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Sun May 6, 2018, 08:19 AM

Why did MSNBC get rid of Alex Wagner?

I know it's been awhile, but I always enjoyed her show and take on issues. I know she was part of the big sweep clean out at MSNBC, but what was the real reason? Anyone hear why her show got axed?

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Reply Why did MSNBC get rid of Alex Wagner? (Original post)
meadowlark5 May 2018 OP
Calista241 May 2018 #1
Ferrets are Cool May 2018 #2
meadowlark5 May 2018 #3
Trumpocalypse May 2018 #5
meadowlark5 May 2018 #7
Ferrets are Cool May 2018 #9
csziggy May 2018 #11
Ferrets are Cool May 2018 #12
csziggy May 2018 #13
Trumpocalypse May 2018 #4
meadowlark5 May 2018 #6
dajoki May 2018 #10
Cha May 2018 #8
Stallion May 2018 #14

Response to meadowlark5 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:51 AM

1. She didn't get good ratings, and MSNBC is a business. N/t

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Response to meadowlark5 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:52 AM

2. I don't know the reason, however, I do know that

the HOAX that was passed around like Girl Scout cookies was pure lies.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:06 AM

3. I didn't even hear that--what was it?

Something happened where they don't even have her come back as an analyst or make guest appearances. She seems very knowledgeable. I've seen her on Bill Maher and read she's editor of The Atlantic. But she kind of just fell off and I never see her anywhere.

Just wondering what happened.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:13 AM

5. She's on CBS now.

 

Occasional co-hosts their morning show and she replaced Mark Halprin on the Circus on Showtime.
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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:16 AM

7. Oh, I don't watch CBS except for prime time tv occasionally.

But barely even then.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #3)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:33 AM

9. This is the story that was going around...

https://www.truthorfiction.com/alex-wagner-resigns/

In a resignation letter obtained by National Report, Wagner claims she has been spreading “lies on behalf of Obama” and using her position with MSNBC to “falsely promote a brutal dictator.”

Wagner goes on to say, “I have spent my entire professional career working toward a position based on false pretenses. I have worked hard to obtain a position with a major news network and expected to be reporting on serious issues. Instead, I am handed Pro-Obama scripts and asked to be a mouthpiece for the administration.”

Of course, the Reich wing ran with that as pure truth.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:38 AM

11. You left out that that story was labled as FICTION!

Headline from your link:

Alex Wagner Leaves MSNBC Blaming Obama’s Lies-Fiction!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:52 AM

12. The original story wasn't labeled that way...I showed you the

Snopes version of the story. Either way, you got the gist of it. It was passed around as truth by the deplorables.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #12)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:59 AM

13. Your link was to TruthorFiction.com not Snopes

I don't find anything about Alex Wagner on Snopes.com. In the gray box in the body of my message I quoted the headline from the TruthoFiction.com page so it was labeled that way.

You are right, the right wing nut jobs were spreading this around.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:11 AM

4. She was supposed to take over the show UP

 

from Steve Kornaki on Saturday and Sunday mornings. It was even announced on the air several times. Then something happened and she was gone.
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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #4)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:15 AM

6. I'm sure many like Steve Kornacki but I really don't think he's up to having his own show

He's good on election nights or sitting in on a panel, but I listened while he was filling in for who this week? Ari Melbur? I can't remember but it seemed like he is more like a moderator than challenging any guests.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:35 AM

10. I agree n/t

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Response to meadowlark5 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:32 AM

8. Fun Fact.. from 2014..

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Response to meadowlark5 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 01:16 PM

14. Currently She is Mark Halperin's Replacement on "The Circus" on Showtime

pretty good show on cable that just started its 2nd season on Sunday Nites. I think this type of show is a better format for her personality. The show also stars John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon

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