From Bernie to Biden to … MSNBC

Symone Sanders talks about her pivot from working at the White House to covering it on her new cable show.

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Jen Psaki Is Said to Be in Talks to Join MSNBC

Ms. Psaki joined President Biden’s administration as his first press secretary.

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The Friend of Our Enemy Is Not a ‘Traitor’

Why we shouldn’t call critics of America’s “war” on Putin traitors 

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How Oni and Uché Blackstock, Doctors, Spend Their Sundays

The twin sisters, who have been go-to experts during the pandemic, are outspoken on racial inequities in health care.

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Rachel Maddow Is Taking a Hiatus at MSNBC

The anchor is expected to be off until April, leaving MSNBC with a hole in the coveted 9 p.m. weeknight time slot.

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Can CNN’s Hiring Spree Get People to Pay for Streaming News?

The network’s boss, Jeff Zucker, tries to make up for lost time by signing Chris Wallace, Audie Cornish and Eva Longoria.

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Symone Sanders, a Strategist for Biden and Harris, Is Joining MSNBC

Ms. Sanders, 32, will host a weekend show on the cable network, one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones.

#cable-television, #harris-kamala-d, #jones-rashida, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #sanders-symone-d, #television

Brian Williams to Leave MSNBC

The former anchor of “NBC Nightly News” rehabilitated his tarnished image as the host of a popular 11 p.m. show on MSNBC.

#msnbc, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television, #williams-brian

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s Top Host, Extends Her Contract

Ms. Maddow was reported to have expressed interest in leaving the network to pursue podcasting and streaming projects.

#cable-television, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television

Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division.

Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement.

“Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a leading advocate and expert in the effort to promote strong and meaningful antitrust enforcement and competition policy,” the White House press release stated. Progressives celebrated the nomination as a win, though some of Biden’s new antitrust hawks have enjoyed support from both political parties.

The Justice Department already has a major antitrust suit against Google in the works. The lawsuit, filed by Trump’s own Justice Department, accuses the company of “unlawfully maintaining monopolies” through anti-competitive practices in its search and search advertising businesses. If successfully confirmed, Kanter would be positioned to steer the DOJ’s big case against Google.

In a 2016 NYT op-ed, Kanter argued that Google is notorious for relying on an anti-competitive “playbook” to maintain its market dominance. Kanter pointed to Google’s long history of releasing free ad-supported products and eventually restricting competition through “discriminatory and exclusionary practices” in a given corner of the market.

Kanter is just the latest high profile Big Tech critic that’s been elevated to a major regulatory role under Biden. Last month, Biden named fierce Amazon critic Lina Khan as FTC chair upon her confirmation to the agency. In March, Biden named another noted Big Tech critic, Columbia law professor Tim Wu, to the National Economic Council as a special assistant for tech and competition policy.

All signs point to the Biden White House gearing up for a major federal fight with Big Tech. Congress is working on a set of Big Tech bills, but in lieu of — or in tandem with — legislative reform, the White House can flex its own regulatory muscle through the FTC and DOJ.

In new comments to MSNBC, the White House confirmed that it is also “reviewing” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a potent snippet of law that protects platforms from liability for user-generated content.

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Fox News Intensifies Its Pro-Trump Politics as Dissenters Depart

Donna Brazile, a Democratic analyst, has left the Murdoch-owned network as some hosts and journalists who questioned Donald Trump have exited or been sidelined.

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How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

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You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

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Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

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New York Post to Staff: Stay Away From CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post

As the Murdoch tabloid navigates a fraught political moment, high-level editors instructed reporters not to base articles on reporting by four news outlets that President Trump has falsely labeled “fake news.”

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Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office

The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show.

#cable-television, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #tapper-jake, #television

CNN and MSNBC Fret Over Post-Trump Future

Ratings have hit new highs, but executives and journalists at both networks are uneasy about the year ahead.

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MSNBC Names Rashida Jones as President

Ms. Jones, currently a senior vice president at the network, will become the highest-ranking Black woman in the TV news industry.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #cable-television, #jones-rashida, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #television

Call for Biden Gave Networks Prime-Time Attention on a Saturday Morning

Ratings surged, with 21 million watching six networks, but Fox News viewers tuned out at a higher percentage as the coverage went on.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #nielsen-media-research, #presidential-election-of-2020

Biden Election Call Boosts Cable TV Network Ratings

Ratings surged, with 21 million watching six networks, but Fox News viewers tuned out at a higher percentage as the coverage went on.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #nielsen-media-research, #presidential-election-of-2020

Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian, Helps Shape the Words of Joe Biden

Jon Meacham, best known for writing about past presidents like Andrew Jackson and George Bush, has helped shape some of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s most significant speeches.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #meacham-jon, #msnbc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-politics-and-government, #writing-and-writers

‘It’s a Big Deal’: TV Coverage Notes Magnitude of Kamala Harris Victory

On Fox News, Donna Brazile recalled that her mother and grandmother could not vote. “Just scoot over and let women also share in the leadership of this country,” she said.

