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Post by Suranis » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Eric Son of Eric in Least surprising Announcement of not making enough money since he pissed off the idiots by turning on Lard Trump.
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Three years ago this week, I declared myself #NeverTrump in 2016. Today, I'm endorsing President Trump and Vice President Pence for re-election in 2020 and am glad to help them on the trail as needed during Campaign 2020.
I took one for the team by going to his article.

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This week in 2016, I declared I would be “Never Trump.” A friend suggested I use a hashtag that had started circulating on Twitter, i.e #NeverTrump. The piece exploded and pushed me into a whirlwind of coverage. Despite lots of pressure, protestors literally on my front porch, and harassment directed towards my family, I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I voted third party.

Some of my concerns about President Trump remain. I still struggle on the character issue and I understand Christian friends who would rather sit it out than get involved. But I also recognize that we cannot have the Trump Administration policies without President Trump and there is much to like.

President Trump delivered on tax reform. He delivered on regulatory rollbacks. He delivered on undermining Obamacare. He delivered on moving the embassy in Israel. He delivered on withdrawal from the Paris Accord. He delivered on withdrawal from the Iranian agreement. He delivered on shifting American foreign policy focus to the Western Hemisphere to deal with Venezuela, Cuba, and other hotspots. He delivered on solid executive appointments, including to the judiciary.

I have ongoing concerns on tariffs, the national direction on North Korea, and other issues, but even with George W. Bush I had issues. No President is perfect. Some are badly flawed. In 2020, we’ll be asked to choose between a set of sinners and must decide which direction we want to go as a nation.

...

I will vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. And, to be clear, it will not be just because of what the other side offers, but also because of what the Trump-Pence team has done. They’ve earned my vote.
Tl;dr, I'm voting trump because its the Democrats fault.
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Post by Addie » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:59 pm

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CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery

CNN and MSNBC have both decided to air a commercial for a film about American Nazis that Fox News had previously declined to carry, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The ad, which is for the short film “A Night at the Garden,” will air during CNN's “The Situation Room” and MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Monday, according to The Post. The film is nominated for an Academy Award and shows footage from a 1939 Nazi rally in New York.

“We decided to dig deep and pay for television ads we weren’t planning to buy because we wanted to make the point that Fox News is out of the mainstream,” the movie’s director, Marshall Curry, told the newspaper.

“It says something that some news channels trust their audience to interpret American history while Fox distrusts its audience and doesn’t think it can do that.”

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:19 pm

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Post by AndyinPA » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 am

AHC, the go-to for all things Nazi (not that I mean that necessarily as a bad thing).

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:14 pm

And now for something completely different.

Alabama newspaper that ran KKK editorial now led by African-American woman

https://www.al.com/news/2019/02/alabama ... woman.html
A press release posted on the news website for the West Alabama Watchman says her position became effective Thursday. The press release says Dexter graduated from Eastern Illinois University with her bachelor’s in speech communication. She also earned a master’s in Human Services from Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and a master’s in counseling from Argosy University.

“Over the past 10 years, she has been a strategic leader with expertise in human resources, operations and change management,” the press release said. “Ms. Dexter is coming in at a pivotal time for the newspaper and you may have full confidence in her ability to handle these challenging times.”

Photos credited to Dexter have been posted the paper’s Facebook page. However, the paper’s website seems to no longer be active.

Dexter said the remarks made in the now-infamous editorial by paper owner Goodloe Sutton don’t accurately represent the community in Linden.
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Post by Volkonski » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:41 pm

All-star lineup of Tucson reporters faces buyouts, layoffs loom

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/rep ... offs-loom/
At least a dozen journalists have been given 45 days to decide if they'll accept six months of salary to walk away from their jobs as part of a cost-cutting effort by Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based media chain that runs Tucson's daily newspaper.

On the list — and possibly soon no longer appearing on the morning daily's roster of journalists — are Greg Hansen, sports columnist, arts reporter Kathy Allen and environmental reporter Tony Davis, sources at the Star and others familiar with the situation said.

David Fitzsimmons, the outspoken editorial cartoonist and columnist, faces leaving his pen on his drawing board. Reporter Carmen Duarte has been at the Star since 1981. Other names familiar to even casual readers of the paper are on the list: Ernesto Portillo. Carol Ann Alaimo. Doug Kreutz. Alfredo Araiza and Ron Medvescek have photographed untold numbers of Tucsonans at thousands of news events. And behind the scenes, local news editor Norma Coile and copy editor George Campbell have worked to keep the news coming our way.

