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MSNBC TAKES INCENDIARY HOSTS FROM ANCHOR SEAT... DEVELOPING...
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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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1 posted on 09/07/2008 6:34:00 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: flyfree

MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.... Developing...


2 posted on 09/07/2008 6:34:52 PM PDT by cdbull23 (What's going on in my brain? Check it out: www.cainsbrain.com)
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To: flyfree

btt


3 posted on 09/07/2008 6:34:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: flyfree

MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.... Developing...


4 posted on 09/07/2008 6:35:35 PM PDT by waus
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To: flyfree

What a great day...this news...and Republican ticket leading by 10 in Gallop poll.


5 posted on 09/07/2008 6:36:21 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: cdbull23

That’s supposed to be an improvement?


7 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:13 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: flyfree
An icy cold numbness just went down Chrissy's leg.
8 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:12 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: flyfree

9 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:40 PM PDT by Bobalu (Obama cannot win without the kind of people that Palin appeals to.)
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To: flyfree

Today might be the best news day ever.


10 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:41 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: cdbull23
MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair...

Awwwwwwwwww!

I am so broken up over this!

Or would be, if I watched those losers or that cable station...

11 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:46 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: flyfree

Could it be that it was a word from their sponsors?


12 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:47 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: flyfree

Olberman and Chrissy? Happy Dance time!


13 posted on 09/07/2008 6:37:54 PM PDT by rdl6989 (What isn't above Obama's pay grade?)
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To: cdbull23

Well that’s a good thing

Now if NBC would please drop the Sesame Street Bert looking Keith Olbermann from Sunday Night football.


14 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:04 PM PDT by za_claws
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To: cdbull23

WOW!!! This and the 10 point Palin-Mccain lead is a great Sunday night!


15 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:04 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: flyfree; abb; monkapotamus; All

Abb you better addd to your dying news networks list LOL!


16 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:05 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: johniegrad

Well.... In a word......Si


17 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:26 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: flyfree

18 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:30 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: cdbull23

There goes the comedy relief.


19 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:32 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: flyfree

some kind of wet slimy stuff sliding down my leg


20 posted on 09/07/2008 6:38:49 PM PDT by woofie
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To: cdbull23
"MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... "

How's that thrill up your leg feelin' about now Chris?

21 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: flyfree

Maybe they figured out these wackjobs only hurt their cause.


22 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:12 PM PDT by KansasGirl (Go Governor Palin Go!!!! We need a conservative woman to straighten out DC!!)
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To: Publius6961

they get to keep their shows, just not go to the debates...so what


23 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:20 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: cdbull23

Gregory is not much better than those two shills.


24 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:44 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: flyfree

Hahahahahahhhhhahahahahahahahahha.

Ratings, betoch.


25 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:49 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach
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To: flyfree

I LOVE how you altered the title hehehe


26 posted on 09/07/2008 6:39:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: flyfree

I wish Drudge would wait til he actually HAS a story instead of running crap like this. The “NYT baby” story is the same faux headline.


27 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: conservativepoet
What a great day...this news...and Republican ticket leading by 10 in Gallop poll.

I thought gallup had them at 3, did they come out with a new poll? If so please give me a link, I wish to savor that!

28 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:21 PM PDT by calex59
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To: flyfree

Mathews is bad, but Olbermann is just downright intolerable. Good riddens.


29 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:23 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: flyfree

Maybe MSNBC wants to hang on to those last 20 viewers.


30 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:23 PM PDT by 1035rep (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: flyfree

These clowns were making a mockery of journalism, for what that’s worth these days. I would not be surprised if the Obama camp “suggested” this to remove them being such easy targets for critics. Bottom line: They had run their course in their service as useful idiots. The Party had to make this move.


31 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:28 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
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To: Miss Didi

Ok, ok, ok...so let’s not gloat for more than 5 minutes, ok?

ROFLMAO!


32 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:34 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-McCain/Palin 08)
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To: flyfree

Gregory is strong lefty! He has masked his proclivaties in order to get the Meet the Press job! Buyer beware.


33 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:40 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: flyfree
Still wouldn't watch MCNBC even if Scarborough bought an UZI in the studios.
34 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:45 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: flyfree

Brokaw said there were no problems and all their commotion was our fault!
Lots of people must have threatened to quit.
It was a circus.


35 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:51 PM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: flyfree

Cue the wackos on the left to start crying censorship.


36 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:51 PM PDT by South40
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To: flyfree
Just one word
37 posted on 09/07/2008 6:40:53 PM PDT by OhioFreak
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38 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:02 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: conservativepoet

The two event may be related.

With McCain taking the lead and a victory possible, the last thing MSNBC would want would be to be shut out of a McCain/Palin administration

Another thought-MSNBC is in the tank for Obama-the jerks that are anchors now are helping McCain and hurting Obama. Replace those guys before it gets worse.


39 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:03 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Pride in the USA
MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.... Developing...

No way! BWAHAHAHA.

40 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:27 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: cdbull23

David Gregory, he is fairly incendiary also.


41 posted on 09/07/2008 6:41:53 PM PDT by valkyry1 (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: flyfree

The DUmmies are already beginning their stages of grief: Shock, Denial, Anger...

Wolsh (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 07:39 PM
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1. What the hell....

tekisui (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 07:39 PM
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2. F***, I hope he’s wrong.

SharonRB (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 07:39 PM
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3. Say it ain’t so!
I hope this is one of Drudge’s lies.


42 posted on 09/07/2008 6:42:03 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("Above all else, let us think straight." -- Melvin J. Ballard)
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To: Jewels1091

You don’t seem to understand what fragile egos these little prima donnas have. This means that when they go to parties the girls will be giggling at them behind their backs. No ... wait ...


43 posted on 09/07/2008 6:42:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: golfisnr1

you beat me just by seconds!


44 posted on 09/07/2008 6:42:28 PM PDT by quintr
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To: flyfree

Wowy Zowy!!


45 posted on 09/07/2008 6:42:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (PALIN-MANIA ... I haz it!)
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To: Bishop_Malachi

Isn’t Olbermann some kind of pervert? Not that this would be a negative for a lefty....


46 posted on 09/07/2008 6:42:56 PM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: cdbull23
"YOU CALLED DOWN THE THUNDER, WELL NOW YOU GOT IT!"
47 posted on 09/07/2008 6:43:00 PM PDT by Boagenes (I'm your huckleberry, that's just my game.)
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To: calex59

Check the 2nd breaking story to the right in FR.


48 posted on 09/07/2008 6:43:35 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: flyfree
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49 posted on 09/07/2008 6:43:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: flyfree

Dictionary.com

Incendiary....1. a person who commits arson?
An incendiary agen (like a bomb) Yup Yup thats them they bomb all the time....he he

or a person who excites factions,quarrels or sedition, ooooh...that’s the one!


50 posted on 09/07/2008 6:43:50 PM PDT by Texas4ever (SIT DOWN JUNIOR :))
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