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2012-07-16 09:09:34 AM  
Fellatio of DIMs and Fartbama will continue unabated.

/heh
 
2012-07-16 09:19:23 AM  
When it kicked off, I expected MSNBC to be a 24/7 commercial for Windows and slander against Linux.

It turns out to have been a pretty professional news organization.

...and I'll probably never again have an opportunity to make such a comment.

// okay, you guys post the funny stuff now.
 
2012-07-16 09:19:47 AM  

Foundling: When it kicked off, I expected MSNBC to be a 24/7 commercial for Windows and slander against Linux.

It turns out to have been a pretty professional news organization.

...and I'll probably never again have an opportunity to make such a comment.

// okay, you guys post the funny stuff now.


Comcast comes in for the swoop
 
2012-07-16 09:19:52 AM  
Never understood the MS in msnbc. What did Microsoft do?
 
2012-07-16 09:20:57 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Fellatio of DIMs and Fartbama will continue unabated.

/heh


What else do you expect them to do for the next four years?
 
2012-07-16 09:21:55 AM  
MSNBC dead today at the senseless age of sixteen.
 
2012-07-16 09:29:28 AM  
The website will move its headquarters from Microsoft's corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, to NBC News' longtime home in New York.

And with that, the last hope any national media would originate outside NY/DC falls over and dies.

As does my interest in following them more closely than the background noise thats already there.

Srsly guys, east coast bias, how does it work.

You'd think any of the networks would want to originate someplace other than the echo chamber between NY and DC. There's a whole big country out here. Usually being preached at by this tiny little cadre of elitist dipsh*ts in suits and power ties.
 
2012-07-16 09:30:19 AM  
Forgot, CNN. But I did say news, not following twitter on the air.
 
2012-07-16 09:37:45 AM  

Generation_D: The website will move its headquarters from Microsoft's corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, to NBC News' longtime home in New York.

And with that, the last hope any national media would originate outside NY/DC falls over and dies.

As does my interest in following them more closely than the background noise thats already there.

Srsly guys, east coast bias, how does it work.

You'd think any of the networks would want to originate someplace other than the echo chamber between NY and DC. There's a whole big country out here. Usually being preached at by this tiny little cadre of elitist dipsh*ts in suits and power ties.


Damn correct. They act like the whole US Federal Government and United Nations headquarters are all based in those two cities and they want to be close to them to report on events. It just makes no sense at all.
 
2012-07-16 09:38:42 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Fellatio of DIMs and Fartbama will continue unabated.

/heh


Are you saying Chris Matthews will still get a thrill up his leg?
 
2012-07-16 09:48:32 AM  

limeyfellow: Generation_D: The website will move its headquarters from Microsoft's corporate campus in Redmond, Washington, to NBC News' longtime home in New York.

And with that, the last hope any national media would originate outside NY/DC falls over and dies.

As does my interest in following them more closely than the background noise thats already there.

Srsly guys, east coast bias, how does it work.

You'd think any of the networks would want to originate someplace other than the echo chamber between NY and DC. There's a whole big country out here. Usually being preached at by this tiny little cadre of elitist dipsh*ts in suits and power ties.

Damn correct. They act like the whole US Federal Government and United Nations headquarters are all based in those two cities and they want to be close to them to report on events. It just makes no sense at all.


There's a wee bit more to the country than these two institutions.


Another benefit to this odd "too liberal" statement: With an election coming up, we wouldn't want any stray liberal media lurking around. Who knows what could happen.
 
2012-07-16 09:50:45 AM  
Will they still have a 48 hour marathon of 'Caught On Camera' every weekend?

Can't report the news. Have to compete with World's Dumbest without Danny Bonaduce and Tonya Harding.
 
2012-07-16 09:51:31 AM  
Note that the article is about MSNBC.com, not the cable news/commentary network MSNBC. They are completely separate companies with separate practices (MSNBC.com is pretty much straight news).

This thread illustrates exactly *why* they are making this change.
 
2012-07-16 09:51:57 AM  
General Electric still raking in money with their war profiteering racket. NBC will continue pushing the wars to American public.
 
2012-07-16 09:55:06 AM  

Generation_D: There's a wee bit more to the country than these two institutions.


The scattered pieces of relevance in flyover country are spread around rather than concentrated, it makes sense for national news organizations to be situated in an area that includes both the seat of federal government and the largest city with the most economical and cultural clout that is representative to our country to the world.
 
