Is MSNBC Starting to Edge out Joy Reid? Her Sunday Schedule Pushed Back for a Soccer Game? UPDATE: 10/23/2017 …Happily, Joy is busier than ever!!!

Update:  Joy is subbing for practically everyone and in an interview she stated that she really enjoys seeing how all the shows work. She is appearing on Meet the Press occasionally, and recently went to the Virgin Islands to report on the hurricane disaster there. She continues to report on the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
GO JOY!!!

By InsightAnalytical-GRL

OK, maybe I’m just being hypersensitive about how MSNBC is shoving out a lot of people who are deemed as being “too far left” for the taste of Andrew Lack.  (very interesting Lack bio at Comcast.com corporate:  Andrew Lack.) We are in the dark about the fate of Lawrence O’Donnell but the purge started a long while back when Melissa Harris Perry blew the whistle on the network. God forbid that a show is devoted to a serious round table dealing with current issues involving the issue of Black America. Rev. Al’s Politics Nation has been reduced to early A.M. on Sunday.  And the list goes on

Joy Reid had her own show during the afternoons that was axed around the time that Alex Wagner’s NOW , the Cycle, Ronan Farrow Daily and The Ed Show were cancelled in February 2015. The Reid Report was struggling with low ratings as was the whole lineup.

Reid stayed on with the network, filling in and covering the 2016 campaign and became more visible and a real stalwart.  She was rewarded with her weekend AM Joy program which is a top destination for thinking people.  (Of course, she COULD have been given the slot have Greta Van Susteren was given but…) Her show is delivering great ratings and Joy has been writing books and as well as essays at sites like the Daily Beast…so, she’s blossoming as a media star.  See her outdated MSNBC bio here: Joy Reid outdated biography MSNBC.

So, why is MSNBC shoving Joy’s show around as the Trump scandals heat up?  Joy has been a leader in questioning the whole lot of GOP lackeys, and has been ahead of the pack in questioning the role of VP Mike Pence and his knowledge of Gen. Mike Flynn’s lies.  She has been steadily calling out the entire bunch over at the Daily Beast,  Her latest scathing salvo dated May 20, 2017 is entitled Donald Trump Knows Just How Bad the Russia Investigation Can Get

My favorite quotation from this piece is classic Joy:

“(We are asked to believe Mike Pence, the head of the transition team, heard this confession and the warnings about Flynn from the then-acting attorney general with his index fingers stuck firmly in his little lamb ears.)”

BUT…as Joy Reid’s audience grows, could this be a bit too much for MSNBC?

Today, Joy’s show is being pushed back 2 hours because there is a Premier League soccer match that MUST be shown in her regular Sunday time slot. ?????

Now, checking the NBCSN schedule, I can see that, yes, other games are being dropped onto other NBC outlets. CNBC, Esquire, USA, Bravo, SyFy, E!, Oxygen,  Telemundo and NBC Universo are ALL showing games at the same time, 10 AM ET.  NBCSport.com/tv-lisings

Now, I’m a huge soccer fan…was one before it became more popular. I had season tickets for the Cosmos at the midfield line just behind the players’ family section at the old Giants Stadium, where I saw all the greats.  Back in the late 70’s/early 80’s I was writing letters and calling Don Imus to lobby for coverage because the media was blacking out most coverage. For example, while 34,000 of us were watching a game in the rain, the only news was that baseball had been rained out.  I can say that my letter to the New York Times was published and Imus reported the score of that game! So, my sports activism worked!

So, now, as someone more devoted to political activism, I have to call into question what’s going on at MSNBC…and today, specifically, the decision to push Joy Reid back 2 hours so a Hull-Tottenham match is aired instead of the best discussion of current politics.

Really, MSNBC????

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I’ll be revisiting the Lack influence at some point since his bio discusses his former life at Bloomberg…..

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The Scanner-Politics 1/15/09 (40 Musical Obama Supporters Slide-Show; Barbie at 50 [French]; Women and the World; “Obama-Cola The Great National Temperance Beverage”; Tina Brown; WLS Chicago–the Governor Sells Furniture)

By InsightAnalytical-GRL

Yesterday’s post, Hip-Hop Inaugural Events Start TONIGHT (1/14/09)…Ludicras Co-Hosting “Urban Ball” , presented a rundown on the hip-hop events being held leading up to and including Inauguration Day.  Although it dates back to June ’08, today’s nugget gives more insight into the “culture” coming to Washington…and I don’t see much of Jackie-O in this, either.

Here’s the blurb from a site called “Gigwise” which describes a slide show of 40 musical Obama supporters.   Note the obligatory dig at the “old folks”…If there’s one hallmark of the Obama campaign and probably his Presidency, it’s the utter LACK OF RESPECT shown to women, older people, gays, etc. etc. Everyone is fair game to this crowd, if they’re not enthralled by the “magic” of Obama!

