Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm Sorry, But MSNBC Is Awful

Yesterday, I posted a story about how some in the liberal main stream media are actually practicing journalism and applying equal scrutiny across the board, even to those who share their political and social views.  However, there is still one media outlet that apparently doesn’t even begin to understand the meaning of journalism, and that is MSNBC.

It has been a long-standing joke among many who truly believe in journalistic integrity that MSNBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party, but the so-called news network has set new standards for bias during the scandal involving New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.  The show hosts began last week by attacking the messenger, Internet Journalist Activist Andrew Brietbart, and downplaying the severity of the Weiner’s transgressions.

Now that it appears that everything in Breibart’s original Internet stories were true, most of the main stream liberal media has castigated Weiner for attacking the messenger of his scandal and perpetuating a series of lies for 10 days.  Of course, the exception is MSNBC.

I’m sorry, but there is no way to sugarcoat it.  MSNBC is awful.  It is not a journalistic entity.  It has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that it is the propaganda arm on the Obama Administration, the Democratic Party and the liberal elite in this country.  It pains me to say this because many of my truly decent liberal friends love the station and will not acknowledge the bias that seems to be obvious to everyone else.

Last night, Ed Schultz, host of the “Ed Show,” did call for Weiner to resign, but not because what the Congressman did was wrong and dishonest, but because he has become a liability to the liberal cause.  In his opening diatribe, Schultz was still trying to paint Weiner as a victim of Brietbart, who Schultz described as a professional character assassin.  He then went on to castigate Brietbart for showing embarrassing pictures of Weiner on his Internet news website.

Sorry, Ed, but Brietbart or anyone else could never have put those pictures on a website if Weiner didn’t upload the inappropriate photos in the first place.  Blaming the messenger for exposing corrupt politicians is usually not the province of those who claims to be part of a journalistic entity.

Defenders of MSNBC always claim that the network is a counter to Fox News, which they contend is cheer leading for the Republican Party.  Outside of Shawn Hannity, who freely admits he is an advocate for the Republican Party and the conservative cause, you really would be hard pressed to find show hosts that promote any party.  Don’t believe me?  Then take time to actually watch Fox News as I actually watch MSNBC.

Unlike the fascists at Media Matters, who are actively trying to get Fox News off the air, I would never recommend that anyone start a campaign to get advertisers to abandon MSNBC.  I believe that the free marketplace of ideas should be open to all opinions, and I am opposed to any campaign to silence anyone.

In a totally free marketplace of expression, the public decides what ideas they support or oppose.   Based on the continuing anemic ratings that MSNBC is getting, it appears that the public doesn’t buy the network’s biased, vitriolic and hateful rhetoric.  Thank God!

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