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MSNBC TAKES INCENDIARY HOSTS FROM ANCHOR SEAT... DEVELOPING...
Drudge ^

Posted on 09/07/2008 6:33:59 PM PDT by flyfree

MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election.

That experiment appears to be over.

After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage.

The change — which comes in the home stretch of the long election cycle — is a direct result of tensions associated with the channel’s perceived shift to the political left.

“The most disappointing shift is to see the partisan attitude move from prime time into what’s supposed to be straight news programming,” said Davidson Goldin, formerly the editorial director of MSNBC and a co-founder of the reputation management firm DolceGoldin.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008debates; davidgregory; drudge; gregory; matthews; mediabias; msnbc; nbcnews; olbermann; schadenfreude
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To: scott says

As a Chiefs fan, I agree.

What a waste. The first quarter of the first game.

Sorry it was my guys who did it.


101 posted on 09/07/2008 6:54:03 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Deetes

BWAHAHAHA .... they’re hedging their bets ... BWAHAHAHA

Love it. McCain, you glorious bastard!


102 posted on 09/07/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT by brooklynlou
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To: ConservativeMan55

“Earlier tonight on Sunday Night Football he was talking about how handsome he thinks Tony Romo is.”

Sum bich, I’m gotta throw up now.


103 posted on 09/07/2008 6:54:38 PM PDT by davetex ("We are Americans, we don't hide from history, we make history" John McCain 9/4/2008)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Actually I suspect they are trying to stop the hemorrhage that is going on in the obama camp.

The media's treatment of Palin is a part of the equation, and Keith and Chris are two of the main culprits.

Didn't I hear that there were reports that MSNBC had hand selected people to talk to in the crowd on the last night of convention, that with the press passes who knows what went on.

104 posted on 09/07/2008 6:55:36 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: flyfree

David Gregory is a little twerp. I’m sure youtube has clips of him going after the White Housse


105 posted on 09/07/2008 6:56:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: cdbull23

ROFLMB(Arack)O


106 posted on 09/07/2008 6:56:03 PM PDT by Texaspeptoman (even cannibals get fed-up with people sometimes)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Are we sure it’s reassigned?

I wonder how they’ll present this to the MSNBC audience?

OMG- they must be exploding at Dail Kos and DU!!!


107 posted on 09/07/2008 6:56:23 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: TheWasteLand
"... Today might be the best news day ever."

No kidding, and this is after months of following the news as if I were hearing it broadcast to me as propaganda from a tinny-sounding loudspeaker outside the worker's barracks in a Soviet-era gulag.

108 posted on 09/07/2008 6:57:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Bishop_Malachi

I kind of think they had to drop Chris, after all he just said he was running for the Senate seat, and even though it’s not for 2 more years, it would cause trouble.

I was surprised he made that mistake.


109 posted on 09/07/2008 6:57:46 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: flyfree


110 posted on 09/07/2008 6:59:07 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I noted similarly after the astonishing Sally Quinn 180 degree backflip on BOR the other night. The incredible performance by Sarah, combined with the amazing crowds at M/P rallies, the new polls (which I’m sure the MSM had insight into) - all indicate that the train has left the station and it’s not going to Nobamaland. And, even being ideologues, these MSM folks are first and foremost whores for money and power. Imagine if Hurricane Sarah continues to wreak havoc on the left through Nov 4th. Might be hard for them to get interviews and exposure - translate, ratings and money - as evidenced by McCain’s breathtakingly refreshing tendency of late to stick it to these folks and not kowtow to them. As others have observed, some component of this might be directions from the Nobama-fuhrer relating to the horrendous backlash he’s suffering at the hands of the crude, despicable performance by his MSM sycophants.


111 posted on 09/07/2008 6:59:51 PM PDT by nuvista
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To: flyfree

It wasn’t big enough for the both of them? Who was sitting on whom? No, wait, never mind. I don’t want to know. And Gregory is supposed to be some sort of improvement?


