Tuesday, November 6, 2007

NBC Admits to Actively Promoting Liberal Bias

Well, well, well ... it's about time for an admission of the obvious.
“It happened naturally,” Phil Griffin, a senior vice president of NBC News who is the executive in charge of MSNBC, said Friday, referring specifically to the channel’s [liberal] passion and point of view from 7 to 10 p.m. “There isn’t a dogma we’re putting through. There is a ‘Go for it.’”
The New York Times today reports:
Riding a ratings wave from “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” a program that takes strong issue with the Bush administration, MSNBC is increasingly seeking to showcase its nighttime lineup as a welcome haven for viewers of a similar mind.

Lest there be any doubt that the cable channel believes there is ratings gold in shows that criticize the administration with the same vigor with which Fox News’s hosts often champion it, two NBC executives acknowledged yesterday that they were talking to Rosie O’Donnell about a prime-time show on MSNBC.
Andrea Billups, at The Washington Times writes The Project for Excellence in Journalism and Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy have found that the media are more sympathetic to Democrats and more hostile to the GOP in covering the current presidential race. The morning chat shows are the worst offenders with newspapers not only favoring Democrats but also giving major props to Hillary and Barack while going negative on Republican contenders. So much for balance.
Before Fox News came along, most of these folks got away with it as the norm, too.

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