2012-07-16 10:04:54 AM  

stuhayes2010: Never understood the MS in msnbc. What did Microsoft do?


Invested and gave a bit of a boost to the internet presence. Remember, this merger of sorts went down in the mid 90s when the internet was seen as some strange frontier and the tech companies had the edge. Thus, traditional media companies ended up making alliances that in retrospect didn't make much sense. It made more sense at the time, but ultimately NBC could be educated to use the internet effectively. Microsoft was never going to become a news company. Same thing happened with the Time/AOL merger- a media company bent over for a tech company when they should have just hired people who knew how the internet stuff worked.
 
2012-07-16 10:11:14 AM  

Foundling: When it kicked off, I expected MSNBC to be a 24/7 commercial for Windows and slander against Linux.

It turns out to have been a pretty professional news organization.

...and I'll probably never again have an opportunity to make such a comment.

// okay, you guys post the funny stuff now.


You took care of that already...
 
2012-07-16 10:18:55 AM  
They all suck.
 
2012-07-16 10:23:19 AM  
Right Wing gas mouths will be laughing and scratching and claiming credit for forcing MSNBC to change their name in shame.
 
2012-07-16 10:26:56 AM  

Foundling: When it kicked off, I expected MSNBC to be a 24/7 commercial for Windows and slander against Linux.

It turns out to have been a pretty professional news organization.

...and I'll probably never again have an opportunity to make such a comment.

// okay, you guys post the funny stuff now.


I would disagree. Every cable news channel resorts to sensationalism to bring in viewers, but MSNBC would go to greater lengths to distort the truth to create a story than just about anybody else. They are right up there with Fox in that respect. Good riddance.
 
2012-07-16 10:30:18 AM  

ryarger: Note that the article is about MSNBC.com, not the cable news/commentary network MSNBC. They are completely separate companies with separate practices (MSNBC.com is pretty much straight news).

This thread illustrates exactly *why* they are making this change.


This. Most people assume that MSNBC.com is just as biased when it's honestly pretty balanced and many times functions as an aggregator. But I know people on Fark hate that sort of thing.
 
2012-07-16 10:46:41 AM  

stuhayes2010: Never understood the MS in msnbc. What did Microsoft do?


They contributed to a shiatty website that reposts NYTimes, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post articles without doing any real reporting of its own. Imagine if Fark only reposted articles from three legitimate news sources, and you have MSNBC.com.
 
2012-07-16 10:48:49 AM  
Oh, is that why MSNBC was slamming a popup in the middle of every news article I wanted to read this morning, even after I switched to NBCNews.com just to make them happy? Keee-rist, that was annoying.

\early
\\no coffee, etc
\\\plenty of slashies, though.
 
2012-07-16 11:20:14 AM  
This goes to prove you can remove pieces of Windows safely and still have everything work properly. Take that, Mr. Gates.
 
2012-07-16 11:20:55 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Will they still have a 48 hour marathon of 'Caught On Camera' every weekend?

Can't report the news. Have to compete with World's Dumbest without Danny Bonaduce and Tonya Harding.


Don't forget Locked Up.

To their credit at least they have started doing some morning shows on the weekend. Actually two of their best three shows on the network are on weekend mornings, Up with Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris Perry.
 
2012-07-16 11:22:42 AM  
Isn't Vivian Schiller the former NPR CEO who was forced to resign after the Juan Williams and tea party fiasco? Good to see NBC/NBC News/Comcast continue to make quality decisions.
 
2012-07-16 11:26:01 AM  
MSNBC becomes NBCNews.com.

Now, the White House only has to have one red NBC media phone. Makes the propagandin' easier.
 
2012-07-16 11:28:06 AM  
Tom Brokaw!!

a chum.ch...buqqaqi!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AZtWGB1Khc
 
2012-07-16 11:30:33 AM  
MSNBC.com was a pretty decent news website. Reposted shiat, but some decent original content(or at least NBC specific content). Better than Google or Yahoo, at least, which only link to content.
MSNBC the television network was basically unaffiliated at this point and completely different, given that it attempts to compete with the Fox News television network on more or less equal footing.
 
2012-07-16 11:49:04 AM  
What won't change is the way right wing retards point to it as "the flagship network for libtard media lies" while they self-fellate every night during Hannity.
 
2012-07-16 12:01:37 PM  

lilplatinum: Generation_D: There's a wee bit more to the country than these two institutions.

