A lot of folks say Trump and Trumpists use the term #Fakenews too freely or too frequently. That’s as may be, but that doesn’t mean it never applies to anything.
You might can argue about CNN, or the networks, but you’d be hard-pressed to defend MSNBC from the fake news label. The Right Scoop has dozens of examples of their bad “reporting” and the mix of opinion into so-called straight news.
But hey, don’t take our word for it. Take the word of Ed Schultz, who used to have a show on the network. A show that was, itself, frequently filled with fake news, but an opinion show more akin to Glenn Beck’s old Fox show than anything else. Yet even his opinion show was directed by the bigwigs to be deceitful.
For example, like their parent corporation the DNC, MSNBC enforced an anti-Bernie Sanders, pro-Hillary Clinton bias, according to Ed, in this interview with his new fake news outlet, RT (formerly Russia Today).
Here’s the relevant portion of the transcript, via Newsbusters (emphasis added by NB).
SCHULTZ: …I want to make this very clear and I hope your audience consumes this. There was more oversight and more direction given to me on content at MSNBC than there ever has been here at RT and I think it’s very sad that that story is not getting out. Many times I was told what to lead with on MSNBC. Many times I was told what I was not going to do. And I’ve got a story that had I not been involved in it I would never have believed it and Phil Griffin who I consider a friend to this day was a watchdog far more than anything I am exposed to here at RT America.
WEINSTEIN: Did he tell you what to say? Did he tell you an angle to take?
SCHULTZ: Often. In fact, when Bernie Sanders was announcing that he was going to be a candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party in Burlington, Vermont I was the only cable host between FOX, MSNBC, and CNN that was there to cover it live. Now there were live cameras there but we had coordinated with the Sanders campaign that at 5 o’clock that he was going to make his announcement and we were going to cover this on the Ed Show. I go to Bernie Sanders house that afternoon and interview in the backyard. About a 15 minute interview. The grandkids are running around. It’s a big day for the Sanders family. He’s going to announce that he’s running for president. We’re gonna carry it live later on in the day and we’re gonna run this one-on-one tape with Bernie. Three thousand people are there on Lake Champlain. It’s five minutes to air and I get a phone call from Phil Griffin: “You’re not covering this!” I said, “Phil, Bernie Sanders is announcing he’s running for president. He’s gonna be president. “I don’t care, you’re not covering this!” And it got rather contentious.
SCHULTZ: We’re covering Bernie Sanders live. We’re coordinated with his campaign. And I’m told five minutes before you’re not covering Bernie Sanders. Now let me give you the opinion. I think the Clintons were connected to Andy Lack, connected at the hip. I think they didn’t want anybody in their prime time or anywhere in their lineup supporting Bernie Sanders. I think that they were in the take for Hillary Clinton. And I think it was managed and 45 days later I was out at MSNBC and I thought it stunk.
Well I’ll be gosh-darned. Who woulda thunk it?
It’s easy to smell the truth on this, even though it’s airing on RT. Getting rid of Bernie for Her Royal ****ness was the overt practice of all the Democrat elites, and MSNBC hosts and execs are definitely that.
Like with the Wikipedia slap yesterday, the leftie lords and ladies keep getting exposed as the manipulative, anti-freedom, disenfranchising charlatans they actually are. It’s kind of a nice trend, don’t you think?