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Dylan Ratigan To Go At It With Maria Bartiromo

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Remember when Dylan Ratigan moved to MSNBC and got placed in the 9-11 AM timeslot, in direct competition with former colleagues Erin Burnett and Mark Haines? At the time we noted that the battle for viewers would come down to who was willing to flash their tits for ratings. While Haines took one for the team, D.Rat declined to do so and now he's paying the price. Ratigan has been bumped to 4PM, where he'll only get an hour to dress up in wigs and role play.

While MSNBC claims this is a promotion, the Post, because they're News Corp-owned and devote column inches to going after rivals included but not limited to MSNBC, characterizes it as a demotion, which it very well might be. BUT it's also a chance for him to really show us what he's made of, and whether or not he's got what it takes to dethrone the lady of the hour, Maria Bartiromo. To that end, any C-suite execs with access to the corporate jet would be doing D.Rat a serious solid if they could get in touch (and will be adequately compensated for their support if you know what I mean and I think you do). Bringing on Macke would also help.