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Bill Gates: Wife Didn't Love How Trump Spoke of Our Daughter

Gates also said Trump seemed confused about difference between HIV, HPV

(Newser) - Bill Gates recently helmed a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting with staff, and per the Guardian , he offered some anecdotes involving President Trump. In the footage aired Thursday night on MSNBC, Gates noted that when he first met Trump in late 2016, it was "kind of scary" how... More »

MSNBC Host Apologizes for Homophobic Blog Posts

Joy Reid says hackers posted homophobic comments

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joy Reid, under fire for homophobic language in old blog posts, apologized Saturday for any past comments that belittled or mocked the LGBTQ community and says she hasn't been able to verify her claim that her account was hacked, the AP reports. Reid opened her weekend show... More »

Here's the New Most-Watched Cable News Host

Rachel Maddow beat Sean Hannity in March

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow is the most-watched cable news host, at least for now. The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show in cable news in March, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers compared to Sean Hannity's 3 million, Forbes reports. This is a big deal considering,... More »

Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine , and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound... More »

MSNBC Admits It Was Wrong in Caving to Right-Wing Activist

The network fired then rehired liberal contributor Sam Seder

(Newser) - In the span of just three days, MSNBC fired then rehired Sam Seder over a tweet the liberal contributor made eight years ago after it was discovered by a "far-right provocateur," the Intercept reports. The Washington Post states the whole bizarre situation "perhaps says something about the... More »

Halperin Suffers Another Big Hit Over Claims of Harassment

Political analyst is out at NBC, MSNBC

(Newser) - The unraveling of Mark Halperin's once-soaring media career continues: NBC News and MSNBC have fired him in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment lodged by women who once worked with him. Halperin had been a political analyst for NBC and a frequent guest on MSNBC's Morning ... More »

MSNBC Just Scored an Unprecedented Victory

On Wednesday, it finished No. 1 in cable ratings for first time

(Newser) - A controversial week in DC has led to bragging rights for MSNBC. On Wednesday, the network finished with the highest ratings in the cable-network universe, which Variety reports is a first for the network. MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the "total sales day" (meaning the 6am-2pm period),... More »

A First for MSNBC in the Nielsens

Largest prime-time weekday audience on cable, across all networks (not just news)

(Newser) - Since it first took to the air in 1996, MSNBC has been deep in the fray, vying for coveted ratings in the fiercely competitive cable-television arena. Twenty-one years later, it has finally nabbed a big one: the biggest weekday prime-time cable audience, not only against news networks, but all networks... More »

MSNBC Just Booted One of Its Hosts

Greta Van Susteren is out

(Newser) - Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short, the AP reports. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber. Van Susteren began hosting a Washington-based 6pm weeknight show at MSNBC... More »

2 Tough Headlines for Fox News

Bad news in the ratings department and the lawsuit department

(Newser) - Tuesday isn't shaping up to be a great news day for Fox News. Harassment lawsuits and sinking ratings are both making headlines:
  • Three new lawsuits filed Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes, the AP reports. The cases increase to
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Morning Joe Co-Hosts Confirm Romance in Big Way

Rumors about Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski were apparently true

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe have resoundingly confirmed their long-rumored romantic relationship: with an engagement. MSNBC confirmed the news Thursday, per Politico , after Page Six reported the pair had gotten engaged during a weekend trip to France. Rumors of a romance first surfaced last year,... More »

Leaked Trump Tax Return Reveals $38M Bill

2005 document was leaked to Rachel Maddow

(Newser) - It was probably only a matter of time: Part of one of the tax returns that President Trump has refused to release has been leaked, revealing that he paid millions of dollars under a tax law he plans to abolish. The two pages from the 2005 return were unveiled by... More »

Amid Political Bickering, YMCA Gives Cable News the Boot

Because apparently, America, we cannot have nice political debate at the gym

(Newser) - You know how a few miles on the treadmill can really get your pulse racing? Well, it seems the same can be said of MSNBC and Fox News, so nary the two shall meet at the Greater Scranton YMCA, which has seen tempers get a little hot of late. "... More »

Gary Johnson Doesn't Know What Aleppo Is

#Fail

(Newser) - The city of Aleppo has long been at the center of Syria's civil war—most recently in claims that the Syrian regime dropped chlorine gas bombs on its own people—so one might think presidential candidates would be pretty familiar with it. Not Gary Johnson. "What would you... More »

Chris Matthews Hot for Melania Trump's 'Walk'

Hot mic captured comments Tuesday

(Newser) - The hot mic claims another victim: Hardball host Chris Matthews apparently forgot he was wearing a microphone when Melania Trump walked onstage during MSNBC's coverage of Donald Trump's Indiana primary victory speech on Tuesday. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good,"... More »

MSNBC, Harris-Perry Are Kaput

It's all over but the terms of severance

(Newser) - It's the official end of the line for Melissa Harris-Perry and MSNBC, after a very brief and very public feud over what Harris-Perry felt was the network's back-burnering of her show, reports CNN . Harris tweeted her goodbyes Sunday morning, saying , "Farewell # Nerdland . Inviting diverse new voices... More »

MSNBC Host Won't Appear on Own Show

Melissa Harris-Perry walks off after blistering email

(Newser) - The Melissa Harris-Perry show is on the schedule to air Saturday and Sunday morning as usual on MSNBC, but it will do so without the host whose name accounts for the show's title. Harris-Perry has walked off the program amid a spat with her bosses at the network and... More »

Highlight of Election Night: Tom Brokaw's Phone Alarm

Alarm goes off live on air, he plays along

(Newser) - While Tom Brokaw was discussing the election last night live on MSNBC , he was interrupted by an alarm. But no, it wasn't the building going down in flames over the GOP taking control of the Senate —it was just an alarm Brokaw had set on his phone. As... More »

MSNBC Fires Staffer Over GOP Tweet

Network apologizes for suggesting Republicans would hate biracial ad

(Newser) - Republicans scored an apology today from MSNBC over a tweet that the network later called "unacceptable," reports USA Today . The since-deleted tweet went out last night, with a link to a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family. "Maybe the rightwing will hate it but everyone else will... More »

Romney to MSNBC: It's All Good

Accepts Melissa Harris-Perry's apology for making fun of grandkid

(Newser) - Mitt Romney decidedly turned the other cheek today, embracing an MSNBC host's apology after a furor erupted when she joked about his black grandson. "I think it's a heartfelt apology, and I think for that reason we hold no ill will whatsoever," he told Fox News ... More »

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