This round of buyouts is taking place across Lee's chain of nearly 50 newspapers, sources said.
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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:30 pm

CNN back tracking.

https://www.alternet.org/2019/03/cnn-qu ... an-editor/
When CNN announced they would be hiring Republican campaign strategist Sarah Isgur as an editor, it triggered a firestorm. Media experts were stunned at the decision, Democrats demanded that she not be given any role overseeing or participating in their presidential debates, and even newsroom insiders were reportedly baffled and “demoralized” by the decision.

To staunch the criticism, CNN promised that Isgur would not have a role in editorial policy, instead working as one of several people coordinating television and online content. Then, on Friday, Isgur announced that CNN was abandoning her appointment as an editor altogether, and will instead bring her on as a political commentator:

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Post by p0rtia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 pm

As we know, Claire McCaskill became a contributor to MSNBC after her loss last fall. I've seen her a dozen times or so over the last couple of months. She has been IMO dreadful. Today I gave up and placed her on my Hit Mute list.

I find her focus on "what will the R's say?" eye-rolling and her insights, well, not at all insightful. IMO she is overly cautious, both about condemning the crime syndicate running the country and about the failure of the R's do do anything about it. She pushes for moderation at all costs, and is thus strikes me as a droning voice to put the breaks on anyone left of Joe Manchin. She seems to buy into the "OMG Dems are in disarray!" line and think the kind of "unity" the Rs are currently displaying is a good thing. Because, political.

Possibly I am severely jaded. What say ye?
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:41 pm

p0rtia wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 pm
As we know, Claire McCaskill became a contributor to MSNBC after her loss last fall. I've seen her a dozen times or so over the last couple of months. She has been IMO dreadful. Today I gave up and placed her on my Hit Mute list.

I find her focus on "what will the R's say?" eye-rolling and her insights, well, not at all insightful. IMO she is overly cautious, both about condemning the crime syndicate running the country and about the failure of the R's do do anything about it. She pushes for moderation at all costs, and is thus strikes me as a droning voice to put the breaks on anyone left of Joe Manchin. She seems to buy into the "OMG Dems are in disarray!" line and think the kind of "unity" the Rs are currently displaying is a good thing. Because, political.

Possibly I am severely jaded. What say ye?
I have only seen her once on video after her loss. She sounded bitter and sarcastic.
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Post by p0rtia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:41 pm
p0rtia wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 pm
As we know, Claire McCaskill became a contributor to MSNBC after her loss last fall. I've seen her a dozen times or so over the last couple of months. She has been IMO dreadful. Today I gave up and placed her on my Hit Mute list.

I find her focus on "what will the R's say?" eye-rolling and her insights, well, not at all insightful. IMO she is overly cautious, both about condemning the crime syndicate running the country and about the failure of the R's do do anything about it. She pushes for moderation at all costs, and is thus strikes me as a droning voice to put the breaks on anyone left of Joe Manchin. She seems to buy into the "OMG Dems are in disarray!" line and think the kind of "unity" the Rs are currently displaying is a good thing. Because, political.

Possibly I am severely jaded. What say ye?
I have only seen her once on video after her loss. She sounded bitter and sarcastic.
That too.
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Post by AndyinPA » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:01 pm

I was not at all surprised to see her on MSNBC, and she has performed exactly as I had expected. I usually hit mute or change the channel when she comes on.

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:55 am

Disney Completes $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:09 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard

After first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in December 2017, today The Walt Disney Company has officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox (via The Hollywood Reporter). The deal had to go through various regulatory and antitrust reviews, and Disney saw a bit of competition with Comcast for Fox's assets throughout 2018.


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Vanity Fair - Gabe Sherman
“Everyone Thinks They’re Going to Sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity Mulls Leaving

Donald Trump’s alliance with Fox News has been one of the few constants throughout his shambolic presidency. But in recent days, that bond has shown signs of fraying. On Sunday morning, Trump criticized Fox after it suspended Judge Jeanine Pirro for delivering an offensive monologue questioning Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s patriotism. Later in the day, Trump lashed out at Fox journalists, tweeting: “Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN prior to their ratings collapse? In any event, that’s where they should be working, along with their lowest rated anchor, Shepard Smith!” He implored Fox to “Keep fighting for Tucker”—Media Matters had uncovered a series of offensive statements Tucker Carlson had made while calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show—“and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine.”

