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Unbebiebable! MSNBC cuts Congresswoman during NSA LIVE to report... Justin Bieber

Published time: January 24, 2014 16:16
Edited time: January 26, 2014 11:13
Screenshot from youtube video by user jonmanization

Screenshot from youtube video by user jonmanization

A US government privacy board dubs the NSA’s phone calls hoarding illegal and calls to shut… wait, it’s Justin Bieber. And so the Congresswoman being interviewed was dumped mid-sentence to report the “breaking news” of Bieber’s DUI arrest.

On Thursday, the MSNBC put out a report by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) slamming NSA hoarding of phone data, calling it ‘illegal.’ The privacy watchdog, established by US Congress in 2004, also urged President Barack Obama to end the NSA surveillance program.

Congresswoman Jane Harman was called in to discuss the recommendation of the US government privacy watchdog. But as Harman got round to urging Congress to “seriously consider discontinuing section 215”, matters of national importance were put aside.

…We've got some breaking news out of Miami, stand by if you will. Right now in Miami Justin Bieber has been arrested on a number of charges," announced Andrea Mitchell, the MSNBC news anchor, interrupting the congresswoman.

Matters of international importance were promptly shelved, in a brouhaha surrounding the pop star, who was said to have been charged with driving under the influence, driving with an expired license, resisting arrest with a possibility of facing up to six months in jail. If you were Congresswoman Harman, would you stand by?

Comments (63)

 

Jsmith1971 21.04.2014 18:52

This does not surprise me at all! It's well known our main stream media wants to produce smoke & mirrors to deflect the matter at hand. As for Beiber, I believe if you are here on a visa and committed a felony your are to be deported. Isn't that what Immigration does to Mexican citizens when they committed felonies?? Double standard to me.

 

Fifi Leigh 03.02.2014 00:43

the news is like a sitcom...

 

James Mok 29.01.2014 22:02

This reminds me of the Chappelle standup about the news media using Michael Jackson BS to distract from the current issues that were going on at the time.

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