MSNBC Attacks…

The AP’s David Bauder writes about MSNBC’s recent history of self-inflicted wounds. Two part are particularly notable.

This…

Griffin, who declined comment through a spokeswoman, has quietly put the word out to hosts to avoid personal attacks. Rachel Maddow’s meticulous, fact-based criticisms of conservatives is looked upon as the network’s model.

Quietly relative to the outside world. Probably not so quietly inside 30 Rock though…

And this…

There’s some feeling within MSNBC, and among its fans, that the network’s personalities are held to a higher standard than people at Fox News.

To a large extent, that’s driven by the relationship with NBC News. Some viewers make little distinction between the two, particularly when NBC News personalities like Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd have regular programs on MSNBC, and NBC is sometimes held culpable for MSNBC’s sins.

4 Responses to “MSNBC Attacks…”

  1. “There’s some feeling within MSNBC, and among its fans, that the network’s personalities are held to a higher standard than people at Fox News.”

    the thought process of children

  2. “Rachel Maddow’s meticulous, fact-based criticisms of conservatives is looked upon as the network’s model.”

    ^^If it’s a choice between Maddow/Kornacki/Todd and Schultz/Sharpton/MHP then having the former, rather than the latter, as a network model is probably a good decision by Griffin. I don’t think you’ll see any of those three having to apologize for offensive comments.

  3. Plese do not even mention Fox News in the same sentence with MSNBC. Dr Rachel Maddow is the best on TV! More than I can say for Faux News.
    Thanks.

  4. MSNBC always tells the truth and that’s what I enjoy about watching MSNBC. (I love the fact that Rachel is knocking some of Faux News’ programs off the top.) Listening to R. Maddow one can learn a lot. Besides being very intelligent (A Rhoades scholar)/doctorate) RM has the best research team on TV.

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