MSNBC censors Obama after he urges House Democrats to stop watching it

Almost a week after Fox News was criticized for censoring the end of Obama’s confrontation with the GOP House, MSNBC cut away from Obama’s Q&A with House Democrats when he urged representatives to “get out of the echo chamber” and stop watching mainstream media.

“Do you know what I think would make a difference?  If everybody here turned off your CNN, your FOX, your — just turn off the TV… MSNBC, blogs, and just go talk to folks out there instead of being in this echo chamber where the topic is constantly politics,” Obama said.  “Because [Americans] don’t care, frankly, about majorities and minorities and process and this and that. They just want to know: are you delivering for me?  And we’ve got to get out of the echo chamber. That was a mistake that I think I made last year was just not getting out of here enough.  And it’s helpful when you do…”

MSNBC immediately cut away to David Shuster who said the network would use its “authority” to “turn off the president’s feed for now,” and said it would cut back “as it gets more interesting.”

He then cut to a panel of political strategists yelling at one another.

If irony came in a keg, we’d all be wasted.


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