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On MSNBC, Andrew Breitbart: One. David Shuster: Less Than Zero

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Actually, Andrew Breitbart has way more than one under his belt, but I’m referring to the thrown-down on MSNBC just today. Okay, I suppose it can’t really be called a throw-down, as it isn’t a fair fight when one of the participants is, you know, intellectually-challenged, to say the least. David Shuster isn’t the brightest eco-friendly bulb on the shelf, nor is he the most honest, as he proved once again by lying to get Breitbart to appear on MSNBC. Screen shots of emails and twitter feed can be found at Big Journalism. An excerpt:

As you see, Shuster is attempting to lure me into this story based upon the false premise of his objective neutrality.  Notice he says, “As I said, I don’t have a horse in this race.”  A simple Google search of David Shuster and James O’Keefe immediately finds that Shuster went into a Twitter frenzy to tar and feather James O’Keefe and propagated what are now provably false lies about the Landrieu case.

Andrew Breitbart, one of my Thinkies Porn ™ staples, could viscerate Shuster with words with one lip tied behind his head (he’d still look totally swoony, to boot). That’s not the main issue; the issue is why on earth is David Schuster still being held up by MSNBC as an objective journalist? As Allahpundit pointed out , look who Shuster had on immediately following Breitbart — after Breitbart was off air and had no chance to respond:

Right after Breitbart was cut off and this segment ended, Shuster brought in Eric Boehlert of Media Matters to play a few minutes of softball about what a shady guy Breitbart is. If you follow AB’s Twitter feed, you know that he regularly taunts Media Matters — and Boehlert particularly — for propagandizing for the left. I’m sure having him on here and giving Breitbart no chance to respond to him was pure coincidence.

Shuster is allegedly one of MSNBC’s “reporters”. He’s not a commentator on an opinion show. His twitter feed and his oft-repeated partisan actions (for instance, here and here) on MSNBC prove otherwise. Breitbart himself sums it up best:

As I am signing off here, I have just been informed that MSNBC has admonished Shuster for “inappropriate” twitter comments. But what about Shuster’s obvious lie that he has no “horse in this race,” a lie he used to try to get me into the Obama-stimulus-infused, bias-laden MSNBC eco-system? Could there be a greater admission of a journalist’s political investment in a storyline than divining (”the truth is, you intended to tap her phones”) a subject guilty of a crime he has not even been accused of? Remember, Shuster has sold out Olbermann and Maddow as the ideologues in the newsroom. If Shuster is their idea of journalistic neutrality, I can continue to sleep well acting as a journalist who openly admits that he comes to the table with a unique political perspective.

Give it up, MSNBC. Everyone with half a brain (this doesn’t include Shuster, obviously) can plainly see that your entire organization is grossly partisan and is pushing an agenda. Thankfully, as polls and recent elections reflect, most don’t like that agenda and few actually watch your channel. Still, it would be nice if you would admit it, as one of the White House approved news outlets. Shouldn’t you follow their “transparency” example? Oh, wait. That’s also a huge lie. I guess that whole “birds of a feather” thing really is true.

» 22 Comments

  1. cakes

    January 28th, 2010

    Msnbc does have the worst ‘talent pool’, but CNN tops that with the most felons in a ‘talent pool’. Can’t stand any of them.
    Yes, Lori, Breitbart can give a sexy tongue lashing.

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  2. McHugeLarge

    January 28th, 2010

    I watched the clip, and David Shyster employs the old trick of asking a question and then talking over the answer. He does this repeatedly. PMSNBC is such an obvious pawn for the left, I cannot imagine why Andrew Breitbart would bother to waste his time with stooges like that.

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  3. UNCLE KINK

    January 28th, 2010

    Shuster is a hack with no penis.

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  4. Mark

    January 28th, 2010

    I watch these guys and can’t believe they even have jobs. Then I sit back and think about the people who voted for zerObama and realize who their audience is.

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  5. cg6380

    January 28th, 2010

    Who is this jerk ? Oh! He’s from MiSsiNewsBullCrap.

    FU Punk, you got nothing!

    Just like your ‘O’ lady last night.

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  7. Horrorman18

    January 28th, 2010

    Shuster just layed himself out for the obedient, walk in lockstep little prick that he is

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  8. McHugeLarge

    January 28th, 2010

    Not Shuster. SHYSTER!

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  9. Wyatt AARP

    January 28th, 2010

    I wanted to be a reporter for MSNBC, but couldn’t bring myself to undergo the required frontal lobotomy.

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  11. even steven

    January 28th, 2010

    I hope the lefty lickspittles like Shyster keep up their hateful and dishonest antics. It’s driving people in droves away from their agenda.

    I just got back from a nice dinner… the local Republican Lincoln Day dinner. I met a good number of the candidates (Illinois) and heard them speak, and there was a heavy turn out. Judging by a show of hands, I would guess about a third of the people there had never attended before. A couple at my table came to the dinner because they attended local TEA parties. It was a good time, and I’m glad I went. Shyster would have had a miserable time and hated everyone there.

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  12. Just call me Doc

    January 28th, 2010

    Mr. AARP….A Lobotomy? I thought they required CASTRATION (except for maddow) to work there?

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  13. Wyatt AARP

    January 28th, 2010

    Just call me Doc: even I have limits and standards, low as they may be. I may consider a frontal lobotomy, but I don’t want to mess with the head I am more fond of.

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  14. Doc

    January 28th, 2010

    Wwatt…I agree…I’d rather have a “Bottle in for of me than a frontal lobotomy”…

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  15. Doc

    January 28th, 2010

    Sorry for they typo…that is “in front of me”..

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  16. Diann

    January 29th, 2010

    Did you see on Drudge how the cable news ratings race has been going? Every one of the top five cable news shows are FOX who consistently outstrips MSNBC and CNN by as many as three to one margin. Who gives a crap what MSNBC people have to say. It’s not like anyone is watching.

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  17. Bill

    January 29th, 2010

    “Thankfully, as polls and recent elections reflect, most don’t like that agenda and few actually watch your channel. ”

    Although, as single channels the MSM get beat regularly in the ratings by Fox news, when taken as a whole with the rest of the MSM, Fox news is still behind in viewership. You have to look at the MSM as a single entity. Remember they are all reading off the same talking points memo. The fact that the people are not buying what they are selling shows how the people have been refuting the MSM lies to their own social circles.

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  18. rebecca

    January 29th, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHH00v4J4Q8&feature=player_embedded

    Another slam at MSNBC by Sen Judd Gregg. They’re not have a good week. Thanks for the info, Lori, you keep us on our toes.

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  19. Diann

    January 29th, 2010

    Rebecca,
    I loved that one! Nothing is more satisfying than watching two moronic twits think they’ve someone outsmarted the guy who just made them look like douchebags. Classic.

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  20. rebecca

    January 29th, 2010

    Diann – well, Lori’s video started it and one link led to another. I don’t know much about Gregg’s voting record, but he slammed those two bags for sure. I want to see more of this kind of thing – and no more backing down to the libs’ shrill shrieking – which is all they can do to advance their argument.

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  21. Bernie

    January 29th, 2010

    Shuster reminds me of Pee Wee Herman.

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