Tag Archives: MSNBC

Report: Maddow Reaches Multi-Year Deal With MSNBC

Business Insider reports: MSNBC’s most popular primetime anchor is staying with the company. After months of talks with a host of other networks, Rachel Maddow has opted to stay put thanks to a new multi-year contract that will include developing new projects with MSNBC and parent company NBCUniversal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. Maddow hired …

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Kornacki Inks Major Multi-Year Deal With NBCUniversal

The Hill reports: Political correspondent Steve Kornacki has signed a four-year, multimillion dollar deal with NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC and MSNBC the company announced Thursday. In addition to politics, Kornacki will bring his analytical stills to the “entertainment, sports and streaming networks of NBCUniversal,” the company said. NBCUniversal’s Television and Streaming Entertainment group is also developing a game …

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Rachel Maddow Wins Grammy For Best Spoken Word

Yahoo Entertainment reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has won her first Grammy Award, claiming victory on Sunday in the Best Spoken Word Album category. The pundit received the award for the audiobook version of her 2019 book “Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth,” which explores the impact and influence of fossil fuel …

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OAN Must Pay $250,000 For “Frivolous” Maddow Suit

Law & Crime reports: A federal judge in California has ordered Herring Networks, the parent company of far-right conservative media organization One America News Network (OAN), to pay MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow $250,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from a defamation lawsuit that was dismissed last year. Herring in July 2019 filed a lawsuit against Maddow which claimed the liberal …

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Scarborough Sorry For Hosting Trump So Many Times

The National Review reports: Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said that he regrets hosting Donald Trump so often ahead of the 2016 election, during an episode The Realignment podcast released on Tuesday. While Scarborough stressed that he frequently pushed back on Trump in the run-up to the election, the Morning Joe host said he wished the candidate …

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Emotional Rachel Maddow Reveals Partner’s Struggle With COVID: “We Really Thought That It Might Kill Her”

CBS News reports: After being off the air for two weeks, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made an emotional return Thursday night, telling viewers her partner, Susan Mikula, “the center of her universe,” has COVID-19. Maddow said that “at one point, we really thought there was a possibility that it might kill her,” and urged viewers to “do whatever you can to …

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sends Khakis Sales Soaring

Mediaite reports: “Chart throb” Steve Kornacki has been making headlines for his impressive election coverage and his Big Board skills, and now even his fashion choices are getting attention. Kornacki wore the same outfit every day of his election coverage: A button-down, a striped tie, and khakis — and the simple outfit eventually became iconic enough for fans to emulate. …

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Rachel Maddow In Quarantine After COVID Exposure

“Everything happens all at once. I’ve had a close contact test positive for COVID – I’ve tested negative thus far but will be at home quarantining ’til it’s safe for me to be back at home without putting anyone at risk. You’ll be in good hands tonight with Nicole and Joy and Brian and the Great and Good Mr. Kornacki …

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch Compares Trump To Hitler

“What was going on in early 30s Germany? Well, basically you had a destruction of the belief in the free press, you had a blurring between the executive branch and the Justice Department. “You have creating an other, whether it’s Muslims, whether it’s Mexicans, whether it’s congressmen who weren’t born in this country. “And then you have the destruction of …

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Beleaguered MSNBC Anchor Chris Matthews Resigns

Mediaite reports: Chris Matthews announced his resignation from MSNBC Monday night after more than two decades at the network. The MSNBC mainstay made the stunning at the start of Monday’s night edition of Hardball, a show that has for years been a staple of the network’s politics programming. It also became a headache for MSNBC brass in recent weeks as …

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Matthews Apologizes To Sanders For Nazi Comparison

Deadline reports: Hardball host Chris Matthews apologized for a remark he made during Saturday’s Nevada caucus coverage in which he compared the inability of establishment Democrats to stop Bernie Sanders to France’s futile hopes against Germany’s invasion in 1940. At the top of his show on Monday, Matthews said, “Senator Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era, …

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Chris Matthews Under Fire Over Sanders Comparison

Newsweek reports: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is facing calls to resign after he compared Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi invasion of France. As the results came in and Sanders took an early lead on Saturday night, Hardball host Matthews claimed Republicans would release opposition research on Sanders that would “kill him” if he became the Democratic …

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MSNBC Won’t Carry Trump’s Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s controversial takeover of the Fourth of July celebration at the National Mall won’t completely take over the cable airwaves. MSNBC, for one, doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real-time whether to air clips of the event, a spokesperson told POLITICO. Fox News is planning to cover …

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LIVE VIDEO: South Carolina Democratic Convention

South Carolina’s The State reports: Nearly all of the Democrats running for president are in Columbia Saturday where they will get a chance to make their pitch to voters. Twenty-two candidates are expected to speak at the S.C. Democratic Party Convention, and 20 will take the stage at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund presidential forum, the first of its kind …

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South Carolina Dems Ban All Networks But MSNBC From Live Convention Airing, 21 Candidates To Speak

The Washington Examiner reports: In a first, only one TV outlet — MSNBC — will be allowed to deliver live coverage of Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic Convention where 21 presidential candidates are expected to speak, drawing heated complaints from other networks. C-SPAN, which has never been denied live coverage of a state convention in the network’s 40 years, has reluctantly …

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REPORT: NYT Bans Reporters From “Partisan” Shows

Vanity Fair reports: On Sunday, May 19, New York Times finance editor David Enrich got a request from a producer at MSNBC to appear on Rachel Maddow’s show the following night. Enrich had a red-hot front-page story for Monday’s paper, about anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank flagging suspicious transactions involving Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, and Maddow wanted to bring …

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Joe Scarborough: Trump’s Stalinist Rhetoric Directly Led To The Terrorist’s Murder Plot Against Me And Others

“Donald Trump has been warned repeatedly that talking about enemies of the people is a Stalinist phrase, that it will encourage some of his more unhinged followers. We’ve all known that Donald Trump and his words and his attacks about enemies of the people would lead to this type of behavior. This is now the second time that we know …

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John Kasich In Talks To Sign With CNN Or MSNBC

CNBC reports: Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce as soon as this week that he will join a major cable news network, CNBC has learned. Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term …

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Trump Rages: NBC Is Working With The Democrats

Deadline reports: Some folks just never get over their former employer. President Donald Trump threw some evening shade on NBC and its cable news outlet late last night, tweeting that both “are going crazy” and “are truly the Opposition Party.” The former host of NBC’s The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice even threw in a slam at an MSNBC rival …

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Mika Issues On-Air Apology For “Butt Boy” Comment: The Term Is Offensive, I Especially Apologize To LGBTs

“I wanted to address a term that I used on this show on Wednesday that was vulgar. I knew it right away and I tweeted that it was a terrible choice of words and that I was sorry. But, please allow me to say this face to face: The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everyone, especially …

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