Greta Van Susteren to join MSNBC

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    Weird, I would not have expected that. I guess it makes sense for some of the liberal or liberally leaning networks pick up more conservative anchors.

    Greta does seem like a pretty fair reporter. She was the only thing stopping me from believing that fox had a requirement for female anchors to be young, attractive blonde women.
     
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    Would have been weird under pervious ownership, but not under Comcast ownership which has steadily been putting more Republicans on air. They've had Joe Scarborough for a really long time. But they have been popping up on the nighttime shows as well. Nicole Wallace has a particularly prominent role on the network. In fact she is hosting the 11th hour all this week for Brian Williams. Steve Schmidt who ran the McCain campaign is on quite a bit. The former RNC chair, Michael Steele, is on so often they could give him his own show too! They used to have S.E. Cupp and Abby Huntsman on a show called The Cycle as well.

    So for quite awhile the network has been a mix of Republicans and Democrats and it always makes me laugh when the partisan types refer to it as a liberal network. It hasn't been a purely liberal network in years.
     
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    I wouldn't know, as I'd need to be tortured before watching FOX News.
     
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    What does the left have against young attractive successful women?
     
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    The left WON'T be happy until everyone is wearing the Mao blues outfit.
     
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    Maybe I'll take a look at MSNBC now the I've fired CNN.
     
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    We have nothing against young attractive women, it's just so blatant that fox is pandering soft porn when they always show their legs in short tight skirts out front. When they behind a desk or table, it's always glass. Why you think they named it fox. :rolleyes:
     
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    Because William Fox (1879 - 1955), who founded the Fox Movie Company in 1919.
     
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    I think this quote sums it up. I think it's more an effort of sex marketing and the same reason actors and actresses tend to be attractive people, they sell better. Physiologically speaking people tend to pay more attention to more attractive people.

    Not that I think physical beauty has anything to do with content or quality of news reporting, MSNBC in recent memory hasnt had an overwhelmingly bunch of attractive anchors.
     
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    But I thought the left says we're too sexually repressive. This should make you happy.
     
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    The subjugated way in which Fox presents its female anchors reeks of male sexual repression. Always in a short skirt. The female among male anchors generally sits in the middle, in a high chair. Crotch at eye level. It's television for pathetic, overweight, middle-American dads who can't get it up for their poor wives anymore.
     
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    So you're saying you watch it with enough regularity to make these claims?

    I can't say if you're description is correct or not as I'm not a Fox viewer.

    I used to watch CNN up until the election started. They used to have a decent mix of views. Not so much these days.
    Now I just watch local news. They tend to be better at condensing the important stuff into a 30 minute broadcast without all the minutia that 24/7 news stations love to add.
     
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    Living in the center of the country it is difficult to avoid. It is shown in many gas stations. A douche who works at the gym I go to has it on for his entire shift. Or so it seems. That alone means it is on in the same room as I am in for at least 6-8 hours per week. Obviously, I am doing my own thing and have a podcast or music on. I can see how they operate quite well.

    I don't have cable, so none of that news enters my world. I rarely watch the locals. Occasionally, to see if I can spot friends during a march downtown.
     
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    What boner does the right have for simplistic strawman arguments?
     
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    Most of those hosts are lawyers and many went to really good colleges. So why are you judging them by appearance only? Seems pretty narrow minded to me.
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    Simple question, not an argument at all.
     
  17. HEK, Jan 6, 2017
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    Well actually the right is sexually repressed to a greater extent. Ergo the higher number of bathroom adventures, and what the right likes to call abberent sexual behavior. Represessed, kept behind closed doors till it bursts forth from the halls of congress to the pulpit. The gross hypocrisy always amazes.
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    Well 24/7 news was made for events like 911, or today's airport shooting. When news is slower, as most days it's hard to fill all that time so minutiae and excessive commercials is all we are left with.

    The greatest menace to good journalism on television and radio, and even the print press is the need to make it profitable. At one point, some decades back, news was a service that was not designed to make money. Rather it was a small part of broadcasting that served a public need for information, and varied points of view. Backed by extensive investigative reporting.

    Having 22 minutes, removing the commercials, of actual news and a bit of commentary was the broadcast industries contribution to democracy. Sadly those days are gone. Replaced by ratings wars, commercializations, and ergo partisan agendas replacing news. Wanting to attract an audience, news has become entertainment with viewership made up of like minded opinionated people being fed what they want to hear.

    Add a general lack of education, history, geography, science, and the lack of teaching critical thinking in our school system and you wind up with what we now have. Confused public willing to accept slogans, 144 letter attention spans, and a total inability by the majority to see beyond what they are fead.

    So many of the complex topics we need to be dealing with, would only have their surface scratched by multi hour documentaries. Too few among us would even begin to watch even that. Feed the people bread and circuses, till the whole thing collapses. Then we start over again, just has history repeatedly shows.
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    You are totally missing my point. I am not judging the women in the least. I am judging their employer who chooses to emphasize their physical attributes by positioning them in blatant sexual positions while wearing short skirts and high heels. In order to sell pharmaceutical products, insurance, and gold coins to the geriatric "gentlemen" watching.

    I think the girls look great To go along with the best of Republicant traditions and our President elect I'd like to rub them, well where Trump has said, you know in the locker room.
     
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    Riiiight. It's in the same vein as "do you still beat your wife?" :rolleyes:
     
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    She would not sleep with her boss... <said in jest>
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    MSNBC does not put hot looks in it's top 3 job requirements. ;)
     
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    I like Greta, I hope she does well. (That'll make two shows on msnbc that I can watch!)
     
  21. Technarchy, Jan 9, 2017
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    I think Greta does a decent show. I haven't really watched FOX in many years other than some youtube segments.

    Noticed they put her right in the middle of the more serious commentators, pundits and political analysts.

    She's between Chuck Todd and Chris Matthews rather than being among the ass-clown trifecta, Maddow, Cuck Hayes and Lawerence O'Donnell.
     
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    Chuck Todd, not Chris. And Maddow, Hayes and O'Donnell are no ass clowns. They are all serious journalists who have done great work. Maddow has broke stories that no one else was covering. Hayes did great work on a week long location broadcast covering California's drought. You could learn some things from them. If only you had an open mind.

    http://www.msnbc.com/all-in-america
     
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    So I liked her first show. Clearly MSNBC has been preparing for this for awhile with special music and unique style graphics all ready to go. I like that she wants to call attention to stories that might have been forgotten about...unfinished stories. Things like the taken girls in Africa and the missing man in Iran. I think these things are important so I am glad she is on the case and look forward to her shows. Though I will always miss With All Due Respect that her show replaced. I know I'm probably the only one. But I liked that show.
     
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    All Due Respect was a decent show. What I don't like about MSNBC is when they have a string of political commentary shows and they mostly talk about the same events. They need to divey up who talks about what. This is one reason why I like both Hardball and Rachel Matthews, especially the latter, she has more diversity in the topics she covers.
     
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