Ingraham suggested that Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski’s, disdain for talk radio centered on the two’s 2010 departure from their WABC 770 AM New York City talk radio show. At the time, it was reportedly only going to be a “brief hiatus,” although his fellow WABC host Don Imus had said it was more of a cancellation of their program. Nearly three years later, their show has yet to resurface.
“For us to sit back here and say, ‘Well, gosh it’s those conservative radio hosts — they’re the problem’? It’s hilarious,” Ingraham said. “And no offense to Joe Scarborough, but what happened to the retooling of that show? Wasn’t Scarborough and Mika — weren’t they supposed to do a retooling? They were just leaving temporarily to retool. What happened to the retooling, WABC? Retooled themselves right into the permanent, I guess, MSNBC, and they decided not to come back to it, which is fine. No problem.”
“But other people are actually doing quite well in this industry and we don’t really take much stock in the rantings of people who — maybe a little sour grapes, maybe just a little of the pot calling the kettle black situation,” Ingraham continued. “I don’t know. Maybe you just have to get on with your friends at MSNBC. I don’t know what it is, but all I can tell you is this: ‘Traditional conservatism, smartly articulated wins and consistently has shown itself. Moderate Republican blather continues to lose.”