Two of the most experienced liars in politics, David Alexrod and Robert Gibbs, have just been hired as “contributors” by NBC. And that’s fine. If NBC wants to continue being a laughing stock in the news world, more power to them. But both Alexrod and Gibbs say they won’t be cheering for Obama or being a mouthpiece for him in any way. Umm, okay.
From the Politico:
NBC News and MSNBC’s new contributors — and former advisers to President Barack Obama — Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod both say they’re not going to be acting as partisan cheerleaders while serving as political analysts.
Gibbs and Axelrod each told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that they aim to use their longtime experiences in the field to give viewers insights into the political process, and said they won’t be serving as Obama surrogates when they are appear on the networks.
Gibbs, who was formerly White House press secretary and senior adviser to President Obama’s 2012 campaign, told Kurtz his role at NBC and MSNBC is to offer analysis and use his political knowledge to convey to viewers what it’s like to be “in the room during important meetings and when big decisions are made.”
This is hilarious. It was the job of both of these men to cover for the president every time he screwed up or did something controversial. That’s what they did. What makes anybody believe they’ll do anything different as NBC employees?