MSNBC State Of The Union Promo: Republicans Need Not Apply
During today’s Morning Joe, MSNBC aired a promo for PBO’s impending State of the Union that featured video from previous SOTU speeches. Notably missing were any clips from past Republican presidents. Instead we were treated to a montage of JFK, LBJ, Clinton, Obama and even Jimmy Carter. Think Ronald Reagan, or W just a few months after 9-11, might have said something inspirational in their SOTUs? Not in the mind of MSNBC.
What does it say about the intensity of MSNBC’s partisanship, and its view of its own audience, that it doesn’t dare besmirch its promo for what is meant to be a solemn national moment with even a fleeting image of an ee-vil Republican?
Well, what do you expect from MS-National Barack Channel? I’m sure they’d love to toss all Republican administrations down the memory hole, but the blogosphere won’t let them do that, so they settle for excising Republican presidents from their promo spots.