Trump’s attacks on Fox have widened the chasm between the network’s opinion hosts and the news division, which have been fighting a cold civil war since Roger Ailes was ousted in July 2016. Fox journalists, bristling at being branded an arm of the Trump White House, are lobbying Fox News C.E.O. Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace to rein in Fox & Friends, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Pirro. “Reporters are telling management that we’re being defined by the worst people on our air,” a frustrated senior Fox staffer told me. Fox’s opinion hosts, meanwhile, have made the case that Fox’s prime-time lineup not only reflects the audience’s worldview, but is responsible for the majority of the network’s advertising revenue. “We make the money,” an anchor close to Hannity told me.

The outcome of that civil war will be decided by Fox Corporation chairman and C.E.O. Lachlan Murdoch. Rupert’s oldest son took over the smaller media company that emerged out of the Murdochs’ $71 billion deal to sell their entertainment assets to Disney. Though Lachlan hired West Wing stalwart Hope Hicks, staffers believe he is likely to nudge the network away from its close marriage to Trump. Sources close to Lachlan pointed out that Lachlan is a libertarian conservative, not a MAGA diehard, who in private has expressed annoyance at Trump. “He doesn’t like Trump,” one person who has spoken with Lachlan told me. “There’s a lot of talk of the direction of the network changing under Lachlan,” the senior Fox staffer told me.

Sources pointed out the hiring of Donna Brazile and the appointment of Trump critic Paul Ryan to Fox Corp’s board as signs of Lachlan’s view on Trump. “Donna is a shot in that direction. Management knows they have an image problem.” Indeed, at an advertiser sales event in recent days, brands complained to Fox News executives about the network’s association with Trump, a source briefed on the meeting told me. (A spokesman for Lachlan declined to comment.) ...

Another vector influencing the Trump-Fox relationship is Hannity’s frustration with the Murdochs. Sources said Hannity is angry at the Murdochs’ firing of Ailes and Bill Shine, Hannity’s close friend and former producer. Hannity believes the Murdochs are out to get Trump. “Hannity told Trump last year that the Murdochs hate Trump, and Hannity is the only one holding Fox together,” a source who heard the conversation told me. Hannity has told friends that he intends to leave Fox when his contract expires in early 2021, two people who’ve spoken with him said. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment.)

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Addie wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am
Vanity Fair - Gabe Sherman
“Everyone Thinks They’re Going to Sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity Mulls Leaving

:snippity:
Another vector influencing the Trump-Fox relationship is Hannity’s frustration with the Murdochs. Sources said Hannity is angry at the Murdochs’ firing of Ailes and Bill Shine, Hannity’s close friend and former producer. Hannity believes the Murdochs are out to get Trump. “Hannity told Trump last year that the Murdochs hate Trump, and Hannity is the only one holding Fox together,” a source who heard the conversation told me. Hannity has told friends that he intends to leave Fox when his contract expires in early 2021, two people who’ve spoken with him said. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment.)
If there is a change in the WH on January 20, 2021, I believe Fox would neither renew the contract as from their side :think:

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Addie wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am
Vanity Fair - Gabe Sherman
“Everyone Thinks They’re Going to Sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity Mulls Leaving

:snippity:
Another vector influencing the Trump-Fox relationship is Hannity’s frustration with the Murdochs. Sources said Hannity is angry at the Murdochs’ firing of Ailes and Bill Shine, Hannity’s close friend and former producer. Hannity believes the Murdochs are out to get Trump. “Hannity told Trump last year that the Murdochs hate Trump, and Hannity is the only one holding Fox together,” a source who heard the conversation told me. Hannity has told friends that he intends to leave Fox when his contract expires in early 2021, two people who’ve spoken with him said. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment.)
If there is a change in the WH on January 20, 2021, I believe Fox would neither renew the contract as from their side :think:
A teensy, weensy bit of hubris, doncha think, Hannity?
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Post by Volkonski » Sat May 04, 2019 10:38 am

“WE’RE DRINKING NOW”: THE OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN NEW ORLEANS JUST FIRED ITS ENTIRE STAFF

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/bj9 ... tire-staff
In the end, the upstart Advocate, a Baton Rouge-based organization that launched its New Orleans edition in late 2012, overtook the 182-year-old Times-Picayune, which wilted in recent years under wayward ownership of the national chain Advance Publications. The purchase announced Thursday promised to create a unified daily newspaper and website — publishing under both organizations’ flags — held in local hands.

