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August 26, 2013

The Amazing Chris Hayes Admits He Has Amazingly Bad Ratings Open Thread

The Struggle. Just like Rosa Parks' struggle.

Hayes said he would be competitive about winning his time slot, which places him against Fox News ratings king Bill OíReilly and CNNís Anderson Cooper, but he has been anything but. MSNBC has been in a slump overall as a network during a news-heavy summer.

Last week, Hayes finished behind OíReilly and Cooper Monday through Thursday (Fridayís ratings have not yet been published), and he bottomed out with just 440,000 viewers Thursday to take fourth place, behind HLNís Nancy Grace (449,000), Cooper (640,000) and OíReilly (2,525,000).

Oh, and people keep noticing that MSNBC is Stalinist in its single-minded dedication to the party line. This week, the New Yorker notices.

And Keith Olbermann says he doesn't like politics anymore, that he's just "burned out" on politics, which, coincidentally enough, is just what his Last Possible Employer wants to hear.

Of course that doesn't mean he's burned out of being a shitsack of a human being and throwing rages and snits and generally behaving like a BPD drama addict.


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