Ben Ferguson Whines MSNBC "Mean-Spirited" To Conservatives

That mean ol' "librul media" hasn't been very nice to Ben Ferguson. After all, fact-based arguments are just so 20th century
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Oh cry me a frickin' river, Benny.

This is one of the things that makes me crazy about the conservative punditry is how incredibly thin-skinned they are. They can be as dismissive and mean as they want to be but give them a little bit of their own medicine and suddenly the WATB cries come out.

Ben Ferguson keeps perpetuating the completely unsubstantiated myth of the liberal media by pointing to the singular cable channel of MSNBC. Proof, the hair helmet of conservatism insists, of their hostility to conservatives is that they usually book them at a three (liberals) to one (conservative) ratio, keep interrupting them and aren't interested in a real debate.

Wait...what? That doesn't sound like MSNBC's format, which usually goes with the Left/Right paradigm and invites two guests per segment. That sounds suspiciously like the Sunday show roundtables, if anything. Sally Kohn doesn't see anything different from that as her experiences as the designated lefty on Fox News, where the ratio got as out of hand as 15 to one.

But even if we grant Ferguson's allegations (which is never a smart move), does he think that this is only the case at MSNBC rather than just the sad devolution of what passes for news content on all stations? When I went to the trusty Google to find evidence of Ben Ferguson's bad treatment at MSNBC, I only found him on Fox or CNN shows. So there is one of two (equally likely) scenarios: Ferguson is making all this bad treatment at MSNBC up or he has been such a dreadful and unexceptional pundit that no one has saw fit to highlight any of his work.


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