The LATimes caught an exchange on MSNBC just after 11:30amET between Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. Matthews was talking about the mood of the crowd behind the MSNBC set:
“It sure as hell helps to be on MSNBC today…Let’s talk straight here: This is the network that has opened its heart to change. To change and its possibilities. Let’s be honest. These people watch this network out here.
“He’s Chris Matthews, and he approved this message,” said Olbermann.
The New York Times’ Brian Stelter was in the control room at the time, and live blogged about it. “‘He’s writing a promo out there,’ a staffer in the control room laughed,” wrote Stelter.