Monday, November 8, 2010

MSNBC Shows How Much Journalistic Ethics Mean

Some conservative pundits were celebrating over the weekend at the apparent firing of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC for giving political donations to several Democrats. Among them was Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., the co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, which is affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, a Marxist group that openly seeks a one-world government, as reported by World Net Daily and ignored by the rest of the media.

Liberals, of course, were aghast that one of their leading talking heads could be deposed over such a minor thing as ethics.

MSNBC has rules that are supposed to prevent political contributions from its journalists without prior approval of NBC's president. Something about public trust.

MSNBC show host Rachel Maddow used the incident to crow about MSNBC's supposed moral superiority over Fox News.

"Let this incident lay to rest forever the facile, never-true-anyway, bullpucky, lazy conflation of Fox News and what the rest of us do for a living,"Maddow said. "I know everybody likes to say, 'Oh, that's cable news. It's all the same.' Fox News and MSNBC, mirror images of each other."

Fox, of course, is the liberal devil because it is not only conservative, but it gets at least twice the viewership of second-place MSNBC.

Libs will tell you that Fox hosts are even worse than Olbermann, using their shows to drum up support for conservative candidates and causes, etc. The key difference--that's obvious to anyone honest--is that Fox hosts are open about their political activities, and the network actually has probably the most politically diverse staff of any news outlet, despite its lineup of conservative stars. Look at the recent hiring of Juan Williams, who proved not liberal enough for PBS.

Also, no Fox hosts have been caught contributing to the co-chair of a group linked to Marxists, who want to destroy America.

(For those who went to public school, a brief lesson: America equals freedom. Marxism equals tyranny. Freedom good. Tyranny bad.)

Anyway, the libs needn't have worried. Olbermann will be back on his show spinning the news leftward by Tuesday after his firing turned into merely a long weekend.

Turns out that ethics ... eh ... not such a big deal at MSNBC.

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