No, You Pretty Clearly Run a Political Operation Too


This increasingly uninteresting row over MSNBC host Keith Olbermann's campaign donations is almost over, with the lefty firebrand returning to his regular slot tomorrow evening. And according to this AOL gossip site, he even managed to extract an apology from management—for his failing to clear three campaign contributions with management. It's all very confusing and boring, but there is one detail worth pointing out: Despite the station's clear ideological bias, MSNBC has, like Fox, opted for the total pigheaded refusal to acknowledge its politics strategy. When MSNBC's smiling, well-mannered blowhard Rachel Maddow bravely offered her Émile Zola-like defense of Keef, she said this: "Their network is run as a political operation. Ours isn't. Yeah, Keith's a liberal, and so am I. But we're not a political operation—Fox is. We're a news operation." During her Fox-does-it-too segment, Maddow ran a clip of Fox hosts "holding fundraisers right on the air," something her news operation would never allow.

In response, one enterprising blogger compiled the following video.

Washington Examiner's Mark Hemingway points to this story, in which Sen. Bernie Sanders ably demonstrates why no one pays attention to politicians from Vermont:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he would look to block a merger between NBC and Comcast, citing the decision last week by MSNBC to suspend liberal anchor Keith Olbermann.