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Subject: Re: Chris Mathews - no tingle up his leg! Date: 10/4/2012 11:55 AM
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telegraph wrote: Wow.....Mathews admits it!...He and MSNBC are 'in the bag'...they aren't a news network anymore but a propaganda outlet for Obama.

Well, to be fair, MSNBC and Fox are quite equal in this respect: they both offer straight news and opinion programming and both are partisan.

I haven't seen much "in the bag" for Obama during MSNBC's straight news coverage (Thomas Roberts, etc.), but of course they really go to bat for Obama during their opinion programming (Mathews, Maddow, Bashir, etc.).

Likewise, Fox's straight news (Shepard Smith, etc.) is factual, but its opinion programming (O'Reilly, Hannity, etc.) is unapologetically partisan.

The problem is when news consumers can't tell or don't understand the difference. They think pundits are straight news disseminators.
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