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MS NBC
NBC
is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News
NBC News
on current events. MS NBC
NBC
is owned by the NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
Television Group division of NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
(all of which are ultimately owned by Comcast). MS NBC
NBC
and its website were founded in 1996 under a partnership between Microsoft
Microsoft
and General Electric's NBC
NBC
unit, hence the network's naming.[3] Although they had the same name, msnbc.com and MS NBC
NBC
maintained separate corporate structures and news operations. msnbc.com was headquartered on the Microsoft
Microsoft
campus in Redmond, Washington
Redmond, Washington
while MS NBC
NBC
operated out of NBC's headquarters in New York City. Microsoft
Microsoft
divested its stakes in the MS NBC
NBC
channel in 2005 and in msnbc.com in July 2012. The general news site was rebranded as NBCNews.com, and a new msnbc.com was created as the online home of the cable channel.[4] In the late summer of 2015, MS NBC
NBC
revamped its programming; the moves were in sharp contrast to previous programming decisions at the network. MS NBC
NBC
sought to sharpen its news image by entering into a dual editorial relationship with its organizational parent NBC
NBC
News. MS NBC
NBC
Live, the network's flagship daytime news platform, was expanded to cover over eight hours of the day.[5] Phil Griffin is the president and director of day-to-day operations at MSNBC.[6] Pat Burkey, Janelle Rodriguez, and Jonathan Wald oversee programming and news operations, with Brian Williams
Brian Williams
serving as the channel's chief anchor of breaking news coverage.[7] As of February 2015, approximately 94,531,000 households in the United States (81.2 percent of those with television) were receiving MSNBC.[8] Commentators have described MS NBC
NBC
as having a bias towards left-leaning politics and the Democratic Party. In November 2007, a New York Times
New York Times
article stated that MSNBC's prime-time lineup is tilting more to the left. Washington Post
Washington Post
media analyst Howard Kurtz has stated that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News". In 2011, Salon.com
Salon.com
noted that "MSNBC’s prime-time lineup is now awash in progressive politics."

Contents

1 History

1.1 Development 1.2 Early history 1.3 2008–2015 1.4 Return to hard news and alignment with NBC
NBC
News: since 2015

2 Other notable personalities 3 Carriage issues 4 International broadcasts

4.1 MS NBC
NBC
Canada 4.2 MS NBC
NBC
Africa 4.3 Middle East
Middle East
and North Africa 4.4 Europe and Asia 4.5 NTV-MSNBC

5 Online

5.1 Shift

6 Radio 7 Criticism and controversy

7.1 Liberal bias

7.1.1 Favoritism towards Barack Obama 7.1.2 Rise of the New Right documentary 7.1.3 Romney coverage during 2012 election

7.2 Romney family grandchild 7.3 Suspensions of hosts

7.3.1 Michael Savage 7.3.2 Don Imus l 7.3.3 Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
and Joe Scarborough 7.3.4 Martin Bashir 7.3.5 Alec Baldwin 7.3.6 Phil Donahue

8 References 9 Sources 10 External links

History[edit] Development[edit] MS NBC
NBC
was established under a strategic partnership between NBC
NBC
and Microsoft. NBC
NBC
executive Tom Rogers was instrumental in developing this partnership. Microsoft
Microsoft
invested $221 million for a 50 percent share of the cable channel.[9] MS NBC
NBC
and Microsoft
Microsoft
shared the cost of a $200 million newsroom in Secaucus, New Jersey, for msnbc.com. The network took over the channel space of NBC's 2-year-old America's Talking (AT) network, although in most cases cable carriage had to be negotiated with providers who had never carried AT. Early history[edit]

MS NBC
NBC
most well known logo used from 1996 until 2009. The "N" in the logo was changed from red to black in 2002. This variant has occasionally been used after 2006 as an alternative logo in a horizontal form.

