April 13 at 11am ET

Colbert to succeed Letterman on CBS; Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on the Time Warner Cable/Comcast merger; A look at how Chinese media are covering the search for Flight MH370.
April 13th, 2014
12:58 PM ET

More controversy at MSNBC

After the DNC accuses MSNBC of a double standard regarding their anchors' political activities, Brian Stelter and Frank Sesno analyze the left-leaning network's policy.


Filed under: Blog • Ed Schultz • Joe Scarborough • MSNBC
DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech
April 10th, 2014
12:15 PM ET

DNC rips MSNBC decision on Scarborough speech

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent 

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee is challenging MSNBC's decision to allow one of its hosts, Joe Scarborough, speak at a New Hampshire state GOP event.

In a letter to MSNBC president Phil Griffin on Thursday, the committee's communications director, Mo Elleithee, accused the liberal-leaning cable news channel of having a "pretty big double standard" when it comes to host participation at partisan events.

The dust-up comes amid media scrutiny about Scarborough's scheduled keynote speech at the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on May 2.

Why, some reporters and activists wondered, was Scarborough allowed to participate when another MSNBC host, liberal firebrand Ed Schultz, was barred from speaking at a local Democratic committee dinner in Florida in March? That dinner was labeled a fundraiser, which led The Huffington Post to inquire about MSNBC's policies regarding partisan events.

Read more of Brian's article via the CNN Political Ticker. 

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Filed under: MSNBC
March 9th, 2014
12:43 PM ET

Pundits in the enemy camp

Sally Kohn and Ben Ferguson discuss their experiences providing the minority opinion on the partisan airwaves of Fox News and MSNBC.


Filed under: Blog • Fox News • MSNBC • Reliable Sources
February 2nd, 2014
02:00 PM ET

MSNBC faces backlash from offensive Tweet

After an MSNBC Tweet suggests conservatives don't like biracial families, Errol Louis and CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp join Brian Stelter to examine if the left-leaning network goes overboard with their anti-GOP speech.


Filed under: Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC
MSNBC apologizes for Cheerios tweet hitting 'right wing'
January 31st, 2014
10:05 AM ET

MSNBC apologizes for Cheerios tweet hitting 'right wing'

By Ashley Killough, CNN

MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized Thursday for what he called an "offensive" network tweet, which suggested that conservatives may “hate” a Cheerios Super Bowl ad featuring a racially mixed family.

Griffin said the person responsible for the tweet was fired.

"The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable,” Griffin said in a written statement. “We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.”

The original tweet, which was posted Wednesday night, said: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.” The tweet included a link to an article about the commercial.

Read the full article here. 


Filed under: MSNBC • RNC
January 19th, 2014
01:17 PM ET

MSNBC VS. Gov. Chris Christie

Kate Zernike and Erik Wemple discuss MSNBC’s coverage of the controversies surrounding the New Jersey governor- have they gone too far?


Filed under: Blog • Chris Christie • MSNBC • Reliable Sources
January 5th, 2014
01:27 PM ET

MSNBC show sparks partisan outcry (again) – Part 1

Sally Kohn, Dylan Byers, Callie Crossley and Brian Stelter discuss this week’s controversy over comments made on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show.


Filed under: Blog • MSNBC • Race • Reliable Sources
January 5th, 2014
01:26 PM ET

MSNBC show sparks partisan outcry (again) – Part 2

More from our panel as Sally Kohn, Dylan Byers, Callie Crossley and Brian Stelter discuss this week’s controversy over comments made on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show.


Filed under: Blog • MSNBC • Race • Reliable Sources
December 8th, 2013
12:37 PM ET

Bashir resigns amid scandal

Eric Deggans, Paul Farhi, Jane Hall and Brian Stelter assess the fallout from the MSNBC host’s controversial comments, apology and resignation.


Filed under: ABC • Good Morning America • Martin Bashir • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Sam Champion
November 24th, 2013
12:31 PM ET

MSNBC in hot water over anchor remarks

Amy Holmes and Erik Wemple join guest host Eric Deggans to discuss Martin Bashir's suggestion to Sarah Palin and the resulting turmoil.


Filed under: Martin Bashir • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Reliable Sources • Sarah Palin
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