Thursday, September 11, 2008

BuzzFlash's Media Putz Of The Week

The folks at BuzzFlash check in today with their Media Putz of the week, "for reporting that is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism, and for being beholden to corporate paymasters rather than the citizens of America."

This week, the award goes to MSNBC for the way they demoted both Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from the anchor desk of their ongoing election coverage after some right-wingers attacked them because MSNBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention had the nerve to include questions about some of the GOP's lies and tactics.

Here's BuzzFlash:
The MSM sat at George W. Bush's feet during his reign as president, and the right-wing certainly didn't complain about the coverage of Bush. But the MSM has actually gone after John McCain's flip-flops as well as Sarah Palin's flip-flops a little bit, and had the "audacity" to report this.

The baiting that the right-wing has done for months against General Electric, NBC, and MSNBC culminated on Thursday night when Olbermann, who made it clear that a commentary was coming, objected to a RNC video designed to manipulate fear and emotion from the attacks of September 11, 2001. He didn't attack the RNC or the Republican Party directly. But in the mind of the right-wing, enough was enough.

And the instances accounted to Olbermann and Matthews pale in comparison to what comes out of the mouths of Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, et al. As for the allegations of anchors vs. commentators, put Olbermann's words up against Brit Hume. But the MSM is deaf to the concerns of the left-wing and eager to help any right-wing concerns.
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