With a few notable exceptions, it often seems like at any given time, you can switch on any of the major news networks and see almost exactly the same coverage from each.
However, CNN’s Howard Kurtz seemingly broke ranks on Reliable Sources Sunday, slamming MSNBC’s treatment of libertarian author Tim Carney last week.
Referring specifically to MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall– who turned off Carney’s microphone and unleashed a barrage of criticism after he refused to debate the “non-story” of Romney’s alleged bullying– Kurtz asked: “does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?”
Watch the clip, via CNN, below:
“All the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney did was challenge her coverage of the report on Mitt Romney’s bullying incident back in prep school,” Kurtz remarked.
He continued: “I’m sorry, it was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him…Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story was being hyped.”
In response to Kurtz’s rhetorical question, “does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?,” Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard responded:
Actually, Howie, that’s what every MSNBC anchor wants.
Unfortunately for their viewers, management agrees with this philosophy and typically accedes to such demands.
Is Kurtz really just starting to get this?
In case you missed it, can watch the full interaction between Hall and Carney, below: