I've heard this rhetoric on Huffington Post in the comments section. I expect it from the Berkeley types that populate that echo chamber.
In the era of the War on the Fox News Channel, however, one might expect that other "news" agencies would consider the contemptuous remarks they allow their commentators to put out on the airwaves.
Pay specific attention to the effort Chris Matthews makes to get this statement out before the end of the segment. He was stopped by the continuing conversation more than once, but absolutely made it known where he stands regarding Conservatism.
Given the nature of the statement made by Chris Matthews in the following video, one might assume that either MSNBC has no concern for the possibility of the White House cracking down on them in the same fashion as they have on Fox News Channel, or the White House takes no issue with statements such as this.
As Fox News Channel famously says: We report, You decide.