I stand up to people.
I can’t think of an instance at MSNBC where anything I said on the air was influenced by what was going on behind the scenes.
As part of the process by which you hire me, you hire me. You just don’t hire an hour of me to do a performance.
At Current, television is all we do – that’s our business. We don’t have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don’t have environmental cases against us, we don’t have a series of outdoor-advertising companies.
It’s not about ‘NBC is evil.’ It’s about that media structure – CBS, ABC, CNN, even some of the smaller operations are now multinationals, with these extraordinarily diverse holdings.
I have achieved what I wanted to achieve. I’m better off at some sort of independent place where they not only like what I produce but also trust me to be the one to produce it.
Our country is wounded and bleeding now if we don’t know whether or not habeas corpus exists.
I’m a natural management guy. I had forgotten that. And I forgot how much I hate it.
Fox News is hated because they’re elitists, and the worst winners television’s ever seen.
All the things that people like me supposedly don’t do, I do.
I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics.
Even on the greatest teams, there’s always one role player.
I’m difficult for management. That’s why I have the reputation because nobody challenges management.
Once the Republicans get rolling, they assume they’re going to win everything. They are zealots, and zealots assume the last five percent of whatever their plan is will be taken care of by their own greatness or momentum or divinity.
Reagan’s dead, and he was a lousy President.