MSNBC Misses The Point

April 18th, 2008at 09:15pm Posted by Eli

Well, this is certainly an interesting take on the reaction to Wednesday’s debate:

Curious of what the bitterness and anger could look like if Obama is somehow denied the Democratic nomination? Check out the reaction from the ObamaNation over Wednesday’s debate. To put it simply, ABC was under siege yesterday. This may only be a taste of how the ObamaNation would react to a Clinton nomination. If MoveOn is motivated to do a petition campaign against the media over a debate, imagine what Clinton delegates and undecided superdelegates would face this summer if there is doubt. And as the Politico’s Ben Smith pointed out yesterday, it’s also what the GOP would face in the general election, especially if Obama is nominee. The level of devotion among Obama’s supporters rivals what Bush had with his flock in 2004. The left-wing blogosphere is MUCH more powerful than what you see on the right this cycle and it reminds us of the advantage Bush had in ’04. While we all know about that so-called right-wing voice machine, don’t forget that there is now a left-wing noise machine (on the internet) as well. And it has found its voice.

So everyone who complained about the terrible questions and moderation was only upset because they were Obama loyalists?  Really?

MSNBC has completely missed the point.  This was exasperated backlash against yet still more useless timewasting right-wing gotcha questions instead of substantive ones.

But considering the behavior of MSNBC’s own debate moderators, I can understand why they might want to miss that particular point, and make this a story about Those Mindless Fanatical Obama Cultists instead.

(h/t Bill Scher)

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Elections,Media,Obama,Politics


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