Scarborough: Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

posted at 12:01 pm on August 7, 2013 by Allahpundit

Can a statement that the world is round be newsworthy? Normally I’d say no but last night Matthews implied that it’s not so much that MSNBC is in the tank for O as that his and their views just happen to “coincide.” Mika Brzezinski also seems to think there’s some key qualitative difference between MSNBC and Fox News insofar as Fox, per its hires of former Republican candidates, is more of a mouthpiece for the party than her employer is. Which is funny, because not only has MSNBC made Obama confidants David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs contributors, the two of them are among Scarborough’s most frequent guests. If the network could give Jay Carney contributor status right now, in order to get talking-points milk fresh from the cow, no doubt they would. Note to Mika: The real difference between Fox and MSNBC is that Fox still cares about breaking news.

I thought we were past this. The trend in media over the past 10 years is to cop to one’s biases in lieu of doing anything about them, not to pretend that the bias isn’t there. It’s true that MSNBC hosts disagree with Obama sometimes, but there’s nothing sanitizing about that. Invariably it’s from the left, just as Sean Hannity will hit congressional Republicans at times from the right. Does that spare Hannity from criticism that he’s in the tank for the GOP leadership? The real evidence of MSNBC’s bias, as Glenn Greenwald would happily tell you, isn’t that they defend literally everything Obama does but rather that there’s little bite to their criticism when they do disagree. The Snowden affair under a GOP president would be a raging five-alarm news fire in big lefty media; under O, it’s perfunctory embers. “But Fox would behave the same way that MSNBC’s behaving now” you might say. Maybe — although Fox hasn’t spared Snowden from criticism just because he’s put a Democratic president in a bad position. And even if it’s true, that just proves Scarborough’s point. MSNBC is the left-wing equivalent of Fox at best, and frequently an embarrassing caricature of what it thinks Fox is.

Exit question via Slate: The springboard for Joe’s and Mika’s chat here is whether CNN or NBC should carry GOP debates. Why shouldn’t Fox carry all of them?

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Exit question via Slate: The springboard for Joe’s and Mika’s chat here is whether CNN or NBC should carry GOP debates. Why shouldn’t Fox carry all of them?

Because we have the Internet and The Blaze?

nobar on August 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Schmoe gets more press on Conservative sites than he does anywhere, and Newsbusters has him just this morning saying you bloggers all live in your Mommy’s basement wearing your tinfoil hats and not respecting his Reagan like brilliance while he labels Ted Cruz and idiot and backs Shumer on gun control.

Marcus on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Wow. Joe states the obvious. Does he have a live intern or assistant at present?

oldroy on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

you’ve to bring up

?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Fox should carry them all with. CNN and msdnc just reporting on it but theyll report on gaffes only

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 12:07 PM

you’ve to bring up

?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Strategeric Wordsmithery?

oldroy on August 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Strategeric Wordsmithery?

oldroy on August 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Typing using elbows on an iPad, I’d wager.

And I say that whilst using a laptop which has two entire rows of non-functional keys.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Scarborough? Isn’t that where there’s a fair or something?

Bitter Clinger on August 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Hotair is a mouthpiece for MSNBC. Seriously, MSNBC gets more attention from a conservative website then it gets from the American viewing public.

JR on August 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

MSNBC is the left-wing equivalent of Fox at best, and frequently an embarrassing caricature of what it thinks Fox is.

Bingo. The projection at MSNBC is almost suffocating.

NotCoach on August 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Can a statement that the world is round be newsworthy? Normally I’d say no but last night Matthews implied that it’s not so much that MSNBC is in the tank for O as that his and their views just happen to “coincide.”
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canopfor on August 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

The springboard for Joe’s and Mika’s chat here is whether CNN or NBC should carry GOP debates. Why shouldn’t Fox carry all of them?

There’s a difference between broadcasting a debate and hosting/producing it. The RNC could say to ABC, for example, “We’re going to hold a debate. We’ll supply the moderator and the camera crew. All you have to do is put the debate on TV, and you can sell 2 minutes for commercials every half hour. Are you interested?” And then they can negotiate.

J.S.K. on August 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I can’t find it. You’ve.

Axe on August 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

not one primary debate on those other alphabet networks…the moderators are in the tank for the dems….lets use moderators from the right for a change

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Which is funny, because not only has MSNBC made Obama confidants David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs contributors, the two of them are among Scarborough’s most frequent guests. If the network could give Jay Carney contributor status right now, in order to get talking-points milk fresh from the cow, no doubt they would.

Conversely, Mika and Schmo’s own show fired Pat Buchanan for daring to write a book that talks about the demise of the US due to ethnonationalism. Are we to conclude that MSDNC fires employees whose views do not coincide with the rat-eared one?

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Words, Just Words

Resist We Much on August 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Resist We Much:Lol good ones. On FilthyFilner,Spanky eh:O

canopfor on August 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Mika – the Robin Quivers of television.

jake-the-goose on August 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

Inconceivable!!!

Say it ain’t so Joe!

hawkeye54 on August 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

My question is why is anyone even wasting their time taking anything that MSNBC blathers up? The “network” is nothing more than an insane asylum of sorts for mumbling bumbling progressive liberal talking heads who either get tingles up their legs or who run around the landscape wearing tampon earrings! Not to mention their desire for open-minded clear-headed thinking by giving Al Sharpton a camera and a microphone.

But let us not forget MSNBC’s single greatest contribution to broadcast excellence: weekend showings of LOCK-UP!!!!

Lean Forward!

pilamaye on August 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

WRONG.

MSDNC’s morning, daytime and early evening are also mouthpieces for Democrats.

sentinelrules on August 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Are we to conclude that MSDNC fires employees whose views do not coincide with the rat-eared one?

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

perish the thought
/

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Words, Just Words

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canopfor on August 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

sentinelrules on August 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

tru dat

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

MSDNC’s morning, daytime and early evening are also mouthpieces for Democrats.

sentinelrules on August 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Yeah, but what do mouthpieces for Republicans have to offer anyway.

hawkeye54 on August 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Note to MSNBC, Fox hired Dennis Kucinich for his conservative views I suppose.

meci on August 7, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Scarborough: Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

…says Joe…when he realized his lips were super-glued to the Dems buttcheeks?

KOOLAID2 on August 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Liberals are never partisan. Only Conservatives can be that way.

While Joe Schlub committed a random act of honesty today, he’ll be back in the morning spouting his usual liberal tripe, while hoping none of his viewers remember what he said about MSNBC being a liberal clearing house of Leftist propaganda.

This is the Democrat vision and version of ‘objectivity’.

Liam on August 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Joe, did you murder Lori Klausutis? Just askin’.

Wyatt Wingfoot on August 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

But let us not forget MSNBC’s single greatest contribution to broadcast excellence: weekend showings of LOCK-UP!!!!

Lean Forward!

pilamaye on August 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Nonsense! On weekends, MSNBC rocks by broadcasting the views of a woman who SHOULD be locked up for her and society’s own good. I speak, of course, about Melissa Harris-Perry.

Who can top such great ideas as putting children in the collective?

“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”

Happy Nomad on August 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Scarborough: Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

M240H: Face it, Joe, you’re a mouthpiece for Democrats

M240H on August 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Let’s see if MSNBC goes here.

Akzed on August 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Ugh,thats Much,not Mush,oops RWM!

canopfor on August 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

But let us not forget MSNBC’s single greatest contribution to broadcast excellence: weekend showings of LOCK-UP!!!!

Lean Forward!Bend over!

pilamaye on August 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Akzed on August 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I have respect for the willingness of prostitutes to work in the marketplace. As such, I feel uncomfortable giving members of the lapdog media the undeserved respect otherwise accorded to “whores.” The media babblers – along with the politicians, bureaucrats, and academicians who also peddle statism – would have to vastly and more honestly improve the quality of their work to be characterized at the same higher level as prostitutes. I prefer referring to these statist low-lifes as “pimps.”

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM

While on air, Squeeka used to often get cell phone calls directly from Valerie Jarrett. She’d brazenly hold the cell phone up to her ear and obediently spew whatever her pal Val told her to say.

Mouthpiece for Dems? Yes, but mostly the mouthpiece for the real power in the White House…Valerie Jarrett.

