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December 6, 2015

In case you had any lingering doubts about how much MSNBC management hates you...

MSNBC to Add Bloomberg TV Political Show


“With All Due Respect,” Bloomberg Media’s flagship political television show, will also be shown on MSNBC, weeknights at 6 p.m., after a deal between the two.

The show, featuring the political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, will continue to be shown on Bloomberg at 5 p.m. The deal, which takes effect in January, follows recent efforts at MSNBC and Bloomberg Media to revamp their offerings.

The deal resulted from an inquiry to Bloomberg from MSNBC, said Justin B. Smith, the chief executive of Bloomberg Media. He declined to specify its terms.

Andrew Lack, chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, said in a statement: “I’ve known and respected Mark and John’s work for many years. Collaborating with them on our air will strengthen our already deep and experienced political lineup as MSNBC heads into a pivotal election year.”

In response to questions about recent criticism of the show, Mr. Smith said the company was “proud of the show.” He added, “I think there has been a lot of scuttlebutt about people not liking the show, but our owner has gone definitively public, and has put a lot of this gossip to rest,” referring to a statement of support from Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York.

Mr. Smith also noted that the show had been expanded to an hour from 30 minutes...

The machination of media moguls and billionaire mayors is so far above my pay-grade that I can barely see the contrail of their imperial star destroyers as they skim the atmosphere of the planet where I live.

All I can say is the same thing I have said over and over again, more or less, since MSNBC went into the "nailing-its-own-coffin-shut-from-the-inside" business. And that is, if theories of spontaneous generation and Lysenkoism are even a little bit true, by God, somewhere in the mountain of horseshit they are erecting there will one day arise the finest damn pony you have ever seen.

Crossposted at driftglass' blog.

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