I decided to post this video of Alexander Van Hook at the top of this post, rather than Ann Coulter. I never want to see her face again.
Ann Coulter has been on MSNBC to promote her book at least THREE times. Hardball, Andrea Mitchell Reports, and the "shared with Bloomberg" With All Due Respect.
What is it with the suits at MSNBC, that they need to put this person on the air multiple times? Is Ann's publisher, Sentinel, the conservative imprint of Penguin, owned by Comcast?
No, it isn't. But look what happened in 2012:
NBC News is launching a book publishing arm... NBC Publishing, as the business unit will be called, will be part of NBC News, a division of media conglomerate NBCUniversal, and will be based in New York at NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
NBC has already worked on joint book projects with Perseus Books, Penguin and e-publishing platform Vook, which is one of several technology vendors being looked at for a larger partnership with the company.
Much like other publishers housed within media conglomerates, NBC Publishing will promote its books through on-air promotions on its cable and broadcast networks and using its Web presence, which includes msnbc.com. The company will also promote its books through Comcast, the cable provider which owns NBCUniversal.
And the literal money quote from the company's general manager, Michael Fabiano: “We have an incredible marketing engine at NBCU, so we just have to utilize it in the right way.”
So yes, I am assuming that there's absolutely a reason why MSNBC is having Ann Coulter on several shows across many days to advertise her piece of trash Trump pimp bigot book: "NBC Publishing" very likely has some quid pro quo publishing thumb in her pie.
SHAME on them for their lack of transparency.
And kudos to Mika Brezinski for once, for taking the opportunity, and possibly the risk, when it is necessary to discuss that person, not to mention her name.
And if MSNBC is making one dime off of "In Trump We Trust"?
SHAME on MSNBC for your conglomerate pursuit of publishing dollars at the cost of your network's reputation and audience. SHAME on you for trading self-congratulatory bullshite "multimedia partnerships" for truth and journalism. And SHAME for taking a network that at least pretended to stand for something only a few years ago, and auctioning that off for the "television news"-equivalent of a pair of streetwalker pumps.
Nevermind what you are doing to our democracy.
At least now we know what we're watching. Maybe next time that person squeezes out another stinking "book" you'll tell us on the air why you're pretending it smells like rose petals.