Lawrence O'Donnell and Tamron Hall, both MSNBC anchors, are rumored to be dating.
*The media is sprouting up celebrities of its own every day.
Everyone knows Matt Lauer, Anderson Cooper, Al Roker, Katie Couric, and the O, but there are more and more TV anchors gaining popularity and we’re delving into their private lives just as much as entertainment celebrities.
The newest anchors gaining popularity are Lawrence O’Donnell of the The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell show on MSNBC and Tamron Hall also on MSNBC.
It appears that the duo have so much in common that it is being rumored that they are dating. O’Donnell, 60, has been in the news game for more than 25 years.
Hall, 41, in comparison, is new to the scene and helms NewsNation which also airs on MSNBC. But both Hall and O’Donnell are bulldog reporters that (more…)
*New MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell has issued an apology for a segment earlier this week in which he invoked the imagery of slavery while introducing Michael Steele, the African-American head of the Republican National Committee.
“Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can,” O’Donnell began his Steele intro, “trying to charm independent voters and Tea Partiers while never losing sight of his real master and paycheck provider, the Republican National Committee.”
He made the remarks before showing a taped interview with Steele, so the interviewee didn’t hear it until viewing the TV show later. Steele called O’Donnell to complain, and O’Donnell played the voice message on Wednesday’s show.
Steele objected to the insinuation he was “a slave to the RNC,” and added: “I’ve had to put up with that crap my entire political life.”
O’Donnell apologized for his indiscretion on Wednesday’s show. [Watch below.] However, some talk-radio hosts, like Larry Elder in Los Angeles, picked up on it.
Elder told his audience Thursday that not only was the “master” part objectionable, but also the bit about “dancing.” In his apology, though, O’Donnell said he’d use the dancing analogy again.
In his voice mail, Steele put this challenge to O’Donnell: “You can imagine if the RNC referred to Barack Obama as, you know, the slave to the Democratic party. Or, more appropriately, as you would put it, that the Democratic party is master to Barack Obama. You would be hitting the roof on air!”
After hearing the voice mail, O’Donnell said he called Steele to apologize for using the word “master” and Steele accepted the apology, and said he’d like to be a guest on the show again.
“Mr. Chairman, I sincerely apologize,” O’Donnell said on his Wednesday show, “The Last Word.” [Watch below.]
*Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been exposed as having no idea what the minimum wage is in America.
“The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell challenged Steele to defend Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s assertion that the minimum wage is unconstitutional.
“I had a minimum wage job once, and I had trouble living on that,” O’Donnell said when Steele tried to deflect the line of questioning. Then he asked Steele to tell him what the minimum wage is. For the record, the federal minimum is $7.25.
“Whether the minimum wage is $7 or $10 or whatever it happens to be in whatever part of the country you live in, the fact is if you don’t have a job, that number is irrelevant until you get one,” Steele protested. “That’ll be your headline: ‘Steele doesn’t know what the minimum wage is.’”