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Rachel Maddow Goes Into Coronavirus Quarantine

The MSNBC anchor said she had tested negative but planned to stay home after a “close contact” tested positive for the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020

Major Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference, but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

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Major TV Networks Cut Away From Trump’s Baseless Fraud Claims

Fox News and CNN stuck with the White House news conference, but reported afterward that the president offered no evidence for his accusations of vote fraud.

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Fox News Meets Trump’s Fraud Claims With Skepticism

Even “Fox & Friends,” a warm venue for the president, sounded doubts about his talk of a stolen election. CNN and MSNBC dismissed the claims.

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TV Anchors and Pundits Criticize Trump’s Baseless Claims of Fraud

On Fox News, the anchor Chris Wallace said, “This is an extremely flammable situation, and the president just threw a match on it.”

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It’s the End of an Era for the Media, No Matter Who Wins the Election

Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.

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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Grills Trump Opposite ABC’s Sober Biden Talk

In place of a canceled debate, a pair of network prime-time town halls made for starkly contrasting telecasts.

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NBC Faces Backlash Over Trump Town Hall

Rachel Maddow of MSNBC criticized the decision to air the town hall opposite ABC’s Biden forum tonight. NBC stars and producers also objected as Savannah Guthrie prepared to moderate.

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Trump Turns Attack on MSNBC Journalist Into Rally Fodder

At multiple campaign stops, the president has gotten laughs by inaccurately recounting Ali Velshi’s being hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #velshi-ali

TV Ratings for Biden and Trump Signal an Increasingly Polarized Nation

Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.

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G.O.P. TV Ratings Fall Below Democrats, Despite Fox News’s Big Night

About 17 million tuned in on the Republican convention’s first night, compared with 19.7 million for the Democrats. Close to half of TV viewers at 10 p.m. were watching Fox News.

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Networks’ Challenge: Covering a Live Convention When Falsehoods Fly

President Trump lobbed unsubstantiated claims during his Monday speech in Charlotte, N.C. TV broadcasters are trying to balance voters’ right to hear directly from their president with efforts to keep viewers informed of the facts.

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The TV Divide: Convention Ratings Surge on MSNBC as Fox News Dips

Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.

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TV Audiences Dip for First Night of Democrats’ Virtual Convention

Nielsen ratings were down from 2016, though younger viewers watched online and MSNBC nearly doubled its usual audience.

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Maya Wiley Is Leaving MSNBC to Weigh Run for N.Y.C. Mayor

Ms. Wiley, who once led the city’s police oversight board, would enter a mayoral race that has been reshaped by Black Lives Matter protests.

#elections-mayors, #msnbc, #new-york-city, #wiley-maya

Joy Reid Takes Nightly Anchor Slot at MSNBC

She becomes one of the few Black women to anchor a major American evening news program. The move was made by new leadership at NBC News, which runs the liberal-leaning cable network.

#am-joy-tv-program, #maddow-rachel, #matthews-chris, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #reid-joy-ann, #television

The Cafe Has Black Lives Matter Signs. The Owner Voted for Trump.

“I’m a liberal guy,” said Thomas Bosco, who is facing backlash after he said in an MSNBC interview that he voted for the president in 2016 and was likely to do so again.

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Newsrooms Are in Revolt. The Bosses Are in Their Country Houses.

Those who can afford it left the city, shining a spotlight on class divisions in the media.

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Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News

Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis. Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right. CNN is defined by Jeff Zucker, and he may run for mayor.

#cable-television, #cnbc, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-news, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

President Trump Is a Doughnut

Will he concede if beaten by Joe Biden in November?

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Trump’s ‘Horrifying Lies’ About Lori Klausutis May Cross a Legal Line

The president’s innuendo about the death of a congressional staffer in 2001 could lead to a costly court judgment against him.

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Andrew Lack Is Out as the Head of NBC News After a Stormy Tenure

Rachel Maddow was among those at NBC who had put pressure on the news division’s leadership team.

#metoo-movement, #lack-andrew, #lauer-matt, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television

Biden Prepares to Address Tara Reade’s Allegation on ‘Morning Joe’

After mounting pressure from Democrats, he is set to speak publicly for the first time about a former Senate aide’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #msnbc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j

Why Won’t TV News Book Tara Reade?

The stakes are high for the media in the case of a sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden.

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Tucker Carlson Beats Sean Hannity as Trump Briefings Give Fox News a Boost

The network’s ratings surged in April, but “Hannity” missed its top spot for the first time since 2017.

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The Cable TV Quarantine Fight

Families who differ on key political questions — Fox News or MSNBC? — used to change the channel or decide that politics was off-limits. But agreeing to disagree now can seem dangerous.

#cable-television, #cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines