NBC Says Aloha! To “Incendiary Host”

The wheels are coming off the vast liberal media. It doesn’t get much worse for them, particularly NBC and pMSNBC when the Grey Lady has a story about their implosion: MSNBC Takes Incendiary Hosts From Anchor Seat

MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election.

That experiment appears to be over.

After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregorywould anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage.

The change — which comes in the home stretch of the long election cycle — is a direct result of tensions associated with the channel’s perceived shift to the political left.

The phrase of the day is bat-sh*t crazy (It got stuck in my head by Ace), and that’s where MSNBC’s bold experiment went: bat-sh*t crazy. When you have some of the most rancorous and openly partisan people on the news channels covering the conventions and pretending they are having their typical Manhattan liberal only cocktail parties, like they do on their pundit shows, there are going to be problems. Like, massively partisan bat-sh*t crazy pundits like Keith Olbermann losing any hint of bias like a news anchor should and losing it on camera. NBC/MSNBC wanted anchors like Dan Rather, and got Cindy Sheehan instead.

But, let’s step back a sec: here is the leader of the American news media exposing the bat-sh*t craziness going on at the Peacock Network. I first caught the story on the front page of the pda version. It is on the front page of the Interwebz version. And a tiny blurb at the bottom of the Time’s paper version front page. But, still front page. That has got to pluck a few feathers in the offices of NBC.

The success of the Fox News Channel in the past decade along with the growth of political blogs have convinced many media companies that provocative commentary attracts viewers and lures Web browsers more than straight news delivered dispassionately.

What is missing is that the provocative commentary tends to not be one side. More often then not, when a Conservative is on Fox, a liberal is on at the same time, and vice versa. Which drives liberals bat-sh*t crazy, because Conservatives are not supposed to have a voice in their world.

Anyhow, I’m not sure if the Times is exposing the idiocy and massively partisan opinions at MSNBC, or just taking them to task for showing the open secret that the media is heavily left and doesn’t even want people to remember 9/11.

PS: If you dare, enter the world of the DUmmies, who are going, yup, you guessed it! Bat-sh*t crazy over the story, though, really, that is their normal mode.

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