How To Lose Your Job In Ninety Seconds

What are the chances that Gadi Schwartz will keep working for MSNBC after this, you think? And just to maintain ideological balance on Riverisde Green, here’s another brief Schwartz piece showing a more narrative-friendly position:

44 Replies to “How To Lose Your Job In Ninety Seconds”

    • DougD

      Ya, don’t get it either. Reporting the news, that’s what they are supposed to do and they guy seems to be doing it. I waited 90 seconds then checked but couldn’t find anything about him being fired.

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      • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

        The media narrative has been that the caravan is mostly women and barefoot kids.

        The most recent census of the caravan shows adult men outnumbering women, boys, and girls combined.

        The question is whether this fellow will ever be sent to report from a scene again.

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        • -Nate

          There was a time when CBS News would have made this guy #1 for reporting clearly like this .

          The endless ‘liberal news’ trope is 100 % bullshit and always has been, just like “fake news” and “alternate facts” ~ you’re allowed to have your own opinions but facts are facts .

          The P.O.T.U.S. doesn’t grasp this, neither do most of the schmucks from Queens …

          -Nate

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        • DougD

          And the opposing narrative is that the caravan is an invasion of middle eastern terrorists.

          And that is the difference between pushing a narrative and reporting the news. Remember, it’s extremely profitable to keep people outraged by pushing a narrative, so try to vary your media diet by including a little NPR or BBC.

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          • CJinSD

            What is getting your propaganda straight from the people trying to end self-government supposed to accomplish? Not all misinformed people listing to Nazi Propaganda Radio, but all Nazi Propaganda Radio listeners act against their own interests in the voting booth.

          • DougD

            There are actually several benefits. They seem to do a reasonable job of identifying people’s backgrounds, so you have an idea of where they’re coming from & their bias. That might not seem very useful up front, but then you can recognize it when other media does not do that. Also they point out conflicts of interest, such as when they’re reporting on an organization they recieve funding from.
            Listening to something you completely disagree with is helpful in self evaluation, and considering why you think the way you do.

            It could be advantageous to you, consider trying to be a little self aware and develop a nuanced view of issues.

          • CJinSD

            I just spent two years listening to it as a form of involuntary opposition research. I don’t recommend it to anyone for any reason.

        • safe as milk

          it’s a good question. they may keep him around since he’s not bright enough to be a serious threat and it lends some credibility to the operation. most likely they will take him off a level stories and put him on c level stories for awhile to see if he starts reporting correctly. the higher ups kind of like the wholesome bushy tail thing on the younger news dolls but he did just cross the line.

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  1. rambo furum

    How odd, Ami Horowitz said similar things and more on Lou Dobbs. I might suspect that they support the right of at least one nation to use military force against unarmed civilians at their border as well.

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  2. MrFixit1599

    I’m not as old as Nate, but I’m probably the same level of ignorant about the subject.

    Would this fly completely under the radar if it was on FOX, but because it’s on MSNBC now it’s an issue? Now it contradicts their agenda?

    Jack, I took your advice a couple years ago and left Facebook. Left all social media really. I possibly took that a bit too far, as I also no longer watch the news, simply because there aren’t any news reporters anymore. Everyone has to have an opinion. Just because you have an asshole, that doesn’t mean I want your opinion. I don’t want your opinion, I just want the news.

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    • Ronnie Schreiber

      If you’re engaging in commerce, it’s difficult to avoid social media entirely. If you’re trying to sell something, having a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is almost essential. YouTube (which I’d also categorize as social media) is the 2nd most used search engine, right after Google.

      That being said, I hardly use Twitter and I’ve consciously backed off of Facebook, at least when it comes to personal stuff (except when dealing with close friends and family).

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  3. hank chinaski

    Flags? Violence when confronted? Camp followers?
    If it walks like an army and quacks like and army….

    Let’s pull a Mexico and channel these caravans straight through to Canada.

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    • Disinterested-Observer

      Brilliant. We’ll provide them food and transportation straight through to the border. They won’t even need to walk.

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      • -Nate

        I’m on the fence about this ~ maybe worth paying for greyhound tix straight through, OTOH, I dunno , like most here, my family is immigrant although they did it legally during the Irish potato famine….

        I firmly believe immigrants must assimilate, many flatly refuse to do so .

        When you’re given the football you’re supposed to run with it as fast as you can but for the team that _gave_it_ to you, not the opposing team .

        -Nate

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  4. Compaq Deskpro

    https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/shortcuts/2018/nov/26/foreskin-facial-kate-beckinsale-serum-anti-ageing

    Back in highschool when I read 4chan the antisemetic types would always post about illuminati elites etc taking the circumcised foreskins for themselves and using it as facial cream, usually accompanied with some racist cartoon. I always thought this was absurd and dismissed it without giving it much thought. I’ll be damned this is actually true, and they actually try to claim this is a new fad, only been going on for a week. Why did you have to get me clicking on articles again?

    Here’s an article with more meat.

    https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/43bxgm/the-beauty-industry-is-part-of-a-baby-foreskin-flesh-trade-anti-circumcision-activists-warn

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    • Ronnie Schreiber

      A mohel walks into a leather shop and hands the proprietor a business card and a wallet. He explains that over the years, he has saved the foreskins and is now making them into useful items.
      The shopkeeper tells him, “Well, it’s a bit unusual, but it’s nicely made and has an interesting story. What’s the retail price?”

      “Four hundred dollars,” the mohel tells him.

      “$400 for just a wallet? Are you crazy?”

      “Well, if you rub it, it turns into a set of luggage.”

      [Serious note: As far as I know, after a bris the foreskin is discarded along with the used gauze etc. in a biohazard bag.]

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