Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Brian Williams: McCain/Palin Shunning Him Because of Olbermann/Matthews

In the latest news from the actions have consequences department, Brian Williams recently told David Letterman that the McCain camp is punishing him by not allowing him to interview Sarah Palin because the McCain camp is mad at MSNBC's extreme leftism as evinced by Chris "Thrill up my leg" Matthews and Keith Olbermann. Is Brian crying? There's no crying in broadcasting!

During his visit on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian Williams admitted that he is the only network anchor that has yet to be granted an interview with Governor Palin but that he "cannot wait" to interview her.

As to why he has yet to be granted that interview, Williams thinks it's because the McCain camp is "unhappy" with the far left editorial leanings of NBC's cable outlet MSNBC.

“I’ve put a general invite out to the campaign,” Williams told Letterman. “I’ve asked them about it. We think it’s because they’re unhappy with our cable programming. But I’m here. I’m waiting.”

The list of transgressions are too many to number, but it should suffice to say that Olbermann joking about a National Review editor masturbating during the Palin debate or Chris Matthews wondering how the 'genius' Democratic governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, could have possibly been a convincing stand-in for Gov. Palin during Sen. Joe Biden's debate prep sessions are reasonable grounds for displeasure, to say the least, among McCain/Palin staffers.

NewsBusters senior editor Rich Noyes awarded the MRC "Worst of the Week" award last Tuesday to MSNBC for its biased coverage of the September 26 debate:

MSNBC may have dropped Chris Matthews as "news anchor" of major political news events, but he was a major presence during coverage of Friday's debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. Immediately following the debate and in a special Hardball that aired at midnight EDT, Matthews insulted John McCain as "troll-like" and insisted the Republican nominee showed "contempt" for Obama by looking at moderator Jim Lehrer instead.

But Obama was sensational, correspondent Andrea Mitchell gushed: "He seemed to be a lot more genial than you might have expected. But, boy, he did show a command of foreign policy in terms of the nuts and bolts of it."

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