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MSNBC hosts report to White House for marching orders

Imagine if, at any point in the Bush administration, the entire Fox News primetime lineup had showed up for a meeting at the White House. Imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth. You can almost hear it, can’t you? It would be the worst thing Bush did that entire day, probably.

Rest assured, though, that the following is completely different. Jason Howerton at The Blaze reports:

If MSNBC President Phil Griffin really does want to shake the network’s pro-Obama image, having its most recognizable figures visit the White House to discuss President Barack Obama’s tax proposals isn’t exactly a great start.

On Tuesday, four of MSNBC’s prime time TV hosts were spotted entering the West Wing of the White House for a special meeting with the president. These hosts included, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and Lawrence O’Donnell…

“This afternoon at the White House, the President met with influential progressives to talk about the importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

Well, of course they did. And what are you gonna do about it, teabaggers? Besides continuing to not watch MSNBC, of course.

MSNBC does for the left all the things they claim Fox News does for the right. Except in MSNBC’s case, it’s actually true. And now they’ve given up even pretending not to be Obama’s lapdogs. I just hope they keep in mind what Obama does to dogs…

Here’s a snapshot from the happy occasion, courtesy of Ed Schultz:

Four more years. Of this.