Dick Armey on Wednesday took a shot at MSNBC calling the cable television network a soft news source that panders to the Left.
The former House Majority leader was a guest host on this morning's "Squawk Box," and during an interview with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) about a number of issues before Congress including healthcare reform, Armey took the opportunity to make a media bias comment.
Speaking about the Democrats, Armey said, "They need to understand they live in an Internet world now, and people are getting their information from some place other than MSNBC or other soft news sources that are pandering to the Left" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, relevant section at 7:15, h/t to Story Balloon for video find):
DICK ARMEY, FORMER HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER: I might also point out between now and whenever they shut down business, the more they insist on trying to do this, the more they play out their heavy-handed tactics, the more they're losing the next election, because the nation is aware. They, they need to understand they live in an Internet world now, and people are getting their information from some place other than MSNBC or other soft news sources that are pandering to the Left.
JOE KERNEN, CNBC: Wait, wait, wait. wait. C'mon.
HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE PAUL RYAN, (R-WIS.): Aren't you guys, aren't you guys in the same holding company? I thought you were the same company, right?
ARMEY: Well, we love CNBC with all our heart.
If only MORE people weren't getting their information from MSNBC or other soft news sources pandering to the Left.