Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big Ed on MSNBC

Ed Schultz, a self-described voice for the middle-class and radio host on Air America, is set to have his own television program beginning this Monday on MSNBC.

Following in the footsteps of fellow Air America host Rachel Maddow, Schultz joins a slew of liberals on the prime-time lineup of MSNBC. Which begs the question: Is MSNBC the answer to FOX News? And if so, is it hypocritical of liberals to support it when we were screaming "bias!" over the conservative network's views?

The answer to both is yes: MSNBC can be considered by some to be a liberal answer to FOX News, AND it wouldbe a hypocritical situation -- were it our only complaint with FOX. Not only did the network claim to be "fair and balanced" when it wasn't, but commentators and reporters often misreported the facts (and sometimes reported flat-out lies), spreading misinformation to a believing public.

When the hosts of MSNBC's prime-time lineup begin spreading mistruths and lies, then there will be reason to worry. Until then, I won't be losing sleep over watching Schultz, Maddow, Olbermann, etc.

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