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Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:10 PM

The Sunday "news" show wonder why their ratings are so bad?

I haven't watched those Sunday "news" shows in years, because they are the epitome of "inside the Beltway" news agencies.

They are cut off from the rest of the country, and cut off from reality.

Just look here how those "news" shows let Rmoney's goons lie through their teeth.

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/08/19/sunday-shows-let-romney-surrogates-dismiss-publ/189438

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:20 PM

1. The "reporters" are rich who guide the rich politicians through the

fake examination of the issues. Maybe we could get to the truth if real reporters earned about $30 per hour.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:17 PM

9. Real reporters earn about $12 an hour.

The average pay for a journalist is between $25,000 and $30,000. That's why so many good reporters leave the profession. When they have children, they have to take their communications degrees and go into something that pays - like PR or marketing.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:21 PM

2. The only time to watch is when Rachel is on and that ain't very often

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:35 PM

3. good - our boycott is being felt

i used to watch them every Sunday. Then they turned right and started stupid repug talking points for their entire shows with an occasional Democrat token. I stopped watching and have stuck to it.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:38 PM

6. same here

Haven't been able to watch them for a long. Just have no interest, none at all.


Cher

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:36 PM

4. Yup

I used to be a Sunday talk show junkie. Now I can't stand to watch.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 09:36 PM

5. why the heck is Peggy Noonan on any of them

what does a a former speech writer know about taxes and medicare? Why in the world is she treated as if she has anything to add to the national conversation on anything other than writing speeches?

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:05 PM

7. she pimps for repukes

that is the only necessary qualification

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:17 AM

18. I'm surprised to hear that she is still on them...after her numerous appearances of being

obviously either drunk on her ass or so hungover she was seriously nasty on several shows, altho I only so saw her on Morning Joe. I think MJ told her she had to sober up before she could be invited back on. I hope she gets help for her obvious drinking problem...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:14 PM

8. I haven't watched 'em for years, and my life is far, far better off without them

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Response to NBachers (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:19 PM

10. They are dull as hell.

Since Tim Russert died I quit watching. Even tho he was a Repuke I admired his professionalism.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:50 PM

12. I don't think he was a Republican

Tim Russert worked for a Democratic New York U.S. Senator and a Democratic New York State Governor before becoming a journalist.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Was_Tim_Russert_a_Democrat_or_a_Republican#ixzz243DdqHaW

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Response to SlimJimmy (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:19 AM

16. GE's Jack Welch often bragged about having turned Russert, and there was that

incident at some reception when Russert approached W, giggled, and turned over his lapel to show a "W" campaign button on the underside.

He was persuaded by the big bucks to go right.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:12 AM

17. I've heard that in the past, but have never been able to verify it (other than blogs)

Do you have any specific links?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

11. The Sabbath Gasbags..

Yeah, I used to watch them..

Then I got the internet and learned just how full of shit they really are, even worse than I suspected..

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:19 AM

13. I am very familiar with the Inside the Beltway mentality as a political junkie in College Park, MD

I watched Meet the Press for decades, but can't handle it since David Gregory became the moderator. I can't even tune in for the segments which feature Democrats like my Governor, O'Malley, who I truly admire, that is how much distance I feel I have to keep between Gregory and me. I would have thought he would have been replaced by now, but he must have friends in high places.

But the long and the short of it is, I don't watch any of them and that used to be a regular routine for me.

Sam

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:23 AM

14. Nothing but lies

Boring and predictable garbage.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:24 AM

15. This Week, did a whole thing on how to deal with our debt and our guys didn't even bring up


the fact that Romney paid only 13% in taxes or LESS. They could have wasted Grover Norquist in one swift blow by bringing up Romney's taxes. Someone was asleep at the wheel!

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