Hardball host Chris Matthews pleaded guilty to partisanship on MSNBC's November 6th "Morning Joe" show (about 2:27 into the video):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that --This wasn't part of Matthews' job description--much less sanctioned by illusory "journalistic ethics"--before Tuesday. No, the former Jimmy Carter speechwriter only defends Democrats. (Yet progressives assault FOX News for its supposed bias.)
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.
SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?
MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.
Never mind reviving the Fairness Doctrine: as Daniel Gallington suggests in Thursday's DC Examiner, the media might as well label their news people by political party!
Bob Combs in comments:
Folks, just like Microsoft has a monopoly on the PC market, the Dems have a monopoly on the press.(via NewsBusters.org)