This week’s Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC host Ed Schultz slamming reporters for being too negative when reporting on Obamacare. From his Tuesday "Ed Show," he said:
“I know we’re fixated on web sites right now. You know what? I think that network reporters, throughout the entire industry, may be caught in a dilemma that Obamacare is so positive and going to have such a tremendous impact on American life and American society – it’s setting the foundation for better changes in the future.
“I think that network reporters and people on TV are having a hard time saying something nice about it or positive about it because they might be viewed as journalistically compromised. They’re not really showing a great deal of integrity if they say something positive about Obamacare.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Integrity? Schultz lives inside MSNBC’s bubble where President Obama’s biggest challenge is a hostile news media. Quite an imagination. The journalists Schultz condemns spent years promoting Obamacare, but aren’t so obtuse and so are able to accept the reality that Obamacare is stumbling. By Schultz’s logic, journalists must also think Ted Cruz is wonderful since they never say anything positive about him.”
Rating: Five out of five screams.Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.