Skip to comments.MSNBC boldly moves to plug its one remaining hole--hiring Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod
Posted on 02/21/2013 8:39:27 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
A Pew poll found that in the week leading up to the 2012 election, MSNBC did not air a single story critical of the President or a single positive story about Romney - not a single one - even as Fox aired a few negative ones about Romney and a few positive ones about Obama. Meanwhile, Obama campaign aides who appeared on MSNBC were typically treated with greater deference than that shown to the British Queen when one of her most adoring subjects is in her presence for the first time.
Surveying this assembled data, one does not need to be a veteran cable news executive to see what MSNBC has been so sorely lacking: people who loyally defend President Obama.
I wonder: does someone who goes from being an Obama White House spokesman and Obama campaign official to being an MSNBC contributor even notice that they changed jobs?
Impressively, David Axelrod left the White House and actually managed to find the only place on earth more devoted to Barack Obama.
Most MSNBC shows there are suffused with former DNC spokespeople, Obama aides and other types whose overarching political mission is a defense of the president. I suppose there's some commendable candor in hiring Obama's two most recognizably loyal aides in less than two weeks: any lingering doubt about its primary purpose as a network is dispelled.
But whatever one wants to call this, "journalism" is the wrong label. Even ideologically-friendly media outlets which claim that mantle should be devoted to accountability and treating those who wield power adversarially, not flattering the preexisting beliefs of their audience and relentlessly glorifying political leaders. Presidents have actual press secretaries and Party spokespeople for that.
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Boy, talk about a couple of holes in need of plugging, eh?
Seems conservatives have stopped watching NBC too... bleed over - they're going down.
The toilet didn’t have enough crap.
MSNBC - lowest rating of all the news cables...
Money talks - except to socialist elites...
revolving door libtard media <-—> democrat admin shills
reminds me of
the revolivng door between big pharma <-—> fda
revolving door of green energy companies subsidies <-—> libtard epa shills