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NBC News Declared Dead: Microsoft Leaves MSNBC
American Spectator ^ | July 12, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord

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.

Catch that?

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: media; microsoft; msm; msnbc

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!

1 posted on 07/12/2012 2:06:07 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Man, they’ve got such talent there. So sad ;)


2 posted on 07/12/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Zakeet

3 posted on 07/12/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Zakeet
I FEEL LIKE DANCING! Photobucket
4 posted on 07/12/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Zakeet
Did they really rattle off the names of a bunch of out and closet gay show hosts from the cable channel and refer to the other standard broadcast channel as "straight news"?!?!?

ROTFLMAO

5 posted on 07/12/2012 2:14:48 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Zakeet

So, are we to assume that “MSNBC” will now go by another name?


6 posted on 07/12/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Yes, OWN, Obama World Network.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Huskrrrr

i REMEMBER the Huntley-Brinkley report


8 posted on 07/12/2012 2:20:49 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: MrChips

ObamaNews.

Or “The One News”.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 2:20:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MrChips
So, are we to assume that “MSNBC” will now go by another name?


10 posted on 07/12/2012 2:21:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Zakeet

Do now the gay marriage news network is separated from the gay marriage software company?


11 posted on 07/12/2012 2:22:17 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: MrChips

Obama News Channel.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 2:22:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Zakeet

There’s no “straight news” at NBC either, so what’s the diff?


13 posted on 07/12/2012 2:23:19 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: John W

Socialist Hubris Ignoramus Television

you know what that stands for.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 2:23:58 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Zakeet

Desist we much!


15 posted on 07/12/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Well, I would call them PRAVDA, but I reseve that for all of the alphabet channels collectively.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 2:26:00 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Pravda is already taken. Damn!


17 posted on 07/12/2012 2:26:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Gasshog
i REMEMBER the Huntley-Brinkley report

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.

18 posted on 07/12/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Zakeet

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.

:)


19 posted on 07/12/2012 2:27:08 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Zakeet

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.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: John W

Oprah already has that.............


21 posted on 07/12/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Gasshog

Me too.

“Good night, Chet; good night, David.”


22 posted on 07/12/2012 2:58:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Zakeet

Can we still call it PMSNBC?


23 posted on 07/12/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Zakeet

Goes to show that Fox News has done rings around NBC and MSNBC.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MrChips

When that doesn’t work they’ll try to make Rachel Madcow wear a dress. And when that doesn’t work ......


25 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:32 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: John W

LOL!!!


26 posted on 07/12/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by Osage Orange (8675309)
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To: Biggirl
My tweens and teens love The FIVE.
27 posted on 07/12/2012 3:14:59 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Zakeet
pmsnbc died when Jerry Nachman died.

There has been nothing even resembling journalism there since his demise.

28 posted on 07/12/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Zakeet

OK. Just a guess.

Google has gone far left. People are looking to leave google, but the only real competition in a search engine is Bing, owned by MS. I have seen and made several comments about how I’d like to leave google, but why hop to MS, of MSNBC?

My guess is, MS has gotten the wind up over google’s self destructive plunge into the left, and they’ve decided they don’t need that messing up their brand.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 3:29:27 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Further proof the socialist democratic left is collasping faster than obama can hide behind an EXECUTIVE PRIVELAGE ORDER protecting himself, witholder and hillary.
30 posted on 07/12/2012 3:29:39 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Liberty Valance

I’m amazed that Gates/Microsoft would have let their name be associated with the low class trash channel this long.
Gates should be ashamed of himself.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Zakeet

No Bill and Melinda Gates....you are ALLL LEFTIST LIBERAL SOIALISTS......and MANY of your ilk are not even SOCIABLE!


32 posted on 07/12/2012 3:42:43 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MrChips
So, are we to assume that “MSNBC” will now go by another name?

Eventually it probably will, as there won't be anything tying it to Microsoft and not much to NBC.

Right now they're trying to change the name of msnbc.com, which is NBC's news website, and which has much content that has nothing to do with the cable channel.

Someday, they'll teach this case in business schools. Microsoft + NBC: what could possibly go wrong?

33 posted on 07/12/2012 3:54:30 PM PDT by x
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To: Zakeet
There is such a vacuum of, yet a serious hunger for real, honest, professional, nothing but the facts, ma'am, journalism.

Fox is about as close as it gets, but they seem to have peaked years ago and are sliding through mediocrity to join the rest at the bottom.

Sooner or later the journalism vacuum will be filled and the hunger for honest news will be satisfied by something other than the blogosphere.

Integrity has long been in hiding, but is long overdue to make a comeback on the public, athletic and political stages.

It will be well received once the shock wears off.

34 posted on 07/12/2012 3:56:40 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Liberty Valance

Agreed Liberty.


35 posted on 07/12/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Biggirl

The Lefties at NBC and Microsoft are looking down the barrel of a serious change in the public’s perception of MSNBC’s ‘progress, hope and change.’

I am looking forward to Zimmerman winning this case and going after the alphebets who slandered him in an effort to create race hate power with fake news.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 5:42:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: donhunt

Gates has no shame. He and his wifey need to start a eugenics news station to help out with their ‘charity’ efforts of sterilizing women and aborting babies in the third world.

What he saw was that recent survey showing the American public in the vast majority, has turned against his press minions over at NBCmsnbc and don’t trust them anymore. He’s about to lose his shirt in the globalist propaganda business. Get out while the getting’s good.


37 posted on 07/12/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Zakeet
Maybe they'll just rename it to iNBC.

-PJ

38 posted on 07/12/2012 5:59:19 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: I still care
Google has gone far left. People are looking to leave google, but the only real competition in a search engine is Bing, owned by MS. I have seen and made several comments about how I’d like to leave google, but why hop to MS, of MSNBC?

You just gave me an idea for a thread. Watch for my ping!

39 posted on 07/12/2012 7:07:01 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: ozzymandus
There’s no “straight news” at NBC either, so what’s the diff?

Straight from the Pit of Hell Network.

Just like the teleprompter readers and vomitus pontificators.

40 posted on 07/12/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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41 posted on 07/12/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: haroldeveryman
When that doesn’t work they’ll try to make Rachel Madcow wear a dress.

At least that will hide the bulge.
42 posted on 07/12/2012 7:25:50 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Liberty Valance
pmsnbc died when Jerry Nachman died.

I'd forgotten about him, good man.

43 posted on 07/12/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: Rastus

“At least that will hide the bulge”

I guess you’re referring to the rolled up towel :)


44 posted on 07/12/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

It’s fortunate that you and I will never know for sure what’s down there! Ugh.


45 posted on 07/13/2012 1:56:42 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Seems like they are a perfect fit, but okay. ;’) Thanks Zakeet.


46 posted on 07/17/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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