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Daily Kos Founder Banned From MSNBC After “Cheap Shot” At Joe Scarborough
mediaite.com ^ | 7/7/10 | Steve Krakauer

Posted on 07/07/2010 4:31:21 PM PDT by Nachum

Following a harsh exchange between MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Twitter in May, Moulitsas writes today that he has been banned (for now) from appearing on the network.

He publishes an email from MSNBC President Phil Griffin explaining the reasoning (a “cheap shot”), but Moulitsas concludes he has “been booted from the network because of a Scarborough temper tantrum.”

Moulitsas writes today on Daily Kos about the circumstances in a post “Why I am blacklisted by MSNBC“. “In case you were wondering why you haven’t seen me on MSNBC recently, it seems that Joe Scarborough, he of the lowest rated morning show in cableland, has blackballed me,” he writes. “And Phil Griffin, the alleged president of MSNBC, is going along with it.”

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1 posted on 07/07/2010 4:31:28 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

BTTT


2 posted on 07/07/2010 4:32:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Nachum
Can't they all just get along?
3 posted on 07/07/2010 4:33:06 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Nachum

What did he say?


4 posted on 07/07/2010 4:33:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Nachum

Interesting.

The Daily Klown has his panties in a wad because he is banned from a show that no one watches?

Hooookay....

Must be a really slow news day.......


5 posted on 07/07/2010 4:33:55 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Nachum

Given the sheer amount of blatant “cheapshots” idiotScarborough has dished in his time there, I find this hilariously ironic.......but then again, wussies always seek double standards that would easily fall under the banner of hypocrisy. =.=


6 posted on 07/07/2010 4:34:51 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
Message to Marcos

7 posted on 07/07/2010 4:35:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

It’s nice to know that even in the bad, dangerous adult world, there is still a sandbox called MSNBC where childlike adults can play.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 4:35:12 PM PDT by Tax Government (We ask nothing except that our elected representatives uphold the Constitution.)
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To: Nachum

Wow; I guess Markos could sound less mature if he really tried. Or maybe not. ;)


9 posted on 07/07/2010 4:36:53 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

10 posted on 07/07/2010 4:38:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum

So..... does this mean MSNBC’s ratings will go up?


11 posted on 07/07/2010 4:40:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum

Why are progressives as thin skinned and pouty as a Jr. High cheerleading squad?


12 posted on 07/07/2010 4:40:07 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Nachum
from the few minutes I had to endure him on WABC radio before Rush, I concluded that Scarborough is a dolt.

I think Hannity is a dolt, too, only one of a slightly higher order.

13 posted on 07/07/2010 4:40:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we shall overcome a generation of affirmative action.)
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To: Nachum
Perhaps we could help negotiate a resolution to this ...

Say, dueling pistols hand grenades at ten paces :)

14 posted on 07/07/2010 4:41:09 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Back when Gary Condit was in the news (Chadra Levy murder), Joe Scarborough was considered a pal of Condit’s, and it was hinted by some that because of that Joe might be connected to the murder in some way. Kos referred to that suspicion in a post on his Twitter account.


15 posted on 07/07/2010 4:41:24 PM PDT by Califelephant
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To: ConservativeMan55
I'll bet he brought up the old rumor that a intern ( or perhaps a groupie or a friend ) died under strange circumstances . Probably why he did not run for reelection .
16 posted on 07/07/2010 4:44:25 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Califelephant
Back when Gary Condit was in the news (Chadra Levy murder), Joe Scarborough was considered a pal of Condit’s, and it was hinted by some that because of that Joe might be connected to the murder in some way.

Actually, Joe had his very own dead intern.

17 posted on 07/07/2010 4:44:28 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Nachum

If “Joe Scarborough, he of the lowest rated morning show in cableland, has blackballed me,” IS indeed the lowest, why should Kos even care.

I love it when they starting their own. Heheheh.


18 posted on 07/07/2010 4:44:48 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Fantasywriter

I guess he was just ‘being himself’.


19 posted on 07/07/2010 4:44:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum
, it seems that Joe Scarborough, he of the lowest rated morning show in cableland, has blackballed me,” So they do pay attention to ratings!
20 posted on 07/07/2010 4:45:13 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Nachum
How come Markos Moulitsas isn't blacklisted from the human race?
21 posted on 07/07/2010 4:46:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: fantom; Califelephant

Post 15, meet post 16. And vice versa.


22 posted on 07/07/2010 4:47:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

Kind of scary to think so. The guy who runs the whole shooting match over there at KOS comes across sounding like he’s in his teens. Maybe immaturity is ‘in’ on the Left?


23 posted on 07/07/2010 4:47:47 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum
Mealy-mouthed Moulitsas best be careful when taking shots at people:

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24 posted on 07/07/2010 4:50:26 PM PDT by mikrofon (KOS & Effect)
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To: Nachum

drama queens


25 posted on 07/07/2010 4:51:30 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: the invisib1e hand

WMAL in DC took Chris Plante (who I really like) off the air at one point and put Joe Scarborough in his slot. I couldn’t stand him- I changed my lunch break time because of it.

It amazed me to read people on the net writing that they though of Scarborough as a Conservative.

