MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Condemns CNN for Airing Tea Party Response

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By Molly Stark Dean Comments

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out CNN for airing the Tea Party response to the State of the Union address by Michele Bachman last night:

“A national news network decided that they would give Michele Bachmann a job that her own party never did.”

Maddow asked Fmr. RNC Communications Dir. Doug Heye: “Isn’t it a little bit weird though to have two responses run on a national news network as if they were equivalent?”

This segment sent new CNN hire Piers Morgan to the Twittersphere to pronounce his disapproval:

Ms Maddow doesn’t think it’s ‘news’ when 2 different factions of Rep Party make post-SOTU speeches? http://huff.to/igZu91 #SERIOUSLY?

Sorry, but just nonsense for @maddow to say @cnn shouldn’t have run Tea Party speech. Rep split is proper news, may decide next election.

Final point re @maddow fury over CNN airing Tea Party speech – just weird hearing her speak like a @foxnews anchor #triangulator

(h/t HuffPo)