Main article: History of MSNBC: 1996–2007 MS NBC
NBC
was launched on July 15, 1996. The first show was anchored by Jodi Applegate and included news, interviews, and commentary.[10] During the day, rolling news coverage continued with The Contributors, a show that featured Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter
and Laura Ingraham, as well as interactive programming coordinated by Applegate, John Gibson, and John Seigenthaler. Stories were generally longer and more detailed than the stories CNN
CNN
was running. NBC
NBC
also highlighted their broadcast connections by airing stories directly from NBC's network affiliates, along with breaking news coverage from the same sources.[11] MS NBC
NBC
gradually increased its emphasis on politics.[12] After completing its seven-year survey of cable channels, the Project for Excellence in Journalism said in 2007 that, "MS NBC
NBC
is moving to make politics a brand, with a large dose of opinion and personality."[13] In January 2001, Mike Barnicle's MS NBC
NBC
show started, but it was canceled in June 2001 because of high production costs.[14] In June, Microsoft
Microsoft
chief executive officer Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
said that he would not have started MS NBC
NBC
had he foreseen the difficulty of attracting viewers.[15] After the September 11, 2001 attacks, NBC
NBC
used MS NBC
NBC
as an outlet for the up-to-the-minute coverage being provided by NBC News
NBC News
as a supplement to the longer stories on broadcast NBC. With little financial news to cover, CNBC
CNBC
and CNBC
CNBC
Europe ran MS NBC
NBC
for many hours each day following the attacks. The year also boosted the profile of Ashleigh Banfield, who was present during the collapse of Building 7 while covering the World Trade Center on September 11.[16] Her Region In Conflict program capitalized on her newfound celebrity and showcased exclusive interviews from Afghanistan.[17] In the aftermath of September 11, MS NBC
NBC
began calling itself "America’s NewsChannel" and hired opinionated hosts like Alan Keyes, Phil Donahue, Pat Buchanan, and Tucker Carlson;[18] This branding makeover, however, was followed by declining ratings.[19] On December 23, 2005, NBC
NBC
Universal announced its acquisition of an additional 32 percent share of MS NBC
NBC
from Microsoft,[20] which solidified its control over television operations and allowed NBC
NBC
to further consolidate MSNBC's backroom operations with NBC News
NBC News
and its other cable properties. (The news website msnbc.com remained a separate joint venture between Microsoft
Microsoft
and NBC
NBC
for another seven years.) NBC
NBC
later exercised its option to purchase Microsoft's remaining 18 percent interest in MSNBC. In late 2005, MS NBC
NBC
began attracting liberal and progressive viewers as Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
began critiquing and satirizing conservative media commentators during his Countdown With Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
program. He especially focused his attention on the Fox News
Fox News
Channel and Bill O'Reilly, its principal primetime commentator. On June 7, 2006, Rick Kaplan resigned as president of MS NBC
NBC
after holding the post for two years.[21] Five days later, Dan Abrams, a nine-year veteran of MS NBC
NBC
and NBC
NBC
News, was named general manager of MS NBC
NBC
with immediate effect. NBC News
NBC News
senior vice president Phil Griffin would oversee MSNBC, while continuing to oversee NBC
NBC
News’ Today program, with Abrams reporting to Griffin. On June 29, 2006, Abrams announced the revamp of MSNBC's early-primetime and primetime schedule. On July 10, Tucker (formerly The Situation with Tucker Carlson) started airing at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET (taking over Abrams' old timeslot), while Rita Cosby's Live & Direct was canceled. Cosby was made the primary anchor for MSNBC Investigates at 10 and 11 p.m. ET, a new program that took over Cosby and Carlson's timeslots. According to the press release, MSNBC Investigates promised to "complement MSNBC's existing programming by building on [the channel's] library of award winning documentaries."[22] The move to taped programming during 10 and 11 p.m. probably resulted from MSNBC's successful Friday "experiment" of replacing all primetime programming with taped specials. On September 24, 2007, Abrams announced that he was leaving his general manager position so he could focus on his 9:00 p.m. ET talk show, Live With Dan Abrams. Oversight of MS NBC
NBC
was shifted to Phil Griffin, a senior vice president at NBC.[23]

