As Arianna Huffington points out today
, MSNBC's Chris Matthews is a rare example of a true journalist who doesn't stick his finger into the political winds, or care how ownership will respond, before speaking the truth. While his profession is full of power-hungry careerists like Judy Miller, it's nice to see that there are still Murrow-style journalists out there, even in the corporately-owned press. What is really funny about Huffington's post is reading Harry Shearer's
comments and thinking of Rupert Murdoch agonizing over the fact that one of his employees (Shearer provides several voices on The Simpsons) is "on the other team" and not walking in lockstep with the rest of the empire.