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MSNBC's Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz
Politico ^ | 3/14/13 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 03/14/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio

MSNBC's Chris Hayes has been tapped to replace outgoing host Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. weeknight slot, according to network sources.

In just a year and a half, Hayes has generated a cult following as host of the weekend program "Up with Chris Hayes," which takes a progressive policy wonk's approach to the news. He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's marquee name, and, at age 34, will be the youngest primetime host in cable news television.

The move, first reported by Brian Stelter of the New York Times, was confirmed by sources for POLITICO. MSNBC is expected to make a formal announcement later today, and would not reply to a request for comment.

Schultz announced on Wednesday night hat he would be ending his weeknight program and moving to a two-hour slot on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Schultz, a talk radio personality, has served as an MSNBC primetime host since 2009, and became best-known as an advocate for unions, labor and the middle class. His new show will air on weekend nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- a relative no-man's land for cable news programming.

Like former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, Schultz suggested that the move was his choice and that he wanted "to get out with the people and tell their stories." Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that Schultz was more likely pushed out to make way for new -- and younger -- talent. By tapping Hayes, MSNBC is continuing its push to bring cable news to a younger demographic.

Hayes has long been seen as a primetime host-in-waiting at MSNBC, given his rapid success, though in Nov. 2012 he told POLITICO he'd be "reluctant" to give up the freedom and autonomy that comes with hosting a two-hour weekend show.

Hayes' replacement on Saturday and Sunday mornings has yet to be named. Sources had long speculated that Ezra Klein might get Schultz's primetime spot, so it is conceivable that he could take over on weekend mornings.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chrishayes; dumbkopf; edschulz; liberalmedia; msnbc; progressives; specialed

1 posted on 03/14/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Hey Eddie!

Don’t go off and shoot any dogs or beat any women in a fit of pique, okay?


2 posted on 03/14/2013 8:42:03 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: raccoonradio

Big Dumb Ed. He is still on maybe a few dozen radio stations daily. In Boston he had been on AM 1200 which later went to Spanish-language, conservative talk, comedy and is now Bloomberg financial...Remember the Ingraham comments...and so much more...

3 posted on 03/14/2013 8:42:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Oops. I read, “Up Yours with Chris Hayes”. Silly me.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:10 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: raccoonradio
Oh yeah, Commissar Chris Hayes will be a huge hit! LOL!


5 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: raccoonradio

8pm is Schultz’s third time frame for show, it was 10pm and at one time 6pm.

BTW : Sharpton is now on at 6pm so does that mean he is gone?


6 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: raccoonradio

Anything but fair and balanced:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/ed-schultz-explains-why-he-doesn%E2%80%99t-have-republican-guests-%E2%80%9Ci%E2%80%99m-sick-of-%E2%80%98em%E2%80%9D/

>>Ed Schultz Explains Why He Doesn’t Have Republican Guests: “I’m Sick Of ‘Em!

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-05-26/lifestyle/35263461_1_ed-schultz-practice-misogyny-laura-ingraham

(May 2011)>>”MSNBC suspended host Ed Schultz for a week on Wednesday after Schultz called rival pundit Laura Ingraham “a right-wing slut” during a radio broadcast teh day before. “


7 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:28 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Ed was supposed to be the democrats answer to Rush......


8 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:29 AM PDT by stickywillie (say all the bad stuff you want about phedophiles, but they slow down in school zones.)
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To: raccoonradio
Replaced him with a progressive, how very shocking.
9 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:34 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: raccoonradio

Hayes makes Schultz look like a reasoned conservative.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: raccoonradio

I grew up in the Fargo, N.D. market listening to big dumb Ed reading high school football and hockey scores on the evening news. He hasn’t had that big of an audience ever since.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 8:48:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: raccoonradio

…just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 8:55:05 AM PDT by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: raccoonradio

Isn’t Chris Hayes really Rachel Maddow in drag?


13 posted on 03/14/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: raccoonradio
So a closet peter puffer will precede the resident dyke....They look alike too and probably have interchangeable genitalia.
MSNBC the misfits outpost
14 posted on 03/14/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: raccoonradio
Oh goodie...now Mini-Me Madcow can tell us who his heroes REALLY are...
15 posted on 03/14/2013 8:57:57 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: raccoonradio

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz

gonna be kinda hard to fill the shoes of a real live piece of $h!t isn’t it?