MSNBC's studio in NYC

The MS NBC
NBC
studio

MS NBC
NBC
and NBC News
NBC News
began broadcasting from their new studios at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center complex in New York City
New York City
on October 22, 2007.[24] The extensive renovations of the associated studios allowed NBC
NBC
to merge its entire news operation into one building. All MSNBC broadcasts and NBC
NBC
Nightly News originate from the new studios. More than 12.5 hours of live television across the NBC News
NBC News
family originate from the New York studios daily. MS NBC
NBC
is also announced new studios near the Universal Studios
Universal Studios
lot. MSNBC's master control did not make the move to 30 Rock. It remained in the old Secaucus headquarters until it completed its move to the NBC
NBC
Universal Network Origination Center located inside the CNBC
CNBC
Global Headquarters building in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on December 21, 2007. Shortly thereafter, Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
firmed up a long-term lease of the former MS NBC
NBC
building to become the home studios of MLB Network, which launched from the facility on January 1, 2009.[citation needed] 2008–2015[edit]

MS NBC
NBC
logo used from 2009 to 2015; the current logo is a variant of this design.

Main article: History of MSNBC: 2008–2015 From mid-2007 to mid-2008, MS NBC
NBC
enjoyed a large increase in its Nielsen ratings.[25] Primetime viewings increased by 61 percent.[25] In May 2008, NBC News
NBC News
president Steve Capus said, "It used to be people didn't have to worry about MS NBC
NBC
because it was an also-ran cable channel.... That's not the case anymore."[25] Tim Russert's sudden death in June 2008 removed what The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
called the "rudder for the network" and led to a period of transition.[26] During the 2008 presidential election, MSNBC's coverage was anchored by Olbermann, Chris Matthews, and David Gregory. They were widely viewed as the face of the channel's political coverage.[26] During the first three months of the presidential campaign, MSNBC's ratings grew by 158 percent.[27] Olbermann and Matthews, however, were criticized for expressing left-leaning opinions on the channel. Both were later removed from their anchor positions.[28] Audience viewership during the 2008 presidential campaign more than doubled from the 2004 presidential election, and the channel topped CNN
CNN
in ratings for the first time during the last three months of the campaign in the key 25–54 age demographic.[29][30] In September 2008, the channel hired political analyst and Air America Radio personality Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow
to host a new political opinion program called The Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow
Show. The move to create a new program for the channel was widely seen as a smart ratings move, where beforehand, MS NBC
NBC
lagged behind in coveted primetime ratings.[31] The show regularly outperformed CNN's Larry King Live, and made the channel competitive in the program's time slot for the first time in over a decade.[32][33] In the first quarter of 2010, MS NBC
NBC
beat CNN
CNN
in primetime and overall ratings, marking the first time doing so since 2001.[34] The channel also beat CNN
CNN
in total adult viewers in March, marking the seventh out of the past eight months that MS NBC
NBC
achieved that result.[34] In addition, the programs Morning Joe, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and The Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow
Show finished ahead of their time slot competitors at CNN.[34][35] In the third quarter of 2010, MS NBC
NBC
continued its solid lead over CNN, beating the network in total day for the first time since the second quarter of 2001 in the key adult demographic.[36] The network also beat CNN
CNN
for the fourth consecutive quarter, among both primetime and total viewers, as well as becoming the only cable news network to have its key adult demographic viewership grow over the last quarter, increasing by 4 percent. During this time, MS NBC
NBC
also became the number-one cable news network in primetime among both African American and Hispanic viewers.[36] On October 11, 2010, MS NBC
NBC
unveiled a new televised advertising campaign and slogan called "Lean Forward". "We've taken on CNN
CNN
and we beat them," MS NBC
NBC
president Phil Griffin told employees at a series of celebratory "town hall" meetings. "Now it's time to take on Fox." Concerning the campaign, Griffin said, "It is active, it is positive, it is about making tomorrow better than today, a discussion about politics and the actions and passions of our time."[37] The new campaign embraces the network's politically progressive identity.[38] The two-year advertising campaign would cost $2 million and consist of internet, television, and print advertising.[37] The new positioning has created brand image issues for msnbc.com, the umbrella website for the television network. A New York Times