112 posted on 09/07/2008 6:59:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Olbermann is on NBC right now...doing football stuff.


113 posted on 09/07/2008 7:00:32 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Skooz

Shesh...it would have been a great day, McCain “up by 10”, the two MSNBC ass monkeys demoted but a frivilious sporting event ruins the day, damn it.
Sports are just for fun and I am real happy about these two stories......ugh, the one diversion of all the seriousness has to be such a bummer now, oh well.


114 posted on 09/07/2008 7:00:49 PM PDT by scott says
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To: 50cal Smokepole; acsrp38; advance_copy; alice_in_bubbaland; aligncare; AliVeritas; ...
PING!!!

Snoopy dance time!

115 posted on 09/07/2008 7:01:00 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to the one place in the ME with no oil - Golda Meir)
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To: calex59

Gallup headlines the Registered Voters polls but their Likely voter polls are almost always +6 to +7 for the Republican ticket, year in and year out.


116 posted on 09/07/2008 7:01:04 PM PDT by jps098
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To: flyfree

Is there a brave freeper who could wade into dummyland and report an unbiased report back to us?

:)


117 posted on 09/07/2008 7:01:06 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: flyfree
["MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair"]

My guess is that, in addition to hideous ratings and a plethora of complaints from viewers, these two idiots also received a big "F" in their report cards from Brokaw and the other seniors on staff. In the end, Olberman was biting everyone in sight, like a demented poodle.

118 posted on 09/07/2008 7:02:11 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Doug TX
Gregory may still be left-wing, but he might break into spontaneous dance at any given time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8FYfo2-Xmc
119 posted on 09/07/2008 7:02:20 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: za_claws
Its half-time of the Chi-Indy game and that a-hole Olbermann is still hosting. God, I don't know who is more disgusting; Boomer Berman of ESPN Monday Nights, Costas or Olbermann of NBC.
120 posted on 09/07/2008 7:02:36 PM PDT by meanman (aasedde)
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To: lonevoice

A must read....LOL!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x6979986


121 posted on 09/07/2008 7:02:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: BunnySlippers

FrenchieCat (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 10:00 PM
Response to Original message
10. I called them and told them that this country, ran by the assistance of a
General Electric is now a facist country. I told them that yes, I am ashamed of what our country is becoming, and that they are already responsible for the Bush/Cheney ticket and the fact that they took us to war.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x6979986

LOL!


122 posted on 09/07/2008 7:03:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: flyfree
Hahahahah!

Olberfuhrer and Der Tingler have been Palinized!

Whoo Hoo!

Leni

123 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:33 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home in Nov & Vote for Obama-ization, More Regulation, Taxation, Litigation and Ginsburgization)
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To: flyfree

Now they can be put directly on Obama’s payroll without ethics problems.


124 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:45 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mware

I heard something like that as well.


125 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:49 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Bobalu

ROFLMAO!


126 posted on 09/07/2008 7:04:55 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: sofaman
This is outrageows. They were our brothers.

A thousand deaths upon RNCNBC!


127 posted on 09/07/2008 7:05:42 PM PDT by McGruff (Ooooooohhhh, Sarah Barracuda. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Yeah, that one was my favorite too.

I love the smell of liberal flop sweat in the morning. It smells like ... Victory!

128 posted on 09/07/2008 7:05:42 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: sofaman

sofadude (in honor of the First Dude of Alaska), I can’t figure out what they are out of...is it anchors for the debates, the election.

I assume they are letting them keep their hideous programs, yes?

It appears that they think Gregory is best able to maintain a pretense ala mode de Russert.


129 posted on 09/07/2008 7:06:08 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Publius6961

I wonder what their viewer will have to say about this.


130 posted on 09/07/2008 7:06:20 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: flyfree

131 posted on 09/07/2008 7:07:30 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: conservativepoet

I would say America has been PALINIZED :)

THANK GOD AMERICA STILL BELONGS TO WE THE PEOPLE..AND NOT THE MEDIA.

