Tag Archives: MSNBC

Former MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Dies At Age 64

The Bismarck Tribune reports: Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died, multiple sources say. Sources say that Schultz died of natural causes. He was 64. Schultz started his broadcast career in TV and radio in Fargo in the early 1980s, including time as sports director at WDAY-TV in Fargo. He went on to host a show at MSNBC and most recently ...

Read More »

MSNBC Cancels Hugh Hewitt’s Weekly Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC has cancelled that weekly television show hosted by right-wing pundit Hugh Hewitt, the conservative explained at the end of his final show on Saturday. “This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on Saturday mornings,” Hewitt explained. He said that NBC News would continue to employ him as a contributor and he said he expects to ...

Read More »

Jeff Flake Shops For Post-Senate Cable News Gig

The Daily Beast reports: When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. Flake was absent Monday for a series of Senate votes ...

Read More »

Maddow Breaks Down During Migrant Story [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on-air over a report about the Trump administration operating “tender age” shelters for migrant babies and toddlers. Maddow choked up while reading the first lines of the Associated Press’ report on the three facilities where children under the age of 13 are being sent after being separated from their parents ...

Read More »

MSNBC’s Mika: I’m Told That Trump’s Biggest Complaint About The White House Is He Can’t Watch Porn [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said a source told her that President Donald Trump is “upset” because he can’t wait porn while in the White House. The Morning Joe co-host made the comments while discussing Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s attack against Stormy Daniels with Stephanie Ruhle this morning. “I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in ...

Read More »

MSNBC Host Threatens To Boot Arguing Guests After GOP Flack Calls Los Angeles “Third World” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On MSNBC Wednesday, host Katy Tur had her hands full when guests Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and RNC Committeeman Shawn Steel [JMG: in the beret]  jumped right into a fight just after being introduced on the segment. The conversation went off the rails just after the first question, when Republican Steele began answering Tur’s question about ‘the Trump ...

Read More »

Hugh Hewitt Defends Anti-LGBT Hate Group On MSNBC Without Revealing They Sponsor His Salem Radio Show

Media Matters reports: During his most recent MSNBC program, host Hugh Hewitt defended the anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in its fight with Amazon. But Hewitt did not disclose that ADF is a major sponsor of his radio programs. Hewitt has had prior conflict of interest problems on MSNBC. The network gave him a “verbal warning” last month ...

Read More »

Joy Reid Apologizes Again For Decade-Old Blog Posts

NBC News reports: MSNBC host Joy Reid apologized on Friday for a blog post published more than a decade ago that included an image of Sen. John McCain’s head photoshopped on top of the body of the Virginia Tech shooter. “While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of ...

Read More »

MSNBC And Washington Post Reprimand Hugh Hewitt For Brokering Meeting With EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

From the Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC said on Wednesday that it gave Saturday morning show host Hugh Hewitt a “verbal warning” after learning a day earlier that he helped broker a meeting between EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and lawyers representing a California water district, which the network said is a “violation” of the company’s standards. The revelation came from a batch ...

Read More »

Joy Reid Apologizes For “Hurtful” Blog Posts, Says She “Genuinely Believes” She Didn’t Write Them [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Joy-Ann Reid on Saturday apologized to the LGBTQ community for her past “hurtful” comments, following the resurfacing of homophobic blog posts from the mid-to-late 2000s. The host of MSNBC’s weekend show AM Joy has been under fire for newly uncovered blog posts published on Reid’s now-defunct blog, the Reid Report, in the mid-to late 2000s that repeatedly mocked ...

Read More »

Daily Beast “Hits Pause” On Joy Reid Columns

The Hill reports: The Daily Beast is “going to hit pause” on Joy Reid’s columns while its reporters investigate the MSNBC host’s claims around hacking of her old blog, which included homophobic comments that she says were “fabricated.” “Reid claims that she was hacked, that new blog posts aren’t really hers,” said Noah Shachtman, the publication’s executive editor, in a ...

Read More »

PFLAG Rescinds Award For Joy Reid After Reports Of Old Anti-LGBT Blog Posts, Reid Claims Blog Was Hacked

Via press release: PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid. Said PFLAG National president Jean Hodges, “When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we ...

Read More »

Morning Joe On Hannity: My God, How Awkward

“Did Sean Hannity tell his bosses that, ‘I’m a third client of Michael Cohen and I’m going on the air tonight?’ Because, I will tell you, if he did not and then he proceeded to do the coverage that he’s been doing for months, honestly, and it appears he intends to continue doing, he’s lying to his viewers – bald-faced ...

Read More »

Rachel Maddow Beats Sean Hannity In March Ratings

Forbes reports: In March, The Rachel Maddow Show finished as the highest-rated show in cable news, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers–the show’s best-ever performance in the 9 p.m. ET hour. FNC’s Hannity was second, with 3.000 million viewers. Maddow also won among viewers 25-54, the demographic most valued by advertisers, finishing March with an average audience ...

Read More »

MSNBC Lists Steve Kornacki’s Caffeine Intake In Ad Praising His Pennsylvania Election Show [VIDEO]

Earlier this week we noted that MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki had stolen the show with his coverage of the Pennsylvania House race. Today MSNBC has posted a tribute to Kornacki which breaks down his coffee, espresso, and macchiato consumption as the show rolled into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Judging by the network’s well-wishes, it appears that Kornacki has since ...

Read More »

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Steals Election Show

The Morning Call reports: The race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District captivated Twitter overnight, but it was MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki who ultimately stole the show. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the hashtag #PA18 began trending as polls closed. Politicos immediately obsessed over The New York Times needle (it was ultimately shut down) and ...

Read More »

Scarborough Slams Trump’s “Mussolini Rally” [VIDEO]

“The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips up like it’s a Mussolini rally. Yes, that’s what I said. There is certainly nothing American about what Donald Trump did in Pennsylvania when he tries to turn an entire audience, whether it’s against Katy Tur or Chuck Todd and this weekend he went after ...

Read More »

Ad Revenue Soars 62% For MSNBC, 32% For CNN

The Hill reports: Advertising revenue on cable news grew a prodigious 25 percent year-over-year, with MSNBC seeing the biggest jump, according a Friday report from Adweek. New data from the Standard Media Index, which tracks 70 percent of national advertising spending “fresh from the invoicing source” according to its website, shows that MSNBC grew its revenue from from January 2017 ...

Read More »

MSNBC Host Schools Joe Arpaio That By Accepting Trump’s Pardon He Has Confessed To A Crime [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: When Joe Arpaio accepted a pardon from President Donald Trump after his conviction for violating a court order, he apparently didn’t realize that he was admitting wrongdoing. Enter MSNBC’s Ari Melber, who broke the news to the man who recently announced his candidacy for United States Senate. What ensued was quite the awkward exchange, where Arpaio ...

Read More »

MSNBC Host Rips The Mooch On Bannon: Six Months Ago You Said He Tries To Suck His Own Penis [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle grilled former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday — and was incredulous when Scaramucci suggested that there was a way for former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon to get back in President Donald Trump’s good graces. “Anthony, you said six months ago that you think Steve Bannon tries to suck his own ...

Read More »