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Has every last vestige of common sense drained from the sinkhole that is A-Mess-NBC? Follow: Impartial hard-news journalist David Shuster went and exposed himself again on Twitter, screeching at arrestee James O'Keefe that he was guilty and was going to jail:
@DavidShuster: a) you are not a journalist b) the truth is you intended to tap her phones c) it's a felony d) you will go to prison.
Whoa. Isn't this something like deciding the case ahead of time, like declaring the defendant guilty before any testimony is taken, let alone a verdict entered? Well no, it's not something like that. It's exactly that! Of course it's nothing new for Slippery Shuster, if you remember one of his earlier Pulitzer-worthy scoops.
But there is another twist to the tale. How did MSNBC react when one of their alleged straight news journalists declared O'Keefe guilty until proven innocent? Did they smack him down, like they did to Morning Joe? Not exactly. In fact, A-Mess-NBC rewarded Shuster for his lack of objectivity and assigned him to go to New Orleans and cover the story. Cover the exact same case in which he just found O'Keefe guilty without a trial and sentenced him to jail!
Is this the kind of journalism that was pioneered by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley? The standard that Tom Brokaw stood for? Or does this mean the tendentious demagoguery of Keith Olbermann is now infesting even MSNBC's so-called 'straight news' hours?
If there's anyone who shouldn't cover a court case, it's someone who has publicly declared the defendant guilty ahead of time. And yet of all the 'journalists' at A-Mess-NBC whom do they pick for the assignment? The one who has a conflict of interest more glaring than a freshly buffed diamond tiara on the Bonevian Salt Flats at high noon. It's almost like Keith Olbermann is making the decisions at MSNBC. Oh wait, that can't be. Can it?
If MSNBC permits Shuster to cover this case as a 'reporter', it will relinquish any shred of respectability that may remain after all the embarrassments of Edward R Olbermann.
What say you? Discuss, resolve, and then recap tonight's atrocious Hour of Spin. Comments are open!
Note: In yesterday's ratings, A-Mess-NBC's primetime line-up finished in a dismal fourth-place in the all-important, nothing-else-matters, critical, key "money demo". Bill O'Reilly outpointed the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann by nearly five to one, and Olby even lost to Nancy Grace again. (No doubt Grace's increasing tendency to grab more of these viewers than Oralmann accounts for Keith's increasing tendency to attack Nancy Grace as he has done this week.)