01/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

MSNBC's Tamron Hall Pushes Back On Contention That Obama And Blagojevich Were 'Good Friends'

Via Media Matters. On yesterday's MSNBC LIve, Republican strategist Doug Heye attempted to characterize President-elect Barack Obama and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as "good friends." One problem: you're not going to be able to run that game on MSNBC's Tamron Hall! Prior to coming to MSNBC, Hall spent ten years in Chicago, working for WFLD-TV. Hall immediately called the characterization into question: "I lived in Chicago for 10 years. I don't know if 'good friend' is a fair assessment, and I've covered both of them...You want to use the words, 'good friend?'" Heye attempted to mock Hall's point of view by calling William Ayers to mind, replying, "You know, maybe this was just a governor who lived in his neighborhood..." Can't run that game on Hall, either! "Well, he doesn't live in his neighborhood. They actually live on opposite sides of town," Hall replied.