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Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:01 PM

MSNBC announces new head, Phil Griffin is out

Rashida Jones will now head up MSNBC. Does this mean we can get rid of Chuck Todd now?

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/breaking-phil-griffin-reportedly-out-as-msnbc-president-will-be-replaced-by-rashida-jones/

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Reply MSNBC announces new head, Phil Griffin is out (Original post)
Bev54 Dec 2020 OP
Gothmog Dec 2020 #1
moonscape Dec 2020 #5
XanaDUer2 Dec 2020 #8
bdamomma Dec 2020 #22
seleff Dec 2020 #9
lostnfound Dec 2020 #10
Xipe Totec Dec 2020 #11
Gothmog Dec 2020 #17
NurseJackie Dec 2020 #20
moonscape Dec 2020 #29
lostnfound Dec 2020 #45
Gothmog Dec 2020 #16
BannonsLiver Dec 2020 #12
OnDoutside Dec 2020 #15
moonscape Dec 2020 #33
Gothmog Dec 2020 #24
Cha Dec 2020 #35
betsuni Dec 2020 #40
davekriss Dec 2020 #31
Cha Dec 2020 #34
Gothmog Dec 2020 #44
Brainstormy Dec 2020 #13
Liberal In Texas Dec 2020 #14
NurseJackie Dec 2020 #19
USALiberal Dec 2020 #25
Gothmog Dec 2020 #27
davekriss Dec 2020 #30
uponit7771 Dec 2020 #37
Gothmog Dec 2020 #42
Greybnk48 Dec 2020 #39
AmericanCanuck Dec 2020 #43
unblock Dec 2020 #2
targetpractice Dec 2020 #3
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Dennis Donovan Dec 2020 #6
USALiberal Dec 2020 #26
unblock Dec 2020 #28
uponit7771 Dec 2020 #38
XanaDUer2 Dec 2020 #4
irisblue Dec 2020 #7
brooklynite Dec 2020 #18
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #21
bdamomma Dec 2020 #23
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2020 #32
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2020 #36
Hortensis Dec 2020 #41

Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:03 PM

1. Can we also rid of Chris Hayes

Phil Griffin was hayes’ protector

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:25 PM

5. No :( Don't watch him but leave him for

those of us who really like him!

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Response to moonscape (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:28 PM

8. I like him

he's very passionate. I hope he stays.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:52 PM

22. I like watching him too.

nt

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Response to moonscape (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:32 PM

9. I Like Chris Hayes

Pretty intelligent analysis. Even when he goes out on a limb, and he's not afraid to admit when he was wrong. But that's my opinion.

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Response to seleff (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:33 PM

10. I like him a lot. Human, honest, earnest, respectful, refreshing. Nt

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:34 PM

11. I love it when he does the town hall format; very effective and absorbing. nt

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:42 PM

17. Why was Hayes giggleing during this interview with Susan Sarandon?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:50 PM

20. That was sickening to watch. He's just a little fan-boy, isn't he?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:18 PM

29. He said "don't you think that's dangerous?" n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 03:13 PM

45. I would laugh if Sarandon opined in front of me

Right up until I... become nauseous? Threw a shoe or pie in her direction? Ran out of the room screaming?

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Response to moonscape (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:41 PM

16. Chris Hayes promoted Tara Reid's lies and should have been fired for that stunt

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:47 PM

12. I think Chris is fine -- as long as it's not primary season.

The last two cycles he’s openly cheered for someone who did not get the nomination. The one that I really want to see go is Melber. He’s TERRIBLE.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:01 PM

15. I agree, he was utterly biased in the primaries, but he is otherwise very good in his slot. Also

agree about Melber, after a bright start he has been a disappointment - too much of a lightweight.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:41 PM

33. I liked Melber a lot when he was subbing and was glad when

he got his show. Watched him a lot but gradually stopped. He has been disappointing but I'd be fine if he returned to subbing.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:58 PM

24. #FireChrisHayes trended on twitter due to the biased and unfair way Hayes reported the Reid issue

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:34 AM

35. Exactly! Well Said, Alfonso Robinson.

TY Goth!

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:43 AM

40. +10000000000000000

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:31 PM

31. I agree with that

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:32 AM

34. Yes, CH was beyond

horrible when that season was going on.

