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July 21, 2011

MRC's Brent Bozell: MSNBC Nothing More than DNC-TV

Topics: Political News and commentaries

MSNBC's anchors have been caught wildly distorting Ronald Reagan's position on taxes and falsely likening him to Barack Obama.

The Media Research Center reports:

At least five MSNBC anchors since Tuesday have promoted a cherry-picked House Democratic Caucus video that distorts President Ronald Reagan's position on the debt ceiling, inaccurately asserting that President Barack Obama is more in line with Reagan than the Republicans.

If any of the anchors had played the entirety of Reagan's 1987 radio address, instead of giving free air time to the Democratic Party's deceptively edited spot, they would have heard Reagan articulate a position on the debt ceiling almost identical to House Republicans' and nearly opposite Obama's: "You don't need more taxes to balance the budget. Congress needs the discipline to stop spending more, and that can be done with the passage of a constitutional amendment to balance the budget." Lo and behold, the House passed a plan last night, "cut, cap, and balance," that contained both spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment.

Here's a compilation video of MSNBC anchors misrepresenting Reagan:

[...] As the MRC chronicled in its special report, "Rewriting Ronald Reagan: How the Media Have Worked to Distort, Dismantle and Destroy His Legacy," it is incredible to see MSNBC hailing Reagan's position but unsurprising to see the network misrepresenting it.
Read the whole piece here.

In an MRC piece this afternoon on this issue, Bozell's reaction puts MSNBC's gross mischaracterizations into their proper perspective:

"MSNBC is looking more and more like Pinocchio every day; its nose grows longer with every lie and the DNC obviously is pulling its strings. Ronald Reagan has absolutely nothing in common with Obama, especially not on taxes and the debt ceiling. It's outrageous for this disgraced network to exploit the late President's good name and his conservative economic brilliance.

"MSNBC is nothing more than DNC-TV. But are we really surprised? This is the same network whose dozens of viewers will soon start to salivate over the loony liberal Rev. Al Sharpton in the anchor chair."

As MRC aptly noted, it's incredible to see MSNBC hailing Reagan's position ... but no surprise whatsoever to see the network misrepresenting it. It's the kind of distortion and mistruth that we've come to expect from the liberal-progressive network that indeed has become nothing other than DNC-TV ... a mouthpiece for propaganda out of the Democratic Party and the WH.

And while we're on the subject of DNC-TV networks ... let's not forget about an NBC.

Posted by Richard at July 21, 2011 3:17 PM

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