MSNBC to give conservative Hugh Hewitt a show, liberal heads explode

On Thursday, Newsbusters reported that MSNBC, the cable outlet I once called the official network of insane liberal hate, will give conservative Hugh Hewitt a program, citing the Hollywood Reporter.  The new show is set to air on Saturday, June 24, and liberal heads are exploding across the country.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

MSNBC, which has been soaring lately in both ratings and in advertising prices, is giving radio host Hugh Hewitt his own show, adding another conservative voice to a lineup that already includes Fox News poach Greta Van Susteren and former George W. Bush communications hand Nicole Wallace.

Hewitt’s self-titled show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m., starting June 24, as part of an expansion of the network’s weekend programming in July. TVNewser first reported the news, which was then announced by the company.

In giving Hewitt his own show, MSNBC is sure to raise eyebrows, considering that the network has been doing well mostly on the strength of left-leaning opinion journalists like Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. NBC News chairman Andy Lack is known to favor hard news, and has programmed the network to feature a broader range of editorial opinions in addition to traditional newsmen like Brian Williams.

Naturally, unhinged leftists are calling Hewitt a “fascist” because in this day and age, anyone with whom they disagree is literally Hitler.


Even the Soros-funded Media Matters, the outfit that targeted Sean Hannity, went after Hewitt.

Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock asked: “How long before the unhinged liberals at MSNBC and those who watch the network demand Hewitt’s removal?”

Judging from the reaction on Twitter, especially from Media Matters, not long.

Just last week, Whitlock said, Avengers movie star Mark Ruffalo whined, “Sign the petition: Tell @MSNBC @NBCNews to stop the white conservative hiring spree.”  Apparently, Ruffalo doesn’t think whites or conservatives are allowed to hold jobs.  Isn’t that the textbook definition of “bigot?”

THR noted that talks have been going on for a while…

New York magazine reported back in April that talks were underway for a Hewitt show. At the time, it was reported that MSNBC preferred a weekend morning show for Hewitt and that because he favored an evening show, the morning show idea was “off the table.”

While all the major cable networks have been doing well during the action-packed first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency, MSNBC has been particularly ascendant. On Wednesday, Standard Media Index released a report showing that MSNBC has enjoyed a 43% year-over-year increase in ad rates, besting gains for Fox News and CNN.

In a nutshell, it seems that MSNBC is looking to expand its audience to possible attract those to the right of center.  Liberals, however, can’t stomach the notion of a different point of view being presented, and react as only they know how — with name-calling, innuendo and threats.  Apparently, it doesn’t matter to them that Hewitt once said the GOP should dump Trump at the convention…


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