by Tim Graham
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Scott Whitlock’s study showing a dramatic partisan tilt to David Shuster’s evening “Hypocrisy Watch” segments drew amusing bluster from Shuster when Howard Kurtz reported the study’s results briefly in Monday’s Washington Post:
MSNBC’s David Shuster is an aggressive career reporter who has never been positioned as one of the channel’s left-leaning commentators. But in his “Hypocrisy Watch” segments t his year, the conservative Media Research Center points out, 34 of the targets have been Republicans or conservatives — including Rush Limbaugh twice and Karl Rove five times — and only four have been Democrats or liberals.
Shuster says the group is “funded and run by die-hard conservatives with a clear partisan agenda” and that his work on the now-defunct program 1600 Pennsylvania Avene “was hard hitting on both parties.”