GOOD BYE CHRISSY AND KEITH


132 posted on 09/07/2008 7:07:32 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (McCain-Sarah 08...Dont stop believin....)
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To: bigbob
One poster suggested they just simulcast Fox News, which may not be such a bad idea ;-)

Just when you think liberals can't come up with ONE good idea -- boom -- there it is...

133 posted on 09/07/2008 7:08:06 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Vegetarian" - Old Indian word for "bad hunter")
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To: 1035rep

Don’t forget the tetanus shot and antibiotics. Who knows what vermin lives in that septic tank.


134 posted on 09/07/2008 7:08:20 PM PDT by rdl6989 (What isn't above Obama's pay grade?)
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To: flyfree

What makes David Gregory any less ‘incendiary’?


135 posted on 09/07/2008 7:09:14 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: JRochelle

Happened to have DU open, don’t know my way around over there very well but couldn’t find anything.

I was reading earlier how upset they were that Sarah was going to talk to ABC as her first interview, upset that Charles Gibson would give her “softballs”. “Too bad she couldn’t get a real interview, like from Chris Matthews or Bill Maher”. Hehe, I thought it would be fun to see their response but I don’t see anything yet.


136 posted on 09/07/2008 7:09:42 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: JRochelle

Happened to have DU open, don’t know my way around over there very well but couldn’t find anything.

I was reading earlier how upset they were that Sarah was going to talk to ABC as her first interview, upset that Charles Gibson would give her “softballs”. “Too bad she couldn’t get a real interview, like from Chris Matthews or Bill Maher”. Hehe, I thought it would be fun to see their response but I don’t see anything yet.


137 posted on 09/07/2008 7:09:51 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: waus

Wonder if they felt the tingle in their leg.


138 posted on 09/07/2008 7:10:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: sofaman


Celebrate...Celebrate!
Dance for joy!!

139 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:04 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: McGruff

Wonder if he found a wife yet? He gave an interview to a magazine where he said he doesn’t have a job, lives with his mum and reads the koran all day while praying to allah for a wife.


140 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:16 PM PDT by kalee
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rachel Maddow may be the worst of all!


141 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT by Taylor
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To: meanman

I won’t watch Sunday night NFL as long as that insect is on it.


142 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:43 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seriously can people be this delusional:

demobabe (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 10:05 PM
Response to Original message
17. If this turns out to be true
Then what we need to do is protest


143 posted on 09/07/2008 7:11:57 PM PDT by OhioFreak
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To: flyfree
MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage...

It's like they got rid of Hilter and Goering, put Himmler in charge, and then proclaimed that everything will be "fair" from now on. Ha. All they're going to achieve is driving off some of their more whackjob viewers who will miss Olberman's insanity and viciousness. Their numbers will still suck. Dick Gregory is so agenda-driven it's not funny, and most people know it.
144 posted on 09/07/2008 7:12:22 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Two stories about MSNBC on the blogs....one is an interview by a driver for them who said Matthews set up questions from the audience in Minn.

MSNBC gave “Code Pink” conventions passes to storm the stage.

145 posted on 09/07/2008 7:12:40 PM PDT by roses of sharon (READ MY LIPSTICK!)
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To: All

Story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/business/media/08msnbc.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print


146 posted on 09/07/2008 7:13:18 PM PDT by flyfree (Biden is no Palin and Obama is no McCain)
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To: SeeSharp

I thought I read somewhere he was going to run for the Senate in Pennsylvania? Matthews that its, for Specters spot?


147 posted on 09/07/2008 7:13:32 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: Jeff Head

148 posted on 09/07/2008 7:14:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Palindemonium is breaking out!)
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To: SE Mom

Yeah. They weren’t fired.. just reassigned.

Matthews and Olberman have MSNBC’s main prime time coverage.

It would be a much bigger story if they fired them.


149 posted on 09/07/2008 7:14:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: MarineBrat

“twin doofai”

LOL!!!!


150 posted on 09/07/2008 7:14:26 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (Sarah Palin is Ted Nugent with a Uterus!)
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