How MSNBC Has Looked Different the Past Couple of Days

By Chris Ariens 

For the second day in a row, MSNBC has passed on taking remarks from President Obama, while competitors CNN and Fox News have provided full, live coverage.

Yesterday, when the president made remarks at a mosque in Baltimore, MSNBC briefly mentioned the story in the 1 p.m. hour with a report from Ron Allen at the White House. Meanwhile, CNN provided live coverage for more than 40 minutes of the mid-afternoon speech. FNC listened in live for about 10 minutes.

Then this morning, at the annual prayer breakfast, CNN listened in to President Obama’s remarks beginning at 9:30 a.m. for about 25 minutes, Fox News was live with the speech even longer than that, while MSNBC remained with its coverage from New Hampshire. MSNBC did report on the prayer breakfast in the 10 a.m. hour, but has decided to stick with coverage of politics, rather than long speeches from the outgoing commander-in-chief. MSNBC is also hosting its first debate tonight of th3e 2016 cycle, a late-add democratic match from New Hampshire at 9 p.m. ET.