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Thu Jan 27, 2022, 03:40 AM

Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC

MSNBC will soon announce plans to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET hour that Brian Williams turned into an elite destination, two sources familiar with the move tell Axios.

Details: The 9 am ET hour, currently hosted by Ruhle, will become part of MSNBC's flagship morning show, "Morning Joe," which currently runs from 6 am to 9 am ET.
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Ruhle, who is also a senior business correspondent for NBC News, joined the network in 2016.

https://www.axios.com/stephanie-ruhle-replace-brian-williams-host-b4118537-0d00-4e60-8eb9-fe7b9977e854.html

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Reply Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC (Original post)
IcyPeas Jan 2022 OP
Hekate Jan 2022 #1
vanlassie Jan 2022 #2
Raine Jan 2022 #3
iluvtennis Jan 2022 #9
BComplex Jan 2022 #21
Hortensis Jan 2022 #4
YorkRd Jan 2022 #5
ZonkerHarris Jan 2022 #6
Hortensis Jan 2022 #8
BComplex Jan 2022 #22
Hortensis Jan 2022 #31
ZonkerHarris Jan 2022 #39
Demsrule86 Jan 2022 #7
Hortensis Jan 2022 #10
Demsrule86 Jan 2022 #20
Solomon Jan 2022 #26
Hortensis Jan 2022 #36
Mr. Sparkle Jan 2022 #11
Sgent Jan 2022 #15
steampunk Jan 2022 #12
hlthe2b Jan 2022 #13
Judi Lynn Jan 2022 #16
BComplex Jan 2022 #23
bluestarone Jan 2022 #37
bullwinkle428 Jan 2022 #29
Sugarcoated Jan 2022 #14
madaboutharry Jan 2022 #17
underpants Jan 2022 #18
Silver Gaia Jan 2022 #19
USALiberal Jan 2022 #25
LuckyCharms Jan 2022 #24
milestogo Jan 2022 #30
Me. Jan 2022 #27
Kid Berwyn Jan 2022 #28
Paladin Jan 2022 #32
MoonRiver Jan 2022 #33
Tom Rinaldo Jan 2022 #34
bamagal62 Jan 2022 #35
alphafemale Jan 2022 #38

Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 03:44 AM

1. Terrific! We love her! She has a great business background & a liberal sensibility & is quite bright

We're looking forward to her take on things.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 04:32 AM

2. Oh yuck. Sorry.

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 04:55 AM

3. Totally agree *barf* nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:42 AM

9. + me too. n/t

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:11 AM

21. My sentiments, exactly. What? Chuck Todd was tied up? Yuck.

They could have put in someone worth watching.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:11 AM

4. Agree with Hekate. I like her, though I haven't been watching

MSNBC most mornings for some while. She's lively and energetic, and I hope she keeps her economy orientation at least to some degree in her new time slot.

And regret her loss to the old one. Another hour of Joe and Mika? Fox Lite as the alternative over on CNN? If we didn't know another election was coming up and a lot of Republicans need help getting reelected, this might just be a clue.



I just set the time slot to record again.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:16 AM

5. I like her a lot.

She will ask follow up questions.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:18 AM

6. She worked at Merrill Lynch Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank

Then they decided she’d be useful to them as a journalist

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:41 AM

8. Oh, come on. I've watched her show a good amount

in the past, and she's solidly moderate liberal, progressive, decent and honest.

Something good about an economy and business orientation is that, like science and technology, it requires experts to mostly agree on proven facts and what is known. This keeps discussion from sliding off into factional whackoland.

Even halfway honest shows are forced to occupy a fact-based reality far more than those feeding their ideological parts of the political entertainment market. This makes it a very worthwhile grounding counterpoint for understanding events.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:13 AM

22. No. She's NOT "moderate liberal". She's conservative and sneaky.

What a stupid fucking choice for MSNBC. They are getting the ratings up, so now they're going to throw in a conservative to dilute the message?

Fuck fuck fuck.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:32 AM

31. :) I wouldn't describe her well known way of calling out

scoundrels and fact-free factional nonsense and deceits for what they are as "sneaky." This one from a couple days ago is more...unsneaky than usual, but a lot more illustrative of what people are more likely to criticize in her speaking style.





The point is, though, that truth, about economics or anything else, is neither liberal or conservative. We need competent people to shine a light for us on what they and other experts know to be true so we can make informed choices. All our positions should be supported by reality, or what are we doing?

And yes, we all know that, just as with other public figures, she sometimes doesn't agree with Senator Sanders' economic statements and feels people need to have more light shown on those issues. She's not been sneaky about it.

Asking politicians who want our vote to provide reliable information to support their claims is a good thing, of course. It helps everyone, including honest politicians get their message across correctly. And if they can't, what are we doing?

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Response to BComplex (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 09:23 PM

39. You see what I see. She's charming and funny about it and that's why she's dangerous.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 05:30 AM

7. I don't like her.

As usual a dumb move by MSNBC IMHO...as they move further right...and the audience leaves in droves.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:26 AM

10. :) Yes, the morning lineup's moving farther right

as the election year heats up for sure.

I suspect, though, that getting Ruhle out is part of that. Her economy/business orientation and refusal to support fact-free (at best) ideological nonsense may lead some to assume she's a lot more conservative than she is economically, and she's definitely liberal socially.

Moving Ruhle to follow liberal Maddow and O'Donnell, serving their more informed, liberal viewers, in the evening frees up the morning slot for some serious election year molding of attitudes in the less liberal morning and daytime viewership.

