Ed Driscoll

MSNBC On-Air Talent Bails; Points Finger At Matthews

As spotted by the center-left Inside Cable News:

Longtime MSNBC analyst Craig Crawford has left the network…according to Craig Crawford

For those who might be interested – and you have every reason not to be – I am no longer with MSNBC. Three months short of my current contract I sent the following to the boss, Phil Griffin: “Phil, Just wanted to give you the heads up that my situation with MSNBC has become so unrewarding for me that I’ve decided to move on. — Craig”

And Crawford saves the real venom, and dirt, for the thread comments…

Can’t tell ya how hard this choice was to make. I’ve had a difficult time with MSNBC since the presidential primaries, should have pulled the trigger long ago. but my scotch-irish blood keeps me loyal long past the bitter end, which has long past, sadly.

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i simply could not any longer endure being a cartoon player for lefty games, just gotta move on to higher ground even if there’s no oxygen

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thanks bethy, i have never and never will forgive Chris for calling me a racist after the West Virginia primary (the last time I will ever go on air with him). Probably should have resigned then and there, but better late than never.

Crawford was a mainstay on MSNBC for a very long time and also one of the more level headed analysts they had. If the Craig Crawfords of the network are getting fed up with what’s going on, that’s bad.

Lest you think this is a moderate or conservative who’s fed up with the poisoned atmosphere and “lefty games” at MSNBC, this is what passes for “level headed analyst” there. On the day of Teddy Kennedy’s funeral, Crawford (co-author of Listen Up, Mr. President with Helen Thomas) tweeted the following level-headed missives (several of which he deleted the next day or so when called on them):

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MSNBC-Crawford-On-Kennedy-On-Twitter-8-29-09-2AI’m pretty sure MSNBC will be able to find someone with a similar worldview to replace him — even if that person apparently also risks being called a racist by Chris “I forgot [Obama] was black tonight for an hour” Matthews.

(Via Hot Air.)