On his MSNBC show this afternoon, David Shuster, anchoring from Louisiana, dove headlong into the coverage of the arrest of anti-ACORN video producer James O’Keefe, and three others earlier this week.
In back-to-back interviews, Shuster talked with Andrew Breitbart who published O’Keefe’s videos on his site, Big Government. Breitbart also reportedly pays O’Keefe a salary.
Shuster then interviewed Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America, a Website that monitors conservative media.
Before the interview, Breitbart Tweeted, “I expect Shuster ambush. Already know its on ‘money trail’. But what other MSNBC gems can be expected now that Watergate Jr. is imploding?”
Shuster has been accused of having a bias in the story when he Tweeted his thoughts about what will happen to O’Keefe. “You will go to prison,” Shuster wrote. It was commentary that has drawn the ire of his MSNBC bosses.
In terms of balance, Breitbart got a lot more time for his side during the MSNBC interviews — about 7 minutes. Boehlert got about 3 minutes.
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