The rumor was that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were going to follow their former producer, Chris Licht, to CBS. But maybe not--maybe they will go to CNN. Or maybe this CNN trial balloon is a ploy to get more money out of CBS--or MSNBC.
So one immediate question is: How will this play at MSNBC? And CBS? And, of course, at CNN, where the low-rated team at "American Morning"--Kiran Chetry, Ali Velshi, and Christine Romans--must be wondering, "WTF?"
But it's possible, of course, that Joe and Mika are being too clever by half--making everyone mad without snagging a better deal. After all, such behind-the-scenes maneuvering blew up in Kiran's face when she ended up getting fired by Fox back in 2007.