They usually repeat the mantra, “Yes MSNBC is biased, but so is Fox News”, but rational Liberals are starting to realize they can’t be compared.
Excerpt form: ‘Glenn Gavin on TV’ – The Miami Herald:
‘Watching coverage of the Massachusetts senatorial election Tuesday night, I wondered if MSNBC was getting ready to cut off its cable signal to the state. Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, positively enraged that Massachusetts dared to elect a Republican, delivered two hours of nonstop bilious rage toward the state's voters, calling them "irrational" and "teabaggers," engaged in "a total divorce from reality," and hinting that they're vicious racists to boot.
‘If you watched CNN or Fox News last night, you got a balanced analysis of how Republican Scott Brown pulled off the political upset of the century (or, if you prefer, how Democrat Martha Coakley blew a dead solid electoral lock). Yes, I said Fox News, without irony. To be sure, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity made it clear they were rooting for Brown. But their shows also included a steady parade of liberal-leaning guests -- former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, former Dukakis campaign manager Susan Estrich, Democratic party strategist Mary Anne Marsh, NPR commentator Juan Williams and radio host Alan Colmes. And pollster Frank Luntz interviewed a panel of two dozen or so Massachusetts voters, most of them Democrats, about how they voted and why. Practically every conceivable perspective on the election was represented.
‘And on MSNBC, you got practically every conceivable expression of venom against Brown and anybody who voted him. From Maddow's dark suspicions that the election was rigged -- she cited complaints about a grand total of six ballots out of about 2.25 million cast -- to Olbermann's suggestion in the video up above that the same Massachusets voters who went for Barack Obama by a 62-28 percent margin had suddenly realized they helped elect a black guy and went Republican in repentance, the network's coverage was idiotic, one-sided and downright ugly.’
Excerpt: from: Michael Landauer – Dallas Morning News:
‘Keith Olbermann attacked me for attacking him for attacking Scott Brown. He says I have infinite space to explain what lie I am referring to. The link I had made it clear. He was lying about Scott Brown reacting to a vulgar comment at one of his rallies. He shared the response of the campaign, but asserted that Brown responded to the comment. There's no evidence to back that up. And now he continues to assert that Scott Brown participates in a vulgar sexual act himself. Olbermann is quite aware of the vulgar definiton of the phrase "tea bagging" and he uses it repeatedly. Saying something you know is untrue (the tea "bag" references) and saying something without any proof is dishonest. Plus, it's just name-calling. Aren't we better than that?
‘And finally, he characterizes me as a far right-winger. Regular readers of this blog certainly got a chuckle out of that. (I spent part of my day, by the way, defending our recent criticism of Rush!)’