The scattered pieces of relevance in flyover country are spread around rather than concentrated, it makes sense for national news organizations to be situated in an area that includes both the seat of federal government and the largest city with the most economical and cultural clout that is representative to our country to the world.


Right there, you're proving my point.

Flyover country apparently means, to you, everyone not in the NE corridor.

Did I say NOT to cover these entities, no, I did not.

I said the rest of the country's tired of hearing nothing but coverage of these entities.
 
2012-07-16 12:31:16 PM  

Foundling: When it kicked off, I expected MSNBC to be a 24/7 commercial for Windows and slander against Linux.

It turns out to have been a pretty professional news organization.

...and I'll probably never again have an opportunity to make such a comment.

// okay, you guys post the funny stuff now.


Welcome to Comcast Country! YEEE-HAWWWWWWW! Comcast bought out Microsoft's stake in it - now, you're gonna get to enjoy everything that a reserved, august, and above all, honest organization like Comcast can bring to the table.

Brace yourselves.
 
2012-07-16 12:32:39 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: MSNBC becomes NBCNews.com.

Now, the White House only has to have one red NBC media phone. Makes the propagandin' easier.


Great news. It will make it easier to catapult the propaganda!
 
2012-07-16 12:35:37 PM  

akula: stuhayes2010: Never understood the MS in msnbc. What did Microsoft do?

Invested and gave a bit of a boost to the internet presence. Remember, this merger of sorts went down in the mid 90s when the internet was seen as some strange frontier and the tech companies had the edge. Thus, traditional media companies ended up making alliances that in retrospect didn't make much sense. It made more sense at the time, but ultimately NBC could be educated to use the internet effectively. Microsoft was never going to become a news company. Same thing happened with the Time/AOL merger- a media company bent over for a tech company when they should have just hired people who knew how the internet stuff worked.


I would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall in those CEO and board level discussions with NBC and Microsoft, or especially Time Warner and AOL. Imagine all the buzzword pulling, dick grabbing, hubris spewing, top shelf booze drinking, and roasted pheasant and calf liver eating that was going on in those rooms. It must have been glorious.
 
2012-07-16 12:39:53 PM  

Generation_D: lilplatinum: Generation_D: There's a wee bit more to the country than these two institutions.

The scattered pieces of relevance in flyover country are spread around rather than concentrated, it makes sense for national news organizations to be situated in an area that includes both the seat of federal government and the largest city with the most economical and cultural clout that is representative to our country to the world.

Right there, you're proving my point.

Flyover country apparently means, to you, everyone not in the NE corridor.

Did I say NOT to cover these entities, no, I did not.

I said the rest of the country's tired of hearing nothing but coverage of these entities.


As a resident of flyover country, even I recognize why the media would be situated in one of the largest cities in the world, also a hub of international commerce and politics, and was once our nation's capitol (NYC). As for DC, it is the nation's capitol, and is one of the largest hubs of politics in the entire world.

I don't know why you think a media outlet with interests in those two parts of the country, such crucial nodes in international trade and relations, should be more concerned with what's happening Billings or Peoria.

Unless by "everyone else" you really mean the West Coast, so you're really just being as elitist as the Northeastern pricks.
 
2012-07-16 12:47:51 PM  
MSNBC? Isn't that the fictional news network from Deep Impact (1998)?
 
2012-07-16 01:26:27 PM  
Was the name 'Kabletown News' already taken?
 
2012-07-16 01:27:55 PM  
And not even a mention of this in the "Ten brands that wont be around in 2013" article a few links up.
 
2012-07-16 02:27:11 PM  
MSNBC - MS = NBC
 
2012-07-16 02:40:30 PM  

Generation_D: Right there, you're proving my point.

Flyover country apparently means, to you, everyone not in the NE corridor.

Did I say NOT to cover these entities, no, I did not.

I said the rest of the country's tired of hearing nothing but coverage of these entities.


That's why the rest of the country has local news to cover their areas. Where else, exactly, do you think a National news network should be - 4 time zones away from the capital on the West Coast, perhaps?
 
2012-07-16 04:07:35 PM  

zappaisfrank: What won't change is the way right wing retards point to it as "the flagship network for libtard media lies" while they self-fellate every night during Hannity.


MSNBC.com != MSNBC the cable channel. The two have separate content, direction, and staff, much like Wired vs. Hotwired back in the day.
 
2012-07-16 05:12:45 PM  
If this somehow means more airtime for Savannah Guthrie, Chris Jansing or Krystal Ball, then I'm all for it.
 
