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MSNBC & The Weather Channel

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 07:47 AM
Not sure if this is a 'RANT' thread or a 'Media' thread.

Some info here

So it looks like failing MSNBC has taken over The Weather Channel.
I used to be able to watch The Weather Channel in peace.
Now they keep having cut aways to 'whats on the news at MSNBC' kinda thing.

I understand that MSNBC is failing. It's their own fault.
I also understand this is a marketing thing. They've gotta' do something I suppose.

But come on .. I'm watching The Weather Channel for the weather!
I'm not watching it to have constant cut aways to a failing, biased, hunk of MSNBC junk!

Has anyone else noticed the take over and the push for MSNBC on The Weather Channel?
Media or Rant? Dunno. A little of both I guess. Comments? (or do ya'll not care?)

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 10:15 AM
I didn't even know it had happened. I don't watch The Weather Channel much. We have a cable channel (101 here) that just constantly shows the current local forecast. No talking heads or anchor-type people, just the forecast with the local radar scan, current temp & humidity & air quality.

Now maybe if The Weather Channel can do some cross promoting with MSNBC like maybe suspend Keith Olbermann from a pole by his ankles in a hurricane, I might tune in.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 11:24 AM
The only time I put on the Weather Channel is on the eights.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:50 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Actually, MSNBC is doing quite well for GE. They are advertising their channel to get even more viewers.

Face it, 24/7 news channels are cheap to produce and rake in the ad dollars. There is very little overhead, and the hosts of the shows have a good size fan base. News is the biggest money maker for the networks, both broadcast and cable.

Local news casts are extremely profitable for the local stations.

It isn't about information, but about the dollar.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 03:09 PM

Originally posted by yeahright
like maybe suspend Keith Olbermann from a pole by his ankles in a hurricane, I might tune in.

OMG ... Okay .. for THAT I'd stop complaining about the Weather Channel being swallowed by NBC!

posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 06:10 AM

OMG ... THIS is why the weather channel will now fail.

The minute MSNBC got their claws into it, it was a downward spiral.

Watch Al Roker go insane.

Just give me the weather ... damnit .. and put a sock in the other crap!


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