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Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com
nbc ^ | 7/15/2012 | M. Alex Johnson

Posted on 07/15/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by tobyhill

REDMOND, Wash. — NBC News has acquired full control of msnbc.com and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as NBCNews.com.

Many details of the arrangement remain to be worked out, and financial terms weren't disclosed.

But NBC News President Steve Capus said the site — one of the news industry's earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dnctv; leftwingmedia; liberalmedia; liberalnbc; lsdnbc; microsoft; msdnc; msnbc; nbc; nbcnews; news; pmsnbc
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1 posted on 07/15/2012 7:43:29 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Ah, another station I will not be watching...


2 posted on 07/15/2012 7:45:44 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: tobyhill
NBC News has acquired full control of msnbc.com and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as NBCNews.com.

"Acquired" my ass. Microsoft ditched PMSNBC last week over their increasingly radical politics.

3 posted on 07/15/2012 7:45:58 PM PDT by montag813
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To: tobyhill
Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.

Which digit is Viv using?

/johnny

4 posted on 07/15/2012 7:48:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tobyhill
Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com

You can stop calling a turd a turd and start calling it the Hope Diamond, but it will still...
5 posted on 07/15/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: tobyhill

How do you spin failure ....”one of the news industry’s earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.” Oh yes, Schiller is the one in charge when Congress tried to pull funding from NPR for misconduct.... it’s only natural she would appear at NBC.


6 posted on 07/15/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: montag813

. . . and what’s unradical about NBC themselves?


7 posted on 07/15/2012 7:49:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: tobyhill

You can polish a turd all you want but its still a turd!!


8 posted on 07/15/2012 7:49:15 PM PDT by eak3
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9 posted on 07/15/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JRandomFreeper

And why do they expect this to succeed?


10 posted on 07/15/2012 7:50:11 PM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Dunno.

I understand she was in an accident and lost her finger.

Her whole finger?

No, the one next to it...


11 posted on 07/15/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Schiller is the one in charge when Congress tried to pull funding from NPR for misconduct.... it’s only natural she would appear at NBC.

She is also the one who fired Juan Williams for daring to state aloud that he felt uncomfortable on an airplane with muslims, and said if he felt that way he needs a shrink.
12 posted on 07/15/2012 7:51:49 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: tobyhill
NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio.

Yeah, rearrange the deck chairs again, that'll work.

13 posted on 07/15/2012 7:52:17 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: tobyhill

Juan Williams should get wound up over this. I expect “inside information” will be spilling out.


14 posted on 07/15/2012 7:52:35 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: tobyhill

More like “DNC-TV” if you ask me.


15 posted on 07/15/2012 7:53:14 PM PDT by ssaftler (11/6/2012: Time to repeal our One Bad-Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: tobyhill

..the numbers were so bad they have to hide them


16 posted on 07/15/2012 7:53:50 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill
"...a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio."


17 posted on 07/15/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: null and void
I'll be needing a keyboard.

/johnny

18 posted on 07/15/2012 7:57:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
There's got to be a some sort of law regarding fraud and deceit in naming it NBC"News".com.

How much "real" news is there really, in any given broadcast?

One minute of non-NBC advertising probably has more truthful statements than an entire program day of NBC "news".

19 posted on 07/15/2012 7:57:48 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: eak3
Indeed. High-gloss turds are still turds.
20 posted on 07/15/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: tobyhill

digital news? like in two-bit news?


21 posted on 07/15/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: guido911

Lean Forward...

and vomit.


22 posted on 07/15/2012 8:00:34 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: montag813

AP article surprising admits Microsoft dumping MSNBC due to liberal bias http://tinyurl.com/79gjrh2 (Weekend AP writers seem to have more freedom)


23 posted on 07/15/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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Vivian Schiller was:
24 posted on 07/15/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: FlyVet

Oh, yeah, just for reference, Schiller left NPR after the Juan Williams kerfuffle. She’s the one who said he needed a psychiatrist, after he got fired for slipping the truth about Islam.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: tobyhill
Corporate symbol: Union thug provocateur Pigman Schultz (he also gets $400K a year from the Unions)


26 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: tobyhill

MSNBC was damaging the Microsoft brand. I wouldn’t be surprised if MS paid to get away from the train wreck.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: StAnDeliver

I see we were thinking the same thing, but you beat me by a minute.


