Shuster Incorporating the Netroots
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 05:43:08 PM EST
While we're hoping to see friend of MyDD Sam Seder get the newly open 10:00 PM Eastern slot on MSNBC (you can join the Facebook group supporting him to help out), it looks like the cable news network is already incorporating more of the netroots into their programming. Here's TV Newser:
David Shuster's "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" is looking to the Web. The anchor is now active on Twitter, and yesterday he revealed he would spend a segment on the program each night looking at what's being talked about on the "net."
But not just anywhere on the Web. "Every day at this time, we're going to bring you a key issue in the progressive blogosphere," said Shuster.
Last night's guest was Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo.com, who talked about Sen. John McCain's stimulus plan credibility.
According to Shuster's Twitter feed, tonight's segment features Firedoglake.com founder Jane Hamsher.
This is a great development. For a long time, the right has had several outlets to help amplify conservative voices, not only on Fox News but also CNN, CNBC and elsewhere. It's about time that the left had an outlet to help resonate its voice, even if it is only for a few hours today (remember, MSNBC carries former conservative Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough for three hours a day). Miss Jane today? Check out her MSNBC hit: