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MSNBC’s New Lean Forward-Less Graphics Package

Melissa Harris-Perry fills in for Rachel Maddow on Monday's The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

If you haven’t yet noticed, MSNBC made a major change to their graphics package starting this past weekend. I first noticed it on Up with Steve Kornacki on Saturday 8/15. The revamped graphics package appears to be in use across all live programming on MSNBC. Gone is the show and network branding at the top…
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Beating Back The Bern: Shilling For Hillary Clinton By Proxy

photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr

Something I’ve noticed in the past few days on social media is the backlash against Bernie Sanders supporters by certain “liberals.” To be clear, I put “liberals” in quotes because they are acting more like protectors of the establishment and not the liberals they claim to be. Hillary Clinton defenders are starting to “#FeelTheBern” and…
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There’s No Off Position On The Gun Rights Switch

We often hear about elderly who crash their car because they confused the gas pedal for the brake pedal (I witnessed this years ago in Burger King parking lot), or any number of other reasons why someone of advanced age could wreck their car. And we hope in these cases the only people they hurt…
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Media’s Obtuse Un-Self-Aware Donald Trump Obsession

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

For the past few weeks, Donald Trump has dominated the news commentary shows. A common melody intoned from the mouths of hosts and guests is that Donald Trump is, well, trumping media coverage of all the other Republican candidates. The obtuseness of the media in its coverage of Donald Trump is nothing short of remarkable. The…
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MSNBC And Keith Olbermann Kiss And Makeup?

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Are the rumors true? Is Keith Olbermann heading back to MSNBC? It’s no secret that MSNBC has experienced a multi-year ratings malaise. And it’s no mistake that the last time MSNBC actually competed with Fox News was during the 2008 and 2010 election seasons with a certain person named Keith Olbermann chairing the 8pm timeslot….
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