Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Right-wing hack lies on MSNBC, gets called on it

It is a sign of the times that it is noteworthy when a cable news host calls a lie what it is.

That's what happened when some right-wing hack went on David Shuster's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and repeated the zombie lie about money for ACORN in the stimulus bill.

Kudos to Shuster for jumping on the ACORN lie as soon as it flew out of the hack's mouth.

But what a sad commentary on the state of political journalism that simply calling a lie a lie is all it takes stand out from the herd of go-along-to-get-along TV talking heads.

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