I find this article funny because MSNBC is crying foul and again blaming Fox News, but it's their own fault. Their whole network is lined with left winged nut jobs, Maddow and Olbermann talk to Americans like were freaking stupid, especially in their commentaries, and Matthews seems to get more bent out of shape everyday. CNN is even beating out MSNBC. Now that's pathetic. I really like Fox Executive Vice President Brian Lewis' response and says that "NBC, and especially MSNBC, is not even a blip on our radar screen. We don't care what they do. Capus must be confusing us with CNN" as a close competitor. (Fox host Bill O'Reilly, for his part, regularly describes NBC as a left-wing network, at one point slamming "Capus and his character assassins.") Everytime I turn on MSNBC, heck even The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, all they ever do is slam Fox and especially Glenn Beck. They can't even report on normal things.
Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz wrote this howler today in a story on how MSNBC's leftishness rubs off on the mothership: "No one is suggesting Brian Williams's newscast had suddenly become biased."
That's right. Brian's show has been biased for a long time. But there's more comedy in how NBC News chief Steve Capus tries to suggest it's unfair to see NBC as liberal because of the ever-increasing left-wing shrillness quotient of MSNBC in prime time:
Capus concedes that MSNBC's lefty lineup at night--Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and, as of next week, Lawrence O'Donnell--raises questions about NBC. But cable is "narrowcasting," he says, and "I think the audience gets it, pure and simple."
Fox News, he adds, is "trying to brand us" as a liberal broadcast network because of MSNBC. "It's a classic political tactic -- they don't like Keith Olbermann, they're going to come after us. It's annoying."
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