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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:45 PM

 

MSNBC Cancels Planned Show for Alex Wagner As Network Becomes Noticeably Whiter

http://jezebel.com/msnbc-cancels-planned-show-for-alex-wagner-as-network-b-1762132573

MSNBC is undergoing a very public and extremely ungraceful makeover, cutting ties with Melissa Harris-Perry, who accused the network of sidelining her. Now MSNBC is also canceling a planned weekend show for Alex Wagner, who is Burmese-American, and jiggling around the schedules of a number of other non-white hosts and contributors. Smart, guys.

CNN Money reports that Wagner’s new planned show is not happening; it was announced back in October as part of essentially a switch with Steve Kornacki, which CNN called “part of MSNBC’s effort to shed its reputation as a liberal platform and rebrand as a nonpartisan news channel—at least in daytime.” Wagner’s previous show, Now With Alex Wagner, was cancelled over the summer in a series of scheduling changes.

As Politico pointed out, José Díaz-Balart also hasn’t appeared in his usual time slot recently, and isn’t on the scheduled list of hosts for the networks coverage of the upcoming Florida presidential primary, despite the fact that he’s based in Miami. And the Washington Post was given a list from someone close to Harris-Perry of all the other non-white contributors and panelists who are suddenly either gone or have had their airtime noticeably diminshed:

People close to Harris-Perry compiled a list of names of those with minority backgrounds who’ve been dismissed or assigned to lesser roles in the past year. The list includes program hosts such as Al Sharpton, Alex Wagner and Joy Reid, and African American contributors and pundits such as Michael Eric Dyson , Touré , Karen Finney and Goldie Taylor. Three other African Americans who have appeared as panelists and pundits — Janet Mock, Dorian Warren and the Rev. Jacqui Lewis — now mostly appear on Shift by MSNBC, the network’s little-viewed digital channel.


Anyone got a spare half-billion lying around? That's what al-Jazeera America paid for Current; it's closing at the end of next month, so we could turn it into an oasis of diversity on the dial.

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Reply MSNBC Cancels Planned Show for Alex Wagner As Network Becomes Noticeably Whiter (Original post)
KamaAina Mar 2016 OP
GeorgeGist Mar 2016 #1
atreides1 Mar 2016 #2
SoCalDem Mar 2016 #3
dembotoz Mar 2016 #5
Darb Mar 2016 #4
KamaAina Mar 2016 #6

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:10 PM

1. The 1%ers are getting more paranoid.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:27 PM

2. White and conservative, MSNBC

That screams "non-partisan", in the same way that FOX is "fair and balanced"!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:35 PM

3. The Obama Era is over..so they do not "need"

diversity anymore

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:43 PM

5. damnit you nailed it




few weeks ago we were joking about ko coming back

yah that ain't likely anymore is it

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:40 PM

4. IMHO, they need to cash in on the Trump losers.

 

Who is going to be glued to the tele this summer and fall, hoping and cheering on their Il Duce? That's right, the baggers. And the baggers ain't gonna watch no "coloreds" of any kind.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 05:02 PM

6. Well, Black History Month did end on Monday.

 

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