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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/23/2011

MSNBC and Libya: any post-mortem?

MSNBC came in for a Twitter beating on Sunday evening as rebels swarmed the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

MT @nancyfranklin: @jackshafer I thought that MSNBC] might switch over at 7. No: high-voltage-electricity accidents, on "Caught on Camera."less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

With occasional cut-ins, the network largely stuck with “canned” programming — “Body Snatchers of New York” and “Caught on Camera” — until 7:53 p.m., from which point it went live for the balance of the evening.

Any regrets over at MSNBC? If it had a do-over, would it have bagged the voltage in favor of one of the year’s most compelling stories?

No word from MSNBC on this point. Writes MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines, “Not going to have anything to say” on any post-mortem discussions.

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