Ed Schultz returns to MSNBC weekdays – That didn’t last long did it?
MSNBC ends Hardball double vision – Finally…after all these years…the same Hardball show won’t be repeated twice a day in the span of three hours.
Al Jazeera America Launches – And is immediately dropped by AT&T who promptly is sued for breach of contract.
Al Jazeera America Isn’t All Al Jazeera America – Weekend viewing of Al Jazeera America revealed some simulcasting of Al Jazeera English…a most unexpected and welcome development, considering that we were told that AJA wouldn’t have any AJE content. It may be only temporary but I hope not.
Bill Kristol And FNC Part Ways – Didn’t see that coming.
FNC Fires Brian Lewis – Didn’t see that coming either. Though, apparently, it was a while in coming if you believe the carefully orchestrated leaks that have come out to fill in the alleged backstory.
Irena Briganti to Take Over For Lewis? – This I could see coming a mile away. Briganti is the logical choice.
Peace In Our Time – It’s nice to see ICN commenters treating each other nicely for a change. Well…nicer than lately anyways. Let’s keep it that way…
CNN Slots Rachel Nichols to Fridays at 7:30 – There are several things fundamentally wrong with slotting Nichols at 7:30 on Fridays…it puts CNN up against Sportcenter on ESPN, it cuts AC 360 Later in half (presuming it will air at all on Fridays), and it ruins 360s flow for the week making one night shorter than the other four. Other than that…great move!
Ed at 5, Chris at 7 – It should be the other way around. Yes, Matthews 7pm show rates higher than his 5 live broadcast but Ed fits in better sandwiched between Sharpton and Hayes than he does between Bashir and Sharpton. Actually Ed fits in better sandwiched between Matthews and Maddow but that ship has sailed…
FBN Airing A Special Featuring Fox New Radio Hosts – And what exactly do the mostly non-business all hot talk partisan opinion hosts of Fox News Radio have in common with Fox’s Business network? Your guess is as good as theirs…