Archive for June 24, 2012

What’s Hot/What’s Not: 06/24/12

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on June 24, 2012 by icn2

What’s Hot:

CNN at Noon – The Atlanta nestwork unveiled a modified Noon hour this week with Suzanne Malveaux and Hala Gorani focusing on international news…

MSNBC Rips off The Five – And the rip-off is called “The Cycle”. Whether it’s a paper rip-off in terms of format or a genuine rip-off remains to be seen.

What’s Not:

Scott Brown’s Campaign – Saying that the Senator would only debate Elizabeth Warren if MSNBC pulled out as a sponsor was beyond lame.

Andrea Mitchell – First Mitchell let her show play a heavily edited out of context quote from Mitt Romney, after which she and Chris Cizilla both laughed. Then after it blew up on the internet, the next day Mitchell played the full quote in context but never acknowledged nor apologized for her error the previous day. Even the “home team” in the form of David Shuster called Mitchell out for it. When you have Shuster saying it’s wrong, you know you’re in trouble.

Rachel Maddow – Maddow put her foot in it, perhaps without realizing it, on Bill Maher’s show Friday night. In reaction to persistent badgering by Maher and Nick Gillespie to get Maddow to say whether she liked Romneycare or not, Maddow blurted out that her job was “to cover these things, not to tell you how I like them or not.”

Oh, really? Maddow’s job isn’t to voice an opinion? Really?


On a scale of 1 to 10 in self-inflicted wounds, ICN scores this an 8. From this day forward, any time Maddow gives an opinion someone somewhere is going to throw this quote back at her. And rightfully so. This one is going to stick with her for a while.