Noel Sheppard is off his meds, again. The poor guy just can’t seem to go a single day without flipping his wig about what MSNBC does or says. They can’t breathe without Sheppard somehow being up their ass about it.
In a September 5 freakout, the second in less than a day, Sheppard (apparently covering for the regular NYT watchdog, Clay Waters), highlighted what he called was a “Shocking NYT Headline” that profiled the vast amount of enthusiasm the liberal network is getting at the Democratic National Convention this week:
On Wednesday, the New York Times published an article titled “Welcome to the MSNBC, Er, Democratic Convention” that largely made Limbaugh’s case:
Sure, the events here in Charlotte are a national celebration of the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee. But in many ways, it’s the MSNBC Convention.
Network, party and partisan moment have collided, felicitously, in Charlotte. MSNBC’s on-air personalities are mobbed in the street, snarling pedestrian traffic. Its network-branded pins, coffee cups and tote bags are ubiquitous collectors’ items for delegates. Its promotional posters and banners are so ostentatious that Willie Geist, an MSNBC host, has compared them to North Korean propaganda. [...]
Four years ago, there was open anxiety inside MSNBC over having the unabashedly partisan Keith Olbermann anchor convention coverage. But the era of liberal hand-wringing appears to have passed. “I feel they are part of this convention,” explained Lorret Battist, a 58-year-old MSNBC fan from Atlanta, who excitedly snapped a picture of Mr. Scarborough on the sidewalk on Tuesday. “They are in tune with the people here.”
Not a moment too soon, Noel Sheppard already attempted to come out against the media after several ballot initiatives and special elections happened across the country. Trying to dig up something to complain about, he latched onto how MSNBC’s Morning Joe covered “Issue 3” in the state of Ohio, but completely left his facts out to dry (emphasis mine):
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, the failure of Ohio’s Issue 2 – which strikes down Governor John Kasich’s (R) anti-collective bargaining law by public unions – was raised several times as a major defeat for Republicans, but not once in three hours did the overwhelming passage of Issue 3 – which effectively makes ObamaCare illegal in the state – surface.
From NewsBusters July 12 article:
Newsweek editor Tina Brown, who last week smeared the Republican Party as “suicide bombers,” was featured as a guest on Tuesday’s Good Morning America to slam the “amorality” of Rupert Murdoch. Brown appeared to discuss the News of the World scandal and the ethics of the media mogul.
Regarding the issue of morality, Newsweek is the same magazine that on July 04 concocted a fake cover of Princess Diana, imagining what the deceased Briton would have been like at age 50. The publication featured a photoshopped image of Diana and Kate Middleton together.
Earlier today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin joined the morning show, hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, for a roundtable discussion about President Obama’s speech yesterday morning regarding the recent deficit debate (courtesy of YouTube’s whitehouse)
The morning after the press conference, the MSNBC morning show discussed the substance of what the President said, and it led to an awkward exchange involving the aforementioned Halperin. The TIME Magazine veteran prefaced his point by asking facetiously “Are we on the 7-second delay today?“, making reference to 2008 when Scarborough, himself, blurted out “f*ck you” live on air. Halperin went on to state “I wanted to characterize how I thought the President behaved… I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.” This remark lead to an indefinite suspension issued by MSNBC shortly thereafter.
With all that hoopla, how do you think the desperate bias sleuths at NewsBusters handled it? Luckily, Geoffrey Dickens was on the case, starting with this comical headline:
Flashback: MSNBC Hosts Called Bush Fascist, Murderous and War Criminal, Never Faced Suspensions