The MSNBC network (headquartered in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan) has often been cited for liberal bias. The nickname “MessNBC” or “MesSNBC” (mess + MSNBC) is sometimes used by the political right who believe that the politically left MSNBC network is a “mess.”
“MessNBC"/"MesSNBC" has been in use since at least March 2002. Other MSNBC nicknames include “PMSNBC” (since at least July 1996), “MSNBS” (since October 1996), “MSDNC” (since May 2005), “MSLSD” (since September 2005), “MSLGBT” (since October 2008), “Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap” (since January 2010) and “MSNBC-Pravda” (since August 2010).
The more conservative Fox News Channel has nicknames that include “Faux News” (since March 2001), “Fux News” (since July 2001), “Fox Spews"/"Faux Spews” (since November 2001), “Foxaganda” (since October 2003), “Fox Noise"/"Faux Noise” (since August 2004), “Fake News” (since September 2004), “Fixed News” (since October 2004), “Fox Comedy” (since December 2005), “Full Of Xenophobia” (since March 2007), “Fixed Noise” (since August 2007) and “FoxPAC” (since September 2009).
MSNBC (stylized as msnbc) is a cable news channel based in the United States and available in the US, the UK and Canada. Its name is a combination of “Microsoft” and “NBC”.
Msnbc.com, a separate company, is the news website for the NBC News family, featuring interactivity and multimedia plus original stories and video which augment the content from NBC News and partners.
Two partnerships with the names MSNBC and msnbc.com were founded in 1996 by Microsoft and General Electric’s NBC unit, which is now NBC Universal. Although Microsoft and NBC shared operations of MSNBC cable at its founding, it was announced on December 23, 2005, that NBC Universal would purchase a majority stake in the television network, which left Microsoft with 18%. The two companies remain partners in msnbc.com. MSNBC shares the NBC logo of a rainbow peacock with its sister channels NBC, CNBC and ShopNBC. MSNBC is available in over 78 million households in the United States; and between June 2008 and May 2009, msnbc.com had the most unique visitors among global news and current events websites.
Many observers of the network say that MSNBC has become politically liberal compared with other networks, particularly in its prime-time lineup.
Google Groups: alt.fan.don-imus
Date: 28 Mar 2002 23:25:53 GMT
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Subject: Re: Christy next to fly the coop?
Do you call it, ‘MessNBC’ like others in the industry?
Google Groups: alt.fan.don-imus
Date: 11 Jun 2002 17:37:20 GMT
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Subject: Re: MSNBC...all yak, all the time ( what news?)
UGH, we’ll see. Or hear, because I won’t be watching MessNBC at all.
We Report...You Decide
Saturday, November 22, 2003
James Lileks Plays Lady MacBeth
Here are nine results for MessNBC. And here, six of those quotes were from their employees: Chris Matthews (twice), Joe Scarborough, Michael Weiner, Howard Mortman and Tom Curry.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Yet we’re the radicals
MSNBC otherwise known as MessNBC states “Chilling effect possible on IVF, abortion, stem cell research”.
Additions to the Lexicon
MesSNBC (n): Presumably coined by Laura Ingraham, a self-explanatory description of cable news network MSNBC.
The Layman’s Corner
MessNBC – What A Disgrace
By Steve LeMaster
Published: February 12th, 2010
If there was any reason to wonder why the lamestream media has lost its appeal, then look no further. MessNBC is on borrowed time and looking to follow the same path as Air America, who, by the way, accused the free market for their demise; it had nothing to do with their vile content. No, no. It was you, the stupid person who tuned out. But, alas, while pointing the finger of accusation at others they completely ignore where the other three were pointing at.