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October 23, 2008
MSNBC hits bottom - keeps digging
If Fox News tried something similar, they would be rightly roasted for showing an unbelievable bias.
But this is MSNBC - the network that, according to its president Phil Griffin, doesn't have a liberal slant to the news:
Mr. Griffin, MSNBC's president, denies that it has an ideology. "I think ideology means we think one way, and we don't," he said. Rather than label MSNBC's prime time as left-leaning, he says it has passion and point of view.
So just what kind of "passion and point of view" can we expect from MSNBC on election night?
MSNBC has launched a news project with a variety of left-wing special interest groups to boost their Election Day coverage and help viewers experiencing problems at the polls.
One of the groups involved in MSNBC's "Election Protection" project is the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. ACORN has been involved in rampant voter registration fraud across the nation this election cycle and is actively supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for president.
"Our partnership with Election Protection will play a major role in NBC News' 'Making Your Vote Count' coverage, said Phil Alongi, Executive Producer of NBC News' Election Coverage in an Oct. 22 press release. "Not only will we be able to direct voters who are experiencing problems with a hotline to call, we will also have our team of reporters and producers follow-up on the information Election Protection is gathering."
When asked for comment about ACORN's role in the project MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines wrote Townhall in an email "this a question for them, not us."
Ooooo-kay. Why not ask the question then? Perhaps they don't want to know the truth? Or they know full well what ACORN is all about and are promoting them anyway.
Who else will be involved in this coverage?
The National Council of La Raza, U.S. Pirg, NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, Sierra Club and the Service Employees International Union are among Election Protection's many partners.
In the immortal words of The Church Lady, "Well now, isn't that special?"
Those groups just don't lean left. They are part of the unhinged left - the left that thinks conservatives should be banished from the political stage. How this will further the viewers understanding of what's really going on in the country on election day is a mystery.
But of course, MSNBC is not showing partisanship or bias. They're just being "passionate."
Yeah - passionate about liberalism.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky