Blog-eating media network BuzzMedia lost a top exec. Village Voice Media named someone who is popular for something to a top spot. The president of MSNBC is excited about winning, or as Charlie Sheen would have it: #Winning. In this edition of Wednesday Afternoon Media Briefs, it’s All Nihilism Everything:
It was Wednesday morning at 9:47 a.m. in the White House Press Briefing Room. The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, took the podium. Major television networks had interrupted coverage to broadcast the president’s address. “Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks Read More
A series of insane emails that purportedly came from Keith Olbermann were actually the work of Tucker Carlson’s Conservative news site, The Daily Caller.
The fake correspondence was published on the Philadelphia gossip site Phawker.com, which has since published a correction. The email exchange began when Philadelphia Daily News reporter Stu Read More
Cable News Overlords
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann donated a total of $7,200 to three different Democrats prior to Tuesday’s election. NBC, like many other news organizations, has a policy against its employees making political contributions.
Olbermann gave $2,400 apiece, the maximum allowable by law, to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords, and to Kentucky Senate Read More
Phil Griffin the president of MSNBC sees a lot to admire in Roger Ailes’ work at Fox News, according to a piece today in The Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Griffin was in Chicago last week to meet with advertisers. Along the way, he met up with the Tribune‘s Phil Rosenthal.
Here’s what Mr. Griffin Read More
Just a few weeks after pulling David Shuster off the air, MSNBC president Phil Griffin has now pulled Mr. Shuster’s temporary fill-in, Donny Deutsch, off the air as well.
Chris Ariens of TV Newser reports that the move was made following yesterday’s 3 p.m. show, during which Mr. Deutsch did a segment Read More
In early April, when MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced that talk radio veteran Ed Schultz was joining the cable news network to anchor the 6 p.m. hour, he said little about the details of the deal, other than to note that he was “thrilled to have Ed kicking-off our primetime lineup.”
The 6 p.m. Read More
On Wednesday night, Joe Scarborough stood in the back room at Michael’s restaurant, and publicly thanked his wife, Susan, who stood a few feet away, for inspiring the evolution of his political punditry at MSNBC.
“The first couple of weeks I was on MSNBC, every night I would come home Read More
On a recent Thursday morning, John Kelly, an NBC executive who, among other jobs, oversees ad sales for MSNBC, sat in his office overlooking Rockefeller Plaza and fired up a presentation called “The Face Behind the Momentum.”
Sitting at a desk, beneath a framed drawing of Uncle Sam with an NBC peacock logo on his Read More
Last night, MSNBC President Phil Griffin officially announced that progressive radio host Ed Schultz would be joining the network and anchoring a new 6 p.m. weekday program, called The Ed Show, premiering Monday, April 6. Danny Shea of the Huffington Post broke the news.
The Observer first reported Read More