Major Bloodbath at MSNBC: But Will Their Leftist Ideology Change?

Ed Schultz

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In October 2010, MSNBC announced it’s new tagline of LEAN FORWARD, which just not uncoincidentally, happened to echo the phrase Barack Obama used over and over again, that “we need to go forward, not backward” in his claim that Republicans wanted to take the country backwards. This saying of “FORWARD” would go on to become Obama’s re-election campaign slogan, and MSNBC made it obvious just which way they swung. They were not only a far-left progressive ‘news organization,’ they were an obvious Obama and Democrat propaganda arm, repeating Democrat talking points ad nauseum, and it negatively impacted their ratings.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]For years, despite their falling ratings, MSNBC held strong to their far-left radical programming and hosts who sounded like they were each part of the Team Obama. Yesterday, it was announced that major changes are coming to the Lean Forward network which include the ousting of some big names  and the speculation of the return of some previous MSNBC/NBC on-air talent.

Mediaite reports on the major shakeup to the network as told to them by an inside source.

Out: The Cycle at 3:00 PM. Now with Alex Wagner at 4:00 PM. The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5:00 PM (all times eastern).

In: Chuck Todd at 5:00 PM. Similar to Jake Tapper at CNN doing both weekday afternoons (hosting The Lead) and anchoring Sunday morning’s State of the Union, Todd will also continue to work weekends as moderator of Sunday’s Meet the Press. Todd’s MSNBC show will likely take on its old name The Daily Rundown, but that is not a guarantee.

In a move that sounds like they are trading one bad apple for another, rumor has it, according to IJ Review, that lying Brian Williams, the former NBC News anchor who was ousted after being caught in a plethora of lies told for decades, and Keith Olbermann, who was fired once before from MSNBC and twice from ESPN, may both join the network as they move to more news and less talk.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]The Wrap reported on Thursday that there is no truth to the rumor of Olbermann’s return. A MSNBC insider told The Wrap that during a company townhall with MSNBC president Phil Griffin, staffers were told that he had not spoken to Olbermann. The insider said, “They were asked about Keith, and Phil said he hasn’t spoken to him.”

There was a previous report from The Wrap that it was unlikely that Olbermann would return to MSNBC because “he’s infamous for being difficult to work with and doesn’t seem like a fit with MSNBC’s new hard news directive.”

Mediaite also reported earlier this week that Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, the racial grievance industry profiteer who has battled the teleprompter numerous times and lost, as well as All in with Chris Hayes may be on the chopping block as well.

Will MSNBC be able to revive itself and its reputation as a viable new source rather than a propaganda arm of Barack Obama and the Democrat party before the 2016 election? Only time will tell.

h/t:  IJ Review

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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