In the various arguments from the left to defend the campaign contributions of Keith Olbermann that got him suspended their main exculpatory evidence used to defend Olbermann was the contributions that FOX NEWS hosts had executed upon.
Let's set this up properly. On MSNBC and various leftist circles Fox News is dismissed as a "non-news organization". Even the President of the United States says that Fox is a threat to the country. (Afterward he invited "Media Matters" operatives in to the White House).
If we take the "Professional Left" at their word we must conclude that it is STANDARDS that raises MSNBC over Fox News. "They don't do certain things that Fox does".
Ironically when one of the darlings of "The Professional Left" is busted by a muckraking media blog, Politico, as having made several political contributions - what did we see "The Professional Left" do as a defense?
- Point to their HIGHER standards and make the case that indeed Olbermann had violated them, diving in the mud with Fox?
- Use Fox News as the reference standard for Keith Olbermann's actions. "Why are you punishing Keith Olbermann when Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and others have done the same thing?"