Rubio water-swig replay tally: MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12 [VIDEO]

“Zero Dark Thirsty,” “Swing and a Miss,” “Parch Madness,” “Tough Swallow,” “Just Add Water,” and “Water Under the Bridge” were a handful of the phrases used on-air by MSNBC on Wednesday to mock Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for awkwardly pausing  to take a sip of water while delivering the official Republican response to the State of the Union address.

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.

One MSNBC personality even used props to get a few extra jabs in.

“With the Republican’s savior [Marco] Rubio’s big night — and what a night it was,” MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Al Sharpton shouted on-air at one point, before leaning sharply to his right and retrieving a small bottle of water. “OK, OK, where was I?” he asked incredulously, while drinking some of the water. “Sen. Rubio laid out the right-wing vision for America. And oh, what was I saying? Rubio bent the truth last night.”

Read more at The Daily Caller



  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Again I would ask do these new agencies not feel that picking at Obamas plans for no Jobs or work borrowing money hand over fist from communist China until he is cut off and then making new money with no value the rising unemployment new unemployed going on welfare and food stamps price of Gasoline the high cost of home heating fuel or the middle east thats getting totally of the hook I could go on and on about what not being done but seems the water bottle is the more important even more then a 4 yrs of non existent budgets that King Obama thumbs his nose at..
    MSNBC and CNN are just about worthless as is that Al Gore’s channel ? can’t recall it now . CURRENT thats it. what a joke they are ..Maybe thats why their ratings suck everyday (:

  2. Thea Patriot says:

    Truth be told- When the name “Obama” passing my lips, it’s like turd sliding across my tongue, and I have to wash my mouth out. I understand Rubio’s action completely.

  3. Seipherd says:

    Seems like “water bottling” is the new measure of political bigotry against conservatives by the lame stream media.

  4. Roger Mitchell says:

    This all just goes too show how slanted the news medias are.. I watched Hillary as she squirmed under oath woman was sucking water like a camel that just trekked the Sahara desert for a week I’ve seen King Obama chugging water and beer on T.V he is cool . I just think there are far far more importiant matters that need to be showen the light of day .. I also feel Rubio scares them a tad with their latin voting base . but again this is just a smoke screen to keep people minds off the real problems