Skip to comments.NBC News Declared Dead: Microsoft Leaves MSNBC
Posted on 07/12/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by Zakeet
NBC News, the legendary television and news organization that once starred such journalistic pros as Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, John Chancellor and Tom Brokaw was declared officially dead on Wednesday afternoon.
The death was preceded by a stunning divorce announcement between Microsoft and NBC that had resulted in a long, tempestuous televised and website union known as MSNBC.
The details of the divorce are reported by Daily Beast media columnist Howard Kurtz.
In the traditional style of liberal journalism, the real story was buried deep inside the Kurtz piece and revealed this way:
as the MSNBC channel has forged a separate identity as the liberal home of Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and others, the company has worried about the brand confusion caused by its straight-news site bearing the same name.
There were worries at corporate about "brand confusion" between "the liberal home of Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and others" with the so-called "straight-news site bearing the same name."
So the obvious question.
Why in the world would NBC be worried about "brand confusion" with a cable version of itself?
That's right. Because there was nothing "straight-news" about what has evolved at MSNBC.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
You right wing nuts better not enjoy this article about bad times of the propaganda organization that brought constant exposure to the garbage spewed by me ... and Tingles ... and Mad Cow ... and Dump Cupp ... and Oblowman ... and all the other neo-socialist icons of the Loony Libtard Left!
Man, they’ve got such talent there. So sad ;)
So, are we to assume that “MSNBC” will now go by another name?
Yes, OWN, Obama World Network.
i REMEMBER the Huntley-Brinkley report
Or “The One News”.
Do now the gay marriage news network is separated from the gay marriage software company?
Obama News Channel.
There’s no “straight news” at NBC either, so what’s the diff?
Socialist Hubris Ignoramus Television
you know what that stands for.
Desist we much!
Well, I would call them PRAVDA, but I reseve that for all of the alphabet channels collectively.
Pravda is already taken. Damn!
My Dad watched Huntley-Brinkley when I was a kid.Five nights a week.I never even knew Cronkite existed until I was in my 20's.
Now comes the news that Microsoft and NBC News are getting divorced.
The “brand confusion” will be ended by renaming MSNBC as “NBCNews.com”.
Finally, formally and officially, the spewings of hate and hard partisanship that gush forth from MSNBC will belong to NBC News. And NBC News alone.
Last time I watched MSNBC Peter Arnett was siding with Saddam early in the Iraq War. I just assumed it has gone down hill from there so haven’t watched it since.