News anchor Tamron Hall attends Billboard’s annual Women in Music event at Capitale on December 10, 2013 in New York City
*MSNBC’s Tamron Hall is said to be disappointed she was not included in her network’s coverage of the Olympic games.
According to Radar Online, the “Today” show correspondent and host of NBC’s “News Nation” had lobbied her bosses at to go to Sochi but was ultimately turned down and told she wasn’t needed in Russia.
Tamron has been “an absolute hit with the viewers whenever she substitutes for one of the regular hosts during the third hour of ‘Today.’ The audience responds to Tamron’s authenticity….she is a team player, and the crew really likes her. Tamron made it known to her bosses that she wanted to be a part of ‘Today’s’ Olympic coverage but she was turned down. It was extremely disappointing to Tamron, but she has moved on,” a source told the website.
Another source said, “Tamron does want to be a much bigger part of ‘Today,’ and the audience would love her. It just seems off that head honchos at NBC aren’t listening to the audience.”
*MSNBC lowered the boom on an employee who sent out a controversial tweet about the Cheerios Super Bowl ad featuring a biracial family.
The full tweet, sent at 8:06 p.m. from MSNBC’s official Twitter account, read: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.” The tweet prompted Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus to call for a Republican boycott of the network.
In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, MSNBC president Phil Griffin called the tweet “outrageous and unacceptable” and said the employee who sent it has been “dismissed.”
*Richard Sherman is like, “mmm hmm.”
He believes John McCain had more to say about him than just loudmouth. That’s what he could only say in public, maybe?
McCain said he’s gunning for the Denver Broncos because he doesn’t like that loudmouth from the Seattle Seahwaks.
*A number of Republicans got riled up on Wednesday over a tweet from MSNBC regarding Cheerios’ new Super Bowl ad featuring the biracial family.
“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC tweeted, while also linking to its report on the ad with video.
The post from MSNBC’s official Twitter account alluded to the racist backlash that followed the original 2013 Cheerios ad with the same interracial family.
Well, the “right wing” didn’t take too kindly to MSNBC’s accusations of racism. Hours later, MSNBC deleted the tweet, said it “deeply regrets” sending it, and called it “offensive.”
*There’s some changes going down at MSNBC and it’s all good for your girl Joy Reid as well as Ronan Farrow.
Reid, who’s the managing editor of TheGrio as well as a rising star at the network via her roles as an contributor/analyst and fill-in host, will host a show at 2pm Est. that is so far unnamed.
Tamron Hall, Host of “Deadline: Crime,” speaks onstage during the ‘Investigation Discovery – Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall’ panel at the Discovery Communications portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena
*Tamron Hall made headlines last week after a television critic at Investigation Discovery’s TCA panel for “Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall” coldly and inexplicably dismissed her story about her sister’s unsolved murder because it wasn’t the answer to his question.
“That’s all very nice. But can you explain the relationship between your job at NBC and your job at Discovery?” he said to the 43-year-old MSNBC anchor.
As previously reported, she checked him with, “Well, let me be clear. To say that
it’s just all very nice, when I don’t know if you’ve had a sister found murdered, but I have. So it is not meant to be nice, it is simply me sharing my own…”
“I am simply trying to get an answer to a simple question,” the critic interrupted. “What is your work relationship with NBC and your work relationship with Discovery? How do you apportion your time, and how did that come to pass?”