chris price (@cpwilldo) March 12, 2012
At NewsBusters, Noel Sheppard on Steve Schmidt’s visit with Morning Joe this AM:
Co-host Mika Brzezinski began the segment by getting Schmidt’s opinion of the film and if it was accurate.
Not surprisingly given the belief that he was one of the authors’ primary sources of information, Schmidt said, “It was very accurate. I think for all of us who were in the campaign, it really rang true.”
All of us? Well, not including the actual candidates McCain and Palin who since the book came out have said much of its contents were nonsense. In fact, McCain made some comments about Schmidt and the film on Fox News Sunday just 24 hours earlier stating, “It’s based on a book that’s completely biased and with unattributed quotes.”
But nobody on the Morning Joe panel asked Schmidt about that or whether he was a source of authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s. I guess that would have been too much like journalism for them.
Such was the reverence Schmidt was afforded Monday, as if he were a conquering hero returning from battle having slain a great enemy of the nation.