Hard News Hours or Non-Hard News Hours?
This statement from Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher…
I’m not sure why this is a problem, especially since MSNBC has never blocked off specific hours for hard news the way Fox has
…is factually inaccurate. Here is just one example from Politico’s Dylan Byers…
Something I learned just now from MSNBC: It has news shows and “point of view” shows.
MSNBC considers everything from 3 p.m. into primetime to be “point of view” shows. That includes Martin Bashir, Dylan Ratigan, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell.
Meanwhile, the shows that run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. are not “point of view” shows. That includes Chuck Todd, Chris Jansing, Alex Wagner, Andrea Mitchell, and Tamron Hall.
I will argue until my dying breath about Alex Wagner’s show not being anything other than POV as will Noah Rothman. But the point still stands…MSNBC considers 9-3 to be its news block hours.
As to the rest, yes, Megyn Kelly…who has been known to slap down people on her show for talking inaccuracies before…should have gone after Daftari for spouting nonsense.