Thankfully- WMAL realized the error of their ways and brought Plante back.


26 posted on 07/07/2010 4:51:32 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: labette

If they were truly gentlemen, they would have a duel.

The premise being false, the conclusion is obvious.


27 posted on 07/07/2010 4:51:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Fantasywriter
Maybe immaturity is ‘in’ on the Left?

It's inextricably woven into the very fabric of Leftist thinking.

28 posted on 07/07/2010 4:55:35 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Nachum

MSNBC’s only viewers are the Koz kids aren’t they?


29 posted on 07/07/2010 4:56:22 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Minn; Califelephant
Actually, Joe had his very own dead intern.

OK. For BONUS POINTS:

Which industry, MEDIA or POLITICS, has had the most dead or sexually involved interns?

30 posted on 07/07/2010 4:56:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum

i have wondered why political commentary shows such as ABC’s This Week or all those cable shows would invite such uneducated liberal nutjobs like Kos or Arianna Huffington onto their panels. I mean, really, come on...who exactly are Kos and Arianna, and why the heck should ANYONE care what they think? What meaningful political experience do either one of them have that would make their opinions valuable? They run a blog. REALLY? REALLY???

A few weeks ago, the both of them were on This Week, taking the liberal wacko view against Liz Cheney and George Will. Needless to say, Liz and George could have taken sleeping pills and still had more brain power than those buffoons Arinna and Kos. They had absolutely nothing meaningful to say, and sounded like dolts. But they are liberals, so that is being redundant. Why do people keep inviting Arianna anyway? she is not even American, she is nuts, she is a total idiot, she tried to run for Governor of CA once and totally failed in a corrupt campaign.

What say you, liberal networks? How can you claim any credibility when you keep inviting such idiot lightweights to spew your liberal messages?


31 posted on 07/07/2010 4:58:19 PM PDT by DecentAmerican
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To: Nachum

With real movie theatre butter.


32 posted on 07/07/2010 4:58:27 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: cranked

Would that be Joe “dead girl in my office” Scarborough?


33 posted on 07/07/2010 4:59:16 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: Riley

You know, that is so true. I just had a spirited exchange with a leftist who sent me two MediaMatters links to ‘prove’ that conservatives are racists. And this leftist admitted, when she sent the links, that some quotes were taken out of context. Now what mature person would consider that a valid much less persuasive argument?

Never fear. I pulled out all the stops [in my rebuttal] and gave a lot better than I got. ;)


34 posted on 07/07/2010 4:59:25 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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35 posted on 07/07/2010 5:00:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ColdOne
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Ranks Last In Important 25-54 Demo
36 posted on 07/07/2010 5:00:51 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: packrat35

The same one....


37 posted on 07/07/2010 5:01:43 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Nachum
“In case you were wondering why you haven’t seen me on MSNBC recently, it seems that Joe Scarborough, he of the lowest rated morning show in cableland, has blackballed me,”

Comments like that will get him back on the show in no time.

38 posted on 07/07/2010 5:02:23 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Fantasywriter
Maybe immaturity is ‘in’ on the Left?

Useful idiots = politically immature.

39 posted on 07/07/2010 5:04:02 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: Nachum

All 5 viewers must be really upset


40 posted on 07/07/2010 5:04:33 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Josh Painter

That has got to be bad! Ha Ha!


41 posted on 07/07/2010 5:06:16 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Fantasywriter
The guy who runs the whole shooting match over there at KOS comes across sounding like he’s in his teens.

Shooting or Shouting, either one will work. I have a feeling most of his 'posters' are in their teens, physically, or mentally.

Isn't KOS a blog and not a discussion forum?

That's what I like about FR. Jim Robinson doesn't decide WHAT everyone else should discuss. We do.

Maybe immaturity is ‘in’ on the Left?

I heard that once you grow up and mature, you turn to the Right.

What was that saying.....

"With age comes wisdom. But not always, and not for everyone."

42 posted on 07/07/2010 5:07:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We need more cats on the job.

43 posted on 07/07/2010 5:07:35 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Nachum

Being banned from MSNBC is equivalent to being banned from eating rubarb.


44 posted on 07/07/2010 5:08:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy inas whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Glenn

45 posted on 07/07/2010 5:09:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Well that was the gist of one of Churchill’s famous quotes, wasn’t it? It’s not so bad to start out liberal, but if by a certain age you haven’t outgrown it, you have problems.


46 posted on 07/07/2010 5:09:32 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: ConservativeMan55
What did he say?

He accused Joe of killing the pretty intern that was found dead in his campaign office on a Saturday morning.

47 posted on 07/07/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: cranked

How can you cheap shot Joe? I mean-really!


48 posted on 07/07/2010 5:10:09 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: Nachum

You can’t blackball me! I’m big, rich important member of the American left!

/sarc

Kicked off MSNBC for being too obnoxious. Wow.....


49 posted on 07/07/2010 5:11:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Nachum

You can’t blackball me! I’m big, rich important member of the American left!

/sarc

Kicked off MSNBC for being too obnoxious. Wow.....


50 posted on 07/07/2010 5:11:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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