would have been the lead story on The Ed Show. Shockingly, Ed didn’t have anything to say about Eric Fuller. His lead story was: “Schultz to GOP: Where’s your civility?” Violence always comes from the right, even when it doesn’t.
Countdown with Keith Olbermann briefly mentioned Eric Fuller in a rambling 13:23 minute “special comment” accusing the right of violent rhetoric (again).
OT: NYS COMPTROLLER ALAN HEVESI ONCE SAID THAT BUSH SHOULD BE SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES
Conservative Cave remembers (as I do) this comment from criminal New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi: “Official Apologizes For Saying Bush Should Be Shot Between Eyes”:
NEW YORK — State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday for a “beyond dumb” remark about “putting a bullet between the president’s eyes.”
Hevesi hastily called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting his foot in his mouth at the Queens College commencement.
THAT, my friends, is violent rhetoric. From the left, against President George W. Bush. At a college commencement, no less!
Hevesi was unethusiastically re-elected in 2006 (he’s a Democrat in New York, after all), but had to resign in disgrace when it was proven that he had a government $80,000+ driver for his supposedly ill wife–all off the books. That’s not good for a comptroller, where one guy controls the entire NYS pension system. His aides were later convicted for pensions bribes, but an out-of-office Hevesi escaped further penalty.
You can question Ed Schultz and Chris Matthews all day and they will still not remember a thing about Alan Hevesi (before college kids and their parents and very much on the record in 2006) suggesting to shoot President Bush.
MLK DAY–TIME TO KISS AL SHARPTON’S RING
Who was the guest on The Ed Show today to speak about MLK’s legacy? You guess it–Al Sharpton!
Every MLK Day, New York’s politicians are required to pay homage to the Tawana Brawley scammer and, if possible, give a little something to his National Action Network. From the New York Times:
At Sharpton’s King Day Forum, a Focus on Gun Violence
By FERNANDA SANTOS
Published: January 17, 2011
Of the many events on Monday honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the gathering held by the Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem was one with a wide audience and a narrow focus: the toll of gun violence, from a parking lot in Tucson to the streets of New York.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was there. New York Senator Chuck Schumer was there. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was there.
Such is politics in the Empire State.
“MSNBC WATCH” IS HARDER WORK THAN I THOUGHT
Watching MSNBC is harder than I thought.
Ed Schultz had Al Sharpton on his show. Must this happen every day?
Keith Olbermann had Chis Hayes of The Nation. Olbermann also had on David Corn of Mother Jones. Yes, again and again and again! Is there a night when these two are not on? Fox News’s Karl Rove is Karl Rove, but what has a Chris Hayes or a David Corn ever done?
The Rachel Maddow Show led with Michael Moore. Yes, again! To be followed by Meghan McCain. Yes, again!
Who was the top guest on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell? David Frum! Yes, again! Dem. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Princeton prof. Melissa Harris-Perry (The Nation) were also guests, again.
Hardball with Chris Matthews had on the Washington Post’s ultra-liberal Jonathan Capehart, the Washington Post’s ultra-liberal Eugene Robinson, Michael Smerconish, and another dose of Princeton prof. Melissa Harris-Perry.
It’s an MSNBC Groundhog Day of guests: Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Meghan McCain, David Frum, Michael Smerconish, Jonathan Capehart, Eugene Robinson, Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris-Perry, David Corn, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
I can’t take it anymore. It’s not even interesting as opposition research. It’s not even interesting while using half my brain and writing/researching with the other half.
Near non-coverage of a death threat to the tea party. What else would you expect from MSNBC?
The same guests, over and over again. Sigh.
BTW, what’s with all the GE “eco-magination” ads? Is no one else (besides the parent company) advertising on MSNBC?