Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, especially our band of regular readers and commenters who have helped keep the conversation interesting, intelligent, snarky, enlightening, funny, pointed and genuinely entertaining. It’s been our busiest year ever, and the year isn’t even over yet. 2013 will bring some changes, and for the better. I’ll keep you posted on those changes as developments, uh… develop.
Today is a day for family, and I hope all of you get a chance to spend some time with yours. I’ll be joining my family in a great dinner and our annual tradition of yelling at the TV during the Lions game.
In a related story, Sir Paul McCartney has called on Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving. I’m going to disappoint him tremendously. A brit trying to tell us what to do was the reason we declared independence in the first place, so Sir Paul’s request now warrants having an extra helping of the big tom.
In an unrelated story, here’s your laugh for the day: MSNBC President Phil Griffin said his network has “never been the voice of Obama — ever.”
No, not at all:
MSNBC’s coverage of Romney during the final week (68% negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28 when 5% was positive and 57% was negative.
For Obama, meanwhile, the coverage improved in the last week. From October 1 to 28, 33% was positive and 13% negative. During the campaign’s final week, fully 51% of MSNBC’s stories [about Obama] were positive while there were no negative stories at all in the sample.
Among the many things I’m thankful for this year is the MSM’s laughable denial of the painfully obvious.