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Monday, August 25, 2008

Ed Rendell isn't pleased with MSNBC

Granted, he's a Hillary supporter, but that doesn't change the fact that he believes, as many of us do, that the media was clearly in the tank for Obama, especially MSNBC:

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon’s Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC’s Tom Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulous and CBS’s Bob Schieffer — but instead, he opened up a can of worms about bias in 2008 election coverage

"Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell, in the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. "It was embarrassing."

Rendell, an ardent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter during the primaries, now backs Obama in the general election. Brokaw and Rendell began debating campaign coverage, including the
on-air comments by Lee Cowan, and when MSNBC came up, Rendell went after the cable network.

“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," Rendell said, who called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."

Chris Matthews, Rendell said, "loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”

Let the Left and their media minions deny the bias that was so obviously apparent. It just won't work with us anymore. And he's spot on about Matthews. From the moment that the thrill first went up his leg he was in the tank for Obama, and heaped disdain on the Clintons. (Actually, he was probably in the tank for Obama before then, and that moment was his coming-out-of-the-closet epiphany.)

Governor Rendell is correct about the media. They have been in the Obama tank for months, and basically relegated Hillary to second-tier status. Now that doesn't make us upset because we really aren't fond of her. But the media is supposed to be fair, and it's not. This is what led to the rise of the New Media. And we can say that those of us in the New Media, especially from the center-right, has been fairer to her than the so-called professionals were. In fact, readers will recall that we were on board making the case that she was the more-qualified candidate in this race. But no one listened, and now the Democrats have themselves a child that they're going to run against a man with a ton of experience. It should also be noted that John McCain seems to have more party unity than Obama does.

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