MSNBC isn’t a “liberal” network, in spite of the fact that they host Ed, Lawrence, and Rachel. They are, more precisely, the same as any other MSM outlet, with a few more left-leaning pundits.
We should not let any of that make us believe that MSNBC is more apt to be telling us the truth than any other MSM outlet, or even that MSNBC is any less friendly to the corporate control of information. 30 years ago, vile hatemongers like Pat Buchanan, Ann C____er, or Michael Wiener would either (1.) have never been let on the air to begin with, or (2.) would have had a disclaimer with their pedigrees broadcast each and every time they appeared.
That doesn’t happen anywhere in our MSM these days, as this article rightly points out.
Gay Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson and other clergy members are calling on MSNBC to cease giving airtime to Tony Perkins, head of the antigay Family Research Council.
“FRC has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for using dishonest, incendiary rhetoric about gay and lesbian Americans,” notes a press release from the online action network Faithful America, “but MSNBC has continued offering a friendly venue for Perkins, neither informing their viewers of FRC’s status nor including any rebuttal from progressive religious leaders. Perkins has appeared on MSNBC more often this year than on any other cable news network.”
The clergy group will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Rockefeller Center in New York City, the building where MSNBC is headquartered, then deliver petitions bearing 20,000 signatures from Faithful America members. “The delegation will remind MSNBC that the hateful views of Perkins and the Family Research Council aren’t reflective of the faith community and demand that the network stop inviting him on the air to represent the views of Christians and other people of faith,” says the press release.
Again, Perkins would have found it impossible to get airtime 30 years ago-but these days, the MSM can’t seem to get enough of him.
Which is why you never trust the MSM, no matter who their talking heads might be.