As MSNBC has done before. The blatant job Joe and Mika and their regulars, and all the other daytime shows, did on Hillary and the rest of the Democratic Party in 2016 should leave no doubt as to what MSNBC is up to now. Viewers have become somewhat more aware and suspicious, and since they've just had to be a bit more subtle with their knifework is all.

I'm guessing we'll see Chuck Todd given more daytime air time again also, even if his ratings are down. In the past few elections he spread his poison all through the day every day, including weekends, so they must think he's good at it.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:08 AM

20. MSNBC is now Fox light...CNN also. Neither network is worth watching.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:06 AM

26. Yep.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:51 AM

36. Agree. Mainlining daytime and weekend especially

is like hooking oneself up for infusion. I still like the later evening shows, though nothing should be believed on its own. And there's always far more going on than they have time, or are allowed, to cover.

I'm hoping Todd's low ratings mean a lot more people are on to him. They've been bringing a bunch of his sort along, though.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:34 AM

11. I wish her well, but she is not what the Msnbc evening lineup needed.

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Response to Mr. Sparkle (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:54 AM

15. Agreed

she was fine where she was, or even somewhere in the 4-7 wrap-up hour doing a business / economy focused show. I just don't see her filling the late not slot at all. That said, I have no idea who they could get for that (maybe Shep Smith from CNBC)?

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:38 AM

12. No Thank You

 

She's too in love with her own voice. And her sophomoric questions on the morning shows are going to be worse after Rachael and Lawrence. To bad they didn't bring in some hard ankle breaker like Martin Bashir or Keith Olbermann

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:41 AM

13. Not me. I try, but her knee jerk Wall Street defense-- and frankly her voice-- make it

a miserable experience for me. Her constant interruptions to insert her form of "devil's advocacy" come across to me as intensely whiney and much like a child with their constant "but, but, but..." Very damned annoying. At least I won't be tempted to stay up late and/or that is one less podcast I will download. NO THANKS. This isn't a gender issue for me (obviously), but they should have given it to Velshi.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:55 AM

16. Have totally appreciated hearing Velshi every single time.

He is completely focused, and evolved far beyond an egocentric approach to broadcasting.

I deeply enjoyed his professional, ethical work any time he was scheduled.

Thank you for speaking up for him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:16 AM

23. I know! Velshi is awesome! WTF is wrong with the management?

It goes back to what I've said for years: EVERY SINGLE news network's board of directors is sheer right wing.

And a fish stinks from the head down.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 11:58 AM

37. Velshi is the BEST!!!

We so look forward to the weekends knowing he's there every wkend morning!! HE IS THE BEST!
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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:27 AM

29. I'm hoping they may have bigger plans in the works for Ali Velshi...



Like, finding someone for the Rachel slot once she steps away from the nightly show.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 06:43 AM

14. What a disappointment to hear

Makes me even more gratified that I got rid of cable last year. Good riddance.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:22 AM

17. I like Stephanie Rhule.

I think she’ll do a great job. I wish people would give her a chance.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:50 AM

18. Stephanie Ruhle at 11 pm

Oh. I’m going to enjoy that. Sorry - she’s my news crush.

I think her show is pretty good in terms of content too.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 07:58 AM

19. Not a fan of this decision. Sorry.

Her voice and energy are much more suited to a morning show. This late hour needs someone smooth and mellow. She is not that. JMHO.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:46 AM

25. Lol, ok! Nt

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 08:23 AM

24. I think Velshi would be a better fit for that time slot.

I have mixed feelings about Stephanie Ruhle.

In general, I like her, mainly because she seems to have a tender heart, and she seems to be quite intelligent.

However, she sometimes leans a bit too far to the right for my tastes. She used to work for an investment bank, and although there is no logical reason why that should bother me, it somehow does.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:27 AM

30. Its a terrible time slot.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:20 AM

27. I Like Her

But she's gone from her 9am spot a lot

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:24 AM

28. She defended Justice Kennedy's kid's relationship with Trump at Deutsche Bank.

Seems to have helped bury that story by making out Justin had left before Trump came in to borrow, which seems in conflict with more recent reporting.

https://www.salon.com/2018/07/02/its-not-about-the-money-donald-trump-anthony-kennedy-and-the-kid-at-deutsche-bank/

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:34 AM

32. MSNBC should have stashed Chuck Todd in that late time slot.

He deserves it. So do we.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:34 AM

33. Good. I never watch t.v. during that time period.

Gets her off the morning shows, which I do watch, except for her, who I can't stand.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:46 AM

34. MSNBC is not a leftist channel, and Ruhle is far from being a leftist

I consider her center left on the mainstream American political spectrum, and she is not as progressive as the rest of the core MSNBC prime time lineup. Given all that, I still respect her. She brings some economic inside expertise to the program lineup which I find useful, even though her perspective is not as critical of the status quo as I would prefer. While I wish she were more of a Robert Reich type, she just isn't. But I trust in her basic humanity and honesty, which is more than I an say about most economic analysts. I've seen her get truly outraged about outrageous business practices that most news commentators simply let slide right past them with barely a comment.

I sorely miss Brian Williams though, and will for a long time to come

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 09:56 AM

35. What an awful choice.

She is so annoying. I turn the channel whenever she is on.

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Response to IcyPeas (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:35 PM

38. That's just way too much muchness for 11PM

If Brian Williams got visibly, emotionally agitated about something I knew to raise the level of my own concern.

Stephanie Ruhle is like a squirrel who found a cocaine stash and always at 11.

Which is not a good fit for 11pm.

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