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Msnbc.com becomes NBCNews.com
nbc ^ | 7/15/2012 | M. Alex Johnson

Posted on 07/15/2012 7:43:25 PM PDT by tobyhill

REDMOND, Wash. — NBC News has acquired full control of msnbc.com and its digital network from Microsoft Corp. and is immediately rebranding the site as NBCNews.com.

Many details of the arrangement remain to be worked out, and financial terms weren't disclosed.

But NBC News President Steve Capus said the site — one of the news industry's earliest and most successful online operations — would become part of NBC News Digital, a new division led by Vivian Schiller, the former president and chief executive of National Public Radio. Schiller joined NBC News as chief digital officer last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dnctv; leftwingmedia; liberalmedia; liberalnbc; lsdnbc; microsoft; msdnc; msnbc; nbc; nbcnews; news; pmsnbc
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To: tobyhill

They keep trying to repackage the same junk and only end up drifting further left to appease moonbats. The few republicans or conservatives willing to go on to debate get the same old stale treatment as the anchors and pundits drift leftward or get changed for a hardcore partisan.


51 posted on 07/15/2012 9:51:16 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: tobyhill

Finally. Now Brian Roberts, Chairman of Comcast can fix this Dodo bird.


52 posted on 07/15/2012 10:25:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: guido911

Am I correct in reading that this relates to the online .COM Msnbc and not the cable channel? Or is it both?


53 posted on 07/15/2012 11:00:29 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: tobyhill

Will not help!


54 posted on 07/16/2012 4:16:56 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: tobyhill
I wish them all the success they deserve. /sarc

They're still on the road to hell.

55 posted on 07/16/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Calvin Locke
There's got to be a some sort of law regarding fraud and deceit in naming it NBC"News".com.

How much "real" news is there really, in any given broadcast?

One minute of non-NBC advertising probably has more truthful statements than an entire program day of NBC "news".

The problem is that not only NBC but all of “objective” journalism is corrupt. the wire services (especially the AP, but any and all wire services inherently operate under the corrupt business model which says that “I am transmitting reports from people I don’t employ and don’t even know, so the only way I can sell my reports is to promote the conceit that all journalism is objective.” But since claiming objectivity is inherently oxymoronic (subjectivity is precisely the taking for granted of one’s own objectivity), belonging to an organization which claims objectivity for you is a faustian bargain. You can only accept that claim for yourself at the expense of the independence which would allow you to point out that some other journalist is not objective. The result is not only not objective, it is uniform suppression of the fact that the emperor has no clothes.
”News” is a suspect category in any event - it does not follow from the fact that a report is new that it is important or even correct. In fact, as SecDef Rumfeld put it, “First reports are always wrong."

56 posted on 07/16/2012 6:01:25 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Emilie Leonia Brzezinski is co-host of MSNBC’s weekday morning program Morning Joe, where she provides regular commentary and reads the news headlines for the program.

I watched Morning
Joe for the hell of it this morning
this Brzezinski woman is the worst IMO they need to get her off she offers nothing except oh yeah she can read the news


57 posted on 07/16/2012 6:19:11 AM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: montag813
"Acquired" my ass. Microsoft ditched PMSNBC last week over their increasingly radical politics.

Really? I'm unaware of any right-wing causes Microsoft supports. Have I missed something?

Personally, I suspect they are just cutting their losses on this money-losing operation. Doesn't the Aquarium Channel get higher ratings?

58 posted on 07/16/2012 6:41:23 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
Really? I'm unaware of any right-wing causes Microsoft supports. Have I missed something?

Yes...MSFT has complained for months that it is compelled to display MSNBC 'news' articles on its MSN portal, and they had moved to the far left, and trashing the entire deal was the only way to end it.

59 posted on 07/16/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT by montag813
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To: zeugma
Really? I'm unaware of any right-wing causes Microsoft supports. Have I missed something?

Yes...MSFT has complained for months that it is compelled to display MSNBC 'news' articles on its MSN portal, and they had moved to the far left, and trashing the entire deal was the only way to end it.

60 posted on 07/16/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Steve Ballmer is doing far more damage to the Microsoft brand than anything Rachel Maddow can muster.


61 posted on 07/16/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by Terpfen (Any candidate is better than Obama. Any.)
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To: montag813
Yes...MSFT has complained for months that it is compelled to display MSNBC 'news' articles on its MSN portal, and they had moved to the far left, and trashing the entire deal was the only way to end it.

Kinda suprisinbg given all the radical left wing policies the bigwigs of microsoft have supported for years. Cool though. Anything to pull the oxygen away from NBC

62 posted on 07/16/2012 7:28:06 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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