Timline OF MSNBC Takeover

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    June 06,2008:

    Countdown Beats O'Reilly Factor

    "Countdown" Beats "O'Reilly Factor" In Ratings Demo For First Time Ever


    May 3 2009:
    Cable and Satellite Providers Take MSNBC Off Basic Plan


    In the past few weeks, it has come to my personal attention that one cable or satellite company after another has been quietly moving MSNBC away from the news channel section of their lineup and into the premium section, or into the stratosphere of three and four digit channels.

    As a result, when the ratings came out this week, it was no surprise to see how MSNBC is now a distant third behind CNN and FOX.

    Kos Kids Complain About Not Being Able to Get Their MSNBC | NewsBusters.org

    October 01,2009:

    Comcast Seeks To Takeover MSNBC

    Comcast Seeks an Empire in Bid for NBC Universal - NYTimes.com

    November 05,2010:

    Before Bush Donor Comcast Takeover Of MSNBC, Network Selectively Applies Rules To Suspend Olbermann
    http://thinkprogress.org/media/2010/...comcast-msnbc/

    January 18,2011

    Comcast gets government OK to take over NBC Universal

    Comcast gets government OK to take over NBC Universal - USATODAY.com

    January 21,2011
    Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC

    Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC
     
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    Sometimes I watch msnbc for the lulz
     
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    Neoconservatives have turned our media into a laughingstock.
     
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    Nah. The liberal biased LSM has done that.

    CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC.

    Laughingstock?? You bet.
     
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    Truthseeker420:
    "Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.-Noam Chomsky"

    Give us a break. You're bringing us into the hipwader area. Any deeper and we'll be washing manure out of our ears for weeks. The LeftMedia is so far in the tank for the Democrats, its far from a laughing matter. That being in the tank extends as far back as Walter Cronkite's providing the helicopters and other of CBS' good offices to ferry anti Vietnam War speaker Edmund Muskie from anti war rally to anti war rally. Fair and unbiased? Hardly!
    Then there's the roughly present day evidence of the CBS News/Dan Rather/Mary Mapes attempted hit piece against GWB in September, 2004. 'Greetings! Here's your October surprise from CBS News and the LeftMedia'. And absolutely who can forget the journolist in 2008, that elite group of 400 journalists and writers on a listserve that called themselves the "Unofficial campaign to elect Barack Hussein Obama", who, when questions arose about the young orators twenty year relationship with the anti American Reverend Jeremiah "Its not God bless America! Its God d@mn America!" Wright, the folks on the listserve colluding amongst themselves on how best to deflect the criticism re Reverend Wright and decided to start a campaign hinting at John McCain's alleged 'racism', or when Senator McCain nominated Sarah Palin for his vice Presidential running mate as "Senator McCain's suffering from an overdose of Viagra"
    Actually we're talking Grand Canyon size being in the tank depths here.
     
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    The media did that on their own.
     
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    Who is Tim and why should we are about his Line?

    Both Fox and MSNBC (as well as CNN) are part of the expanded cable for which we have to pay extra. Basic cable has been whittled down to just the Major networks, local stations, and public funded ones.
     
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    I love your first link. Amazing how they neglected to point out that Bill O'Reilly was ON VACATION that week! DOH! Just a little inconvenient factoid there doofus!
     
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    If Olbermann were truly That Popular, CurrenTV would have gained tons of new viewers.

    They haven't.

    He isn't.
     
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    And please don't forget that old Noam was a big supporter of those folks on trial for genocide now...you know those Khmer Rouge bastards that killed a couple of million Cambodians. Noam was all for them! Scumbag.
     
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