Hugh Hewitt Gets MSNBC Weekend Half hour…

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens reports that Hugh Hewitt will be getting a half hour show on early weekend mornings.

As part of the expansion, conservative radio talk show host and MSNBC contributor Hugh Hewitt is getting a half hour show, airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, Thomas Roberts will anchor two hours in the evening both weekend nights.

Cue the delusional howls of “MSNBC is abandoning the Left” in 3, 2, 1…

It’s hardly prime timeslot placement and it’s only a half hour. Not exactly a full throated embrace of Hewitt. But it does give the network the ability to point more at balance than say FNC can. And before the J$ brigade storms this blog in protest, I ask you to name me one show, just one show, that is fronted on FNC by a prominent liberal equal to Hewitt’s prominence on the Right.

7 Responses to “Hugh Hewitt Gets MSNBC Weekend Half hour…”

  1. “Shepard Smith”

    ^^By that bar Chris Wallace and Brett Baier are prominent liberals.

    I have no problem with Hewitt hosting a 30 minute show on 8 AM Saturday. It’s an audition to see how he preforms as host and about half these tryouts bomb and most of the rest have limited success.

    It will be interesting to see if the format is the same as his radio show or does he do a more original concept. I expect t will be an interview with conservative pol or pundit followed by a mixed panel discussion.

    Hewitt is a smart conservative pundit but his smarmy grin gets real old in a hurry. Basically he has the same TV hosting problems as Sharpton but with the added burden of having the wrong political POV for the network.

  2. “Smarmy grin”?– Shep Smith is a dyed in the wool liberal whose smarmy grin tops Hugh any time

  3. “And before the J$ brigade storms this blog in protest”

    Sigh . . .

  4. ““Smarmy grin”?– Shep Smith is a dyed in the wool liberal whose smarmy grin tops Hugh any time”

    ^^Hewitt is a far right pundit and talk radio host (kinda a Rush Limbaugh light – with a brain) while Shep is a straight arrow reporter in the Bob Costa mold. I do agree that to Fox News fans, and compared to most FNC hosts, he would look like a “dyed in the wool liberal”.

  5. now we agree Fritz

  6. notfoxy Says:

    Fox News viewers would lose their minds if a liberal opinion person was given a show. Whether Shep is liberal or not is irrelevant, he’s not doing an opinion show. Lefty opinion is only tolerated on Fox in panel segments where a conservative can ridicule them and get the last word. Or – as is the case with Fox Insiders – just put three righties on the panel and pretend two of them are liberal.

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