New York Times
article quotes Charlie Tillinghast, president of msnbc.com, a separate company, as saying, "Both strategies are fine, but naming them the same thing is brand insanity."[39] As a result, msnbc.com eventually changed its name to prevent confusion with the television network, MSNBC;[39] it rebranded the more news-driven msnbc.com as NBCNews.com
NBCNews.com
in July 2012.[40] On January 21, 2011, Olbermann announced his departure from MS NBC
NBC
and the episode would be the final episode of Countdown.[41][42] His departure received much media attention.[43][44][45] MS NBC
NBC
issued a statement that it had ended its contract with Olbermann, with no further explanation. Olbermann later revealed that he had taken his show to Current TV.[46] During 2014, MSNBC's total ratings in the 25 to 54 age group declined 20 percent, falling to third place behind CNN. The only demographic in which MS NBC
NBC
still led was among Hispanics and even more so among African-Americans.[47][clarification needed] Return to hard news and alignment with NBC
NBC
News: since 2015[edit] To help revive the struggling network, MS NBC
NBC
in the summer of 2015 started transitioning from left-leaning, opinionated programming to hard news programming. Nearly all daytime opinionated news programs were replaced with more generic news programs. Ronan Farrow, Joy-Ann Reid, Krystal Ball, Touré, Abby Huntsman, Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz, and Al Sharpton
Al Sharpton
lost their shows. News programs presented by established NBC News
NBC News
personalities such as Telemundo
Telemundo
anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, Meet the Press
Meet the Press
anchor Chuck Todd, Sunday NBC
NBC
Nightly News anchor Kate Snow, Thomas Roberts, and former NBC
NBC
Nightly News anchor Brian Williams
Brian Williams
replaced the opinion shows.[48] The revamped on-air presentation debuted in late summer 2015 and included a new logo, news ticker, and graphics package.[49][50] MS NBC
NBC
Live had at least eight hours of programming each day, barring any breaking news that could extend its time. Daytime news coverage was led primarily by Brian Williams, Stephanie Ruhle, Jose Diaz-Balart, Andrea Mitchell, Craig Melvin, Thomas Roberts, and Kate Snow, in addition to "beat leaders" stationed throughout the newsroom. These included chief legal correspondent Ari Melber, primary political reporter Steve Kornacki, business and finance correspondent Olivia Sterns, and senior editor Cal Perry. Morning and primetime programming did not change and remained filled mostly by opinionated personalities.[citation needed][51][52] In April 2016, MS NBC
NBC
launched a promotional ad campaign with the theme, "in order to know beyond, you have to go beyond." The campaign portrayed MSNBC's reporting and perspectives as "in depth" and an alternative to "talking points" coverage on other cable news outlets.[citation needed][53] In July 2016, the network debuted Dateline Extra, which was an abridged version of Dateline NBC
NBC
and another step towards aligning MS NBC
NBC
and NBC
NBC
News. The new program was hosted by MS NBC
NBC
Live anchor Tamron Hall.[citation needed][54] In September 2016, MS NBC
NBC
launched The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Brian Williams
as a nightly wrap-up of the day's news and a preview of the following day's headlines. This was MSNBC's first new primetime program in nearly four years.[citation needed][55] In January 2017, MS NBC
NBC
debuted a program in the 6 pm EST hour entitled For the Record with Greta, hosted by former Fox News
Fox News
Channel anchor Greta Van Susteren.[56] The program aired for six months before being cancelled in late June 2017. The network promoted Chief legal Correspondent Ari Melber
Ari Melber
to host "The Beat with Ari Melber" at 6pm. In March 2017, MS NBC
NBC
started rebranding their daytime shows as "NBC News" programs. The network logos started appearing on show opens, within the set design, and in commercials.[57] In May 2017, MSNBC launched a 4pm afternoon program entitled Deadline: White House
White House
and hosted by former White House
White House
communications director and NBC
NBC
political analyst Nicolle Wallace. For the first time, MS NBC
NBC
in May 2017 became the highest rated American cable news network in primetime. MSNBC's increasing viewership was accompanied by declining numbers at the Fox News Channel. MSNBC's May 15–19 programming topped the programming of both CNN
CNN
and the Fox News
Fox News
Channel in total viewers and the advertiser-coveted younger demographic.[58] Other notable personalities[edit]

