Far-Left Nation Magazine Editor Gets MSNBC Show

August 3rd, 2011 11:12 AM

If you thought Comcast buying into NBC was going to change the overtly liberal bias at the network's news divisions, think again.

On Monday, MSNBC announced that Christopher Hayes, the Washington editor of the far-left magazine The Nation, will be getting his own show in September:

MSNBC contributor Chris Hayes has been added to the network’s weekend lineup as the host of a new weekend morning show. The program, with a focus on politics, will be live on Saturdays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET and Sundays from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET starting September 17. The announcement was made today by MSNBC President Phil Griffin. Hayes, a frequent substitute host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” will continue as an MSNBC contributor and will remain part of The Nation as Editor-at-Large.

“Chris is a thoughtful analyst and one of the smartest journalists out there,” said Griffin. “As we head into election season, there is no better time to amp up our weekend political coverage.”

For those unfamiliar with this disgraceful publication, in its television ad campaign, it proudly admits to possessing "that famous liberal media bias you can't find anywhere else":

So much for MSNBC possibly moving to the center.

As a humorous aside, Hayes was the person on Bill Maher's "Real Time" a few weeks ago who was told by Ann Coulter that his government worker mother "is a drain on sociey":

I'm sure he'll fit in just fine.

*****Update: Hayes's wife works for Obama (h/t NB reader Thomas Charles Stewart III)...

Since the White House made it official today, I wanted to note as a matter of full disclosure that my wife Kate Shaw is now an attorney in the Office of the White House Counsel. Obviously, my views are entirely my own, and throughout a long campaign in which I had very dear family members involved with the Obama organization, I'd like to think I maintained a critical distance. I intend to do so in covering the administration.

Isn't that special?