The vacancy left by Dylan Ratigan at MSNBC leaves the hard-left Obama Network with a whole hour to fill and it looks as though they might go "The Five" route --with rotating hosts -- a decision that provided a hit for the Fox News Channel. But that would only be a temporary plan which, interestingly enough, might include conservative commenter S.E. Cupp.
On a permanent basis, MSNBC is thinking of going the race-baiting route with Touré or the journOlist route with the Washington Post's Ezra Klein.
Because MSNBC and Politico wake up together in the same soiled bed every morning, naturally Dylan Byers has the scoop:
Steve Kornacki, Salon's political writer, and S.E. Cupp, the conservative columnist, are among those who will co-host the new show, which will replace Martin Bashir's program when it moves to the 4 p.m slot. One source said the [rotation] format was a temporary plan, though that could not be confirmed with others.
Touré, the cultural critic-turned-liberal commentator, has also been cited by many sources as a likely co-host of the new show. At least two sources also named former congressional candidate-turned-commentator Krystal Ball and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein as possible co-hosts.