Peter Alexander Mika Brzezinski Robert Costa Josh Barro Jeremy Bash John O. Brennan Richard Engel Willie Geist Chris Hayes John Heilemann Hugh Hewitt Kasie Hunt Hallie Jackson Jack H. Jacobs Chris Jansing Trymaine Lee Richard Lui Rachel Maddow Mark McKinnon Ayman Mohyeldin Malcolm Nance Kelly O'Donnell Lawrence O'Donnell JJ Ramberg Ron Reagan Eugene Robinson Joe Scarborough Steve Schmidt Keir Simmons Jacob Soboroff Bret Stephens Katy Tur Ali Velshi Kristen Welker Alex Witt

Carriage issues[edit]

MSNBC's former New Jersey
New Jersey
headquarters studio, now the home of MLB Network

Before 2010, MS NBC
NBC
was not available to Verizon FiOS
Verizon FiOS
and AT&T U-verse television subscribers in the portions of New York State, northern New Jersey, and Connecticut
Connecticut
that overlapped Cablevision's service area. One of several reasons for this was an exclusive carriage agreement between MS NBC
NBC
and Cablevision
Cablevision
that prohibited competing wired providers from carrying MSNBC.[59] The terms of the agreement were not publicly known.[citation needed] In 2009, Verizon filed a formal "program-access complaint" with the Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
and petitioned for termination of the deal. In support of Verizon, Connecticut
Connecticut
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal argued that the arrangement could be illegal.[60] After entering into a new contract, FiOS added the channel in New York City and New Jersey
New Jersey
on February 2, 2010.[61] International broadcasts[edit]

The monitors of the MS NBC
NBC
newsroom are tuned into various global channels.

MS NBC
NBC
is shown only in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, parts of Latin America, parts of northern Africa, and most of the time in the Middle East. MS NBC
NBC
Canada[edit] Main article: MS NBC
NBC
Canada A Canadian version with some local content, MS NBC
NBC
Canada, was launched on September 7, 2001. It was discontinued, however, in 2004. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
then authorized the American version to be carried on Canadian cable and satellite providers. The channel was operated by Rogers Communications and co-owned by Rogers, Shaw Communications, and MSNBC, with each party owning a 33.33 percent voting interest in the service. Programming included MS NBC
NBC
programs and, to fulfill its Canadian content responsibilities, repeats of shows from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Cable Public Affairs Channel. The channel also ran infomercials.[citation needed] MS NBC
NBC
Africa[edit] In southern Africa, MS NBC
NBC
is distributed free-to-air on satellite on Free2View TV as MS NBC
NBC
Africa, a joint venture between Great Media Limited and MSNBC. Free2View airs MSNBC's programming from 4 p.m. to midnight ET in a block that repeats twice (live for the first airing), with local Weather Channel forecasts.[62] Botswana's national television broadcaster, BTV, also provides an un-edited broadcast of MS NBC
NBC
(including advertisements) after their scheduled programming each evening. BTV is available within Botswana, as well as to Southern Africa
Africa
viewers on DStv. TopTV, a satellite TV service in South Africa, also provides an unedited broadcast of MS NBC
NBC
(including advertisements), which runs 24 hours a day. It is also available in Kenya
Kenya
and Uganda through the Zuku cable service.[citation needed] Middle East
Middle East
and North Africa[edit] MS NBC
NBC
programming is shown for most of the day on the 24-hour news network OSN News.[citation needed] Europe and Asia[edit] In Asia and Europe, MS NBC
NBC
is not shown on a dedicated channel. When MS NBC
NBC
started in 1996, they announced plans to start broadcasting in Europe during 1997. This never happened. However MS NBC
NBC
has been seen occasionally on affiliate channel CNBC
CNBC
Europe.[63] MS NBC
NBC
was shown overnight at the weekend and during the afternoon on American public holidays as well as during breaking news events.[63] MS NBC
NBC
stopped being shown on CNBC
CNBC
Europe in the late 2000s and coverage of non-business related breaking news now comes from CNBC
CNBC
U.S.'s own coverage or from NBC
NBC
News. NTV-MSNBC[edit] In Turkey, NTV-MS NBC
NBC
is the news channel of the Turkish broadcaster NTV Turkey. The channel is a joint partnership between the two, although very little Turkish content is shown on English MSNBC. English content on MS NBC
NBC
is translated into Turkish.[64] Online[edit]

