Joe Scarborough slammed President Obama for being a hypocrite for lecturing the media and criticized him for not having higher standards in choosing interviews, noting the president prefers interviewing with YouTube stars who swim in bathtubs of cereal instead of doing sit-downs with major newspapers.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Scarborough said, “There is a man lecturing the media on how to do their business, the man who has not sat down for an extended interview with the Washington Post in seven and a half years, and yet gladly submits himself to being interviewed by YouTube stars who sit in bathtubs with milk and Fruit Loops.” (RELATED: Obama Implies Media Is Responsible For Rise Of Donald Trump)
Scarborough is referring to YouTube personality GloZell Green who wore a bathing suit and climbed in a bathtub with milk and cereal. She interviewed the president.
Monday night while speaking at the Toner Prize awards dinner, Obama criticized the media and claimed, “While fairness is the hallmark of good journalism, false equivalency all too often these days can be a fatal flaw… If I say that the world is round and someone else says it’s flat, that’s worth reporting but you might also want to report on a bunch of scientific evidence that seems to support the notion that the world is round.”
Later Obama said, “A job well done is about more than just handing someone a microphone… it would be better served if billions of dollars in free media came with certain accountability especially when politicians issue unworkable plans or make promises they can’t keep and there are reporters here who know they can’t keep them. I know that’s a shocking concept.”
Scarborough also noted that Obama has sat down with “another podcast called WTF with a liberal LA comedian [Marc Maron] but hasn’t sat down with the Washington Post in seven and a half years but we really should hold ourselves to a higher standard.”