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MSNBC Clarifies Its Function by Hiring Obama Spokesmen Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod

MSNBC Clarifies Its Function by Hiring Obama Spokesmen Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod

Glenn Greenwald
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 February 2013

Last month, MSNBC's Al Sharpton conducted a spirited debate about whether Obama belongs on Mount Rushmore or instead deserves a separate monument to his greatness (just weeks before replacing frequent Obama critic Cenk Uygur as MSNBC host, Sharpton publicly vowed never to criticize Barack Obama under any circumstances: a vow he has faithfully maintained). Earlier that day on the same network, a solemn discussion was held, in response to complaints from MSNBC viewers, about whether it is permissible to ever allow Barack Obama's name to pass through one's lips without prefacing it with an honorific such as "President" or "the Honorable" or perhaps "His Excellency"

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