The NYT forgets Morning JoeAugust 22, 2008 11:34 AM EDT ››› JAMISON FOSER
The Times says MSNBC "turns left" -- but somehow forgets to mention that former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough hosts a show on MSNBC. Or that the channel is home to Pat Buchanan. And the paper avoids any mention of sexist commentary from Chris Matthews and other MSNBC figures.
The media keep asserting that MSNBC is lurching leftward -- and in doing so, they keep ignoring the channel's actual on-air content.
Meanwhile, the Times article tells us "CNN is positioning itself as the objective option for viewers." No mention of the fact that CNN's most recent "positioning" was the hiring of five new "political reporters and commentators" -- one liberal, a McCain adviser best known for creating Jesse Helms' Hands ad, a former RNC official, a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter, and Dana Milbank.
UPDATE: Nor did the Times see fit to mention Lou Dobbs or Glenn Beck in asserting that CNN is positioning itself as the "objective option."