Posted on | December 14, 2012 | 16 Comments
American Glob picks up on the notion in the more swank right-of-center blogs that deep pockets like the Koch Brothers should buy MSNBC. The mental image of Rachel Maddow dissolving upon encounter with a teleprompter loaded with truth is satisfying (starting at 0:24):
The Koch Brothers should buy MSNBC and turn it over to conservative bloggers. That concludes today’s Live at Five Report with Stacy McCain and Smitty. Coming up at 6, Bill Whittle followed by Jim Geraghty and William Jacobson at 7 and Glenn Reynolds at 8. Ratings at MSNBC would go up as FOX News found itself competing for viewers for the first time since launching.
I’d vary the theme slightly and offer up the notion that the Koch’s do a KickStarter-esque project, with the notion that people putting up money have the option of converting their boodle into equity shares of The Koch Channel, or whatever. Spread the risk and build an instant market.
I don’t know that Stacy and I could anchor a show without vast amounts of training and more work than Pamela Anderson and Elizabeth Taylor combined, but I do thank Aliester for the complement.
Meanwhile, there’s a tangentially related gag on Twitter about putting (D) behind your name, so that you can say all manner of nonsense and get a media pass for it. Join the fray!
— Asin8.5 (D-NOVA) (@smitty_one_each) December 15, 2012