Although this has been a shift that has been a long time coming, MSNBC has now launched an ad campaign seeking to build on its Trump-fueled success with an appeal to conservatives that’s so ham-fisted, they actually had to clear it with Oscar Mayer‘s legal department first. Politico reports that as part of its rebranding, the network is now advertising its extensive slate of conservative commentators with an ad featuring the tagline “People might start accusing us of leaning too far to the right”:
In what is perhaps the network’s most overt symbol of the new tone, however, is another ad that will run in some conservative and mainstream outlets. The ad features some of MSNBC’s conservative and Republican contributors — like radio host Hugh Hewitt, GOP consultant Steve Schmidt and former RNC chairman Michael Steele — with a cheeky message: “People might start accusing us of leaning too far to the right.”
Griffin cast the rebranding as just one more stage in MSNBC’s “evolution.”
“MSNBC will turn 20 this year on July 15,” he said. “There have been so many evolutions, and look if you don’t evolve, in any medium, you’re going to lose. So I think we’ve been in a process of evolution and I feel very good about what we’re doing.”
You know the last thing this country needs is another Fox News-lite.
CNN has already demonstrated their desire to embrace the Fox News business model, and if MSNBC does the same then liberals will be without a cable news outlet that they can rely on to tell the actual, untainted truth.
The article goes on to suggest that much of the reason for this decision rests with the ratings bonanza MSNBC has enjoyed while covering Donald Trump and they clearly feel that more access to "The Donald" means more cash in their pockets.
Which makes me want to ask, "Are these idiots willing to give Trump a pass, and allow him to win the presidency, simply in order to improve their ratings while he destroys the country?"
So much for journalistic ethics.