In case you hadn't noticed—and you probably hadn't—MSNBC has launched an explanatory news site called “30 Seconds to Know.” It’s like a poor man's version of VOX DOT COM, but without the flash cards. Also, while VOX DOT COM is sponsored by corporate giant General Electric, the MSNBC version is funded by Xerox, a lesser corporation.
Xerox CEO Ursula Burns might not have served on President Obama's jobs council like GE's Jeffrey Immelt, but she is a loyal Democratic donor. Since 2007, Burns has donated more than $80,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, including $4,600 to Barack Obama, and almost $15,000 to Hillary Clinton. Unlike most prominent CEOs, who are obliged to make nice with both parties, Burns has not given any money to Republicans.
So if you're looking for hot, excessively short videos that explain the news, and "expert" commentary from MSNBC hosts and contributors, then "30 Seconds to Know" is perfect for you.
Want to hear Jonathan Capehart explain the White House Correspondents Dinner? There's a video for that.
Have you ever wondered, "Are black holes dangerous?" but been afraid to ask? Xerox/MSNBC have got you covered.
Do you want to listen to Steve Schmidt offer a completely worthless monologue on 2016? You've come to the right place.
Does anyone even care about this corporate meddling in media and politics? Liberals certainly don't. But funding a progressive vanity project might raise questions about a company's leadership. According to an independent employee survey, Burns ranked among the worst CEOs in the country.