Tag Archives: MSNBC

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid.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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MSNBC Vaults To #2 In Year-End Ratings

Via press release: MSNBC scored a ratings victory in the post-election year of 2017 by overtaking CNN in key dayparts and delivering record ratings among total viewers in every hour during the week. MSNBC finished the year as the #2 most-watched network in all of cable for weekday prime, up from #8 in 2016. Prime on MSNBC delivered the network’s ...

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MSNBC’s Mika Rages After Trump Implies Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Would Have Sex With Him For Money [VIDEO]

“I just want to say something, beyond the fact that is reprehensible that the President of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman. We’re not surprised Mr. President, you do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around you even worse. You treat women like punching bags because ...

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MSNBC Reinstates Sam Seder After Smear Campaign By Jizz-Obsessed Pizzagate Crackpot Mike Cernovich

The New York Times reports: MSNBC pulled an abrupt about-face on Thursday, announcing that it had rehired a contributor just days after it fired him when far-right activists drew attention to an inflammatory tweet he posted in 2009. “Sometimes you just get one wrong — and that’s what happened here,” Phil Griffin, the cable network’s president said in a statement ...

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MSNBC Panel Mocks Sparse Crowd At Trump’s Xmas Tree Lighting: The Biggest Turnout In History [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Morning Joe opened up a particularly whimsical Friday-in-December show by covering President Donald Trump’s Christmas Tree lighting at the White House — and ruthlessly mocked him for his lackluster crowd at the typically busy event. “So a beautiful, balmy evening in D.C., no excuse to get outside,” MSNBC’s Katty Kay started, describing the night. “And you go to ...

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MSNBC Trolls Trump On “Merry Christmas” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: MSNBC trolled President Trump’s claim that he is bringing back the “Merry Christmas” tradition on Wednesday by airing an edited compilation of clips that show former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama wishing the country “Merry Christmas” while he served in office. “As we approach the end of the year we got to thinking, ‘Did ...

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Moore’s Lawyer To MSNBC Host: With Your Background You Should Understand Dating The Underage [VIDEO]

So this just happened: An attorney for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore seemed to suggest Wednesday that MSNBC host Ali Velshi’s “background” might help the TV journalist understand why the Republican nominee would date underage women. “Culturally speaking there’s differences. I looked up Ali’s background, and wow, that’s awesome that you have got such a diverse background, it’s really cool ...

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MSNBC Chyron Fact-Checks Trump In Real Time

I love when they do this. Via Mediaite: Following his speech announcing the decertification of Iran nuclear deal Friday, President Donald Trump made some informal remarks on a variety of subjects to the White House press pool. One of the subjects the President hit on was Puerto Rico. And yet again, Trump praised himself and his team for their work ...

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski: We Asked Republicans To Discuss Las Vegas Terror And They All Declined [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted two Democratic lawmakers — but no Republicans — to talk about gun laws in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. But that’s because no Republicans agreed to go on TV to discuss the massacre, according to co-host Mika Brzezinski. “We just want to mention that we did ask a ...

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