As NewsBusters reported Friday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall threw a hissy fit when her conservative guest, the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney, called her network's coverage of the Washington Post's hit piece on Mitt Romney "ridiculous" and "absurd."
On CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, host Howard Kurtz came down strongly on her asking, "Does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
As the "Media Monitor" segment of the program began, Kurtz said, "MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall got really ticked off the other day and cut off a guest’s mike. But all the Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney did was challenge her coverage of the report on Mitt Romney’s bullying incident back in prep school."
A clip of the angry exchange was aired followed by Kurtz saying, “I’m sorry, it was Tamron Hall who was being insulting by silencing him. Carney was perfectly entitled to say that, in his opinion, the story was being hyped.”
Kurtz concluded by asking, "Does Hall only want guests who agree with her handling of every story?”
Actually, Howie, that's what every MSNBC anchor wants.
Unfortunately for their viewers, management agrees with this philosophy and typically accedes to such demands.
Is Kurtz really just starting to get this?