It must be have been pretty painful for Shuster when he sheepishly appeared on a subsequent MSNBC show to make a public apology for his asinine behavior. “I identified who I believed to be that fallen soldier, a Tennessean killed in Iraq last month. But according to Pentagon documents, that young man came from a town inside a neighboring district…and for that, I apologize for that mistake”, Shuster said.
What a jerk.
I was told that prior to his public apology, Shuster went on a liberal talk radio show and he and the host were chortling and guffawing together over the “gotcha” interview he conducted with Rep. Blackburn. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
I’ll bet David Shuster isn’t giggling now.
It’s important to consider this incident when watching NBC, CBS, ABC or any of the other mainstream news media outlets. Talk radio hosts like me and a cable network like Fox News Channel are constantly criticized for what liberals claim is a “right-wing bias.”
None of us who host talk shows on radio or TV pretend to be objective journalists. We are paid to express our opinions and delve into political and social issues with our listeners and viewers.
But a guy like David Shuster is supposed to a newsman. A journalist. A reporter. And these are the kind of clowns who inject their prejudices into their newscasts and newspaper articles every single day.
Next time you see Shuster’s smirk on TV, remember the reprehensible smear tactics he used this week.
Now that David Shuster’s TV career has taken such an ugly turn, perhaps he could land a job with Moveon.org.
Sitting in his basement blogging in his bathrobe is exactly where he belongs.