MSNBC FLASHBACK: My Job Is To Make Obama Presidency a Success

Scott Whitlock | November 12, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] Americans can be forgiven for suffering a collective whiplash over the last 13 years in how the liberal media views presidents. They desperately wanted Barack Obama to succeed. Then, they fought Donald Trump for four years. Now, they are attempting to rescue the floundering Joe Biden. Perhaps one of the best examples of working on the behalf of Obama came 13 years ago last month. Then-MSNBC host Chris Matthews came out and said it was his “job” to help the Democrat be a success. Appearing on the November 6, 2008 Morning Joe, Matthews felt reluctant to criticize Rahm Emanuel for not immediately taking the job of chief-of-staff. This exchange between the Hardball host and Joe Scarborough followed. 

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