By Mark Finkelstein

Rush made them do it!

In one of the more absurd, if creative, defenses of the MSM yet, Mike Barnicle has blamed the media's liberal bias on its reaction to "talk radio."

Morning Joe actually got off to a refreshing start today, with Mika Brzezinski frankly acknowledging that the MSM leans heavily left, that she herself tends to vote Dem, and that the liberal media need to diversify politically, bringing in more conservatives. Mika even implied that the only politically diverse news network is . . . Fox!

It was Joe Scarborough's recent personal brush with liberal media bias that set off the conversation . . .

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