“This is a trophy,” John Georges, the New Orleans grocery wholesaler who now owns both publications, told VICE News. “We've been competing with the Times-Picayune for the past six years, and we were very successful. But despite that success, there is overlap.”

In an industry where companies are frantically consolidating to cut budgets and stay afloat, that’s code for job losses. “I bought the assets yesterday,” Georges added, as opposed to the newsroom.

An official from Advance told Times-Picayune employees Thursday afternoon that they would all be laid off as part of the deal, according to three staffers. The journalists will keep their jobs for the next 60 days as the deal is finalized and the merging of the brands is completed, they said. Staffers will have the chance to apply for new jobs in the unified newsroom. But the details of that process, including how many positions might be available, remain thin.
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Post by Addie » Wed May 08, 2019 6:52 pm

WaPo - Dana Milbank
The White House revoked my press pass. It’s not just me — it’s curtailing access for all journalists.

For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.

I was in the White House the night Bill Clinton admitted his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and the day he was impeached. I was there on Sept. 11, 2001, and the fearful days thereafter, when we were trained to use escape hoods. I watched George W. Bush make the case for the Iraq War and Barack Obama pitch his remedies for the market crash. There, too, I have witnessed the carnival-like briefings and high histrionics of Donald Trump’s presidency.

But no more. The White House eliminated most briefings and severely restricted access to official events. And this week came the coup de grace: After covering four presidents, I received an email informing me that Trump’s press office had revoked my White House credential.

I’m not the only one. It was part of a mass purge of “hard pass” holders after the White House implemented a new standard that designated as unqualified almost the entire White House press corps, including all six of The Post’s White House correspondents. White House officials then chose which journalists would be granted “exceptions.” It did this over objections from news organizations and the White House Correspondents’ Association.

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Addie wrote:
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WaPo - Dana Milbank
The White House revoked my press pass. It’s not just me — it’s curtailing access for all journalists.
:snippity:

I’m not the only one. It was part of a mass purge of “hard pass” holders after the White House implemented a new standard that designated as unqualified almost the entire White House press corps, including all six of The Post’s White House correspondents. White House officials then chose which journalists would be granted “exceptions.” It did this over objections from news organizations and the White House Correspondents’ Association.
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Post by Addie » Wed May 08, 2019 11:17 pm

WaPo - Paul Farhi
White House imposes new rules on reporters’ credentials, raising concerns about access ...

Under procedures announced in March and implemented over the past few weeks, journalists will qualify to renew their hard passes only if they have entered the White House grounds at least 50 percent of the time in the 180 days before renewal, effectively once every other day. If they fall short of this, their hard passes will not be renewed.

A nonrenewal doesn’t preclude journalists from entering the White House entirely, but it does subject them to a more cumbersome process. Without a hard pass, they must apply each time they want access on a daily, weekly or six-month basis. Hard passes are valid for two years.

Sanders said the new measures were prompted by the U.S. Secret Service’s concern about the proliferation of hard passes, particularly over the past three years. It’s unclear exactly how many journalists hold hard passes, but White House officials say there could be as many as a thousand in existence.

Some of the confusion about the new policy seems to be a result of the White House’s policy of making exceptions to the 50 percent rule.

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Post by Addie » Sun May 19, 2019 10:08 am

Daily Beast: The Hell of Working at Trump’s New Favorite Network

Conspiracy theories, racist outbursts, and a whole lot of Putin love. Working for the far-right One America News Network was a deeply weird experience, former employees say.

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Post by AndyinPA » Sun May 19, 2019 2:20 pm

https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/is-it- ... ess-corps/
Under the new rules unveiled by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, journalists will be required to work at the White House for 90 out of 180 days in order to hold “hard passes,” which allow easy access to the building for reporters who regularly cover the administration. But that 180 days includes weekends, so if reporters aren’t at the White House on most workdays, their pass gets rescinded. In other words, Sanders and the White House get to become the Deciders on who gets access to the White House. It’s “the hallmark of authoritarianism,” complained Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon. And he’s right.