2012-07-16 06:20:03 PM  
Sadly ironic that a story about a news organization ends up on the Entertainment Tab.
 
2012-07-16 07:24:29 PM  

fusillade762: Sadly ironic that a story about a news organization ends up on the Entertainment Tab.


Outside of PBS, the only kind of news worth anything on television these days is entertainment news - and that ain't worth much. But at least it's honest in its sensationalism.
 
2012-07-16 08:07:01 PM  

Persnickety: Outside of PBS, the only kind of news worth anything on television these days is entertainment news


Want to know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2012-07-16 09:59:18 PM  

fusillade762: Sadly ironic that a story about a news organization ends up on the Entertainment Tab.


I've said for years that wrestling will never be as good or as popular as it was in the 80's because a bunch of the fans are watching cable news shows. It started as a funny comment. Now it's just the truth.

And what was the MS part of msnbc?
This looks like MS pulling the plug because who the fark remembers the Microsoft Network?
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-07-16 11:22:18 PM  
You should have heard my office republican today crowing all about how Microsoft pulled out of MSNBC because they were too left leaning. Seriously he was all like "in your face" about it. WTF dude.

And tomorrow I will point out that msnbc the cable news is separate (something I didnt know, thanks Fark!). LOL.

Its important because it turns today from a tie to a win. He claimed this as his point for the day, I claimed the fact that "no president ever discloses more then a year of tax returns" was in fact false. Apparently that is the new republican talking point to defend Romney is that only a year is required. Really? His own father spearheaded that change where they voluntarily reveal more.
 
2012-07-16 11:44:11 PM  

Greywar: You should have heard my office republican today crowing all about how Microsoft pulled out of MSNBC because they were too left leaning. Seriously he was all like "in your face" about it. WTF dude.

And tomorrow I will point out that msnbc the cable news is separate (something I didnt know, thanks Fark!). LOL.

Its important because it turns today from a tie to a win. He claimed this as his point for the day, I claimed the fact that "no president ever discloses more then a year of tax returns" was in fact false. Apparently that is the new republican talking point to defend Romney is that only a year is required. Really? His own father spearheaded that change where they voluntarily reveal more.


If you really want to win, quit fighting at all. Maybe find something you have in common. The country needs to realize that even the people on the television networks might not agree with what they're saying. They only say outrageous things to get ratings, which directly translate into advertising dollars. Anyone who doesn't realize that and then question even the side they agree with is being willfully stupid.

People take this stuff way too seriously and its ruining the country by polarizing us into two extreme groups who believe what a bunch of paid talking heads say on television in order to get ratings to make their corporations millions in advertising dollars.
 
2012-07-16 11:58:23 PM  

stuhayes2010: Never understood the MS in msnbc. What did Microsoft do?


"Corporate Synergy".
 
2012-07-17 02:38:14 AM  

rybolton79: Greywar: You should have heard my office republican today crowing all about how Microsoft pulled out of MSNBC because they were too left leaning. Seriously he was all like "in your face" about it. WTF dude.

And tomorrow I will point out that msnbc the cable news is separate (something I didnt know, thanks Fark!). LOL.

Its important because it turns today from a tie to a win. He claimed this as his point for the day, I claimed the fact that "no president ever discloses more then a year of tax returns" was in fact false. Apparently that is the new republican talking point to defend Romney is that only a year is required. Really? His own father spearheaded that change where they voluntarily reveal more.

If you really want to win, quit fighting at all. Maybe find something you have in common. The country needs to realize that even the people on the television networks might not agree with what they're saying. They only say outrageous things to get ratings, which directly translate into advertising dollars. Anyone who doesn't realize that and then question even the side they agree with is being willfully stupid.

People take this stuff way too seriously and its ruining the country by polarizing us into two extreme groups who believe what a bunch of paid talking heads say on television in order to get ratings to make their corporations millions in advertising dollars.


The funny part is that no matter who gets elected, essentially they will do the same things. Thought guantanamo was gonna close? SURPRISE! Thought Bush would keep his no new taxes pledge? SUPRISE! Thought GW would appoint a conservative judge that would keep liberal policies in check? SURPRISE! its Jack Johnson and John Jackson but they continue to make such a huge deal out of the ideological differences they push forward but never actually follow.

/ Gary Johnson. Vote. He wont win, but It *ISNT* throwing your vote away. Significant support will force the media to pay attention next cycle and end the 2 party system.
 
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