https://twitter.com/HussPH/status/302053008169132036

No, really. They did.

https://twitter.com/sea_daisy/status/302096978500800512

#Waterbottlegate entered an even more pitiful stage. As we reported, Democrats and the media (concentric circles on a Venn diagram) were obsessing over Senator Rubio’s water bottle sip during his State of the Union rebuttal. And, boy, did that absurd obsession grow. Folks at The Daily Caller are givers; They watched and kept count so you didn’t have to.

Throughout the broadcast day, between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. EST, MSNBC showed a replay of Rubio’s swig approximately 155 times — 101 of which came during “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which played the moment on loop at the bottom of the screen for more than 13 minutes.

MSNBC’s competitors replayed the video far less frequently. Taking second place with curious interest was CNN, which gave its viewers 34 plays of the incident from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Twenty of those came during Wolf Blitzer’s three-hour long “The Situation Room.”

Wow. Obsessed much, Maddow? CNN had a much lower count, but they also asked if a human being getting thirsty was a “career-ender.” Speaking of career-enders, nice job lapdogs! Keep hammering those nails into the Fourth Estate’s coffin.

On the plus side, this offered great mocking opportunities. Mock. Mock like the wind!

https://twitter.com/lemontree46/status/302075887996768258

Bingo! But, you know, that doesn’t suit the narrative, nor does it aid their Sun God, President Obama.

MSNBC’s creepy obsession is spilling over to its Facebook page now, too.

Pitiful.

Yep. Keep exposing yourselves, lapdogs.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    YES .@MSNBC & @CNN YES, just keep bringing up #RUBIO. That’s it, just keep doing that. It’s a VERY GOOD idea. Keep saying #RUBIO. >:^)

    • Patsplacepp

      @twitter-1015788055:disqus probably won’t be so good for him if the keep bring up his name with his water bottle piece. 2016 isn’t going to look so good and all because of a bottle of water. Sad.

      • aliwilcox

        If he is brought down by that 2 second drink of water, then this country has passed the point of no return.

      • aliwilcox

        If he is brought down by that 2 second drink of water, then this country has passed the point of no return.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    YES .@MSNBC & @CNN YES, just keep bringing up #RUBIO. That’s it, just keep doing that. It’s a VERY GOOD idea. Keep saying #RUBIO. >:^)

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Starting to think the whole foundation of liberalism is simply laziness.

    Critique of the SOTU opposition’s response: “Its just easier to focus on water than analyze the response”

    Gun Control: “Its just easier to outlaw all guns than find and prevent the cause for their misuse”

    Unemployment: “its just easier to extend unemployment insurance than find a way to create and sustain new jobs”

    Government Budget: “Its just easier to tax the citizens more than it is to find unnecessary costs and eliminate them”

    Welfare: “its just easier to get government welfare than it is to work a job”

    Abortion: “Its just easier to terminate the child than it is to prevent conception and/or deal with the consequences”

    Economic Equality: “Its just easier to bring someone down than it is to lift someone else up”

    And other examples abound………………..

    • Cajun

      Good point, and also if I may, a genuine “fear” of doing any real analysis of things, i.e., SOTU. Many more lies, deceit, BS in SOTU, than the “everyday, real-life” simple issue, of a drink of water.

    • Cajun

      Good point, and also if I may, a genuine “fear” of doing any real analysis of things, i.e., SOTU. Many more lies, deceit, BS in SOTU, than the “everyday, real-life” simple issue, of a drink of water.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Starting to think the whole foundation of liberalism is simply laziness.

    Critique of the SOTU opposition’s response: “Its just easier to focus on water than analyze the response”

    Gun Control: “Its just easier to outlaw all guns than find and prevent the cause for their misuse”

    Unemployment: “its just easier to extend unemployment insurance than find a way to create and sustain new jobs”

    Government Budget: “Its just easier to tax the citizens more than it is to find unnecessary costs and eliminate them”

    Welfare: “its just easier to get government welfare than it is to work a job”

    Abortion: “Its just easier to terminate the child than it is to prevent conception and/or deal with the consequences”

    Economic Equality: “Its just easier to bring someone down than it is to lift someone else up”

    And other examples abound………………..

