Monday, June 22, 2009

MSNBC clueless during Iranian protests, riots on Saturday

For those interested in global politics, last Saturday was a memorable day. The unrest and riots in Iran made for fascinating watching on the 24-hour television news networks.

FOX and CNN found themselves in difficult situations because Iran was actively trying to censor any images coming out of its country. Because of this, verifying information had to have been difficult. However, they both did commendable jobs in a challenging situation. They served the public very well.

On the other hand, MSNBC came off looking like a laughingstock. They did not re-arrange their normal programming schedule. Therefore, viewers who watched that network were left with a steady diet of programs about prison life and murder mysteries (most of which had already been shown multiple times).

Whatever remaining credibility the network had was lost on Saturday. I guess the "stars" of the network like Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow couldn't be bothered to cover such an important story.

If you are watching this network to get news and commentary, you are doing yourself a disservice.

Find something better to watch. Like watching paint dry.

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