On Sunday afternoon, MSNBC Live displayed another classic example of how the inclusion of Republican analysts on the liberal news network is seldomly about providing a dissenting point of view, but instead to contribute additional liberal bias on top of that already coming from out-of-the-closet liberal analysts.
When far-left former DNC chairman Howard Dean gave analysis in which he hyperbolically called former White House advisor Steve Bannon a "Nazi sympathizer," fellow guest Susan Del Percio -- a Republican strategist and frequent MSNBC guest often paired with Dean on weekends -- voiced agreement with her liberal counterpart's analysis while fretting that Bannon will hurt the Republican party.
At 12:56 p.m. ET, during a discussion of Bannon's speech at the Values Voters Summit in which the Breitbart News head called for conservative primary opponents to challenge congressional Republicans, Dean took aim at Bannon as he railed:
Why are we paying attention to Steve Bannon? He's basically a Nazi sympathizer who's spouting off at a Christian Coalition meeting. Who cares? He's not in the White House anymore. Thank God for that. I wouldn't pay any attention to him at all. Let him do what he's going to do. It's just gossip, and he's basically a twit.
Del Percio then jumped in: "Except for the -- with the one exception of -- I agree with all the statements you made about Steve Bannon, but he does have resources and he can really hurt the Republican party."
After Dean agreed, "That's true -- that's true," the Republican strategist added: "And that -- as a Republican -- is something I am very, very concerned about because that goes to our core as a country on our democratic values."