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MSNBC is “marked for death” and will be figuratively thrown under the bus and shot in the head by those on the political left. That’s the prediction of media giant Glenn Beck.
Beck was analyzing comments from former President Jimmy Carter, who told CNN yesterday that there have been distortions in news coverage on both sides of the political aisle.
“The talk shows with Glenn Beck and others on Fox News, I think, have deliberately distorted the news. And it’s become highly competitive,” Carter said. “And my Republican friends say that MSNBC might be just as biased on the other side in supporting the Democratic Party, the liberal element.”
On his radio show today, Beck predicted Carter’s sentiment will become echoed in the coming days:
They are going to make this into a regular talking point. You’re going to hear the liberals come out and start to throw MSNBC under the bus and throw them under the bus hard. And here’s why. MSNBC is marked for death. If it is sold to Comcast, Comcast will run it like a business. If it remains liberal, it will just be a good liberal station. It will just run things that will actually get ratings. If it’s not, it will most just likely be a news channel. I mean, I don’t know what they’re gonna do with it. but it won’t feature Keith Olbermann, and they know that.
Just like everyone, as soon as they start to outlive their usefulness for radicals and revolutionaries, they shoot them in the head, and that’s exactly what’s gonna happen to MSNBC. And they’ll offer up a false choice. They’ll say, “Look we’re willing to give up MSNBC. You just give up Fox, and then we can have real news.” Mark my words, that’s what they will say, “We’ll get rid of MSNBC and you get rid of Fox.” Yeah, really, you’ll do that? You’ll shoot the shows that nobody watches on one that’s marked for death anyway? Oh, well how big of you. I don’t think so.