At least they're being honest.
Journalists Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Al Sharpton, and Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC didn't hide their love of the President in a trip to the White House Tuesday, in a meeting to discuss the "importance of preventing a tax increase on middle class families, strengthening our economy, and adopting a balanced approach to deficit reduction." Those were the words of White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest in a statement released to the press and reported here
by Zeke Miller of Buzzfeed
Ed Schultz gleefully tweeted
, "On my way to DC to visit with the President on fiscal cliff...Nancy Pelosi joins me tonight on the Ed Show..," an affirmation to which Huffington Post
reporter Jennifer Bendery responded with the claim that the meetup was, well, a bit of a "love fest."
Seconding the love fest concept, Maddow herself described
the trip to the West Wing as part and parcel of a "hippie cabal."