We had a feeling that NBC wasn’t liking all this anti-MSM (and NBC in particular) sentiment coming out of the Republican National Convention.

    News executives Thursday tried to shake off the excoriations of the media emanating from the Republican National Convention, defending their coverage of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as responsible and evenhanded.

    While top television network officials and newspaper editors largely dismissed the critiques as partisan rhetoric, some fretted that charges of media bias had reached a new and disturbing level.

    “I really do take exception to it,” NBC News President Steve Capus said. “These terms get thrown around in an awfully cavalier way, and they’re incredibly damaging. We’re in the business where words matter, and those are awfully, awfully strong accusations.”

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The Observer asks: “Just How New Is This ‘War on the Media’ Tack?”