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January 02, 2012

Rachel Maddow: FoxNews Is In The Bag For The GOP, Unlike MSNBC, Which Isn't On Anyone's Team

I'll have what she's having (vagina).

"Yeah. Thatís exactly right. We are not, we, there may be liberals on TV at MSNBC, but the network is not operating with a political objective. Whereas Fox is operating with a political objective to elect Republican candidates, and particularly, to elect Republican candidates Roger Ailes likes. I think Roger Ailes is a really good TV executive, but their operation is essentially a political operation to elect Republicans."

I believe there is a slight difference, similar to what she's talking about. Roger Ailes does (if I understand correctly) send out directives to his employees instructing them as to how to tell a story in a way that does not just echo the liberal narrative. But the reason he needs to do this is that most of Fox's employees -- from junior copywriters to editors -- are actually themselves liberal, and would be incapable of thinking of any angle besides the one they heard on NPR or CNN.

Now no one has to do that at MSNBC, of course, because its most right-wing host is... Chris Matthews, and all of the staff is either liberal or communist. All MSNBC needs to do to get a hard-left viewpoint is instruct everyone --as they've done -- that they're trying to be a liberal alternative to Fox, so let the freak flags fly.

And how they've flown.

Apart from that minor distinction, which actually just underscores how liberal the whole industry is, Rachel Maddow is a big fat idiot.


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