It's Hard Out Here For A Liberal Network
By Ed Driscoll · February 8, 2008 01:22 PM · Oh, That Liberal Media! · The Making of the President · The Return of the Primitive
Back in November, the New York Times reported on MSNBC's coming out party:
Officials at MSNBC emphasize that they never set out to create a liberal version of Fox News.And now it's time to pay the price:
SEATTLE (AP) - A distasteful comment about Chelsea Clinton by an MSNBC anchor Thursday could imperil Hillary Rodham Clinton's participation in future presidential debates on the network, a Clinton spokesman said.It truly is a disgusting comment by Shuster (especially coming after Don Imus' equally bad turn of a similar phrase), and nice triangulation by Hillary: given their ratings, she really has nothing to lose by boycotting them.
Update: David Shuster has been temporarily suspended:
Although MSNBC representatives make disgracefully offensive comments about President George W. Bush on a daily basis, it appears there is something the network won't tolerate: over-the-top remarks about Chelsea Clinton.Imus was fired from MSNBC for using the word "hos" [sic], Shuster suspended for "pimped". When similar language is used towards a Republican or his family, equal sanctions will be applied, right...?
(Don't hold your breath, but it would be fun to watch MSNBC or its parent company squirm if they ever have to explain the enormous double-standard.)
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