40 Music Stars Who Endorse Barack Obama!

We unveil his army of dedicated celebrity supporters…

Failed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton could only muster up golden-oldies like Barbara Streisand and Sir Elton John to support her campaign, while Barack Obama is very much the man of the musical world with a whole legion of fervent and highly-influential followers. Here we run down the army of musicians who just love Obama…

Go see who we’re supposed to be excited about…

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While we’re on the subject of “old,” especially OLD WOMEN, why not celebrate the 50th birthday of Barbie? I got wind of this via an email I receive from France-Amerique, Le Journal Français des États-Unis. (I’m failing miserably at trying to keep up my French.)

Barbie fête ses 50 ans

Pas une ride, pas un cheveu gris et pas un kilo en trop. Le temps ne semble pas avoir d’effet sur Barbie. Cinquante ans après sa création, la poupée vedette de l’Américain Mattel est plus radieuse que jamais puisqu’elle fête son anniversaire en s’offrant une nouvelle garde-robe.

Barbie fait des envieuses. A 50 ans, la poupée mannequin est encore pulpeuse et au top. Toujours à la pointe de la mode, ses gardes robes et sa plastique parfaite ont fait rêver des générations de jeunes filles et sans doute de petits garçons. Les plus grands noms de la haute couture comme Armani, Dior, Gauthier ou encore Versace l’ont déjà habillé.

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You get the gist…time hasn’t affected her, she’s radiant, and she’s been dressed by the likes of Armani, Dior, and Versace.

I bet she’s an Obama supporter!!

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A hat tip to Stray Dogs that Amble In in for this piece on women and what they could mean for the world (and how they’re being blocked) as well as some really cool buttons!!!  The piece is entitled “It is Not about Hillary Anymore, It is about NOT Hillary

Excerpt:

So, this morning I opened up my “news” from The Confluence. (No thanks on the Yahoo reports from AP fellas.) I got to thinking…. ya know, it’s true… for me…. IT’S JUST NOT ABOUT HILLARY ANY MORE.

No. It is not about Hillary anymore. It is about NOT Hillary. What her absence from the position of POTUS means to me, and the rest of our god-forsaken world. A world so in need of healing and peace.

Do check out both the piece at the Confluence in case you missed it, as well as Stray Dog’s own piece….and check out those buttons which feature the % of women serving as  governors or senators.  Shocking!

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On another serious note, here’s a story that was found by Grail Guardian.  This piece is from a site called Rage Against the Washing Machine/Home of the Boxer Shorts Rebellion.  Blogger Leilla writes from Beverly Hills, California (Click on “User Info” to read her rather interesting profile).

Excerpt from the piece recommend by GG:

Obama-Cola “The Great National Temperance Beverage”

The National Temperance Beverage

Obama-Cola

By JENNIFER MATSUI

In 2004, American voters were offered a choice between two presidential candidates in an elaborately staged “taste test” based on consumer preference for one brand of Cola over the other. More recently, voters were faced with yet another soft drink challenge, but this time it was based on the dominant brand’s ill-advised attempt in 1985 to “mess with success” and re-launch its product under a “new” label. Unlike the Bush/Kerry campaign that pitted competing (but otherwise identical) corporate interests against one another, election 2008 more closely resembled an internal struggle within a single corporate entity.

This time around, GW played the unenviable villain role of the Coca Cola exec responsible for his company’s disastrous decision to tamper with the formula and packaging of a beloved, much touted brand of carbolic soda, while Barak Obama played the dissenting marketing genius who comes to the rescue and restores the poisonous product back to its original flavor. Having put the genie, so to speak, back into the bottle, the whiz kid replaces the despised and disgraced CEO much to the relief of customers and shareholders alike. In this fictionalized retelling of the story, the youthful upstart’s deceptively bold campaign to oust his former boss is launched with the support of his enthusiastic and idealistic marketing team, most of whom were eventually given the pink slip once the new CEO settled into his upper floor suite. McCain’s minor role as hired mouthpiece attempting damage control for the outgoing CEO was a comical and insignificant aside to bigger picture premise of an arrogant and deluded leader being challenged by a charismatic and visionary upstart. Never mind that the “visionary” envisioned nothing more radical than a return to the recent past of putting the requisite amount of high fructose corn syrup in aluminum cans.

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Have you checked out The Daily Beast, the site that was launched in October by former Vanity Fair and The New Yorker editor Tina Brown? (She also had an enjoyable show on MSNBC before it was sold to Obama, Inc.

It’s definitely worth a look-see. It’s a really sharp site with news, culture,  etc.  all presented posted in a really “active” way.  Lots of diverse sources and opinions, too.  Take a look…it’s a lot more fun that Arianna’s Huffing and Puffing site!!! (Warning: Occasionally a little heavy on the “boobs” that the Brits like so much, but overall, the insouciance of the site is really a breath of fresh air….)

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Finally, Chicago Correspondent Leslie comes through with another gem from the local media…in this case, something that was posted on the blog of WLS hosts Don Wade and Roma.  Priceless!!

January 04, 2009

Don Wade & Roma’s Blog  WLS

Can’t Pass Up a Deal Like This!