A Nov. 14 NewsBusters post by Noel Sheppard carries the headline: "Huffington Post So Eager to Support Pelosi They'll Even Defend Boehner." In it, Sheppard claims, "To give you an idea of the lengths the Huffington Post will go to defend liberal politicians those involved in the website revere, a front page piece on Monday took the side of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh.) in order to give cover to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)" regarding allegations of insider trading. Sheppard concludes, "Don't you love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning?"
Needless to say, Sheppard has indulged in the very same behavior he mocks in close proximity to said mocking.
Just four days earlier, Sheppard took the side of convicted felon Jack Abramoff. Why? Because he made someone on MSNBC look bad:
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell hopefully learned a valuable lesson Wednesday: when you invite someone on your show to discuss his new book, you might want to read it first.
As the Last Word host questioned convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff about his recently released memoir "Capitol Punishment," it quickly became obvious O'Donnell had no idea what was actually in the book he was holding up[.]
As it appears O'Donnell isn't inclined to read things about subjects he pretends to be expert in, it is by no means surprising he wasn't aware of any of this.
On the other hand, as a good Democrat operative, it's just as possible he was misrepresenting the truth and forgot he was talking to the man at the top of the scandal.
As MSNBC hosts rarely have anyone on their shows that don't completely agree with them, O'Donnell might be used to saying whatever he wants irrespective of the truth with total impunity.
One imagines Lawrence complaining to his producer after the show, "I told you to remind me whenever you've scheduled someone that isn't a liberal shill like I am."
Next time, heads will roll!
Of course, no heads will roll as a consequence of Sheppard's shoddy writing and double standards, no matter how many times he indulges in it or how odious the perpetrator he sides with -- so odious the only place willing to publish his rehabilitation memoir was WorldNetDaily, a "news" organization that seems to revel in odious behavior.
Don't you love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning? Well, you might like it better if it wasn't the foul stench Sheppard is emitting.