We’re still talking about the biased CNBC debate today, mainly because the campaigns have had enough of both CNBC AND the RNC’s mismanaging of the debates. Liberal reporters have reacted to this like…, well, liberal reporters. This caused Joe Scarborough to completely lose his mind…wait for it…on MSNBC.
Seriously. This is a 9:00 video but oh so worth watching every second.
“Somehow, if you’re George Stephanopoulos, it’s ok because you’re a Democrat. If you’re Tim Russert, it’s ok. All I am saying is, you cannot do it. Name the single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years. You cannot do it.”
“What I’m trying to explain right now is we have been told for 50 years that it’s just about impartiality. The entire process is rigged against us, because liberal network heads would never, ever dream of allowing, say, Brit Hume 10 years ago, to run NBC Nightly News or to run CBS Evening News. They would never dream it because there’s such a built-in, left-wing bias.”
Brutal and true. Scarborough is right, you cannot separate bias and magically make someone “impartial.” We’re all human and we all have bias. It’s nice to hear it being admitted on the liberal MSNBC, even if some of the facial expressions on the clip are hilarious in their insincerity.
Joe is (perhaps unknowingly) highlighting a point that I’ve made before, and one that many older Americans have a hard time accepting. There has never been such a thing as “non-partisan” journalism. When people harken back to the days of Walter Cronkite or Tom Brokaw, they don’t realize that those “true journalists” were just as much the leftist hacks of their day. They were no different than the Brian Williams or the Candy Crowley’s or the Carlos Quintanilla’s of today. Not at all. There was simply no way to fact-check and expose them as can be done in 2015 (thanks Matt Drudge for breaking the cycle). Humans are biased. By their very nature, their biases will be reflected in their work.
All I ask is that “journalists” stop trying to cover it up. I don’t care if you’re a leftist hippie. I don’t care if you’re a right-wing nut-job. Just let me know on the outset and don’t lie to me. It’s simple.
Scarborough deserves this clip, which we only bestow on those figures with enough cajones to make a good point in the face of idiocy: