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Canít get enough MSNBC? Get ready for MSNBC2
Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 06/18/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

For those MSNBC viewers that simply cannot get all the MSNBC they would like, the cable news network is experimenting with an online network which will feature MSNBC’s current personalities engaging with regular guests, but without the constraints imposed on content by advertising breaks.

MSNBC's streaming a "pilot episode of a web-only show" by @KrystalBall: http://t.co/CpKvItrLXk And calling the stream MSNBC2.

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 18, 2014

Similar to Fox News and CNN’s web-based programming, MSNBC’s inaugural show featured personalities who are already familiar to the network’s regular audience. The inaugural program, broadcast live, featured MSNBC’s The Cycle co-host Krystal Ball hosting a panel talk show dubbed Krystal Clear.

In a pilot episode of a web-only show, Krystal Ball breaks down the crisis in Iraq with Ayman Mohyledin and Lt. Col. Michael Kay; talks about Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices” with “book friends” New York Times’ Nick Confessore and Policy Mic’s Elizabeth Plank.

The panel guests who joined Ball to discuss Clinton’s ongoing book tour examined the gender bias that will plague her likely presidential campaign and defended her wealth, while expressing concerns over whether the Clinton family’s stature will prevent the former secretary of state from being able to relate to average voters.

In a final segment, Ball delivered a monologue rehashing the themes which motivated the short-lived Occupy Wall Street protest movement and mocked Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein for being late to the club by only recognizing the scourge of “income inequality” recently.

Ball’s MSNBC2 program will air live on the web every Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET. It is unclear how the cable news network intends to populate the new online channel with more programming.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: msnbc

1 posted on 06/18/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Then from there they will go to a newsletter distributed locally in Bayonne.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moonbatville X2.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 11:34:31 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SeekAndFind

I hear its going to have cost efficient programing — they are just going to set up a camera in a lunatic asylum.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 11:46:05 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“It is unclear how the cable news network intends to populate the new online channel with more programming...but it will probably come shortly after the producers have their morning coffee.”


5 posted on 06/18/2014 11:46:21 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: SeekAndFind

And they will get 12 viewers, doubling thier audience.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 11:46:50 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

What difference does it make. Cable channel packages are bundled whether you like them or not.

AT&T just lowered my bill like $70/mo after I called to ask how much for just internet. I was shocked.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 11:48:29 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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"What difference does it make. Cable channel packages are bundled whether you like them or not."

That's the only way MSNBC survives. If people could choose which cable channels they want MSNBC would fold within six months.

8 posted on 06/18/2014 11:51:48 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

Constraints of advertising breaks... Read: We cant get anyone to buy airtime on our pile of suckage....


9 posted on 06/18/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: FatherofFive

More likely they’ll split the 12 MSNBC viewers.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 11:52:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, joy! Now I can watch twice the mouth foaming and all the heads exploding non-stop 24/7!
11 posted on 06/18/2014 11:52:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many viewers will it have?


12 posted on 06/18/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The power of fail squared.

And in other mathematic pricipals zero times 2 is still zero.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 11:56:03 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

Like Rush said, it ain’t ratings...it’s crony capitalism and it’s about the guests, the propoganda, message, etc. MSNBC owners get handouts as favors and for that business, they reward 0bummer and his commie buddies with low info voter doublespeak.

Hey, today marks the biggest similarity in Atlas Shrugged...remember the steel formula patent being taken away from the steel manufacturer for the good of the people?


14 posted on 06/18/2014 12:23:09 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

who is paying to keep this cess oil o the air?


15 posted on 06/18/2014 12:26:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
MSNBC

MSNBC2

Viva la difference!

16 posted on 06/18/2014 12:31:09 PM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Oh great, Krystal Ball the numbskull that said:

Animal Farm was “a tale of Capitalism greed.” But Orwell himself said that the plot of Animal Farm is an analogy of Stalin and absolute power but hey, Krystal, don’t let those pesky facts get in the way.

mmmmeeeeeehhhhhhhh, something else for me to ignore.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 12:47:45 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

They should skip 2 and go right to 3. Like it will make a difference. I bet some people watch it just to see the commercials and fast forward through the programs.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 12:57:41 PM PDT by kempster
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To: SeekAndFind
I just hope it runs Lockup 24/7 that's the only thing I watch on that horrendous channel.
19 posted on 06/18/2014 1:40:03 PM PDT by erod
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