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What’s MSNBC Saying with that FOX Graphic?

hardball1_10-19.jpgToday on the 5pmET edition of “Hardball”, Chris Matthews had a “WHITE HOUSE vs. FOX” graphic in the lower right corner.

While Matthews and guests Pat Buchanan and Eugene Robinson discussed the White House’s feud with “Fox News,” the graphic on the bottom corner simply read White House vs. “FOX” and the accompanying logo was that of the FOX broadcast network, not Fox News.

An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser the FOX logo was used mistakenly and that it should have been the Fox News logo. We’re told the graphic will be corrected for the 7pmET broadcast.

When Bill O’Reilly references MSNBC, he generally uses the umbrella “NBC News” or “NBC’s cable news network” description.

Regardless, the MSNBC graphic is not quite as eye-catching as the rotating White House Watchdog/Anita Dunn‘s head Glenn Beck used last week.

The Newsers That Make Esquire Really Happy

esquirebestpeople9-18.jpgEsquire published its list of the “75 Best People in the World” this week: “This is a list of men and women who, by virtue of skill or character, make us happy — happy that they’re among us, happy that they do what they do, happy that they’re successful. Each of them possesses exceptional talent, of course, but each also satisfies two special requirements: Would we like to have a drink with this person? And would we trust this person with our puppy?”

On the internet, it’s pretty rare that a bunch of writers get together to just make a list of celebrities that they claim to actually like, so enjoy it while it lasts. Here are the newsers (or news related celebs) that made the list:

Shepard Smith – An anchor you want to watch, with a touch of the madness of Rather.

Rachel Maddow – A whip-smart voice of reason in the racket that is cable news.

Lara Logan – If only all war correspondents were as enterprising and brave as this one.

Pat Buchanan – Weird and possibly dangerous, but he’s seen a thing or two. Plus, he’d be kind to the dog.

Lester Holt – The one anchor who’s both contemporary and weighty.

Rupert Murdoch – The evil emperor of global media, but he also gets drunk and loses his wedding band. And he loves newspapers. How bad can he be?

Rachel Maddow: “Pat, I Don’t Need a Lecture From You”

It’s been a while since Pat Buchanan has been on “The Rachel Maddow Show”, and last night didn’t disappoint. Maddow and Buchanan proved once again opposites attract, at least on cable news. At issue last night: Sonia Sotomayor.

The 10-minute interview was personal but pointed, heated but civil. But at one point Maddow declared, “Pat, I don’t need a lecture from you.” And for anyone out there who would use this interview as reasoning for MSNBC to show Buchanan the door, think again. This is exactly the kind of programming they’re looking for.

Go here to see the whole thing. The clip below is the last five minutes:

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Geist Talks Bunking With Joe, Mika’s Boots

geist_3-7.jpgMSNBC’s Willie Geist is featured in a Village Voice Q&A, and fields the wide array of questions put forth by Brian Parks

So, hypothetically, if Geist and Joe Scarborough shared a bunk bed, what would be the set up? “Joe is totally a bottom, so I’d have to climb the ladder to the top of our NASCAR-themed bunk beds,” said Geist.

And what about Mika Brzezinski‘s boots. “They’re stored in climate-controlled humidors in a cellar beneath the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza,” he said.

After the jump, see which Morning Joe regulars Geist learns the most from &mdash and in which areas of expertise…

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Pat’s Tat and Morning Drinking

geist_2-13.jpgBrian Parks of the Village Voice interviews Morning Joe’s Willie Geist, who gives some behind-the-scenes secrets of the MSNBC morning show.

“People assume there’s some FCC rule that says you can’t drink alcohol on television,” he says when asked if “more alcohol consumed on your show” than other morning programs. “Nonsense. No such rule exists. Actually we haven’t checked the rules, but there probably isn’t one, right?”

He jokes that regular contributor Pat Buchanan “has a ‘Thug Life’ tattoo across his stomach,” in honor of Tupac Shakur. But he also reveals something real that people would be surprised to know about the conservative commentator. “If you talk in private to Upper West Side lefties who pray five times a day in the direction of Barack Obama‘s birthplace of Honolulu, they’ll confess that they’ve come to love Pat Buchanan. They hate themselves for it, but they love Pat,” he said.

Click continued for Geist’s story of meeting Jose Canseco in a nightclub a couple years ago (he compared himself to the steroid-slugger)…

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form…

Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan did a bit of President George W. Bush-defending this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe in the wake of colleague Gene Robinson‘s Washington Post column. Newsbusters thinks they’ve pegged who Scarborough is referencing, then imitating, at the end of the segment. We’re going to leave the guessing, sir, to you, sir. (John Harwood seems to be enjoying the whole exchange as well.):

The Ticker: PBS, CNN, FNC…

> Vice President Dick Cheney talks with The NewsHour’s Jim Lehrer for an interview airing tomorrow night. The “extended” interview will be recorded earlier in the day.

> CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sits down with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair today, for an interview airing during The Situation Room. Blair is in D.C. to receive the Medal of Freedom.

> MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan appears on the second night ever of FNC’s “Hannity” tonight at 9pmET. From Foxnews.com: “What does Pat Buchanan think of Obamanomics?” More on the “Hannity” premiere later.

Maddow: “I Have Tried To Not Be Like Other Things on Television”

maddow_1-8.bmpMSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared last night on “The Daily Show,” and Jon Stewart was very complimentary of her program — although not necessarily her network.

Using “The Munsters” as an analogy, he said: “Here’s what I think when I watch MSNBC — you’re Marilyn. But everyone else over there is fucking nuts. Now I’m not going to tell you who Herman Munster is, but I will tell you I believe Chris Matthews is the dragon who lives under the stairs.”

Maddow didn’t know how to respond. Later, she said, “I have tried to not be like other things on television. I think there’s a real homogenizing force in the production of TV.”

Click continued to see the clip, and find out who Maddow’s favorite debate partner Pat Buchanan is in “The Munsters” analogy…

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MSNBC Idol?

New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley gives her list of “top contenders” for “most compelling television moments of the year.” The list of mostly television shows includes The Wire and Mad Men, but also MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

This MSNBC early-morning political klatch is oddly addictive, even though its hosts at times come off like a cable news version of ‘American Idol.’ Joe Scarborough is Simon Cowell, the Randy Jackson role is divided between Pat Buchanan and Mike Barnicle, and Mika Brzezinski is Paula Abdul, always seeking to say something nice about politicians the others mock. Willie Geist is their Ryan Seacrest, only much funnier.

Discuss.

Maddow Talks Politics, “Sarah Palin Glasses,” With Leno

maddow_10-10.jpgMSNBC’s Rachel Maddow appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, her first late night talk show since taking over the 9pmET hour and, as Leno said, “doubling the ratings.”

Leno asks Maddow about her role as “commentator” which allows her to add “a little bias.” “I think of it as a point of view,” she said.

Leno took a shot at picking her political affiliation. “I would guess liberal, but the Sarah Palin glasses could throw me,” he joked.

Maddow talked about her “It’s Pat”-segment guest, Pat Buchanan. “Pat is smart and funny and a lot of his views are incredibly toxic and weird, but he’s fun to talk to,” she said.

Click continued to see the interview…

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