The line between liberal political punditry and outright, unapologetic, liberal political activism at MSNBC has faded to the very vanishing point.
In the latest promo for his All In show, Chris Hayes boasts "I'm not just a passive witness. I am not there to just tell you a story. I'm there to act out: to do it in real time—to do politics, not talk about it." There's something comic about Hayes' delivery. He speaks with all the manic strength and conviction of President Obama laying down a red line to Vladimir Putin. View the video after the jump.
Is this simply MSNBC's natural evolution? Has the flimsy fig leaf of commentary fallen away in favor of unabashed advocacy and political activism?
CHRIS HAYES: You're a low-wage worker struggling to get by? We'll talk to you. You're a US senator? We'll talk to you. You're an architect of the Iraq war? We'll talk to you. You used to run the Christian Coalition? We'll talk to you: we want to hear. Bringing the whole, big, boisterous, roiling debate of American politics inside the show. And I'm going to be there! I'm not just a passive witness. I am not there to just tell you a story. I'm there to act out: to do it in real time. To do politics--not talk about it.