CNN and MSNBC are battling it out to see which one will lose to Fox in the ratings:
When asked about MSNBC’s decision to have opinionated hosts such as Olbermann and Chris Matthews function as its main anchors on primary nights, Klein [Jon Klein – president of CNN/US] called it “a slippery slope.”
“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about or analyzing their decisions,” he added. “They’ve tried a lot of different things over the years. They’ll probably try something different next year.”
That drew a heated response from Phil Griffin, the NBC News executive who oversees the cable channel.
“That’s an outrageous statement, but it fits CNN, which is living in the past,” he said. “The last two years, MSNBC has been focused and has figured out who and what it is. . .
Wow, the outrage-o-meter certainly has low threshold over at MSNBC. Kind of sounds like Obama rapid response team. I half expected Phil Griffin to label the Klein statement as a “distraction.”