From Greg Sargent at The Plum Line,
MSNBC is shrugging off the growing criticism of the extensive airtime the network has granted Liz Cheney ...
Yet as Steve Benen, David Kurtz, and others have pointed out, Liz Cheney has been afforded a near-constant platform on MSNBC to act as her father’s chief defender and go after Obama, often without meaningful challenge from either a co-guest or from anchors. They also note that it’s unclear what makes her newsworthy enough, in an of herself, to merit all that airtime.
Asked to respond to the above criticisms, MSNBC spokesperson Alana Russo emailed:
“We often have repeat guests on, from both sides of the aisle, when they are interesting and engaging. There are many people who appear frequently throughout the day on MSNBC, and Liz is a great guest.”
So for now, MSNBC has no interest in directly answering the criticisms. The network may yet make a producer available for an interview on these questions.
If a producer is made available, perhaps he/she can explain why MSNBC thinks a guest who has consistently lied (without challenge, meaningful or otherwise) is "great." Or maybe explain why none of the anchors who have handed over their platform to her have asked where she got the classified information she talks about. Or ...
What would you ask MSNBC?