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  •  The diary title is misleading (3+ / 0-)
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    Rick Aucoin, alice kleeman, renbear

    I counted only two instances in the diary which listed 'problems'. And they were both about information the diarist wanted added to the show.
    Maybe a better title would be something which let the reader know the diarist had additional information to share that the show hadn't covered.
    It almost seems as if the title is like one of the Huf Post headlines clearly meant to gin up page views.
    In general I thought the show was pretty good.
    I was already familiar with the material and story but there are a lot of folks out in TV land that might not know the story.
    Maybe even someone that had bought the skew proffered by Zero Dark Thirty.

    •  Yes, it's misleading, and by accident? (2+ / 0-)
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      Capt Crunch, renbear

      Because the diarist likely knows very well a diary titled "A Lot of Stuff They Should Have Added to Hubris" wouldn't get nearly as many reads as a diary title that draws people in to read about all the "many things" that Maddow got wrong in the hour long special.

      Which "many things" equaled zero, as it turns out.

      I wouldn't have clicked on a diary that was honestly titled and had this content.  I've read it all before.

      I did click a diary that was supposedly going to point out all the things Maddow got wrong, because THAT was a subject I haven't heard all before.

      *The administration has done virtually nothing designed to reward its partisans. - Kos 8/31/10*

      by Rick Aucoin on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 03:20:10 PM PST

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      •  Benefit of the doubt (2+ / 0-)
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        Rick Aucoin, renbear

        I don't know the diarist's work so it's benefit of the doubt time for me.
        I thought it might be an excuse for an attack on Maddow -- but I didn't see anything like that in he diary.
        Maybe the diarist is really passionate about this subject and felt  like the show was deficient in a BIG way.
        To me that would be naive. It's just about 45 min of airtime and there was a lot of ground to cover.
        And I was glad to see this information presented on a widely viewed cable station. I would prefer it to be on NBC instead of MSNBC to garner greater ratings but what the hey.
        I hope the diarist doesn't always use these HuffPo style headlines because that would be a real pattern.
        But I've had to deal with MUCH WORSE stuff in comments - people HR'ing me cause they know I'm pretty much defenseless - that kind of stuff.
        So, the fact that it's not an unsubstantiated hit piece on Maddow and there is some really good information in the diary makes me just point out my problem with the headline and hope the diarist will think about it.

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