Accuracy in Media

MSNBC Ratings Plummet in January

MSNBC, which has been struggling in the ratings for almost two years, received more bad news this week when it was revealed that the network’s ratings plunged in January. The network was down 23% in total primetime viewership and a whopping 39% in the A25-54 demo, compared to January 2014. The daytime ratings were almost […]

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Al Sharpton “Lin’s Foward”

Al Sharpton took to the airwaves last week and spoke about a movement that is sweeping the country, thanks to New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. “We’ve been waiting for a movement like this for decades, Americans have hope again and there’s real change in the air. It’s got people from Wall Street to Main […]

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Panetta Channels MSNBC in Speech on Israel

Politico reported that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta channeled MSNBC when he used the network’s slogan to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Addressing an issue that is in the primary domain of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Panetta urged Israel to “lean forward” to achieve peace with the Palestinians. Peace talks have been moribund for more than […]

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Sharpton Promo: GOP Have Pie All Over Their Faces

Admittedly, I have never been a big fan of MSNBC’s “Lean Forward” promos featuring their primetime anchors speaking about issues ranging from American greatness to health care reform. But the most recent promo featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton has to be the silliest one yet. Sharpton’s promo was shot in Brooklyn, where he grew up. […]

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The Four+ Fallacies of Lean Forward, 2.0

With Republican presidential announcements approaching this summer, MSNBC has seen fit to promote their underwhelming primetime lineup with a new round of Lean Forward TV ads. Each of these spots takes our beloved hosts out of the studio and into the “real” part of America that they seek to speak for. Some are ironic, others […]

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January 2015

1/28/2015 - MSNBC Ratings Plummet in January

May 2012

5/31/2012 - NBC’s Matthews Promotes Fraudulent Voting Practices

February 2012

2/22/2012 - Chris Matthews: “Lean Forward Has Been a Winner for Us” [Video]

2/20/2012 - Al Sharpton “Lin’s Foward”

January 2012

1/16/2012 - Al Gore Says MSNBC Is All Over the Map While Current TV is “Consistent”

December 2011

12/5/2011 - Panetta Channels MSNBC in Speech on Israel

November 2011

11/25/2011 - Sharpton Promo: GOP Have Pie All Over Their Faces

April 2011

4/25/2011 - The Four+ Fallacies of Lean Forward, 2.0