OK. I get it. Campaign season. Cover the candidates.
That last word was PLURAL.
MSNBC, along with most other cable news, has donated more air and coverage time to the "self-funded" billionaire, Donald Trump, than any other candidate.
Just a few minutes ago, in the middle of a speech by Hillary Clinton, you guys cut to one of the other GOP candidates - no speech, just the usual speculation, blah, blah, blah.
So here's the deal. Cover EVERY candidate equally or just make up a 1-hour program Monday through Friday that sums up the highlights of what each said that day.
All the cable stations have contributed more to Donald Trump's campaign, in providing live coverage at his whim, than they have anyone else.
Donald Trump, by the way, is getting old - and I don't just mean chronologically.
I've watched MSNBC for years, pretty much afternoon to evening because I trust that whatever you cover is going to be covered thoroughly, and as honestly as possible.
But I can't take the news immersion about a reality TV personality, who, frankly, really does have only about five things he repeats over and over - as Rubio recently pointed out.
Not only that, but coverage of some of Trump's more questionable business and labor practices, calls for his tax returns (to the level that Romney experienced in 2012) are absent in most cable coverage. Why is that? Unless people know the whole story, you guys aren't doing your jobs. Your job is to vette these candidates and report back to us.
I'm no GOP supporter.
I want to know about things like this:
In fact, stories about discarding rape kits, according to my Google search, have been around since at least 2010. Why hasn't THAT been covered?
I want to know what Hillary and/or Bernie said today. In fairness, we need to hear what the remaining GOP candidates say (not just their soundbites they put out, but any meaningful statements), when these occur.
And just FYI. I don't watch reality TV unless it happens to come on a station while I'm cooking and I see it when I walk back in the room. I change the station.
MSNBC, IMO, shows some of the best investigated coverage of issues anywhere. It chooses topics which matter. It provides the facts, the charts, the studies, the people who wrote the studies, and who know the subjects.
If I wanted to hear right wing talking points, there's FOX, Alex Jones, Breitbart and a slew of other right wing parrot-news.
We get it. Trump is a blowhard and thinks very highly of himself. He generally repeats himself, and what he repeats is generally offensive to most of America. When my youngest was 10, he knew more about the actual federal government than Trump does after a lifetime.
Many of us are saying,