Monday, August 25, 2008

MSNBC To Launch Obama Channel

Okay, the headline's a joke, but would it really shock you if it was true? Ed Rendell probably wouldn't be shocked. Now I remember why I respect Rendell, even if he's a Democrat...
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon’s Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC’s Tom Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulous and CBS’s Bob Schieffer — but instead, he opened up a can of worms about bias in 2008 election coverage

"Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell, in the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. "It was embarrassing."

Rendell, an ardent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter during the primaries, now backs Obama in the general election. Brokaw and Rendell began debating campaign coverage, including the
on-air comments by Lee Cowan, and when MSNBC came up, Rendell went after the cable network. “MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," Rendell said, who called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."

Chris Matthews, Rendell said, "loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.” At that point, PBS's Judy Woodruff, who was moderating the moderators event, said: "Why don’t we let Governor Rendell sit down."
(hat tip: Instapundit). You know, Ed is an Iggles fan, and we're known for being brutally honest.

The fact that MSNBC is now a sad parody of a news network probably doesn't matter, because Olbermann is earning good ratings (by MSNBC standards, they're friggin' unreal) by pandering to the nutjob left. Of course, the lefties would probably say this is a balance to Fox News, except that (a) so are CNN, ABC News, CBS News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the vast majority of the legacy media, and (b) Fox actually has liberal voices on the air regularly. But hey, keep pandering to the idiots and failing to vet Obama -- I'm sure it won't hurt him when uncovered scandals come up, and no one will ever question the substance behind the candidacy before Election Day.


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