The question is not where was Obie the night of Bengazi; it’s where was the real power player…VJ?

marybel on August 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM

What is this site’s obsession with Joe Scarborough? How many viewers does he even have?

rrpjr on August 7, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Akzed on August 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

never but they do like covering rick perry’s gaffe

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Sorry Joe, stating the obvious will not regain you any cred…

Athos on August 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Mika – the Robin Quivers of television.

jake-the-goose on August 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Nonsense, Robin at least admits that she uses an on-air persona.

Mika? Not so much, she is what she is.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Exit question via Slate: The springboard for Joe’s and Mika’s chat here is whether CNN or NBC should carry GOP debates. Why shouldn’t Fox HotGas.com carry all of them?

JohnGalt23 on August 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM

RNC has perfect opportunity to devalue lamestream media and its blatant bias by using cable networks ONLY to host next prez debates. NBC/CNN threw the gauntlet down, RNC just needs to pick it up and run with it… RNC should focus on cable and the web.

soapyjeans on August 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Sorry Joe, stating the obvious will not regain you any cred…

Athos on August 7, 2013 at 12:43 PM

This! ^^^^^

Liam on August 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM

you’ve to bring up

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I noticed that as well but before I accused AP of hitting a few Newcastles for breakfast, I checked out the original story; yep, a direct cut-and-paste.

Although the Newcastles may have helped AP forget to use [sic] in the caption.

pain train on August 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Scarborough: Let’s face it, MSNBC primetime is a mouthpiece for Democrats

AAAAWWWWWWW JOE. But just think of the perks working there!

Why you get to see a co-worker hanging Tampons from her ears!!

ToddPA on August 7, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Although the Newcastles may have helped AP forget to use [sic] in the caption.

pain train on August 7, 2013 at 12:53 PM

It’s all good, I wasn’t faulting AP, just “?” where it came from, and you found it, thanks.

Anyway,the important point to recall is that it is MSNBC that is “sic” and not AP or any of us. ;P

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Scarborough, invoking the Grateful Dad!?!?!?!

I have new respect for the man…

JohnGalt23 on August 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Who is Mika Brzezenski?

….The daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski…the National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter. Would she even have a MSM job if it weren’t for her father’s politics?

The only person that doesn’t know that MSNBC is a liberal caricature of Fox is Mika. Proof that critical thinking wasn’t part of her job description.

GeeWhiz on August 7, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Scarborough appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show last week and was read the riot act on pretty much this exact theme, fwiw.

Sacramento on August 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM

MSNBC’s criticism of the Administration (President) doesn’t even rise to the level of a yapping dog, let alone an ankle-biter.

Another Drew on August 7, 2013 at 1:08 PM

“…Mika. Proof that critical thinking wasn’t part of her job description.”

They just needed a well-endowed blonde.

Another Drew on August 7, 2013 at 1:09 PM

What’s the offset for NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN..etc.?

d1carter on August 7, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The Washington Post claims it was not biased…more fire sales to come.

d1carter on August 7, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Bezos paid 4 times to much for WaPo…

d1carter on August 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Fox has the larger audience share anyway

2nd Ammendment Mother on August 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Hey Joe, they are DNC mouthpieces all day long.

dogsoldier on August 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

It’s all good, I wasn’t faulting AP…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I may have made that sound like you were; not my intention – sorry. I was mostly just curious if it were the brewskis, a cat walking across AP’s keyboard, or something that got past the layers and layers of editors at Politico.

All real possibilities.

pain train on August 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Gee Allah, thanks for that clip, reminding why I never waste my time on Morning Joke.

I can do with fewer links to the septic tank over at Slate, too.

novaculus on August 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

From another site:
Msdnc hired Howard dean and Al sharpton

Good point

cmsinaz on August 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM

“Mouth” is probably not quite the correct body part here but the gist of what he says is correct.

Marxism is for dummies on August 7, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Who is Mika Brzezenski?

….The daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski…the National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter. Would she even have a MSM job if it weren’t for her father’s politics name?

GeeWhiz on August 7, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Edited to reflect reality.

Del Dolemonte on August 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Exit question via Slate: The springboard for Joe’s and Mika’s chat here is whether CNN or NBC should carry GOP debates. Why shouldn’t Fox carry all of them?

Exit answer – why should Fox carry any of them?

georgeofthedesert on August 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM