posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 01:07 AM
Pretty sure this is about Comcast taking over NBC, as the previous poster said. I wouldn't be surprised if they turn MSNBC into another FoxNews
clone. Currently they have taken the role of trying to be a liberal counter to conservative Fox. CNN has remained in the middle.
All of these channels are pretty lame in various ways and none of them do a good job of actually bringing good news. Some shows on MSNBC are better
than others. When Chris Matthews isn't being mildly insane, he's a terrific source for inside info on how the political system actually works - the
nitty, gritty stuff. The nuttiest thing about him is whenever he has an attractive woman on, he acts really strange and over excited. I think he's
gotten used to Norah O'Donnell, since they've worked together so much. But when it's a new, pretty girl on, he says the strangest things.
Olberman was good when he first started. He was doing good, serious commentary and journalism and was a much needed voice in the wilderness to call
out Fox and the massive Conservo-Blogosphere on all of their falsehoods, lies and deliberate misstatements. But after a while, he just became as bad
as many of them in his own way, but on the left. It was pretty sad. I think he got too full of himself and that became his downfall.
The worst thing about MSNBC is how over the weekends it turns into The Prison Channel - just endless shows about life behind bars. When there is a
major event over the weekend, they usually don't even have anybody on hand to report on it, so it takes them hours to catch up to the story. (Does
anyone actually watch those prison shows?)
CNN seems to be a disorganized mess and they got Wolf Blitzer who isn't even really a news man anymore, just acting as a kind of emcee of the news.
His whole job is to say, "and now over to John King. John what can you tell us about this story?" "And let's take it over to..." That's all
he does on The Situation Room. It's terrible. At least Larry King is finally gone. King was once a terrific journalist doing very important,
insightful interviews. But somewhere in the mid to late 90's it seems he got really board and just started having nothing but has-been celebrities,
or people nobody cared about and he started doing terrible interviews that seemed to have little to no research backing them up. But he stayed on for
another 15 years because I guess you can't fire Larry King.