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I am starting a One Man War.  MSNBC & FOX NEWS ... you are thy enemy.  I don't mind the commentary of it all, opinions being thrown around like Paula Deen jokes at the next AACP event, or the fact that we live in a Country that allows the moronic their fair share of air time on outlets that were once held sacred and/or non-existent yesteryear.  I'm cool with that stuff.  But to treat these two entities as sources of anything legit is about as ridiculous as thinking beating Richard Simmons in a 100-yard dash is impressive.  Come on, folks!

The war is not to take either one off the air.  Hell, I could win the Powerball ten times over and still not afford to be able to do that.  But I don't want to do that.  All I want is what makes total sense.  Treat those channels like Professional Wrestling.  It's entertaining at times, has a place, but you never take it to heart ... let alone seriously.

I loathe to put Jesus on the spot, yet I want to make a point.  If you ask most on FOX about Jesus, he was obviously a Republican.  The Bible is word and HIS word was written by a few folks who hung out with him (or didn't).  Nevermind the seedy elements of the text that are more outdated than Richard Gere's sex appeal.

Conversely, if you ask someone at MSNBC about Jesus ... he was more than likely a Liberal Democrat.  You know, long hair and beard and tending to the poor and all that stuff.  Jesus was certainly poor since he went to that version of Death Row without a suitable Attorney.  And now those damn Republicans use that man on their quest to wage war on the poor ... cause the Bible tells them so.  Yeah, I bet Jesus would love Bill Clinton trying to bang Mary Magdalon behind the scenes.

Full transparency, here.  I'm a socially liberal, fiscally conservative type of guy at the tender age of 36.  No matter what your chosen party tells you, they probably don't live up to either.  I've wanted to start the "Pragmatic Party" for a long time.  Not always right, but at least honest and consistent.  We lack fundsWe are the less charismatic version of Ron Paul which is a worry in of itself. 

MSNBC & FOX ... I have two words for you, but I've promised myself not to swear outside the confines of my car wading through traffic going forward.

SO ... I'm going to chastise, berate, & pull your underwear over your head every chance I get until you get a bit legit.  Until then, I'm going to treat you like Professional Wrestling.  Jesus ain't Hogan and God ain't McMahnon, but believe as you must. 

I'll be the guy in the corner, the one you drive away with each moment of your general existence.

 

 

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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But Rupert Murdoch is a Papal Knight!  He has access to the Pope!   And MSNBC - I mean come on, they are the Network of the People!

Great thoughts, Jason.  

 

Jun 27, 2013 01:43 PM #1
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Karen Anne Stone
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Jason:  Strangely enough, I have joined the ranks of former MSNBC watchers who no longer watches.  I used to watch Bill O'Reilly because he occasionally had a sane moment or two, and enjoyed the contrast between Ed "blue collar" Schultz... followed by geeky but brilliant Rachel Maddow.

Then, Schultz was sentenced to Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and Chris Hayes... another younger geeky-type took his spot.  Now... they are all pretty-much saying the same thing.  To me, they have all become pretty close to their own type of "drones."  Both Fox and MSNBC.  So, it's become neither that I watch.

The closest thing to a decent political show leaves me with Morning Joe, although Joe Scarbarough is still living in the past during his Republican days in the House back around 1994.  I am tired of hearing about it.  Boring.  And he most often just talks over everybody.  Boring x 2.

So... bye bye to both of them.  I don't handle "stupid" very well, nor do I handle "pompous."  It's just become boring... ing... ing... ing.

Jun 27, 2013 01:44 PM #2
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Richard Gere is still hot, I don't care what you say.  And I watch... sometimes, but mostly I read both sides on line and form my own opinion.  Every once and again I get stupid and share them in public.

Jun 27, 2013 01:55 PM #3
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Jason, I hope I get to buy insurance from you sometime.  I can't stomach Fox at all and speaking of stomachs, MSNBC just regurgitates the same talking points over and over and freaking over.  They are tuned out.

Jun 27, 2013 02:00 PM #4
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Good morning Jason. Fox is sick and MSNBC is predictable but sometimes telling. There are other things to rant about but I respect you wanting to chastise.

Jun 27, 2013 08:24 PM #5
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"Morning Joe" is still pretty good. PBS and NPR are the best...and the least partisan (according to a Bush Administration study). There is also another difference; Fox is the mouthpiece of the Republican Party, most of the shows on MSNBC have a liberal host...and there IS a difference since Obama is NOT a liberal he is a slightly right-of-center Democrat. (really enjoyed "Up with Chris Hayes" on Saturday mornings, they'd spend 30, 45 minutes on one subject with some really intelligent guests).

Jun 27, 2013 11:28 PM #6
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HA!  Since November 2008, ESPN is the channel to watch.   Or, C-Span if I wish to hear bloviating from the actual mouths of the bloviating.

The important news of the day is easily.

Federer is out.  Serena is still in.

The Nats lost last night.

RG3 is, well, we don't really know yet.

I found a great source for skeet/trap loads online.

The weeds in my front yard are out of control.

My daughter is visiting in a week or so.

It helps to focus on important things.

 

Jun 27, 2013 11:33 PM #7
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I look at both of those networks as news opinion networks and not as true news. Granted the other 3 networks I look at as liberally biased with an agenda.  You have to really dig hard to find the truth anymore.  Which is very difficult to do even for educated people, let alone the sheep.

Jun 28, 2013 12:04 AM #8
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Your 'words' not spoken. .....

I have two words for you, but I've promised myself not to swear outside the confines of my car wading through traffic going forward.

You are the most "diplomatic" person I know!

 

Hahaha.... So, are you saying something is wrong with the two lol lol

 

Jun 28, 2013 01:55 AM #9
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Agree with Karl (and most of you actually), laughed at (and agree with Tammy), and Lynn gets it like she always does. Where in the heck IS that LIKE button anyway??

 

p.s. Hi Sis!!!

 

Jun 28, 2013 02:59 AM #10
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I stopped watching along ago when nothing made sense and always one sided.

Jun 28, 2013 09:33 AM #11
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Do we REALLY need more that Andy Borowitz and Jon Stewart?  Have you seen The Newsroom?  Awesome stuff.  I really have not watched TV news since Cronkite :)  Getting ones "news" epiphytically is probably best.

Jun 28, 2013 01:04 PM #12
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Hi again, Jason.

  Just an FWIW - I killed my TV Sets in 2006.   So my take on Fox and MSNBC etc. is only what I see on the Internet, or the occasional glimpse of TV I get in a Waiting Room, a Lobby, or a Friend's house.

Jun 28, 2013 02:16 PM #13
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Jason- I truly miss your rants, ravings and other musings when you're not here. I am more of an Independent ... but more fiscally conservative.  I recommend Mike & Mike in the morning, especially during football season.  

Jul 02, 2013 06:04 AM #14
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I don't watch either one....just not a TV person.  Okay, well, with the exception of Grey's Anatamoy and they never discuss politics on that show!  :-)

Jul 08, 2013 08:21 AM #15
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I stopped watching them all a while ago. If you want hard hitting news, try John Stewart or Stephen Colbert, lol...

Nov 11, 2013 11:37 PM #16
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Are you feeling any better now?  It's still not safe to turn your TV set on.

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