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Monday, August 25, 2008

Sit Down and Shut Up, Governor

Ed Rendell had the temerity to tell the truth about NBC and was immediately slapped down by the media bigshots. Michael Calderone reports:

Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell, [at a forum on media coverage of the campaign] in the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. "It was embarrassing."


“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," Rendell said, who called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."

Chris Matthews, Rendell said, "loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”

At that point, PBS's Judy Woodruff, who was moderating the moderators event, said: "Why don’t we let Governor Rendell sit down."

That was met with applause from the crowd of big-time media figures, which included Arianna Huffington, Gwen Ifill, Al Hunt, and Chuck Todd.

[emphasis mine] Read it here.

Wow! I mean..., like, WOW! It just doesn't get any more blatant than that.