Saturday, March 22, 2008

"Fair and balanced" MSNBC

If there's one thing our country needs, it's for the "news" channels to continue cutting back on the number of actual journalists they employ and to continue hiring "strategists" and other opinion spinsters to bring us spin and sound byte propaganda rather than investigative journalism and fact based reporting and commentary.

Which is why I'm so thrilled to see that MSNBC has hired former lobbyist and Rove aide Sara Taylor. Apparently, telling Congress she "took an oath to the president" as justification for helping to conceal the transformation of this nation's Justice Department into an electoral arm of the GOP doesn't disqualify someone from getting a job in the "liberal media."

Maybe MSNBC should think about bringing Scooter Libby on staff next? After all, if obstructing the investigation of a Senate committee is good enough to get Taylor hired being convicted criminally for obstruction of justice in a grand jury investigation into the outing of a covert CIA agent working in the field of nuclear weapons proliferation ought to be good enough to get Libby his own prime time show.

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