Howard Kurtz, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” used the “L” word on Sunday’s show when discussing MSNBC’s hiring of former Obama administration officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs.
Kurtz said the men “joined the liberal lineup at MSNBC, where they’ll be talking about their old boss.”
Someone from CNN calling MSNBC “liberal”? Fantastic.
Kurtz’s guest, TV critic David Zurawik, then used the “P” word and slammed MSNBC for pushing “propaganda” instead of political discussion by hiring Gibbs and Axelrod.
Zurawik specifically noted a segment between Axelrod and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell where Axelrod alleged, “Republicans in Congress are dangerous,” and Mitchell agreed.
“That’s not a discussion about politics. That is propaganda,” Zurawik said, adding, “That really troubled me about how these guys are working the White House line on a cable channel.”
“That notion of saying Republicans have dangerous ideas, that’s bad,” Zurawik told Kurtz. “But don’t forget. This is NBC News. That’s the banner they [MSNBC] fly under. And to bring two [Obama] loyalists like this on, and in their first outing, at least in the case of Axelrod, to have them so decidedly carrying the president’s message into this forum, I think, is a problem.”
Watch the full CNN segment, posted by Weasel Zippers, here: