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Friday, August 31, 2012

MSNBC as 'Evil Twin'

Yes, Alessandra Stanley--once known as the most error-ridden NYT cultural reporter--out today with blast at MSNBC, calling it Fox's "evil twin." Try to spot all the false equivalences.   Is there too much bloviating? Yes.  Are the hosts and guests just as fact-challenged as the folks at Fox?  Oh, come off it.  Why their "hyped-up panelists shout that Republican claims are 'lies."  Of course, that's untrue, right?

"All that arch sarcasm and partisan brio may rev up the cable channel’s fans, but it constrains — and stains — NBC News, its corporate sibling, which is still the country’s No. 1 source in the evening...No wonder Brian Williams stays away."  She fails to note that Brian is perhaps the world's most frequent guest on that saracasm-free Daily Show.

And so on.  MSNBC hosts lacks the "wit" of their Fox counterparts.  As was said long ago: Alessandra needs to stick to the primetime comedy show beat. 

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