I love me some MSNBC. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell are two of my favorite TV hosts. They usually impress me with their news coverage and opinion pieces.
Last night, The Rachel Maddow Show #TRMS
and Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell #lastword
derailed completely when the Lafayette theater shooting broke and they went to 100% focused coverage of the event.
I'm deeply disappointed in their coverage. I can't begin to describe my level of disappointment. They fell into full-on "Breathless Talking Head" syndrome, conveying virtually no information and spending their air-time eliciting content-free comments from their experts about what might or might not be happening. It was terrible.
When something happens, tell me about it. Don't obsess over it. When you learn something of import about the event, share it with us. Don't sit there talking "maybe"s and "what-if"s when you don't have any new information. The rest of the world doesn't stop happening because something else occurred.
I turned off the coverage about 10 minutes into O'Donnell's show because they weren't telling me anything. EPIC FAIL, #MSNBC