The word “exclusive” has become absolutely meaningless in the world of cable news.
The only true EXCLUSIVE interview we’ve seen lately is Diane Sawyer‘s explosive interview with Bruce Jenner on ABC. Seriously. No one else had it. This was two heartfelt hours of Sawyer grilling Jenner on his gender, his deep desire to wear a dress, his winning the Olympics and his relationship with his kids and ex-wives.
Today MSNBC is crying exclusive on an interview that Ed Schultz will conduct with presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who just announced his candidacy Thursday.
Except did the powers that be forget that Sanders was already interviewed by the network’s Andrea Mitchell earlier today? Was that EXCLUSIVE too?