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MSNBC To Rotate Hosts At 3 PM

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Now I love Ezra, and he's a mighty smart guy, but what a sonorous delivery he has. Need to thow a little Capeheart and maybe Meghan McCain for giggles.

At the end of the month MSNBC will have a hole to fill at 3 PM, following the departure of Dylan Ratigan and Martin Bashir‘s move to 4 PM. In its place, at least at the start, will be a show with a rotating panel of hosts, a source confirms to TVNewser. The show was described as temporary, as the network has not decided what to do in that hour on a full-time basis yet.

The news was first reported by Politico’s Dylan Byers, who also notes some of the names being floated to fill-in during that hour.

Steve Kornacki, Salon’s political writer, and S.E. Cupp, the conservative columnist, are among those who will co-host the new show, which will replace Martin Bashir’s program when it moves to the 4 p.m slot…At least two sources also named former congressional candidate-turned-commentator Krystal Ball and the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein as possible co-hosts.

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Dylan Ratigan is leaving MSNBC

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Dylan Ratigan is saying good-bye to MSNBC on June 22nd. He planned this about three months ago, and Martin Bashir will be moving his show up an hour to Ratigan's old slot, but who'll be taking over at the Bashir spot? Starting on June 25th, several different hosts and contributors will, under the watch of Ratigan’s staff, who will create a brand new show. Audition time!

His contract expires this month and he got paid about $1 million a year, per some of his staff.

The New York Times' Brian Stelter:

Mr. Ratigan, whose news analysis show is now broadcast at 4 p.m. Eastern time, said in a telephone interview that he was electing to leave cable so that he could put into practice what he has talked about on TV. Mr. Ratigan has attacked political systems, corporations and special interests on his show and promoted movements for job creation, bank reform and campaign finance reform in the past.

“Once you’ve said your piece, you can either keep saying it — and then it’s a job, good job, pays well, everybody knows your name, it’s great — or you can decide what you’re going to do about it,” he said. “And the answer is, I don’t know. But I do know, in order to figure it out, I have to dismount.”

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Video- Interesting Idea for "Buying American", Creating Jobs

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I have to say that I don't normally pay attention to the Dylan Ratigan Show, but I happened to see this while doing something else and it really got my attention. I'm not good with statistics etc, but the idea that if each person just spent $64 dollars this holiday season buying American made goods, jobs would be created sounds wonderful to me. Here is the site, it's not up yet but supposed to do a promotion this weekend. I also got an viral email from one of my Labor buddies this week asking people to consider giving the gift of services this year instead of regular presents, therefore keeping local people in local jobs employed, i.e. hairdressers, bakeries, pet groomers etc, another good idea.

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VIDEO: Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell and won't take it any more

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Forgive my light, rather weak posting today. I feel like crap. Here's all I can muster up... rather, Dylan mustered it up for me:

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