MS NBC
NBC
celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006.

NBCNews.com's main newsroom in Redmond, WA, 2007

NBCNews.com's newsroom in NYC, 2007

Main article: NBCNews.com MS NBC
NBC
and its website msnbc.com were launched concurrently. Unlike the network, msnbc.com was operated as the general online news outlet of NBC News
NBC News
in partnership with Microsoft's MSN.com
MSN.com
portal. The network and website also remained editorially separate. The website did not adopt the network's increasingly liberal viewpoints and remained a joint venture with Microsoft
Microsoft
even after it had sold its stake in MSNBC.[65] In July 2012, NBC
NBC
acquired Microsoft's remaining stake in msnbc.com and re-branded it as NBCNews.com. After being redirected to the new name for a period, msnbc.com was re-launched in 2013 as the website for MSNBC. The website included opinion columns from hosts, correspondents, and guests, along with live and on-demand videos from MS NBC
NBC
programs.[40][66] Shift[edit] Main article: shift (MSNBC) In July 2014, msnbc.com launched msnbc2, a brand for several web-only series hosted by MS NBC
NBC
personalities.[67] In December 2014, msnbc2 was renamed shift, with a programming schedule that was less focused on politics and more tailored to a younger audience.[68] Radio[edit] MS NBC
NBC
launched on XM Satellite Radio
XM Satellite Radio
channel 120 and Sirius Satellite Radio channel 90 on April 12, 2010.[2] This is the second time MSNBC has been available on satellite radio. The channel was dropped from XM Radio on September 4, 2006.[69] The simulcast of MSNBC's programming is on SiriusXM
SiriusXM
channel 118.[70] Criticism and controversy[edit] Main article: MS NBC
NBC
controversies Liberal bias[edit] Main article: Media bias in the United States § Liberal bias In November 2007, a New York Times
New York Times
article stated that MSNBC's primetime lineup was tilting more to the left.[71] Since then, commentators have argued that MS NBC
NBC
has a bias towards left-leaning politics and the Democratic Party. Washington Post
Washington Post
media analyst and Fox News
Fox News
Channel contributor Howard Kurtz has claimed that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News."[25] In 2011, Politico
Politico
referred to MS NBC
NBC
as "left-leaning,"[72] and Steve Kornacki of Salon.com
Salon.com
noted that, "MSNBC’s prime-time lineup is now awash in progressive politics."[73] Regarding changes in the channel's evening programming, senior vice president of NBC
NBC
News Phil Griffin claimed that "it happened naturally. There isn't a dogma we're putting through. There is a 'Go for it.'"[71] In the February 2008 issue of Men's Journal
Men's Journal
magazine, an MSNBC interviewee quoted a senior executive as saying that liberal commentator Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
"runs MSNBC" and that "because of his success, he's in charge" of the channel.[74] In 2007, The New York Times called Olbermann MSNBC's "most recognizable face".[71] In September 2008, MS NBC
NBC
stated that Olbermann and Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews
would no longer anchor live political events, with David Gregory assuming that role. MS NBC
NBC
cited the growing criticism that they were "too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign."[75][76] Olbermann's show Countdown continued to run before and after the presidential and vice presidential debates, and both Matthews and Olbermann joined Gregory on the channel's election night coverage.[citation needed] On November 13, 2009, in the days leading up to the release of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan
Dylan Ratigan
used photoshopped pictures of Palin on the channel's Morning Meeting program. Ratigan apologized a few days later.[77] In October 2010, MS NBC
NBC
began using the tagline "Lean Forward". Some media outlets, including msnbc.com, claimed that the network was now embracing its politically progressive identity.[38][78][79][80] In January 2012, MS NBC
NBC
used Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and other network commentators during its coverage of the Iowa Republican caucuses. Nando Di Fino of the Mediaite
Mediaite
website said MS NBC
NBC
was "giving up on the straight news coverage, and instead [appearing] to be aiming to create some controversy."[81] In November 2012, The New York Times
New York Times
called MS NBC
NBC
