Joe Scarborough is a scarcely visible light in the intellectually vacuous cavern of MSNBC liberal apparatchiks.
“I made the mistake of turning on this network at prime time last night and my head almost blew off,” Scarborough said on an Aug. 24th episode of “Morning Joe.”
What stunning honesty about one’s employer and the jackassery within one’s own network. The choicest part of these two minutes is the smug, putrefied reaction of the co-host after Joe’s comment. Looking mortified, Mika Brzezinski glares during the rest of the dialogue before squeaking out a nervous laugh toward the end. Eugene Robinson laughs and retorts Joe’s rational argument with quite possibly the most obtuse, child-like avoidance in the history of punditry.
“Why do you want to take Social Security away from senior citizens?”
Sadly such an exchange is par for the course in a Scarborough dialogue.
MSNBC hired Scarborough as a “right-wing token” in 2003. After his comments, MSNBC released a statement saying that the network is “cracking down” on intramural squabbling. I wonder what that will entail? Most likely a heavy-handed clampdown on Scarborough as the other pundits fume on about Morning Joe’s ratings spike.
So left-wing media devolves even further into arch-liberal isolation…yawn. The MSM, which regularly makes a laughingstock of itself by repeatedly blasting its own foot with both barrels, is doing so now with such poignant accuracy one may actually pity Scarborough’s seemingly futile job description. Some further highlights from the week’s MSM follies:
- A mid-week report provided a painful revelation for the “no media bias” holdouts. The report stated that 88 percent of the money donated to election campaigns by media employees went to Democrats in 2008. Sounds fair.
- Feudal squabbling ensued between the two ratings underlings CNN and MSNBC, which devolved into a Twitter catfight.
- Edie Emery, a D.C.-based senior director of PR for CNN, tweeted on Tuesday: “Where is ‘The Place for Politics (MSNBC)’ during the primaries tonight? Oh, wait, they’re in tape.”
- An MSNBC spokesperson’s riposte: “CNN should spend less time tweeting and more time figuring out how to stop their continued slide into irrelevance.”
Watch out. MSNBC calling you “irrelevant” is the insult equivalent of Michelle Obama calling you “snobbish.”
Better yet, MSNBC somehow out-promoted Fox when it came to Beck’s Restoring Honor rally.
Ultimately, David Letterman summed it all up in his under-reported one term prophecy last week. The left-wing media, along with this ever-more-obscure administration, is simply killing itself with arrogance. Mr. Scarborough, give no further advice to these networks. This is all far too entertaining.
Benny is a 23-year-old political activist from California, via Iowa. Former Chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans and YAF activist, he has worked for the RNC, CRNC, Heritage Foundation, and Family Research Council and currently works for an arms manufacturer and defense contractor in Switzerland. Benny loves his pipe tobacco, God, and Family, but not necessarily in that order.