Tuesday, April 19, 2011
MEDIA WATCHDOG SCHOOLS SPITZER: CNN Guest Calls Out Host’s Bias: How Can You Deny it With a ‘Straight Face?’
Over the weekend, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) called out Christiane Amanpour and the media for going soft on Obama during the budget battle. It was an entertaining clip. But the one you’re about to see may top it.
Last night, the Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, a watchdog who frequently appears on Fox News, hit the CNN airwaves for an interview on the media‘s budget bias when it comes to the president’s budget plan. Host Elliot Spitzer, the former Democratic governor of New York, adamantly denied the charge. He even played clips of him questioning Democrats. But Bozell wasn’t convinced:
“I’m not saying it’s been 100% liberal and zero conservative. I haven’t said it’s zero fair at all times, what we’ve said is it’s overwhelming the bias and you can’t deny it Eliot, you can’t. It’s actually overwhelming on your side.”
When Spitzer protested, Bozzell shot back: “How can you with a straight face go on this show and tell me you don’t have a bias? That’s what you were hired to have.”
Touche. Watch the entire exchange