"The Anti-Fox" and quoted former President Bill Clinton as saying, "Boy, it really has become our [liberal] version of Fox."[82] Citing data from the A.C. Nielsen TV ratings service, the article noted that while the Fox News Channel had a larger overall viewership than MSNBC, the two networks were separated by only around 300,000 viewers among the 25–54 age bracket most attractive to advertisers. In the Pew Research Center's 2013 "State of the News Media" report, MS NBC
NBC
was found to be the most opinionated news network, with 85 percent of the content being commentary or opinions and the remaining 15 percent being factual reporting. The report also stated that in 2012, MS NBC
NBC
spent only $240 million on news production compared to CNN's $682 million and the Fox News
Fox News
Channel's $820 million.[83] Favoritism towards Barack Obama[edit] Some Democratic Party supporters, including former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell
Ed Rendell
and Bill Clinton advisor Lanny Davis,[84] criticized MS NBC
NBC
during and after the 2008 Democratic Party primaries as covering Barack Obama
Barack Obama
more favorably than Hillary Clinton. Rendell said, "MS NBC
NBC
was the official network of the Obama campaign," and called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing".[85][86] Rendell later became an on-air contributor to MSNBC.[87] A study done by the Project for Excellence in Journalism showed that MS NBC
NBC
had less negative coverage of Obama (14 percent of stories versus 29 percent in the press overall) and more negative stories about Republican presidential candidate John McCain
John McCain
(73 percent of its coverage versus 57 percent in the press overall).[88] MSNBC's on-air slogan during the week of the 2008 presidential election, "The Power of Change", was criticized for being too similar to Obama's campaign slogan of "Hope and Change".[89] After the election, conservative talk show host John Ziegler made a documentary entitled Media Malpractice.... How Obama Got Elected, which was very critical of the media's role, especially MSNBC's, in the election. While promoting the documentary, he had an on-air dispute with MS NBC
NBC
news anchor Contessa Brewer about how the media, especially MSNBC, had portrayed Sarah Palin.[90] During MSNBC's coverage of the Potomac primary, MSNBC's Chris Matthews said, "I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." This led Fox News
Fox News
to assert that both he and MS NBC
NBC
were biased toward Obama.[91] Rise of the New Right documentary[edit] In June 2010, the MS NBC
NBC
documentary Rise of the New Right aired. It featured interviews with right-wing figures, including Dick Armey, the former House majority Leader, Orly Taitz, a leading figure in the "birther" movement, and conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones. The documentary also showed the Michigan Militia's survival training camp and hit the campaign trail with Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul.[92] The documentary angered Tea Party movement
Tea Party movement
figures and others on the right. After the documentary aired, FreedomWorks, chaired by Armey, called for a boycott of Dawn and Procter & Gamble, which advertised during Hardball with Chris Matthews.[93][94] The boycott was ineffective as Procter & Gamble continued to advertise on the show. Romney coverage during 2012 election[edit] A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that MSNBC's coverage of Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
during the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign (68 percent negative with no positive stories in the sample), was far more negative than the overall press, and even more negative than it had been during October 1 to 28, when 5 percent was positive and 57 percent was negative.[95] On the other hand, their coverage of Barack Obama
Barack Obama
improved in the final week before the presidential election. From October 1 to 28, 33 percent of stories were positive and 13 percent negative. During the campaign's final week, 51 percent of MSNBC's stories were positive while there were no negative stories at all about Obama in the sample. Romney family grandchild[edit] Political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry
and her guest panel, in a look back on the 2013 segment of her show, featured a picture of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
and his extended family. Romney was holding on his knee his adopted grandchild, Kieran Romney, an African-American. Harris-Perry and her guests, including actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, joked about coming up with captions for the photo. Glenn sang out, "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same." Obeidallah said, "It sums up the diversity of the Republican Party and the [Republican National Committee], where they have the whole convention and they find the one black person." Afterwards, Harris-Perry issued an apology in a series of tweets.[96][97] Suspensions of hosts[edit] Michael Savage[edit] During the spring and early summer of 2003, MS NBC