But the response from news outlets and press associations, has mostly been crickets, as they continue to display hallmark timidity in dealing with this bullying administration. Sadly, the dramatic purge is just the latest radical move by a White House that has severely restricted press access to official events. It all constitutes a historic, incremental effort by the Trump administration to lock out the news media—and, by extension, the public—from the government’s official duties and business.
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https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05 ... d-shoulder
“INCONSISTENT, INCOHERENT, AND POORLY CONCEIVED”: AS THE TIMES CLAMPS DOWN ON REPORTERS GOING ON MSNBC, IS THIS A LIBERAL-MEDIA WAR?
The Times recently yanked one of its journalists from Rachel Maddow amid concerns about cable-news “bias.” Dean Baquet “thinks it’s a real issue.” But didn’t MSNBC help rebuild the Times’s business? And aren’t they in the same Trump-era boat?

On Sunday, May 19, New York Times finance editor David Enrich got a request from a producer at MSNBC to appear on Rachel Maddow’s show the following night. Enrich had a red-hot front-page story for Monday’s paper, about anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank flagging suspicious transactions involving Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, and Maddow wanted to bring him on air to talk about it.

Maddow is MSNBC’s ratings queen, jostling with Sean Hannity every night for the crown of most-watched time slot in cable news. That’s why reporters tend to relish the exposure they get from doing her show. Enrich said yes, but after mentioning the planned appearance to the Times’s communications department, he was told he would have to retroactively decline. The reason? The Times was wary of how viewers might perceive a down-the-middle journalist like Enrich talking politics with a mega-ideological host like Maddow. The producer, who was informed that the Times asks members of the newsroom not to appear on opinionated shows to discuss political subjects, was miffed about the cancellation, sources said. Enrich declined to comment. An MSNBC spokesman said, “For over a decade, The Rachel Maddow Show has welcomed the best journalists from across the country and celebrated the hard work they do, day-in and day-out. This includes countless New York Times reporters and editors. That commitment to journalism is part of the DNA of the show.”

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Post by Addie » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:27 am

NiemanLab: Promoting based on potential: How The Atlantic is putting a lot more women in charge

“The only way to put women in leadership is to do it for the first time.”


It’s not a shocker that a lot has changed at The Atlantic since it was founded all the way back in 1857. Perhaps more surprising, though, is how much has changed there in just the last two and a half years.

In 2016, women made up just 17 percent of editorial leadership at The Atlantic. Today, women account for 63 percent of newsroom leaders (see the masthead here; though this story focuses on the editorial side, there are a lot of women on the business side too). In 2018, 75 percent of new newsroom hires were women.

This isn’t an accident. The Atlantic — like other news organizations that have sought to diversify their staffs, though there’s still a ton of work to be done — has been intentional about hiring more women and people of color under the leadership of Jeffrey Goldberg, who was appointed editor-in-chief in 2016. Adrienne LaFrance, who joined The Atlantic as a tech editor in 2014, has risen through the ranks to become the publication’s executive editor, the first time in The Atlantic’s 162-year history that a woman has held that role.

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https://www.latimes.com/business/hollyw ... story.html

“We should have been blasting ‘9 to 5,’” said Stephanie Ruhle, sitting at her anchor desk in the MSNBC studio at 30 Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. It was nearing 9 a.m. in late May and Ruhle, who anchors “MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle,” was referring to the photo shoot two days earlier when she and four other female anchors on MSNBC’s daytime schedule — Katy Tur, Hallie Jackson, Nicolle Wallace and Andrea Mitchell — had gathered in Manhattan for a group photo.

“When I started at NBC, I’m quite sure there wasn’t a plan or initiative that we need to make sure the girls are anchoring the shows,” said Ruhle, a former managing director at Deutsche Bank, who began her show in July 2016. “I think it worked out that way because it’s who rose to the level at that point.”

But the fact is that they did rise. This morning, as Ruhle readies herself to take control from the unwieldy forces of “Morning Joe” and begin her own hourlong program, she does so as a leadoff hitter for a lineup that has helped reshape the landscape of television. Between the bombast of Joe Scarborough in the early-morning hours and the opinion-driven fist-pounding of Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell in the evening, the news anchor positions these five women now hold at the network reflect a telling shift in the ever-changing, ever-shuffling world of cable news.

To be certain, these moves have not occurred within a vacuum. As Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan recently pointed out, the BBC has gone to considerable lengths to make sure that women take prominent roles on its airwaves. And in the United States, women are now the executive producers of all three network morning shows.

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