Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Lloyd Grove's Lowdown: There's bad blood at MSNBC

Lloyd Grove reports on an alleged confrontation between MSNBC head Rick Kaplan and Keith Olbermann, the only good thing about MSNBC (except, occasionally, Imus in the Morning), after Keith's very moving tribute to Peter Jennings Monday, during which he shared details about his own smoking-related cancer. I didn't see the tribute, but I read the transcript and found it compelling and powerful, and quite moving. But Kaplan went berserk about it. Frankly, after Kaplan's latest moves (Tucker Carlson??? Rita Cosby???) you gotta wonder about his sanity.


At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Tucker's an idiot--I'm surpised anyone would even hire him after his stint at CNN--but I really liked Rita Cosby when she was over on Fox. Even though she tends to report on the more tabloid-ish stuff, I was amazed that they let her go (and kept that shameless, self-promoting goofball, Geraldo).
Mark L.

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaplan needs to be cautious. Olbermann has slowly built a loyal following and if he decides to leave when his contract is up, you can bet that somebody else would snap him up for a similarly-styled program.

Tucker Carlson is just a desperate attempt to grab some bored FOV News viewers.

Rita Cosby is a person who probably should never have gone into journalism. She doesn't seem to have any smarts, and though she can't help it her voice only makes her more unwatchable. The tabloid stuff that she and FOX thrive on are appalling.


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