NBC
featured a weekend talk show hosted by conservative radio host Michael Savage. In July of that year, Savage responded to a prank caller on his show by calling him a "pig" and a "sodomite", and telling him he "should get AIDS
AIDS
and die." Savage's show was canceled and Savage was fired from the channel shortly afterward (with some reports placing the termination immediately after the episode in question ended).[98] Don Imus l[edit] In early April 2007, Don Imus, whose radio show Imus in the Morning was simulcast on MS NBC
NBC
for over ten years, described members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "some nappy-headed hoes." The comments sparked outrage, as many considered them to be racist and sexist. After sponsors began to withdraw advertisements from the show, MS NBC
NBC
canceled the simulcast. Imus, as well as NBC News, apologized to the Rutgers Basketball team for the remarks.[99] The television simulcast of Imus' program later moved to RFD-TV
RFD-TV
until August 2009 and then to Fox Business Network
Fox Business Network
until May 2015. Keith Olbermann
Keith Olbermann
and Joe Scarborough[edit] On November 5, 2010, MS NBC
NBC
President Phil Griffin suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely without pay for contributing $2,400 (the maximum personal donation limit) to each of three Democratic Party candidates during the 2010 midterm election cycle.[100] NBC
NBC
News policy prohibited contributions to political campaigns unless NBC
NBC
News had given its prior permission. On November 7, 2010, Olbermann posted a thank you message to supporters via Twitter.[101] That same day, MS NBC
NBC
announced that he would be back on the air starting on November 9.[102] Two weeks later, Griffin announced the suspension of Joe Scarborough for the same offense, as the Morning Joe
Morning Joe
host had donated $4,000 to Republican candidates in Florida. Like Olbermann's suspension, Scarborough's suspension was brief, and he returned to the airwaves on November 24.[103] On January 21, 2011, MS NBC
NBC
announced that Olbermann would host his final show that same night. Martin Bashir[edit] Host Martin Bashir resigned after making a controversial comment about Sarah Palin.[104] On November 15, 2013, Bashir criticized Palin for equating the federal debt to slavery.[105] Bashir referred to the cruel and barbaric punishment of slaves as described by slave overseer Thomas Thistlewood, specifically a punishment called "Derby's dose", which forced slaves to defecate or urinate into the mouth of another slave. Bashir then said, "When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn't just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate."[106][107] Alec Baldwin[edit] Alec Baldwin's 2013 show Up Late with Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
was suspended after five episodes because of a homophobic slur Baldwin made to a photographer in New York City.[108] Phil Donahue[edit] See also: Media coverage of the Iraq War Phil Donahue's 2002 program Donahue was canceled in late February 2003 during the buildup to the Iraq War. Despite earlier claims of cancellation because of low ratings,[109] Donahue was MSNBC's highest rated show that month.[110] A leaked NBC
NBC
internal study revealed that the studio was concerned that Donahue would act as "a home for the liberal antiwar agenda at the same time that our competitors are waving the flag at every opportunity."[110] References[edit]

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NBC
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NBC
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NBC
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NBC
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NBC
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NBC
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AFL on NBC Baseball Night in America Bowling on NBC CFL on NBC College Basketball on NBC Gillette Cavalcade of Sports Hambletonian The 'Lights MLB Game of the Week MLB on NBC Major League Baseball: An Inside Look MLS on NBC NBA on NBC NBA Showtime NBC
NBC
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Webby Awards

Nominee, 1998 award in the category News

Awards ceremonies

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List of winners

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