The New York Times‘ David Carr lists some of the media companies (and executives) that he believes are on the hot seat this year.  The list includes MSNBC president Phil Griffin and NBC News president Deborah Turness whose respective networks are struggling to  say the least.

As soon as George Zimmerman was declared “not guilty”  on Saturday, the liberal media has gone into overdrive to try and paint the decision as a failure of our justice system, rather than pointing out that the prosecution had a weak case from the start and didn’t do a very good job in presenting their case.

trayvon-martinThe decision was a major blow to the media which tried extremely hard to make the case about race and racism,while ignoring the facts.

NBC was one of the first to go to bat for Martin with an edited version of the 911 call, that totally changed the context of the call.  Then there is the media as a whole who chose to run pictures of Martin at age 12-where he looked wide-eyed and innocent, rather than more recent photos which showed a different young man, while showing a less than flattering picture of George Zimmerman in order to make him appear guilty.

MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Bloom weighed in on the trial, by saying that the prosecution needed to focus extensively on the racial angle in their summation-though their was no evidence that race played a part in the incident, and added on another appearance that Martin’s reference to Zimmerman as a “creepy ass-cracker” was lighthearted and humorous, and not as serious as Zimmerman’s derogatory comments about Martin.

Also, in trying to make the case for this being racially motivated, Zimmerman- whose mother is from Peru, was referred to as a  white Hispanic.  What’s next, white Black?  Oh, sorry, that’s an oreo. Gimme a break!

Now the focus of the media along with other liberals and Democrats is to try and convince the Justice Department to file civil charges against Zimmerman, while decrying the decision and harping on how the judicial system doesn’t treat blacks fairly.

Even President Obama, who said earlier this year that if he had a son he would look like Trayvon, reminded the public that the jury has spoken.

That message seems to be lost on the media.

While black leaders condemn the decision, they weren’t quite so outraged when former NFL star O.J. Simpson was acquitted of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, who both happened to be white in 1995.  While many people were outraged at the verdict, there wasn’t a wide-scale by protests by whites as we are now seeing by blacks after the Zimmerman decision.

Chris Matthews discussed the slew of voter ID laws that have been proposed or enacted across the country coming to the conclusion that Republicans are trying to suppress the minority vote. When addressing the issue of voter fraud guest Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League said it was a “smokescreen” and that “most voter irregularities take place because of elections officials.”

Elections officials aren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but when people can vote without having to prove who they are it opens the door to potential vote fraud and that’s something everyone should be concerned about.

I have worked polls in the past where voters were surprised that ID wasn’t necessary when it’s all but required when using a credit card or writing a check when shopping which to me is far less important than ensuring a fair and accurate vote count.

Until this becomes the accepted practice across the country the dead will be waiting in the wings to cast their ballots when needed.

Watch the video.

Voter ID


Last night on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews  during a discussion of  Saturday’s GOP debate, Newsweek’s Michelle Goldberg said the debates diminish the Republican party because it’s such a race to the bottom.

Goldberg added that Fred Barnes was wrong when he wrote that the liberal media is making the GOP look bad at the debates and that “The Republican candidates are making themselves look bad all by themselves, ” and that they are “diminished by this process because it’s such a race to the bottom, but that’s where their base is.”

Leave it to Matthews to bring on yet another Obama cheerleader to disparage the Republicans, while praising Obama’s less than sterling performance on “^0” Minutes Sunday night by calling him “dignified.”

Matthews and other members of the mainstream media are truly enjoying watching the Republican presidential nomination play out and only add credence to Barnes’ assertion that the liberal media  is making more out of the entire process than is deserved.

Watch the segment here.

Whew! For a minute there I thought the pseudo conservative Joe Scarborough was actually going to leave MSNBC for greener pastures. But as the New York Post’s Page Six reports he isn’t going anywhere.

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough insists that he and Mika Brzezinski are happy at MSNBC and are not shopping a new show around to other networks. We’d heard that the co-hosts of MSNBC’s popular morning show were looking for a syndication deal and that CBS was interested. We also heard from multiple sources that “Morning Joe” executive producer Chris Licht was reaching out to other networks for a new job in case Scarborough and Brzezinski left. But Scarborough tells Page Six, “Mika and I are not ‘shopping’ a show to anyone. Nor have we since ‘Morning Joe’ was launched in 2007. Since that time, Mika and I have loved working side by side with Chris Licht and consider him to be a part of our family. Mika, Chris and I hope to be working together for decades to come. Anyone suggesting otherwise is not telling the truth.”

More likely is that Joe did shop around and found no takers.

The pair hosted a radio program a few years ago and it rapidly faded from view when it couldn’t attract listeners or advertisers.

Maybe Joe and Mika can sell the MSNBC audience but on a larger stage they just aren’t that interesting.