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Remember at the last election when the media went all in on Dirty Politics and then couldn’t believe the voting public ignored them.
She famously said on camera near the end of the 2014 election campaign that “No matter what we do, no matter what we say, the polls still favour National.”
Now it appears MSNBC has been infected with the same arrogance and entitlement.
Sometimes the mainstream media slips and tells the truth. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski did just that on Wednesday, but we are certain she didn’t mean for this little nugget to slip out.
Sitting next to Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe, Brzezinski was in full complaint mode over President Trump having the audacity to think he gets to control what people think when that’s “our job,” she said:
“He is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think.
“And that, that is our job.” Read more »
Hey New Zealand politicians, have you heard about Geert Wilders?
He’s the leader of a political party in the Netherlands called the “Party for Freedom”. He’s campaigning in the Dutch elections, which will be held just three weeks from now.
The media hate him. The European Union hates him. And most of all, advocates of open borders and mass immigration hate him.
Because Wilders opposes mass Muslim migration. And he has called for the de-Islamification of the Netherlands.
Wilder is under constant threat of assassination by Muslim extremists. And he’s been prosecuted by the Dutch government for “hate speech”, merely for criticizing their open borders policies.
Oh — did I mention it? Geert Wilders is currently leading the polls.
Fast times in Parliament usually end in heated debates, but not everything goes in terms of what can be said.
Insults, “unbecoming” language and accusations of dishonesty are banned, according to a list on the New Zealand Parliament website, but we’re seriously considering getting some of these phrases back into circulation in the newsroom.
Some of our favourites include the 1936 term “Fungus Farmer” which may have been rude in 1936 but is a perfectly legitimate occupation today.
Another favourite is the 1949 banned phrase “His brains could revolve inside a peanut shell for a thousand years without touching the sides.”
One of the few times I agree with journalists. Time to liven up parliament, especially in an election year. Read more »
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