MSNBC's Brewer Hits Breitbart for Appearing at Political Fundraiser, But She's Done the Same
On Monday's News Live, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer expressed incredulity at the
revelation that journalist Andrew Breitbart will be appearing at a Republican
fundraiser. "I mean, really? Is he going to be a good fund-raiser for the
Reporter Richard Wolffe lectured, "Because if he is that much of a political activist that he is raising money for the RNC, then he is not quite the journalist he describes himself as."
Yet, those exact words could be put to Brewer. On July 24, she was the featured guest at a fundraiser in Kentucky for gay rights. This despite the fact that the anchor has also reported on gay rights for MSNBC. On the July 12 News Live, she wondered why American politicians weren't "taking a stand" on ending Don't Ask, Don't tell.
-Scott Whitlock is a news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.
CONTESSA BREWER: Hey, I gotta ask you, something we just found out from NBC News that the RNC has a fund-raiser next month and scheduled to speak at this Republican fund-raiser, Andrew Breitbart, whose website was called into question here about the Shirley Sherrod edited video before. I mean, really? Is he going to be a good fund-raiser for the Republicans?
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RICHARD WOLFFE: Well, he may well serve a purpose for them in terms of rallying the base and raising money. But, it should at least raise questions about his role in terms of putting information in the mainstream media and how his, quote-un-quote, "news" is reported. Because, if he is that much of a political activist that he is raising money for the RNC, than he is not quite the journalist he describes himself as.