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Reagan Brothers Crowd Cable News

A few hours after Michael Reagan, son of Pres. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, was on Fox News Channel Tuesday, his half brother Ron Reagan was on MSNBC. Both Reagan brothers were talking politics and, in the case of the Fox News segment, the media’s coverage of politics.

Michael Reagan and Scott Rasmussen were guests on Megyn Kelly‘s show. At one point, Kelly showed a CNBC clip of NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd seeming to take a shot at less-than-reliable polling, like Rasmussen’s, pointing out how much NBC News (and partner The Wall Street Journal) pay for their polling. While Kelly noted the historical accuracy of Rasmussen’s polling, he laughed off the criticism: “It’s part of the life of being a pollster,” he said. Reagan added, tongue in cheek, “Don’t ask me about the Reagans. Boy, they never say anything mean about us!”

An MSNBC analyst and former show host, Ron Regan is a regular on “Hardball” and other shows. Michael Reagan has been upping his appearances on Fox News, having guested more frequently on Kelly’s show as well as “Your World” and FNC’s weekend shows.

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Hollywood Insiders Rip MSNBC

msnbclogo_10.28.gifTHR’s Paul Bond attended a discussion among TV industry insiders Monday, many of whom were not pleased with the cable news coverage of the election. Some in the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors directed their ire at MSNBC.

Writer, producer and Bill & Hillary Clinton BFF Linda Bloodworth-Thomason said the channel is “completely out of control.”

Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, said he no longer will appear as a guest on MSNBC because, he says, “I actually get death threats.” Reagan’s brother Ron was a fixture on MSNBC during the 2004 election and once hosted a show on the network.

And pollster Frank Luntz, now on FNC but who once brought his focus groups to MSNBC, told the group the channel is “the only network with more letters in its name than viewers.”

Well not so much. The network is doing something right, at least when it comes to drawing viewers. For the first time ever MSNBC beat CNN for an entire month at 9pmET in the A25-54 demo.