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  •  MSNBC is moving in the right direction, though (15+ / 0-)

    Ed Schultz was the most predictable left cheerleader in their evening line-up, and he's just been replaced with one of their most insightful, thoughtful and fair-minded analysts.

    They do sometimes go propaganda. Unfortunately, Fox has shown that's a very effective way to engage viewers (well, rah-rah + drama + coherent worldview), and MSNBC are still playing catch-up in the ratings war.

    You get better commentary from Stewart and Colbert than most anchors. Also, they feed insight to young people who aren't following news, too. But the best anchors on MSNBC dive into subjects and cover them at length, sometimes repeatedly - so MSNBC enlarges the conversation more than Stewart and Colbert.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:56:10 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah but Ed usually spoke from the heart (9+ / 0-)

      He wasn't very good at propaganda so when they tried to keep him on message he didn't do it well.  He was far to the left of the party on labor issues.  That alone made him a breath of fresh air because you almost NEVER get any of these young intellectuals interested in blue collar types out here in flyoverland.  

      He'd probably said most everything he had to say and they probably were looking for a younger demographic so they made a media decision but he did have a perspective that is rarely represented on TV.  

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