28 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: tobyhill
...Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio.

Getting popcorn ready for Juan Williams next appearance on Fox. IIRC, she was the one that canned Juan from NPR because he strayed too far off the liberal plantation and dared offer a contrary opinion or two. She got fired because she was indirectly involved with a media sting perpetrated by James O’Keefe (of ACORN sting fame) which brought out the liberal elitist opinion of conservatives as uneducated rednecks.

29 posted on 07/15/2012 8:06:31 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: StAnDeliver

Vivian Schiller? She was the fat wad that NPR issued against Juan Williams.


30 posted on 07/15/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: tobyhill

I am sure that Microsoft is very happy to end any association with the collection of America-hating leftist loons at the former MSNBC. Microsoft should want nothing to do with lesbo Rachel Madcow, Sgt. Schultz, “Leg Tingle” Matthews, and the rest of the scum.


31 posted on 07/15/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: tobyhill
...the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio...

Not something I'd want on my resume...

32 posted on 07/15/2012 8:09:22 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: StAnDeliver
Looks like she twisted up and burned a big fat Oaxacan-all by herself.


33 posted on 07/15/2012 8:09:33 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: StAnDeliver
(reserving space for something unpleasant when I think of it)

Here you go:

Vivian Schiller, NPR chief, resigns amid uproar over 'sting video'

34 posted on 07/15/2012 8:11:09 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Calvin Locke

“How much “real” news is there really, in any given broadcast?”

NONE!


35 posted on 07/15/2012 8:22:28 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: tobyhill

So they gave the gig to a leftard from NPR. No political incest or anything going on there, now is there?! And not the slightest chance that anything on that channel will be slanted left worse than the Tower of Pisa!/S


36 posted on 07/15/2012 8:24:19 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: tobyhill

Nothing
But
Crap


37 posted on 07/15/2012 8:25:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: tobyhill
a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio

NBC News...

Can we just go ahead and call it Nothing But Communism News now, or should we actually wait a couple of weeks?

.

38 posted on 07/15/2012 8:30:53 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: null and void

You B-a-d!


39 posted on 07/15/2012 8:31:06 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: FlyVet

And strike up the band. However, in THIS situation I’m certain they’ll be forbidden from playing “Nearer My God, To Thee.”


40 posted on 07/15/2012 8:35:48 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: tobyhill

NBC—still Nothing But Crap.


41 posted on 07/15/2012 8:39:56 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: eak3

“You can polish a turd all you want but its still a turd!!”
_______________________________________________

You pretty much beat me to it.
I was going to use “lipstick on a pig”.
Fortunately the only US news I get now is FOX.


42 posted on 07/15/2012 8:44:35 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: tobyhill

I’m convinced that a sizable portion of msnbc’s sunday morning ratings can be directly attributed to people who fell asleep watching “lockup: raw” on saturday nights and didn’t turn off the tv.


43 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by jz638
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To: Tucker39

I was riding the stationary bike at the gym this morning, listening to an audiobook. There was a TV suspended from the ceiling, tuned to MSNBC. I tried to ignore it, but started reading the crawl. They were all obamunists, total leftwingnuts. I can’t believe that anyone who watches that without being forced to is a total moron.


44 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by Ax
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To: montag813

I think you nailed it


45 posted on 07/15/2012 8:54:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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46 posted on 07/15/2012 8:59:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: tobyhill

47 posted on 07/15/2012 9:08:44 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: tobyhill

I am personally excited about the prospect of not being a patron
of this endeavor. Does anybody have an address that I won’t send
a thank-you letter to?


48 posted on 07/15/2012 9:36:26 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: guido911

They keep trying to repack the same junk and only go drift left to appease moonbats. The few republicans willing to go get the same old stale treatment as the anchors and pundits drift further left or get changed for a hardcore partisan.


49 posted on 07/15/2012 9:48:49 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: tobyhill

It doesn’t make any difference what you call it. Its still trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.


50 posted on 07/15/2012 9:50:26 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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