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MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'
Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |

Posted on 01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST by Nachum

Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology.

"These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted. “We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate,” but “I don't think it hurt us in any way.”

While known as a hands-off manager, Griffin stated that “we don't rely on one person to look at all scripts -- there are too many" before adding that he meets with the producers every day.

“Of course, I've talked to everybody in the building about it -- and we move on,” he continued. “I'm not going to allow these specific moments of lack of judgment to define us."

The first "specific moment" for Griffin's network was caused by Alec Baldwin, who hosted the Friday night program Up Late for just five weeks before being caught on camera calling a photographer who was following him and his family “a c**k-sucking fag."

A mere eight days later, weekday afternoon host Martin Bashir resigned in disgrace after suggesting that someone should defecate in the mouth of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and urinate in the prominent Republican's eyes after a discussion about similar punishments that were meted out to slaves about 150 years ago.

Then on December 28, Harris-Perry and a panel of comedians ridiculed former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for being in a picture with his adopted black grandson.

On the following Saturday, the weekend host said that the previous episode was supposed to be

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1 posted on 01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

When they’re already at the bottom of a cesspool how can the gaffes hurt them?


2 posted on 01/16/2014 5:28:19 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Nachum

When you’re already the lowest turd at the bottom of the septic tank nothing can hurt you, right Phil?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 5:29:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Nachum

“We were already below whale poop, how could it make it worse?”


4 posted on 01/16/2014 5:29:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: jazusamo

Wow! GMTA!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 5:29:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Nachum

Dismisses Anchors’ Gaffes, Says They Haven’t ‘Hurt Us in Any Way’


True... The bottom of the barrel is still the bottom of the barrel...


6 posted on 01/16/2014 5:29:58 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Nachum

Well he’s right, since no one watches MSNBC to begin with, no one hears the stupidity that comes out of their mouths


7 posted on 01/16/2014 5:32:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

When you’re already swirling the bowl, one more turd in your wake won’t make a whole lot of difference.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 5:35:00 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Nachum

A “gaff” is an unintended mistake.

Those were all intentional.

Words mean nothing anymore to the media freaks.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 5:35:09 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bump! And exactly one minute is nothing:)


10 posted on 01/16/2014 5:40:34 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Nachum

Harris-Perry is a dope..


11 posted on 01/16/2014 5:40:46 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: Nachum

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it...


12 posted on 01/16/2014 5:42:41 PM PST by skimbell
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To: Nachum

What William Tecumseh Sherman once said about news people: He was convinced if he killed every news person in camp after dinner there would be news from Hell before breakfast.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 5:48:30 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: jazusamo

When it comes to its viewership ranking among the other cable news networks MSNBC’s position is unassailable.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: hosepipe

Hayeah and all 3 regular viewers agree!


15 posted on 01/16/2014 6:00:07 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Nachum

They were in last place in the ratings. They are still in last place in the ratings.

Yup. The scandals haven’t hurt them a bit...


16 posted on 01/16/2014 6:02:04 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Nachum

Because no watches anyway.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:24 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Nachum

It’s kind of hard to hurt the MSNBC network, since they don’t have shit in regards to a viewing population anyway...


18 posted on 01/16/2014 6:19:57 PM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. That was my first thought. It is hard to get any lower when you are already at the bottom.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 7:03:56 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Nachum
That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted.

Griffin is a liar.

He's no different from the rest of the liars at MSNBC.

As just one example out of many, I present the recent willful lies about Koch Industries uttered by MSNBC liar-in-chief Maddow, who steadfastly refuses to acknowledge her wrongdoing, let alone "step up when you make a mistake", even though the full extent of her odious behavior been exposed.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/01/rachel-maddow-is-crazy-too.php

20 posted on 01/16/2014 7:29:30 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: skimbell
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it...

...you're still a racist!!!

21 posted on 01/16/2014 7:56:11 PM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Nachum

How low can you go? Both viewers of the channel were not offended.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:23 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Nachum

“That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted.”

That sure worked out well when they edited George Zimmerman’s 9-11 phone calls and the pics of his cut head at the cop shop.
Lying, racist, hate-America assclowns. I hope GZ owns that craphole company when it’s all said and done.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 8:43:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Nachum

When your audience fluctuates between 7 and 8 viewers per night....how do you measure “negative effects”?


24 posted on 01/16/2014 8:44:18 PM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry
How the audience views the opinions of the hosts at MSNBC....

 

 

25 posted on 01/16/2014 8:46:58 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Well, technically, I’d say they’ve hurt less than MSNBC turning into the self-funded propaganda arm of the left.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 9:09:52 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Nachum

Well, I can believe that. They have no credibility, so their credibility couldn’t have been hurt. And their viewership has been whittled down to hard core leftist loons with no possibility of any further growth, so their viewership couldn’t have been hurt either.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 10:31:45 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Nachum; GeronL

They didn’t give a rat’s “mind” about the potty mouth fantasy attack on Sarah Palin.

Misogyny is okay with Leftists as long as the target is approved.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 8:24:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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