MSNBC host Joe Scarborough treated viewers to a 9/11-memorial serenade this morning.
Over the past several years on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, MSNBC has pre-empted its normal broadcast schedule to show the actual broadcast that aired on its main network NBC as the events that unfolded that day. But since 2011, MSNBC has added a new wrinkle to its anniversary coverage — a country song by “Morning Joe” co-host Scarborough called “A Reason to Believe.”
The song first aired on MSNBC back in September 2011 for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Yes, not only is Scarborough a broadcaster, former congressman, and author — he is also a crooner/guitar-strummer.
Scarborough’s work, however, hasn’t been as well received as he might have hoped. Some on the right have criticized it for being anti-war, while some on the left have criticized it for being “bizarre.”
Nonetheless, proceeds from the song go to Operation Mend, which at the time of the song’s release was described as “a unique partnership between Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System….established to help treat U.S. military personnel severely wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.”