From Raw Story:
MSNBC shamed by viewers for failing to punish Hugh Hewitt over unethical favors from Scott PruittAfter it was revealed that MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt had gotten Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to do him favors even as Hewitt was praising Pruitt on his show, many viewers demanded that the network fire the conservative talk show host.
However, MSNBC on Wednesday said that it had issued a “verbal warning” to Hewitt about not disclosing his lobbying of Trump administration officials for favors even as he gushed about their performances on air.
This did not sit well with many MSNBC viewers, who took to Twitter to bash the network for its decision to give Hewitt a slap on the wrist...
If I had the kind of money that MSNBC throws at America's Most Famous Cyborg Sent From The Future To Destroy America with which to bet, after covering the mortgage, fixing the car, fixing the bathroom, taking my wife on a proper vacation, funding the family's heath insurances for the next five years, bankrolling a family reunion, bankrolling a Midwest Liberal blogger/podcaster meetup, and buying a Route 66 heritage motel and turning into a writer's colony, I would bet a fair chunk of the remainder on the following scenario:
- Mr. Hewitt will be given the industry-standard for flagrant Conservative media personality corruption (non-sexual predator category): 30 days on the bench, or "One Gingrich".
- MSNBC will find some currently discredited, out-of-the-limelight Conservative clown whose is in need of some reputation rehabilitation and give them Mr. Hewitt's slot during his absence. Even Money: Ben Domenech, working title "How to Win Friends and Influence People by Marrying the Commandant's Daughter". 3-to-1: Andrew Sullivan, working title "Ten Thing Hate About Hillary". Long Shot: Kevin Williamson, working title "Hangin' with Kevin Williamson".
- During his downtime, network image consultants will coach the mayor of of Uncanny Valley, USA --Uncanny Valley -- used in reference to the phenomenon whereby a computer-generated figure or humanoid robot bearing a near-identical resemblance to a human being arouses a sense of unease or revulsion in the person viewing it.-- in how to more effectively mimic human speech patterns and facial expression.
- The network will book Mr. Hewitt onto a couple of panels -- probably Hardball (MSNBC) and Meet the Press (NBC) -- to gin up some momentum for him during the run-up to his Triumphant Return to Comcast's good graces.
- His Triumphant Return!
And somewhere Melissa Harris-Perry will have a glass of Malbec and laugh and laugh and laugh.
Behold, a Tip Jar!