MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson: 'Eric Holder Is the Moses of Our Time'
Do you want to understand just how astonishingly biased MSNBC is?
On Thursday's Martin Bashir show, MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson actually said - without any pushback from the host - that scandal-ridden attorney general Eric Holder is "the Moses of our time" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: I think the attorney general should step down too - off of that plateau where he resides in high principle and whip some head. But he shouldn’t give up his office. What he should understand is he's the chief law giver of the United States of America so to speak. He's the Moses of our time, and at least for this administration.
So, yes, some people want to put him outside of the ark of the legal community. That's just ridiculous. He is the bully, he is in one sense the whipping boy for so much of the frustration of the right-wing. As Joy Reid has brilliantly indicated, their inability to reconcile themselves to the fact they lost the election means that they will be perennially pursuing a person like an Eric Holder. In sense, they perceive him to be the most vulnerable. They attack him. But I think what he has to do is continue to hold fast. I think the president has given strong indication that he will support Mr. Holder, and, therefore, together they should go forward.
And here's the real problem. The real problem is it's not against the law to leak classified information. That's what we need to get into our sights here. That what we need to do is shore up the law. Not figure out how to scandalize the name of Eric Holder or President Obama. Let's deal with the undergirding legal principles that are not present, and as a result of that figure out a way to get beyond this morass. Otherwise we're going to repeat this in the next administration and the administration after that as well.
So the current attorney general - mired in so many scandals that folks on both sides of the aisle are calling for either his resignation or termination - according to this MSNBC political analyst is "the Moses of our time."
And the host of the program on this so-called "news network" didn't push back on such an absurd statement.
As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, MSNBC's ratings are in total freefall. After coming in third place amongst cable news outlets in April, MSNBC actually came in fourth in May.
People such as Michael Eric Dyson are part of the reason.
MSNBC has completely abdicated any impartiality in its reporting and is now so clearly an arm of the Democratic Party that people across the fruited plain are turning this channel off.
As I continue to posit, the only question remaining is when cable and satellite providers will move MSNBC away from the real cable news channels on their program guides.
On the other hand, if MSNBC's ratings continue to plummet, maybe this point will become moot.