Friday, November 23, 2012
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In an interview with the Huffington Post, MSNBC president Phil Griffin tries to push back against the notion that his channel has become a mouth-piece for President Barack Obama.
"This channel has never been the voice of Obama. Ever," Griffin tells Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post. But, Calderone writes, "Griffin acknowledges that his hosts are more likely to agree with Obama on policy matters than with Republicans, but rejects comparisons to Fox News."
"People want to talk about Fox. Fox is the voice of the Republican Party," says Griffin to Calderone.
Griffin does, however, acknowledge to the left-leaningHuffington Post that many folks working at MSNBC have a "progressive sensibility."
"We hire smart people with a progressive sensibility. ... I tell them to go think for themselves. We don't have talking points," says Griffin.
The MSNBC president pledges to make sure Obama keeps "his campaign promises."
"We're going to hold Obama to his campaign promises," says Griffin. "And the fact is, there are many things that some of our hosts support him on. But basically, we have a standard, whether it's the war on terror or getting out of Afghanistan: Is he going to live up to his campaign promises?"
And Griffin compliments his employees for being "really smart" and not going "over the top" during the 2012 presidential campaign.
"What I really believe is we analyzed this election in a really smart way and we didn't go over the top,"Griffin tells Huffington Post. "We weren't just shilling for Obama. We were really smart. And people are responding to that now."
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