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NewsBusters Time Machine: Just a ‘Fantasy’ That Press Favored Obama

It’s time for another edition of NewsBusters Time Machine. MSNBC journalists make a lot of statements that are highly mockable. But it was ten years ago today, on March 23, 2009, that fill-in host David Shuster derided the obvious liberal love affair for Barack Obama as a “fantasy.” 

This Week in Media Bias History: A ‘Fantasy’ That Press Was Pro-Obama

Sometimes it’s an understatement to say journalists live in a bubble. On the one hand, they thrill over Barack Obama as “God.” Yet, on March 23, 2009, MSNBC anchor David Shuster called it a “fantasy” to say that the press was pro-Obama. Other examples from This Week in Media Bias History: That time Ted Turner created a slobbering propaganda film on the Soviet Union,…

MRC President Brent Bozell Discusses Disparity of Network Shoe-Throwin

On Friday night’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly took up the shoe-throwing incident with Hillary Clinton. “That was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, dodging a shoe that was hurled at her during a keynote speech on Thursday. But this is not, of course, the first time that a political figure sadly has been targeted with flying footwear.”…

David Shuster, ABC News Executive Join Al-Jazeera America for August

David "Karl Rove Will Be Indicted" Shuster is the latest cable-news host to join the Al-Jazeera America team. CNN's Ali Velshi signed up early, and Soledad O'Brien will be a special correspondent providing documentaries. The channel launches and replaces Current TV on August 20, the channel Al Gore sold (out) to the emir of Qatar in January for a reported $500 million (and…

Ex-MSNBC Host Admits Network is 'Mouthpiece for the Administration

Former MSNBC host David Shuster spoke to National Journal on Thursday about the liberal network's falling ratings and observed: "When you're too predictably a mouthpiece for the administration and you cast your lot with the president's performance, there's a risk."

David Shuster (Formerly of MSNBC) Wants David Gregory to Apologize for

On New Year's Day, perhaps before he learned that his current employer's enterprise would be sold to Al Jazeera, Current TV's David Shuster took to the bandwidth of the Huffington Post to ask that former NBC/MSNBC colleague David Gregory apologize for his December 23 gun magazine-waving stunt on Meet the Press. Get a load of the sense of self-importance Shuster gives the Sunday…

David Shuster Still Bitter Over Karl Rove Non-Indictment

It has been over six years since David Shuster consulted his inner Jason Leopold and boldly predicted that "I am convinced that Karl Rove will, in fact, be indicted." Apparently the bitterness of having to publicly eat crow has lingered to this day to the point that Shuster continues to be obsessed over the fact that the non-indictment of Rove turned him into a laughingstock condemned…

Al Gore: Current TV Convention Cub Reporter

Al Gore has had quite a varied career since coming within 537 pregnant chads of the presidency in 2000. He has sat on the board of directors of Apple, shilled carbon credit indulgences to guilty liberals, and starred in "An Inconvenient Truth" documentary.  There is even a wild rumor that Gore has written movie reviews.  However the latest news about Al Gore concerns his…

David Shuster: Romney Must Have Autism, and Must Kill His Wife's Horse

Anyone looking for how low this campaign rhetoric can go should just tune in to Current TV. Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer found that on the Stephanie Miller radio show (or Talking Liberally on Current TV), former MSNBC host David Shuster suggested Mitt Romney is so "socially inept" that he probably has some form of autism or Asperger's syndrome. Shuster also suggested that…

'Karl Rove Indictment' Shuster Predicts Same for Scott Walker

David Shuster is predicting the imminent indictment of Karl Rove. Oops! That was Shuster as an MSNBC host back in 2006. In his current incarnation on the no-rated Current TV he is predicting the possible indictment of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Despite making himself a laughingstock six years ago by projecting visions of Karl Rove being frogwalked across the White House lawn, Shuster…

MSNBC Mocks Fox for Low Standards, But What About Olbermann's 'Cheney

On MSNBC on Monday, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue anchor David Shuster decried a lack of "standards" on Fox News: "The inflammatory rhetoric from the wing nuts, is it merely entertaining or seriously dangerous?....Shouldn't there be some standards at some of these other networks? I mean, that's a problem, isn't it? There's no standards."