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MSNBC gets gayer: Steve Kornacki to take over Chris Hayes old job

Happy about this change. Kornacki is a talented mind and good television speaker. Not to mention having another gay journalist given prominence is pretty sweet.

Surprised it didn't go to Ezra since I thought he was being groomed, but honestly as much as I love reading Ezra's column I think Kornacki was the better choice.

by Anonymousreply 4306/23/2013

I never watched UP (nor am I likely to considering the fact that it's on really, really early on the West Coast), but I do watch 'The Cycle', so I'm bummed to see him go. I'm wondering who will take over for him on 'The Cycle'? I'm guessing either Ari Melber or Jonathan Capehart.

by Anonymousreply 103/19/2013

Ari Melber and S.E. Cupp despise each other. I'm sure Steve hated her too, but he could hide it much better. I think Cupp will put the kibosh on Melber joining the cast.

by Anonymousreply 203/29/2013

Does Kornacki have a boyfriend?

Does he want one?

I am available at the present time ....

by Anonymousreply 303/29/2013

Holy shit...MSNBC just ran an ad for Up with Steve Kornacki, and he's trying so hard to appear straight that he sounded like a Texas oilman. I'm sorry, but he's just one of those gays who tries a little too hard to not be gay.

by Anonymousreply 404/11/2013

I think Steve was okay with Cupp - she likes guns, and Republican tax policy, but on social issues, she's liberal. From what I saw the other day, Melber does seem to dislike her.

So ... how was Steve's first show?

by Anonymousreply 504/13/2013

I liked the first two shows. He's less manic than Chris and he handled the manuvering of guests well. He does need lips however.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2013

I'm going to be watching for Melber-Cupp tension from here on out.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2013

Melber is pretty dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2013

I saw Melber and Cupp once, just for a few minutes, and he had her blabbering, "DUH? WUT?"

Truly amazing!

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2013

Chris Matthews better watch out - they're replacing all the old guard with wonky SWPLs.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2013

I like Capehart. We would be fine with it, but do you think MSNBC has the balls to go with two Black gay men???

Also, I would never describe myself as a fan of S.E. Cupp, but I adore the fact that she is open about being an atheist. That must just make the Fundies apoplectic!

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2013

Steve ran the Boston Marathon a bunch of times. They want to make sure we know that.

by Anonymousreply 1204/16/2013

Steve mentioned he is from MA but he has either a Buffalo or Midwestern accent. Inneresting no?

by Anonymousreply 1304/16/2013

Who's the other black gay man at MSNBC, R11?

And, R10, what does SWPL mean?

by Anonymousreply 1404/16/2013

[quote]he's trying so hard to appear straight that he sounded like a Texas oilman. I'm sorry, but he's just one of those gays who tries a little too hard to not be gay.[/quote]

He is openly gay so that is pretty much the exact opposite of trying to appear straight. He has never especially pinged, lots of gay guys don't. This is going to be especially true while doing a "broadcaster" voice.

by Anonymousreply 1504/16/2013

He and Rachel (from what I have noticed) seem to bend over backwards not to make "gay issues" personal.

by Anonymousreply 1604/16/2013

I miss Steve on The Cycle but Ari is a great repllacement.

by Anonymousreply 1704/16/2013

So true r10.

by Anonymousreply 1804/16/2013

[R11] Toure' is a closeted but clearly gay man. One would have to be a total idiot not to see that. Considering the intelligence and ability to think, which most MSNBC viewers possess, I am surprised you would ask.

In my best Riley Freeman voice: that n*gg* gay

by Anonymousreply 1904/16/2013

I thought Toure is married with a kid? Hayes strikes me much gay-er.

by Anonymousreply 2004/16/2013

Hayes is married with a kid, too

by Anonymousreply 2104/16/2013

Yes, I realized Hayes was, too. With him, it seems like some sort of "gay denial" (or bisexuality) thing, whereas with Toure, I can accept it at face value.

by Anonymousreply 2204/16/2013

Toure would be out if he were gay, I don't think he'd be trying to hide it. He talks about LGBT rights all of the time and comes off very supportive.

by Anonymousreply 2304/16/2013

[quote] And, [R10], what does SWPL mean?

It stands for Stuff White People Like, which is a blog that made fun of smug white educated liberal bohemians, albeit in the insufferable self-congratulatory way that SWPLs pretend to mock themselves. There is a lot of overlap with the upper middle class. They went to the best schools, eat all the right foodie stuff, and know what's best for poor people, though the poors are strange, vaguely sinister Others to them.

by Anonymousreply 2404/16/2013

R22, don't you think there are plenty of het men who come across a little femme? I think the mystical powers of gaydar can be a little overrated. I've known plenty of non-manly straight guys.

by Anonymousreply 2504/16/2013

Yes, R25, there are metrosexuals around.

by Anonymousreply 2604/16/2013

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by Anonymousreply 2704/16/2013

Steve Kornacki is still getting used to doing the weekend gig on MSNBC.

by Anonymousreply 2804/21/2013

Is it true that Steve is dating Josh Barro?

by Anonymousreply 2906/22/2013

Barro could do a lot better than Steve.

by Anonymousreply 3006/22/2013

I think Steve could do a lot better than Josh, actually. Barro is an intellectual tyro.

by Anonymousreply 3106/22/2013

R31: I was talking about looks. Barro is much better-looking than Steve.

by Anonymousreply 3206/22/2013

Barro got his ass handed to him today on Up.

Barro asked a question of another guest, but it was one of those questions that was really just a very long statement (about sugar subsidies). The other guest told Barro he wa wrong and after Barro continued trying to make his point, the guest said he was vary misinformed.

Kornacki took control, and we never saw Barro to see if he was embarasses or not.

by Anonymousreply 3306/22/2013

What's up with Barro these days, by the way?

He's lost a ton of weight and looked gaunt this morning.

Kinda pozzy, actually.

by Anonymousreply 3406/22/2013

R34 Don't be a downer. He looks great.

by Anonymousreply 3506/22/2013

Josh Barro IS poz. I thought everyone knew that.

by Anonymousreply 3606/22/2013

R33: Barro mentioned this on Twitter today. Said he should have been "better-briefed" about the subsidies. Stopped short of saying he was wrong.

by Anonymousreply 3706/22/2013

Chris Hayes is a muscle hunk.

by Anonymousreply 3806/22/2013

How do you know, R36?

by Anonymousreply 3906/22/2013

How do you know, R36? Has he said so somewhere?

by Anonymousreply 4006/22/2013

Steve is cute but I'm never impressed in his long shots when he's standing up making a statement. He dresses like an insurance salesman from Iowa.

OTOH, Ari Melber looks hot in his suits but of course would look much better naked (and in my bed).

by Anonymousreply 4106/22/2013

I agree, r41. Ari is adorable and much sexier than the milquetoast-y Kornacki.

by Anonymousreply 4206/23/2013

Steve doesn't look so good today.

I hope Josh "Nasty Pig" hasn't gotten him into meth and barebacking.

by Anonymousreply 4306/23/2013
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