MSNBC Promo Narrator Also Does Work for Pro-ObamaCare Group

<div style="float: right"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdSU6USU8z&amp;c1=0x314A8C&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdSU6USU8z&amp;c1=0x314A8C&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>MSNBC, the self-proclaimed &quot;place for politics&quot; is well-known for its pro-Obama boosterism, from Chris Matthews's &quot;tingles&quot; to on-air talent Ed Schultz's persistent bully pulpit-pounding for the so-called &quot;public option.&quot; <p>But it's not just the on-camera talent that has all the fun cheerleading liberal policies. It seems a promotional ad narrator for MSNBC also does voiceover work for a pro-ObamaCare group, <a href="http://healthcareforamericanow.org/site/content/about_us/" target="_blank">Health Care for America Now</a> (HCAN). </p><p>I noticed the HCAN ad at 11:20 a.m. EDT today and worked up a mashup featuring excerpts of the HCAN ad and a promo for tonight's MSNBC programming. </p><p>Listen for yourself by clicking the play button on the embed at right. </p><!--break--><p>NBC Universal's Alana Russo informed NewsBusters via e-mail that MSNBC's announcers are freelancers, &quot;not in-house staff employees.&quot; Asked if there were any &quot;contractual limitations&quot; barring those freelancers from &quot;doing political ads while under contract with MSNBC,&quot; Russo answered that &quot;[t]hey do not have exclusive contracts with MSNBC.&quot; </p>

Ken Shepherd
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