Hot: Martin Bashir becomes new lead-in for Hardball. Excellent move and a big “see ya” to Ratigan. Dylan’s ability to bring every topic back to his pet project became tiresome a long time ago.
I agree with others – Dylan leaving is a hot topic. I was surprised – I mean a million bucks a year to do what he does?!?! Who would leave that embarrassingly cush job?
Joeremi, you make a good point about Bashir getting a little promotion out of the deal. I will be curious to see how Hardball’s ratings go after the change. I am actually interested in the potential ensemble show they are going to throw together in its place. What a great time to experiment.
The good news: Dylan Ratigan is leaving MSNBC. The bad news: Martin Bashir is taking his time slot.
I wonder if MSNBC will take a gamble and give Luke Russert a shot in Bashir’s of time slot? Probably not; but I think he’s ready for prime time or at least late afternoon.
I thought Obama’s inadvertent joke was fall out of my chair hilarious. Agreed, joe, I am surprised the right didn’t pitch a fit about it but then again it would be difficult to do so with it backfiring. You just gotta enjoy those moments when they happen – R or D.
To bad Dylan couldnt take Bashir with him…..what a dolt.
I also thought Obama’s joke to be hilarious…and it’s really a triple entendre (which can’t be explained here). I don’t think it at all surprising that conservatives didn’t try to make hay out of it. I like “funny” and that certainly was extra-funny only because the president didn’t realise just what he said.
If a writer did get fired over that I hope the response was, “You really can’t take a joke, can you?”
but I think he’s ready for prime time or at least late afternoon.
That’s your opinion. I have a contrary opinion…
Luke is a fine reporter, but he doesn’t need a show.