Morning Joe: “Eric Fuller? Fuller? Is he the guy who sells brushes?”

Posted: January 17, 2011 in internet/free speech, media
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As you might recall Morning Joe went so over the top at the start of Friday’s show than I turned it off and watched the stooges all morning.

When the Eric Fuller statement came out and the left jumped all over it I was sure he would be the lead story on Monday, that was until he decided to publicly threaten a tea party person during the taping of ABC’s town hall on the Tuscon shootings.

Now I’m not a news director but I’d think that the irony of a shooting victim of Jared Zeitgeist Longhner threatening a tea party member, being arrested and involuntarily committed might actually be a story of interest that might bring discussion.

It would be interesting to see how they deal with this story, wouldn’t it? They have dealt with it all right. They’ve dealt it right out of the deck.

I have not seen a single mention of the event, not even a one liner in the base news segment. I’ve been watching since 6:04 and not a peep. Not a word.

Does anyone actually believe that if the roles had been reversed and the tea party person had been arrested it would have been the top story? How can these people actually justify this omission and is there anyone other than naive old me who expected better of them, that is actually surprised?

Let’s not pretend that the MSM is populated by “journalists” The MSM’s making Eric Fuller an unperson proves that it is now only populated by “journolist“.

Update: Nope not a word although I missed the “what have we learned today” segment but an inclusion there would be pretty lame. I’ve learned that MSNBC would rather protect their niche market than report news. I’ve also learned that Joe Scarborough was damn lucky not to be there to get a part of the blame today. Finally i’ve learned that an Instalanche is a great way to start the day. If you are a Glenn Reynolds fan who missed him on my show Saturday Night you can listen to it here. If you are one of those national advertisers that Glenn said is missing out on the 50,000 watts of my radio show, the ad rates are here.

Update 2: 24 hours later Way too early with Willie Geist discovers Eric Fuller reporting his apology. Will that rehabilitate him enough to make him the poster boy for the “blame the tea party” left? We will see.

Update 3: At least one reader was unclear on who Fuller was. This link explains it.

Comments
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  2. Chuck Pelto says:

    TO: datechguy
    RE: Well….

    How can these people actually justify this omission…. — datechguy

    …they can’t. At least not to anyone who is not downright ‘stupid’ or worse: as ‘evil’ as they are.

    ….and is there anyone other than naive old me who expected better of them, that is actually surprised? — datechguy

    Sounds to me like you need a good dash of ‘paranoia’ to act as leavening for all that Christian ‘charity’.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they AREN’T out to get you.]

  3. JR says:

    Unfortunately, the wife likes GMA in the AM. GMA mentioned Fuller and showed him doing the perp walk with two LEOs escorting him.

  4. JG says:

    The MSM will do whatever they can to get Obama re-elected. It really is amazing…and sad…that this is what the country has come to.

  5. elaine says:

    Don’t be silly! Didn’t Paul Krugman insist that all the violent rhetoric is coming from the right? So how does Fuller support that narrative?

    Which would be why they’re shoving him down the memory hole as quickly as possible…

    I don’t know what was and wasn’t said on ABC’s coverage this morning, but it’s instructive that they didn’t mention that his threats were aimed at a Tea Party representative when CNN aired the townhall in question yesterday. After all, a leftie making threats against right wingers doesn’t fit the narrative. So in order to prop up their tired old libelous meme, they’ll just airbrush the icky parts which don’t conform.

    That’s called journalism! Removing all the facts that don’t fit the narrative, so you don’t have to worry your pretty little head over it…

  6. PTL says:

    In the world the Left resides in one can become a non-person. All history is erased. He
    never existed. He will be exiled to a reeducation camp at the NYT editorial room.

  7. Fen says:

    And yet, all these media company execs are brainstorming every day: “how do we get viewers back?”

    Its the BIAS stupid!

    Hysterical if not so pathetic.

  8. bobbymike says:

    In two short years the MSM has gone from biased to corrupt to almost criminal (as in criminally negligent) in its’ coverage in support of Democrats and the left.

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  10. Ken James says:

    It’s one of the reasons why those who watch the MSM are always the last to know. My sister’s favorite line after I inform her of something: “I never heard that”.

  11. harkin says:

    I did hear that Olbermann followed his glowing praise for Fuller by saying that if he made death threats he should be arrested. Good for him and I hope he follows suit on his TV show. Christiane Amanpour howver beclowned herself by making the threat a follow up to her Tucson Camp Meeting, even having to add that the threat was ‘mumbled’ to somehow I guess soften the crime.

  12. harkin says:

    I should have said that (I heard) the Olberman quotes were done on his twitter acct.

  13. melanerpes says:

    Before the lib media gave him the hook, Fuller’s time in the limelight was poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

  14. Dave in Houston says:

    This must be the new civility. Never say anything bad, particularly if it’s true, about anyone on the left. It is civil to continue to trash the right, however. Natural order and all.

  15. Robert L. Mayo says:

    Morning who? Nope, never heard of him. Is he the ‘mentally challenged’ guy they hired to bring the coffee and donut cart around the office?

  16. motionview says:

    By rare coincidence I saw the start of Good Morning America this morning, with a report from their town hall reporter and a discussion of the town hall. Not a word on our brush salesman.

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  18. lil mike says:

    I’m thinking that if Joe had been in today he wouldn’t have mentioned it either. Last Monday he was just as on board as Paul Krugman with the MSM consensus. If you want to be “no labels” you have to adopt the left narrative, so he’s made his deal with the devil.*

    *not intended to be infammatory rhetoric.

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  20. Chuck Pelto says:

    TO: All
    RE: The Naming of Names

    I’ve given up on calling those people the “Main Stream Media”. They are NOT the ‘main stream’. They are obviously to the LEFT of everyone who IS ‘main stream’. Therefore, I’ve taken to calling them the Left Stream Media.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    [A tree is known by its fruit. — Some Wag, around 2000 years ago]

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  23. willio says:

    How about explaining who Eric Fuller is, for those of us who don’t know.

    This article is incomplete.

  24. willio says:

    All I can tell is some guy named Eric Fuller made a statement, what did he say ? Then, Eric Fuller made a public threat against a member of the Tea Party, what did he say?

    By the third paragraph, I am able to piece together that he must be a victim of the shooting and the he must have been arrested and involuntarily committed.

    You talk about the irony of that happening, but I don’t know that it did happen

    So, it sounds like perhaps that is what should have happened, or might happen.

    Yes, it would be ironic and it should be newsworthy, especially to those who love irony, like the Daily Show.

  25. willio says:

    Thanks for the link, but it still does not explain who this Fuller fellow is, or how he is a victim.

    Also, it says that he was charged but not that he was involuntarilly committed.

  26. AngryNerds says:

    First time I’ve ever seen anyone who thinks Scarborough’s POV represents the whole channel! And btw, they’re all on Twitter, too — have you checked for comments there? (Olbermann, for one, condemned what Fuller said as soon as people started tweeting about it.)