Wis. Recall Was Cable News’ Worst Night

If ever there was a political event to lay bare the partisan ideologies of the cable news media, the Wisconsin recall was it. MSNBC was blatantly rooting for Tom Barrett to defeat Gov. Scott Walker, while Fox News was blatantly rooting for Walker. Given this blatant partisan coverage, it was absolutely impossible to watch either network and weed out any clear understanding of the actual significance of the event, much less what effect it would actually have on the 2012 presidential election.