Are there limits to how far the folks at MSNBC are willing to go to get Barack Obama reelected?
Before you answer, consider that on Thursday, Martin Bashir actually asked the communications director for the Democratic National Committee, "How can Romney claim to be fighting for the middle class when his backers are some of Washington's most notorious lobbyists and when he wants to repeal legislation that's been of direct benefit to many poor people in this country?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MARTIN BASHIR, HOST: Brad, how can Romney claim to be fighting for the middle class when his backers are some of Washington's most notorious lobbyists and when he wants to repeal legislation that's been of direct benefit to many poor people in this country?
BRAD WOODHOUSE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE: Well, he can't be, and Martin, he's not. I mean, he's certainly not looking out for the middle class.
If you were thinking that there had to be a counterpoint to this question and answer - like someone from the Romney campaign or the Republican National Committee - to offer an opposing view, don't kid yourself, for this is what qualifies as fair and balanced on MSNBC today.
Makes you wonder if all the salaries of MSNBC employees along with the ad revenues should be included in President Obama's fundraising tallies and reported by the Federal Election Commission.
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