Why Politico Sucks: Reason #1,423

It started this morning with Mike Allen breathlessly dropping his “exclusive”…

EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” is being given an hour-long weekday show on MSNBC, as part of a massive schedule makeover by the cable network. Time slot is TBD. The format will be similar to Chuck’s former MSNBC show, “The Daily Rundown”: interviews, news and analysis. Likely to start in September.

…EIGHT HOURS after Joe Concha first reported the news on Mediaite.

This was followed by Hadas Gold’s tortuously twisted recap where she leads off with Allen’s non-exclusive followed by Concha’s part about the three shows being canned…which just happens to be included in the same story as Concha’s scoop on Todd…

NBC’s “Meet The Press” moderator Chuck Todd will now also host a daily one-hour show on MSNBC, Mike Allen reported in Playbook Thursday morning.

Additionally, three MSNBC shows, “The Cycle,” “Now with Alex Wagner” and “The Ed Show” are expected to be canceled, Mediaite reports, and our sources confirm. A big staff meeting is expected for later today with more announcements.

And then to top it all Dylan Byers writes about the Williams angle in a very long post that again notes Allen’s non-scoop and the three cancellations but fails to mention Mediaite or Concha at all…

This is finally coming to pass: On Thursday, our colleague Mike Allen reported that “Meet The Press” moderator Chuck Todd would add a daily MSNBC program to his portfolio. He will be joined by Brian Williams, the former “Nightly News” anchor, who is joining the network as a breaking news and special reports anchor following his fall from grace at NBC. Meanwhile, MSNBC is expected to soon announce the cancellation of several progressive talk shows, including “The Ed Show,” the loss of which is already being mourned by Bernie Sanders.

Remember the phrase “Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field“? Well apparently there’s a Politico version of the same phenomena…


One Response to “Why Politico Sucks: Reason #1,423”

  1. Rachel Maddow & Chris Hayes are favorites and I would miss The Cycle though it gets a bit giggly at times. There definitely needs to be an infusion of money and more real news coverage. Isn’t it time for Matthews and Andrea Mitchell to retire plus ditch the totally unwatchable Prison crud in favor of some real documentaries … How about specializing in Climate Change and World problems?

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