In gloating over Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC during a Jan. 22 NewsBusters post, Noel Sheppard wondered if the network's new owners, Comcast, will "be far more concerned about the political image of MSNBC than GE was" and not "jeopardize its vast customer base with hyper-partisan rhetoric on its new news network."
Funny, we haven't heard Sheppard complain about the "hyper-partisan rhetoric" on Fox News.
Sheppard then speculates that if, Olberman's deprature, "more changes are made to MSNBC's prime time lineup in the coming months further diminishing the network's hyper-partisanship, we may look upon January 21, 2011, as the beginning of the end of a totally disgraceful period in television journalism."
Given that MSNBC's evening lineup is largely liberal, Sheppard appears to be describing an expression of liberal opinion as "disgraceful."
Just a reminder that Sheppard's employer, the Media Research Center, really doesn't want "balance"; it wants elimination of liberal viewpoints from the media.