He really blew it giving TR a platform without any Fact Checking.. and when people Pushed back he made some stupid gaslighting comment like he's smarter than anyone. No.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:59 PM

44. Hayes was very biased during the primaries

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:55 PM

13. NO. I like Chris.

But maybe we can bring back Keith Olberman.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:56 PM

14. I like Chris...hands off!

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:49 PM

19. I wouldn't mind that.

And that hyperactive guy with the election maps. I'll be he drives his boyfriend crazy if he acts like that 24 hours a day.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:02 PM

25. Lol, not going well for you! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:10 PM

27. ReallY?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:29 PM

30. Absolutely not! He's terrific!

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:10 AM

37. He at least deserves half the chances Todd had

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #37)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 11:07 AM

42. Hayes was wrong to push the Tara Reade story

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:21 AM

39. I like Chris Hayes.

He's a solid liberal.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:28 PM

43. Chris Hayes has to go

 

He has to atone for the Tara Reade mess promoted by supporters of a certain persuasion.

Chris is a tool and not a journalist. I also detest him rolling his eyes back while thinking - a TV person on camera should never do that.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. I did not have Angie tribeca becomes network president on my 2020 bingo card

Fortunately this sounds like a much better surprise than such things have been going lately....

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:20 PM

3. This is a very funny joke. n/t

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:26 PM

6. .

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:05 PM

26. I loved that show! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:17 PM

28. It became pretty formula pretty quickly, but yeah, a lotta fun

First few shows, mrs. Unblock and I were hard-to-breathe laughing so hard....


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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:12 AM

38. +1

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 06:24 PM

4. Good nt

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:48 PM

18. Ah, someone new to hate...

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:51 PM

21. Maybe she can talk Keith Olbermann into returning.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 07:57 PM

23. Nah

As much as I like Keith, he likes being a free spirit, no restrictions for him on his new format. He can say whatever he wants to say.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Dec 7, 2020, 08:35 PM

32. Some of the on air need to start worrying about their jobs

 

Griffin is known to have protected certain people. Now that he’s gone so is their protection.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 02:04 AM

36. I certainly don't wish for anyone to lose their job right now, but I agree, he's awful.

I despise hosts who fanboi on tv. It's like they grew up, and now they have a platform to invite all their weird childhood heroes, and they gush like idiots. It's the reason I can't stand to watch Melber anymore. I'm hoping Rashida will do some much needed updating to the lineup.

edit: This post was meant to be a response to Gothmog. Sorry about that.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:07 AM

41. What's Rashida Jones agenda? And for that matter, what was Griffin's?

Here's a little from the NYT's article on Griffin's retirement. And it is very little, nothing about what she believes, but she is obviously a competent business executive. I have trouble believing any new direction will find liberal Chris Hayes too conservative.

Rashida Jones, a senior vice president for news at MSNBC and NBC News, will become the first Black woman to take charge of a major television news network. Ms. Jones, 39, currently oversees daytime news coverage for the network and breaking news and specials for NBC’s broadcast news division. Her promotion, announced by Cesar Conde, the chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, is another big shake-up in the network’s management ranks. Mr. Conde, who formerly ran Telemundo, took over the news division this year after Andrew Lack** departed following a bumpy tenure.

Ms. Jones ... joined NBCUniversal seven years ago. ... a steady ascent: Beginning last year, she was the executive producer for a pair of primary debates that set ratings records for a Democratic presidential contest. This past April, she was handed oversight of MSNBC’s daytime news coverage, and within three months, she had added weekend news programming to her portfolio. By the fall, Ms. Jones produced two town-hall events with the 2020 presidential candidates and helped supervise preparation for Kristen Welker, the NBC correspondent who moderated the second presidential debate to glowing reviews. ...

Ms. Jones will assume control of a news network that reached ratings highs as a safe space for liberals enraged by President Trump, and is now pondering how to retain those viewers after the chief villain of its prime-time programming leaves office.

She also inherits a slate of network stars, some of whom are deeply loyal to Mr. Griffin, 64, the executive who joined MSNBC at its founding in 1996 and put in place much of the channel’s current lineup. Besides handing Ms. Maddow her prime-time break in 2008, ... Mr. Griffin recalled his more than three decades at NBC, including memories of working with Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel at the “Today” show ...

A vegetarian and spinning class enthusiast, Mr. Griffin distinguished himself as a boisterous executive with a knack for managing the large egos of television news. Mr. Griffin wrote on Monday that, after Election Day, he told NBC leadership “that the time felt right to hang up my cleats.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/07/business/media/rashida-jones-msnbc-president.html

** Andy Lack is the one who "fixed" ailing Meet the Press by installing Chuck Todd, giving him a daily version to sic him on vulnerable daytime viewers during the 2015-16 election season.

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