16 posted on 03/14/2013 9:01:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raccoonradio

Pat, Stu, Glenn & Jeffy were tearing it up on the radio show today. Lots of laughs BUMP!


17 posted on 03/14/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Uncle Miltie

“He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s marquee name”

Finally, a balanced look at politics from pmsnbc. /s/


18 posted on 03/14/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: raccoonradio
They moved you liar because you are a dunce..No one will watch you at that time people have the weekends off so they can rest not listen to your crap..Some will watch and that is only the fools that voted for Obama..Most of them will be to busy selling drugs..
19 posted on 03/14/2013 9:07:14 AM PDT by PLD
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To: raccoonradio

Almost forgot Boston also had him on AM 1510 for awhile; a station where someone paid (”brokered time”) for libtalk to be on. The money started drying up after awhile and the guy had to resort to podcasting libtalk instead, and the owner of the station flipped to the more profitable sports format anyway.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 9:07:26 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: brownsfan

Hayes’ father may have been the first clergyman to perform a gay wedding, decades before anyone thought to try and make it acceptable.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

I keep forgetting MSNBC is still around.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT by matt04
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To: raccoonradio

I’m gonna miss Ed Anger. He reminds me of that part John Belushi used to play on Weekend Update with Chevy Chase.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 9:23:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: raccoonradio

I don’t know who is worse: Sharpton or Shultz. UGH You know the world has turned upside down when CNN is a better alternative. :)


24 posted on 03/14/2013 9:35:03 AM PDT by GSD Lover
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To: V_TWIN
Sorry BSNBC...that model ain't gonna work either...there already is a BRAVO Channel.

...I know...why don't you offer a pro-pedophile perspective?

...or, perhaps...if you built a large wooden badger...

25 posted on 03/14/2013 9:36:47 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: raccoonradio
MSNBC's Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz.

Ick.

26 posted on 03/14/2013 9:37:39 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: t1b8zs

MSNBC... the Island of Misfit Toys

27 posted on 03/14/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: raccoonradio

Dear MSNBC

May I be among the first to congratulate you on
programming adjustment. It really is demonstrative
of your commitment to racial, ethnic, gender, and
sexual orientation diversity although I must confess
I am at a loss when it comes to understanding
which of those categories applies to Mr Hayes.

If I could offer a little bit of advice it would be to
make sure that you soon start warming up another
fire breathing white male liberal in the “bull pen”
to replace Chris Hayes after he fails to acquire
and hold a measureable audience as was the
case with Mr Shultz.

Sincerely, your most fervent NON FAN,
Sivad


28 posted on 03/14/2013 10:14:01 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: raccoonradio

Love to see him pull a Howard Beale....

“I would like at this moment to announce that I will be retiring from this program in two weeks’ time because of poor ratings. Since this show is the only thing I had going for me in my life, I’ve decided to kill myself. I’m going to blow my brains out right on this program a week from today. So tune in next Tuesday. That should give the public relations people a week to promote the show. You ought to get a hell of a rating out of that. 50 share, easy.”


29 posted on 03/14/2013 10:17:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: raccoonradio

This is overkill. The obese pumpkin head could just as easily have been replaced by a horse turd.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Vigilanteman

He hasn’t had that big of an audience ever since.


Ed is a dog shooting, wife beating, stupid, blow hard, fumble ball wanna’ be, ugly, drunken, hickey on a hemorrhoid; probably obowelmie’s.

Think that about covers it....


31 posted on 03/14/2013 11:22:00 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (If You do not enforce the Bill of Rights; WHO will? ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS....It is the Law.)
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To: raccoonradio
Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that Schultz was more likely pushed out to make way for new -- and younger -- talent.

Fixed it.

32 posted on 03/14/2013 11:24:26 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: raccoonradio

Is that an upgrade, or are they just replacing an old moron with a young one? Not that I’ll waste my time on either...


33 posted on 03/14/2013 12:04:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: All

So that Maddow fella got a second hour. It will be watched by dozens..


34 posted on 03/14/2013 12:09:49 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: DPMD

“The obese pumpkin head could just as easily have been replaced by a horse turd.”

They could call it “The Road Apple Show.”


35 posted on 03/14/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Isn’t Chris Hayes really Rachel Maddow in drag?

Now that you mention it, I don't recall ever seeing the two of them in the same place at the same time.

36 posted on 03/14/2013 12:14:48 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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