That was a bit of trolling on my part and a commentary on the stupidity of outside interest groups thinking they could unass somebody and that the locals would just let it happen.http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/201 ... 25389.html
If ever there was a political event to lay bare the partisan ideologies of the cable news media, the Wisconsin recall was it.
MSNBC was blatantly rooting for Tom Barrett to defeat Gov. Scott Walker, even sending union champion Ed Schultz to cover an event with no apologies for the dog he has in the fight. (Earlier tonight, Chris Matthews even told Schultz that if he wasn't an MSNBC host, he could be head of the AFL-CIO.) When it became clear that Barrett would lose, Schultz looked almost teary eyed. Not long after, the network's contributors immediately began suggesting that this was, in fact, good news for Obama — who, after all, hadn't even set foot in Wisconsin — and began attacking Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, Fox News was blatantly rooting for Gov. Walker, and the moment it became clear that Walker might win, host Sean Hannity called it "a repudiation of big unions," which did "everything they could do to demonize Scott Walker." Guest Hugh Hewitt then predicted that, five months from now, Romney would follow Walker just "as Reagan followed Thatcher." Fox's Greta Van Susteren later hosted what amounted to a victory celebration for the Republicans.
The only problem I have with this is that I get to see Fox/MSNBC at the same time at the gym at night. MSNBC has been doing union astroturf cheer-leading rallies on the boot-walker side for months during primetime. This was a night like any other at MSNBC from the explanation.
It seems that as long as FoxNews carries its reputation, MSNBC is allowed to be over 4 times as bad without anyone mentioning it.