(NEWSBUSTERS) — The list of things on which Barack Obama has been wrong goes on to the crack of doom. But there’s one thing on which the President is surely right. In devising his strategy for dealing with the shutdown, the prez can count on the MSM to blame Republicans.

Mark Halperin bared the president’s calculus on today’s Morning Joe, saying the Obama admin has little incentive to negotiate because it believes a “sympathetic” press will blame Republicans like they did in the 1990s, accusing them of being “obstructionist.”

Halperin offered what amounted to an indictment of MSM bias. But no one on the panel made a peep. They apparently just took it as a given that is neither controversial nor objectionable.

Watch Halperin let the cat out of the bag:

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