NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard is often shocked by things that aren't shocking. He proves that again in an April 4 post complaining that Ed Schultz started his MSNBC show by saying, "Suck it up, righties." Sheppard whines:
Are the folks at MSNBC the slightest bit concerned anymore with showing even a hint of impartiality in their so-called "news" programming?
Interesting how he started with "Good evening, Americans."
After all, according to January's Gallup poll, 40 percent of Americans described themselves as conservative. This compared to only 21 percent claiming to be liberal.
This means Schultz began his show telling 40 percent of the nation to suck it up.
Is this really what should be acceptable on a so-called "news" network?
Just one little problem with Sheppard's rant: MSNBC doesn't consider Schultz's show to be "news." As Politico reports, MSNBC considers everything from 3 p.m. into primetime to be "point of view" shows.
In other words, Sheppard is complaining that a "point of view" host is offering a point of view.