Objectivity? Reporter Dana Milbank Wears a Hunter's Outfit For MSNBC Interview

<p><img hspace="0" src="media/2006-02-13-MSNBCMilbank.jpg" align="right" border="0" />On tonight's <i>Countdown With Keith Olbermann</i> on MSNBC (Monday, February 13, 2006), <i>Washington Post</i> reporter <b><a href="http://www.nndb.com/people/871/000044739/" target="_blank">Dana Milbank</a></b> appeared for an interview wearing a <b>bright-orange hunter's vest and hat</b>. <b><a href="http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004550.htm" target="_blank">Michelle Malkin</a></b> has the photo <i>and video</i>.</p><p>How on earth is anyone supposed to believe that the <i>Washington Post</i> can maintain any objectivity on the Cheney hunting story when one of their most veteran and prominent reporters shows up for an interview dressed like this?</p><p>Think back to 1998. Imagine a female newspaper reporter (not an opinion columnist, but a <i>reporter</i>, mind you) showing up for a television interview dressed in a beret and looking like Monica Lewinsky. Or a male columnist wearing a Clinton wig and holding a cigar. It never would have happened, because these people would have lost their jobs. Their employer's credibility would have been shot.</p><p>What is going on? It appears Milbank wasn't even <i>trying</i> to hide his bias.</p><p>HT: <a href="http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004550.htm" target="_blank">Michelle Malkin</a>.</p>

Dave Pierre
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