  • SansMercy

    Its a racist #WarOnWater.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    MSNBC, CNN are waterboring the viewers. #torture

  • Rob

    I don’t know much about Rubio other than The Establishment hates him.
    #EnemyOfMyEnemy

  • Bozo Sapien

    The left has mastered the art of turning things into a joke. This is how they’ve been so successful against the right. You’ll notice commenters on all the left-wing sites using the same words over and over again. Tea bagger, bagger, Faux News, Mittens (for Mitt Romney), etc. have all become part of the lexicon of the left. They create buzz words like “war on women” and people buy into it. They use these tactics to make anyone with conservative values look like a clown. The only way we are going to be able to counter all this is to turn the tables and use the same tactics, turning Democrats, liberals the mainstream media and their belief system into jokes. Sites like this one calling them out on their nonsense is a great start but we need more of it. I’d like to see a more polished version of a show like Red Eye for example, that uses comedy to call out the left. The stuff Gavin McInness has done on there is a great example of what I think could really help combat the vitriol coming from the left.

    • pajamakat

      Spot on !!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

      Alinsky Rule # 5. They all get an “A” in that class.

  • Guest

    Michelle Malkin tweeted, “How many times did they run “corpse-men?” ” -Fair question. And now I ask, how many times did they run “57 states”? Another fair question. Ones that will likely never get answered, but ‘Bloody Hell!!! Rubio took a sip of water!!!!! He’s not qualified to speak about the state of the nation!!!’ Just when you think the looney left msm couldn’t get any crazier, they step up to the plate and hit another screwball homerun. <<-Not actually a good thing. And yet, there are people in this country still STUPID enough to watch those friggin losers, liars and loons. This country is DOOMED!

    • seek456

      well Wolf proved his depth. A puddle would appear to be the ocean to that idiot.

    • seek456

      well Wolf proved his depth. A puddle would appear to be the ocean to that idiot.

  • Denise O’Connor

    He should have made it worth their while and taken a big pull off a Corona with lime. Now that would have been newsworthy.

  • walterc

    I don’ think they ran the planes hitting the WTC that many times.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    They do it because it works. The low information voter is just so f-ing stupid that this stuff is what they eat up. I hate it and you hate it but it works and it would be my advice that we fight back the same way.

  • Lady 12

    But Fox is nuts for mentioning Benghazi!

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Main Stream Media.

    Hey, I think this place is restricted Wang, so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Main Stream Media.

    Hey, I think this place is restricted Wang, so don’t tell ’em you’re Jewish.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    At once every seven minutes, you’d think they would have to start paying Rubio a salary.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    At once every seven minutes, you’d think they would have to start paying Rubio a salary.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    WWell, at least we know who the lefty MSM fears for 2016

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    WWell, at least we know who the lefty MSM fears for 2016

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Rubio drank water. Obama ate dog. Got it.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Rubio drank water. Obama ate dog. Got it.

  • jd

    and the programming executives are scratching their heads trying to figure out why no one watches this train wreck of a network…

  • Maxx

    Liberals always make it easy to know who they fear. Unfortunately, half the country is so stupid, they couldn’t pour Poland Springs out of a boot with the directions written on the heel and the putrid pundits at MSDNC know this all to well.

  • Peyton

    If MSNBC plays a clip, and nobody sees it, then did it really happen?

  • porgiefirefighter

    I sure hope he never misspells “potato”.

  • porgiefirefighter

    I sure hope he never misspells “potato”.

  • Greg Scott

    Rachel Maddow gets a stiffy watching Rubio drink water. I thought she hated guys ?

  • BeeKaaay

    Rome burns, and the Communist News Network focuses on someone drinking water.

  • http://www.facebook.com/100000506160373 James McEnanly

    By my rough calculations, they were playing that video on an average of once every 9 minutes. Compare this with radio stations that give traffic and weather reports every ten minutes. Are they going to use this as station ID?

  • LouAnnWatson

    there is no such thing as bad publicity…ask any hollywood type or democrat. it’s a resume enhancement. face time is good…marco is my senator and i trust he is not selling me out.