Monday, August 25, 2008

MSNBC's Obama coverage "embarrassing"

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell didn't waste an opportunity to have his say about the fawning, and yes, embarrassing media coverage Barack Obama received during the primary. Gov. Rendell said the following during his closing remarks ending a panel discussion with all three network Sunday show moderators:

"Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell, in the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. "It was embarrassing."

Rendell, an ardent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter during the primaries, now backs Obama in the general election. Brokaw and Rendell began debating campaign coverage, including the on-air comments by Lee Cowan, and when MSNBC came up, Rendell went after the cable network.

“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," Rendell said, who called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."

Chris Matthews, Rendell said, "loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”

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