Ream Building Is For Suckers

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Col just sent me a link to the NY Post’s coverage of MSNBC’s inter-office squabbling between

  • Keith Olbermann,
  • Chris Matthews,
  • David Schuster,
  • Joe Scarborough,
  • and Tom Brokaw.

Col called it REAM BUILDING IS FOR SUCKERS, and I love it.

You can find links to the back story behind the alpha-male jockeying all over the interwebs — on Huffington Post and Wonkette, for example. There are snarky comments between anchors, immature hand gestures, and accusations of (oh my!) oversleeping. Don’t even get me started about crazy Uncle Pat (Buchanan) who needs his daily dose of Aricept. The dude is losing it.

You know what? Team cohesiveness is important, but I think the conflict at MSNBC is kind of fun. I never thought I’d see the day where Tom Brokaw and Joe Scarborough were aligned on journalistic ethics. All kinds of people from divergent points of view are coming together during this election season. Is this further proof that Obama is a uniter and not a divider?

In any event, I think the Gen Xers on MSNBC are looking great during the DNC convention coverage. These kids are showing up and doing it live. It’s time for Rachel Maddow, Chuck Todd, and (the currently misused) David Gregory to be added to the GE and NBC executive succession plan.

The lesbian policy wonk, the numbers geek, and bad dancer are the future of NBC News. Hey, this is America, and I think they are doin it right.

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