Jesse Ventura was also censored just before the start of the IRAQ WAR, writing on his Conspiracy Theory Facebook page:
“Donahue and I were both TAKEN OFF THE AIR and buried BY MSNBC.”
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The Day That TV News Died
By Chris Hedges
I am not sure exactly when the death of television news took place. The descent was gradual—a slide into the tawdry, the trivial and the inane, into the charade on cable news channels such as Fox and MSNBC in which hosts hold up corporate political puppets to laud or ridicule, and treat celebrity foibles as legitimate news. But if I had to pick a date when commercial television decided amassing corporate money and providing entertainment were its central mission, when it consciously chose to become a carnival act, it would probably be Feb. 25, 2003, when MSNBC took Phil Donahue off the air because of his opposition to the calls for war in Iraq.