A recent study revealed that MSNBC’s coverage of ‘Russiagate’ vastly outweighs its coverage of other issues, such as the US-backed humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and the network’s refusal to correct the disparity could lead to dangerous conclusions
The evidence is damning. And the silence underscores the arrogance.More than seven weeks after a devastating report from the media watch group FAIR, top executives and prime-time anchors at MSNBC still refuse to discuss how the network’s obsession with Russia has thrown minimal journalistic standards out the window.
FAIR’s study, “MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic U.S.-Backed War in Yemen,” documented a picture of extreme journalistic malfeasance at MSNBC:
— “An analysis by FAIR has found that the leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen in the second half of 2017. And in these latter roughly six months of the year, MSNBC ran nearly 5,000 percent more segments that mentioned Russia than segments that mentioned Yemen.”
— “Moreover, in all of 2017, MSNBC only aired one broadcast on the U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes that have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians. And it never mentioned the impoverished nation’s colossal cholera epidemic, which infected more than 1 million Yemenis in the largest outbreak in recorded history.”
It’s at the point now where I think a major natural disaster could occur in a major American city and MSNBC would cut away from the disaster to give you some talking head’s speculation, about what an unnamed White House source, is claiming someone related to Trump and the Russiagate investigation, might have said, and what that could mean for the investigation.
It’s absolutely insane.
The only thing that I can think to make any sense of it is that it is creating big ratings for them and that’s why they are doing and/or because it creates the specter of a Russian threat in the heads of many Americans, which the ruling elite at Comcast/GE (parent corporations of NBC & MSNBC) think will lay the psychological groundwork in the heads of many Americans for a larger conflict with Russia.
It’s all very scary stuff just because of how far they are willing to run with this story.
Hillary lost because she didn’t go to Wisconsin or Michigan and any Russian bots, tweeting or posting memes had a negligible effect compared to that massive campaign blunder by Hillary Clinton.
I subscribe to the Jimmy Dore/Kyle Kulinski view on this whole Russiagate thing and that is that if Trump is guilty of anything it is money laundering, and even that decades ago.
He’s not some Manchurian candidate.
If he was a Manchurian candidate he’d be the worst goddamn Manchurian candidate of all time because he just moved war ships to the Black Sea AKA Russia’s backyard, pretty shitty Manchurian candidate if you ask me.
To base an impeachment on decade/s old money laundering would be tenuous at best and definitely not with a Republican congress.