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Is MSNBC becoming FOX LITE? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 OP
MSNBC used to be my favorite cable news channel.... chillfactor Jan 2017 #1
It's crazy... Whenever they do a poll the results suggest their viewers lean left. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #3
Therefore MSNBC must feel there is not enough left leaning viewers ... spin Jan 2017 #13
CNN used to be the cable news station in the middle. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #16
current meme of attack the media as if they're not part of the problem is NO DOUBT faux news light uponit7771 Jan 2017 #2
They've been heading in that direction for awhile now. Bradical79 Jan 2017 #4
Lol Dem2 Jan 2017 #5
The GOP has FOX and Russia Today. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #7
I still watch who I like and avoid the same icky time slots Dem2 Jan 2017 #8
I like Lawrence and Joy Reid. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #9
and Rachel too. Dem2 Jan 2017 #10
Greta is the last nail in their coffin. Not sure how long they will keep Joy Reid bettyellen Jan 2017 #6
I just saw Rachel do a commercial saying how nice Kellyanne Conway LittleBlue Jan 2017 #11
Yep. RM does Unabashed Conway advertisemt Alice11111 Jan 2017 #19
I hate the sound of screechy Greta flamingdem Jan 2017 #12
Yes, MSNBC's FOX-ish, but so's every other cable news source. VOX Jan 2017 #14
Everytime I switched the remote to MSNBC I heard the words "Donald Trump." Chipper Chat Jan 2017 #15
Has become. Squinch Jan 2017 #17
i think it's 'has become' spanone Jan 2017 #18
They're already there. Different Drummer Jan 2017 #20
Has been for 16 months now. sarcasmo Jan 2017 #21

chillfactor

(7,606 posts)
1. MSNBC used to be my favorite cable news channel....
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 08:29 PM
Jan 2017

but since they fell off the cliff, I have not watched them at all.

spin

(17,493 posts)
13. Therefore MSNBC must feel there is not enough left leaning viewers ...
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:06 PM
Jan 2017

to increase their ratings significantly.

CNN leans left and Fox News leans far right. MSNBC may be trying move more into the middle and have some programming that appeals to liberals and some that appeals to conservatives.

Remember it the end run it's all about the money.

A number of people believe Morning Joe is far too conservative but it does well in the ratings.


A number of MSNBC shows set network records in 2016. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had a particularly strong year as Morning Joe delivered MSNBC’s biggest total viewer audience in the time period ever, and beat CNN’s New Day in both total viewers and the key A25-54 category. This marks Morning Joe’s 7th straight year topping CNN in total viewers.
http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/msnbc-sees-record-ratings-from-its-weekday-shows-in-2016/315020
 

Bradical79

(4,490 posts)
4. They've been heading in that direction for awhile now.
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 08:37 PM
Jan 2017

I never had cable, but when I'd see things like Morning Joe, Chuck Todd, and Chris Mathews, (I watch some of their content on youtube) I didn't really get the love fest some had with the network. Too many crap journalists and phonies.

Dem2

(8,168 posts)
8. I still watch who I like and avoid the same icky time slots
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 08:43 PM
Jan 2017

Nothing has changed for me. In fact, Gretta may actually be slightly more palatable than the previous spineless douches.

 

LittleBlue

(10,362 posts)
11. I just saw Rachel do a commercial saying how nice Kellyanne Conway
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 08:58 PM
Jan 2017

was to stop by and chat. Was like a Conway informercial.

Fucking hell, Rachel

Alice11111

(5,730 posts)
19. Yep. RM does Unabashed Conway advertisemt
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:54 PM
Jan 2017

Just like the ones she did for GVS. Matthews just spent an hour beating up media who ran news of DT. He didn't make the distinction of legit intelligence and Buzz Feed document, which wasn't intended to be anything other than ...here it is...and it was pretty bad. Came off as a defense of DT.
I had quit watching CNN because I couldn't stand the airhead Hostile Republican panelists.

VOX

(22,976 posts)
14. Yes, MSNBC's FOX-ish, but so's every other cable news source.
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:07 PM
Jan 2017

Cant think of one network/outlet that hasn't "played it safe," so to speak.

I watch Rachel and Lawrence O'Donnell only once in awhile. Can't tolerate anyone else.

Chipper Chat

(9,746 posts)
15. Everytime I switched the remote to MSNBC I heard the words "Donald Trump."
Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:09 PM
Jan 2017

Over and over and over. They helped elect him.

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