MSNBC has never made it a secret that they lean LEFT! In fact, they all but tout that this ideology is what they are about; however, there was at least a minut amount of pure journalism in-notice I said MINUT!
Then came the takeover of MSNBC by Comcast. One would have thought that with MSNBC’s numbers in the tank, Comcast would have steered MSNBC at least in a more center or slight left of center business.
Not a Chance!
First, all one has to do is view Comcast’s political donations from 1989-2010 as reported by the FEC as of April 25, 2011:
Rank Organization Total Campaign Donations ’89-’10 Dem % Repub %
Top 140 campaign donors based on the FEC’s April 25, 2011 report can be found here
Second, their witch hunt of Cenk Uygur and his refusal to cave in to their “silent demands” that he not criticize Obama.
Cenk was essentially scolded and eventually pushed out of MSNBC of his own accord while Al Sharpton appears to be slated for his 6pm slot because, as Al said on 60 minutes; “ I will never criticize this President [Obama]”.
Cenk: You know, a friend of mine just suggested that I watch the “60 Minutes” piece from a couple of months ago on Al Sharpton. And I found that to be very curious because Leslie Stahl said there, and here I have the quote for you: “Sharpton says he has decided not to criticize the president about anything.”
Shocking I tell ya, just shocking! (Sarcasm off)