The Other McCain

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“That Concludes Today’s Live At Five Report With Stacy McCain And Smitty”

Posted on | December 14, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

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!

via Insty


  • Stogie Chomper

    That is a brilliant idea! Maybe then someone would actually watch MSNBC.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Heck, I’d watch, and I never watch TV news nowadays.

  • Becca Lower

    The only problem with this “fantasy league” line-up (okay, only two problems with it):

    1) No Malkin.
    2) I’d never be able to shut off the television.

  • M. Thompson

    Good point on 1.

    Number two is a feature, not a bug.

  • Thane_Eichenauer

    I don’t see any reason why the Koch brothers should pay any amount more than one dollar to buy MSNBC. Glenn Beck has proved that any person can buy a video channel.

  • Becca Lower

    One dollar would be overpaying.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Could I anchor The Rule 5 Report on your show???

  • RichFader

    Couldn’t possibly be worse than what’s on there now.

  • M. Thompson

    Wait, we could have actual reportage on the Beauty Pageant circuit. Excelsior!

  • Quartermaster

    Bob, we couldn’t allow that for your own safety. You’d have so much fun no man could possibly stand it. Not to mention the eye strain you’d suffer from and at your age you’d prolly go blind prematurely.

    Never let it be said we aren’t concerned about our friends.

  • bobbymike34

    No new channel take over existing I think would be more productive. We need to expand INTO the territory of the left by taking ground. Yes this is a war for the soul of America.

  • Bob Belvedere

    You’re hired if I get the gig.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Somebody’s got to do it and that somebody is me, Rule 5 Mojo Master.

  • M. Thompson

    In Comrade Obama’s America, I’ll take any job I can get.