• UJ

    Oh right, I’m sure the guys at NBC just want to present the most sensible, accurate programming they can. Either that, or they’re the same godless whores for power that they were in 2002…

    “And, you know, the day after Donahue was terminated, that memo leaked out. It was never supposed to get public. An NBC internal memo about MSNB, it said: “Donahue represents a difficult public face for NBC in a time of war. He seems to delight in presenting guests who are antiwar, anti-Bush and skeptical of the administration’s motives.” What they really worried about is we had—we tried to get dissenters on there that would say, “You know, this might not be about weapons. This impending invasion might be about oil or military bases or empire.” And to question motives is almost a cardinal rule, to say that the motives of U.S. foreign policy might not be pure, that’s not something they want.

    And, you know, that NBC internal memo that leaked a day after Donahue was terminated, it went on to describe their nightmare scenario: “Donahue would become a home for the liberal antiwar agenda”—I’m quoting—“at the same time that our competitors are waving the flag at every opportunity.”

    Hooray for business dictating opinions to journalists! Hooray for Premier Obama!!

    • I agree. Like Rupert Murdock, they know which way the political winds are now blowing and don’t want to jeopardize the advertising base.

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