MSNBC Talent Blast Network’s ‘Completely Insane’ Idea to Re-air Bloomberg’s ‘With All Due Respect’

“Talk about out of ideas,” one MSNBC personality says

Last Updated: November 20, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

MSNBC’s on-air talent aren’t impressed with the network’s plan to re-air Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect” politics program hosted by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

As TheWrap reported, the Lean Forward network is currently in negotiations to re-air Bloomberg’s inside-the-beltway show an hour after its current 5 p.m. broadcast. MSNBC’s 6 p.m. timeslot has been without a permanent show for two months following Al Sharpton’s demotion to weekends.

Apparently, one MSNBC personality thinks the idea shows that the network is grasping at straws.

“Talk about out of ideas,” one unnamed on-air talent told CNN‘s Dylan Byers. “We’re going to run a rerun of another rival network’s show? As a programming decision that is completely insane.”

Meanwhile, staffers at Bloomberg are dumbfounded as to why their network would give away its content, which it pays a pretty penny for in the form of $1 million in salaries to both Heilemann and Halperin.

CNBC executives are also offended by the idea of MSNBC re-airing programming from its direct business news competition, CNN reported.

The deal is reportedly close to completion, with the final sign-off needed from Bloomberg chief Michael Bloomberg.