Bozell Blasts MSNBC As Nothing More than DNC-TV; Cable Anchors Wildly Distort Ronald Reagan's Position on Taxes and Liken Him to Barack Obama
Alexandria, VA – 'At least five MSNBC anchors since Tuesday have promoted a cherry-picked House Democratic Caucus video that distorts President Ronald Reagan's position on the debt ceiling, inaccurately asserting that President Barack Obama is more in line with Reagan than the Republicans,' according to a new Media Research Center (MRC) analysis.
'If any of the anchors had played the entirety of Reagan's 1987 radio address, instead of giving free air time to the Democratic Party's deceptively edited spot, they would have heard Reagan articulate a position on the debt ceiling almost identical to House Republicans' and nearly opposite Obama's: 'You don't need more taxes to balance the budget. Congress needs the discipline to stop spending more, and that can be done with the passage of a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.''
MRC President Brent Bozell reacts to this outrageous misrepresentation saying:
'MSNBC is looking more and more like Pinocchio every day; its nose grows longer with every lie and the DNC obviously is pulling its strings. Ronald Reagan has absolutely nothing in common with Obama, especially not on taxes and the debt ceiling. It's outrageous for this disgraced network to exploit the late President's good name and his conservative economic brilliance.
'MSNBC is nothing more than DNC-TV. But are we really surprised? This is the same network whose dozens of viewers will soon start to salivate over the loony liberal Rev. Al Sharpton in the anchor chair.'