Ed Driscoll

Come Back Fred Silverman, All is Forgiven!

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Shot: “‘Funniest sh*t I’ve read all day’: MSNBC president wants FNC’s ratings investigated.”

Chaser: “NBC Ties All-Time Thursday Low, Finishes Seventh In Primetime Last Night.”

Here, Have a Double: “CNBC Hit by Lowest Ratings in 20 Years.”

As the video above from the Silverman era (via James Lileks, and NBC would kill today for the ratings savaged in that video) and the 2009-era Demotivator below both illustrate, the cast changes, but the message remains the same:

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Oh, and speaking of NBC, “Man Falsely Accused of Rape by Sharpton Calls for Action Against Sharpton Advertisers.”

But why, when the president of MSNBC tells NPR, “I’m a big fan of the Reverend Sharpton. I’ve known him quite a bit. he’s smart. He’s entertaining. He’s experienced. He’s thoughtful. He’s provocative, all the things I think that MSNBC is.”

Well, yes.

Related: “About that NBC/WSJ Poll that Killed Republicans on the Shutdown…”