That is all well and good, because it was obvious from their treatment of Senator Clinton to the two conventions that those two had gone over the edge, but, then again, so what? Why not have a station that cheers for one candidate? Well, it turns out that the journalists at NBC care. From the article:
In May, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in an interview that during live events Olbermann and Matthews "put on different hats. I think the audience gets it. . . . I see zero problem."How about that? The professionals setting their own standards and policing themselves. Good for them.
But NBC News journalists, who often appear on the cable channel, did see a problem, arguing behind the scenes that MSNBC's move to the left -- which includes a new show, debuting tonight, for Air America radio host Rachel Maddow -- was tarnishing their reputation for fairness. Tom Brokaw, the interim host of "Meet the Press," said that at times Olbermann and Matthews went too far.