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Who's Afraid of Cenk Uygur?

Chez Pazienza | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Did Cenk Uygur stand up for what he believes in -- and what his online audience expects of him -- in the aftermath of his demotion from MSNBC? Sure looks that way. And for that he gets to walk out with his head held very high.

MSNBC President's Message To Fox News

Posted 05.30.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin sent a message to Fox News in an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer: we're coming for you. Griffin was speaking ...

The Political Talk World Is Shaken by MSNBC

Jim Worth | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media
Jim Worth

Olbermann's voice and voices like his must not be quelled if our democracy is to survive.

MSNBC Chief Speaks Out About Olbermann Departure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin spoke out for the first time since Keith Olbermann's sudden exit from the network. Speaking to The Wrap, Griffin sounded ...

MSNBC Boss: Ed Schultz 'Over The Top,' 'Crossed The Line' At Times

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz has profiled MSNBC's "surprise star," Ed Schultz, who he writes is "Rush Limbaugh's TV nemesis." In the profile, Schul...

MSNBC President Threatened To FIRE Olbermann

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin vowed to fire Keith Olbermann if he went on other networks to discuss his suspension, The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz repo...

Olbermann's New Boss Gave Big Money to Republicans

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Perhaps one reason MSNBC's Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann has to do with their soon-to-be-new boss over at Comcast being a big contributor to the National Republican Campaign Committee

Olbermann Flap Misses Point; Who's Really Paying Pundits?

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

The whole Olbermann flap over political contributions misses the point of the unholy alliance of money, the media and the punditocracy.

SHORTEST SUSPENSION IN THE WORLD

The Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann will return to the air on Tuesday after being suspended without pay for two shows (this past Friday and the upcoming episode on Monday...

MSNBC Brings Back Olbermann, on Lockup

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"We think this is a win-win situation," said MSNBC president Phil Griffin. "Our viewers will get their beloved Keith back, and we'll have him in a place that feels right for us."

Hey Keith, I'm Hiring

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Edward Murray

Keith, I'm hiring, and here's my pitch: I'm starting a new, progressive-minded, cable television news and information network. You will have full control over the content that airs on your show. Let's get Anderson Cooper on board, too.

Playing for Keith

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

At some point, traditional media outlets will finally wise the hell up and realize that we're well past the point where it is considered unforgivable to express an opinion.

If Keith Olbermann Goes, So Do We!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russell Simmons

Re-instate Keith Olbermann now. I will personally pay his campaign contributions. Don't let this voice get lost when it is needed the most.

Obama Admits Making Donations to Democrats

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"In retrospect, I should have been more upfront about these donations," a chastened Mr. Obama told reporters today. "I don't want to do anything that makes the White House appear to be biased towards one party over another."

Sam Stein

Keith Olbermann Suspension Criticized By Reporters, Conservative Pundits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The backlash against NBC's decision to indefinitely suspend host Keith Olbermann without pay has been swift and vocal -- and from some unlikely voices...

Danny Shea

Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC has suspended star anchor Keith Olbermann following the news that he had donated to three Democratic candidates this election cycle. "I becam...

Inside MSNBC's New Ad Campaign

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday, MSNBC unveiled a new, two-year marketing campaign centered around the slogan "Lean Forward." The campaign was described in an article in t...

Ed Schultz REPRIMANDED By MSNBC Boss

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC president Phil Griffin has reportedly reprimanded Ed Schultz over his comments about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Last week, Schultz ref...

MSNBC Banned Kos From Network After Feud With Scarborough

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A Twitter feud between blogger Markos Moulitsas and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has resulted in Moulitsa's temporarily being banned from the network. ...

Phil Griffin, MSNBC President: We Want To Be Like Fox News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal that he hopes MSNBC can grow to be more like Fox News, but...

Donny Deutsch Sidelined At MSNBC Over Keith Olbermann Segment

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Donny Deutsch has been pulled from MSNBC's 3PM hour after including Keith Olbermann in a montage of angry media personalities. Deutsch, who had been ...

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Rips David Shuster: 'Not Moral, Ethical, Or Professional'

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC President Phil Griffin ripped suspended anchor David Shuster in an email to an angry fan. "Sorry, but this is a business and I need team player...

Tell MSNBC that Pat Buchanan Is a Bigot

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Menachem Rosensaft

I don't really care if MSNBC decides to keep Buchanan on its roster. What MSNBC should not be allowed to get away with is passing him off as a respectable analyst rather than identifying him as its bigot in residence.

David Shuster 'Ripped A New One,' May Be Off MSNBC Indefinitely

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Shuster may be about to find out what "punished appropriately" feels like. When news broke that the MSNBC anchor had filmed a CNN pilot, the ne...

Phil Griffin's Memo To MSNBC Talent: Stop Fighting With Each Other

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the heels of yet another public incident between his anchors, MSNBC president Phil Griffin reined in his talent in a staff memo Friday afternoon. ...