Farewell, MSNBC’s flirtation with Trump-friendly commentary: Conservative host Hugh Hewitt announced the end of his show on Saturday.
Hewitt, a nationally syndicated talk show host, served as a conservative commentator for MSNBC throughout the 2016 election before the network offered him a half-hour show on Saturday mornings.
Despite boasting a series of high profile interviews — including Mike Pompeo to Jeff Sessions — his show has suffered in the ratings doldrums for months, regularly trounced by the weekend iteration of Fox News’s flagship morning show Fox & Friends.
“This brings me to an important programming note — This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on MSNBC Saturday mornings,” the host said at the end of his Saturday show. “I’m remaining on the network as a contributor, I’ll appear as a guest on MSNBC shows and I will continue as a guest on Meet the Press.”
“It’s been great fun to host this show, and I’ll see you on MSNBC again soon” he concluded.
Hewitt’s short lived run as a network host wasn’t without controversy. When Politico reported that he lobbied EPA chief Scott Pruitt to clean up a polluted area near his California home, MSNBC said Hewitt “was given a verbal warning as such activity is a violation of our standards.”
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