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After Trump Shooting, a Brouhaha at Morning Joe
After Trump Shooting,
a Brouhaha at Morning Joe
the rundown

After Trump Shooting, a Brouhaha at Morning Joe

Hosts are livid after MSNBC pulled their show on Monday

(Newser) - The co-hosts of Morning Joe are seething over MSNBC's decision not to air their show on Monday, and they let all their viewers know about it on Tuesday. Joe Scarborough even suggested he and wife Mika Brzezinski would quit if the same scenario played out again. The details:
  • Pulled:
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McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'
McDaniel
NBC Backlash
May Be 'Seminal
Moment'
the rundown

McDaniel NBC Backlash May Be 'Seminal Moment'

Anchors rebuke hiring of former RNC chief, but it exposes a 'toxic' strategy of cable news

(Newser) - On Sunday, NBC's Chuck Todd rebuked his network bosses on Meet the Press for hiring former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. "Many of our professional dealings with the RNC over the last six years have been met with gaslighting," he said. On Monday, Joe Scarborough and...

New NBC Colleagues Give McDaniel a Rough Reception

Flop on election fraud doesn't convince 'Meet the Press' panelists

(Newser) - Inside and outside the network, objections were raised immediately when NBC News hired a Republican Party boss who's slammed the news media and supported Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Sunday, Ronna McDaniel was confronted with those criticisms, live, in her...

Say Hello to NBC News' Latest Political Analyst

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel will offer her takes on MSNBC as well

(Newser) - If Ronna McDaniel needed a long vacation after stepping down from her seven-year role as the head of the Republican National Committee, she's putting that break off till later. The 51-year-old is starting a new gig as political analyst for both NBC News and MSNBC, with her first appearance...

Newsmax Viewership Triples in Carlson's Old Timeslot

MSNBC steals Fox's ratings title in 8pm ET hour

(Newser) - Viewers who flocked to Fox News to watch Tucker Carlson in the 8pm ET hour appear to now be looking elsewhere. Fox News Tonight with Brian Kilmeade drew just 1.33 million viewers Wednesday night—down from 2.59 million on Monday and 1.7 million on Tuesday—topped by...

DeSantis Boycotts NBC Over Andrea Mitchell's 'Blatant Lie'

Florida governor's office says he won't work with NBC, affiliates until Andrea Mitchell apologizes

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is fielding multiple apologies these days, but he's not buying at least one of them. The Florida governor has taken a lot of heat over his opposition to content in the College Board's new AP African-American course—and his threats to quash it , and all AP...

Tiffany Cross Is Out at MSNBC
MSNBC Drops
Tiffany Cross

MSNBC Drops Tiffany Cross

Network doesn't renew contract for 'The Cross Connection' host

(Newser) - MSNBC has not said who will host the last two hours of every Saturday morning on the network, but it will no longer be Tiffany Cross. The Cross Connection host is leaving the network, Variety reports. Executives told the commentary program's production staff Friday but made no public comment...

Maddow Announces Big Shift: 'We Will See How Things Go'

She'll be hosting her MSNBC program on Mondays only starting in May

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow will be sticking with her MSNBC program for the near future, but viewers hoping to see her return more fully to it are in for some disappointment. The 49-year-old host has been on a two-month hiatus from The Rachel Maddow Show, which airs each weeknight at 9pm ET,...

Psaki Finally Poised to Make Big Move Out of WH

Press secretary may leave as soon as May and jump over to MSNBC, reports say

(Newser) - Since Jen Psaki started her job as White House press secretary in January 2021, it's been unclear exactly how long she planned to stay in the role. At first she said she'd stay about a year, then last June she noted there was some "flexibility" on that...

Brian Williams' 11th Hour on MSNBC Is at Hand

Anchor will host his final show for the network tonight

(Newser) - Brian Williams has been on MSNBC as long as the cable news network has been in business—since 1996. That will end Thursday when the host bids goodbye at the end of the 11th Hour, his nightly program, CNN reports, as the clock strikes midnight EST. Williams announced last month...

Judge Locks MSNBC Out of Kenosha Courthouse

Freelancer may have been following jury's van

(Newser) - While the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial is deliberating, the judge decided to bar MSNBC crews from the Wisconsin courthouse. The order followed reports that a network freelancer may have been following a bus carrying jurors, Fox News reports. Judge Bruce Schroeder said Thursday that the freelancer was...

Rachel Maddow Explains Her Neck Bandage

MSNBC host reveals skin cancer diagnosis and treatment

(Newser) - It hasn't been an easy year on Rachel Maddow. Last November, the MSNBC host warned viewers to limit travel, saying COVID-19 nearly killed her longtime partner . Now, she's warning people to get checked over by their doctors after her own diagnosis with skin cancer. On Wednesday's episode...

Cops Arrest Guy Who Allegedly Accosted Reporter During Hurricane

Benjamin Dagley may have violated Ohio probation

(Newser) - Update: The guy suspected of accosting an MSNBC journalist while he reported on Hurricane Ida has been arrested. Police located the truck belonging to Benjamin Dagley in a Dayton, Ohio, parking lot Thursday morning, and the 54-year-old was arrested as he exited a nearby store, CBS News reports. "This...

Journalist Accosted While Reporting on Hurricane

Shaquille Brewster was fine after being interrupted by an irate heckler

(Newser) - Shaquille Brewster was in Gulfport, Mississippi, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Ida for MSNBC. Craig Melvin, cozy in a studio somewhere asked him what he was seeing. Video shows him reporting that mail delivery had resumed while wind and rain persisted, when an apparently very upset man runs up...

Maddow Has Apparently Made Decision on Her Next Move

Popular primetime host reportedly signs deal to stick around MSNBC for at least a few more years

(Newser) - Looks like we can now put to rest those whispers of Rachel Maddow ditching MSNBC . The cable channel's "most popular primetime anchor" is reportedly sticking around for at least a few more years, per Insider . Sources tell that outlet, as well as the New York Times and the...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Ratings Support Trump's Prediction
Without Trump,
Audiences Shrink

Without Trump, Audiences Shrink

After setting records, fewer are watching and reading news lately

(Newser) - Cable news networks are starting to feel the absence of Trump drama. Ratings climbed for President Trump's second impeachment trial, but they've dropped dramatically since then, Variety reports. CNN has been hit hardest, with the prime-time shows of Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper down 32% in the last...

Rashida Jones Is MSNBC's New President

Phil Griffin is 'hanging up his cleats'

(Newser) - After guiding MSNBC through the Obama and Trump administrations, Phil Griffin won't be there for the Biden years. The cable news network says the 64-year-old, who started out at NBC News 35 years ago and has been with MSNBC since it launched in 1996, will be stepping down Feb....

CNN Ratings Soar, Top Fox in Coveted Demographic

Both networks have their best-ever November numbers

(Newser) - The 2020 election didn't just inspire a record-setting number of votes—it also had America glued to the news. CNN and Fox News reaped the most benefits, with CNN dominating the coveted age demographic of 25 to 54 in November and raising its overall viewership by 135% compared to...

Rachel Maddow Has a Plea After Partner's Close Call

She wants people to skip Thanksgiving travel because of COVID

(Newser) - Viewers knew Rachel Maddow had contact with someone with COVID-19, hence her two-week quarantine beginning Nov. 6. But until Maddow's return to MSNBC on Thursday, they didn't know just how close that contact was. Broadcasting live from home, Maddow told viewers that "the center of my universe,...

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