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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Scarborough Defends 'No Strategy' Obama: 'Straight Out of The Art of War'

    08/29/2014 6:21:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Alexander the Great. Stonewall Jackson. George S. Patton. To this list of some of history's greatest military strategists, a new name must be added: that of Barack Obama. That is, if you agree with Joe Scarborough's take on President Obama's statement at yesterday's press conference that "we don't have a strategy yet" regarding possible attacks on ISIS in Syria. According to Scarborough, speaking on today's Morning Joe, President Obama's "no strategy" statement was "straight out of The Art of War where when you were weak, you make your enemies think you were strong. When you were strong, you make your...
  • Scarborough: I've Been Pro-Israel Since 'Morons' Attacking Me Having Behinds Wiped By Mom

    08/04/2014 5:50:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Isaiah 1:18: "Come now, and let us reason together." Joe Scarborough: My critics are "morons, and I can call them that." The notoriously thin-skinned Morning Joe host is at it again. Scarborough typically dings those who dare differ with him as Cheetos-chompers living in their mothers' basement. But Scarborough escalated the hostilities this morning, declaring that those who criticize his stance on Israel are "morons," and that he has been pro-Israel since the days that his critics were having their behinds wiped by their mothers. Scarborough had caused a firestorm last week when, as NewsBuster Connor Williams reported, he accused...
  • Mika: Stephen A. Smith Made 'Absolutely Valid Point' About Domestic Violence

    07/30/2014 6:52:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There are days when Mika Brzezinski will surprise you. Take Morning Joe today, and Brzezinski's comments on the news that ESPN had suspended Stephen A. Smith for a week for his comments about women "provoking" domestic violence. Said Mika: "I think it's too bad we can't have a conversation without people exploding, because I think he was trying to make a point. It might have been inartful but there was a point to what he was saying that is absolutely valid and has value." Surprising, no? View the video here.
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing. “This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
  • Time Running Out for David Gregory on “Meet the Press”

    07/23/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Irvine
    The New York Post’s Page Six reports today that David Gregory could be replaced as moderator of Meet the Press shortly after the November election. Rumors have been swirling for months about Gregory’s future at Meet the Press, as the ratings have sunk by 45 percent since he took over from the late Tim Russert in 2008. Gregory has turned Russert’s decade-long run at number one into a perennial third-place finish among Sunday morning talk shows. The Post reported that while NBC News President Deborah Turness is publicly supportive of Gregory, she is seriously concerned about the ratings problems. The...
  • Scarborough: Don't Blame Obama For Foreign Policy Disasters

    07/18/2014 8:28:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was strange. Joe Scarborough had just completed a comprehensive indictment of failed American foreign policy around the globe. But at the very moment when he should have laid those disasters at the feet of the sitting President of the United States, Scarborough came down with a bad case of . . . cold feet. Scarborough laid out to David Gregory a tour d'horizon of failed American foreign policy from the Middle East, to Iran, to Russia/Ukraine, describing it as "one disaster after another." But perhaps fearful of where the ineluctable logic of his comments was taking him, Scarborough suddenly...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Did Scarborough Just Call Maddow 'Intellectually Weak' and 'Afraid'?

    06/19/2014 4:53:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like it's not just in Iraq where civil war is breaking out. Seems that it could also be happening at MSNBC, with Iraq ironically being the flashpoint. Two nights ago, Rachel Maddow condemned TV shows that book original Iraq war hawks like Paul Bremer. Maddow specifically called out her very own MSNBC for having given Bremer air time. And just where had Bremer appeared on the Lean Forward network? Morning Joe. So you have to imagine that Joe Scarborough might well have had Maddow in mind when on today's show he said "I don't know why some people are...
  • War Over Iraq! Brzezinski and McCain Battle on 'Morning Joe

    06/14/2014 6:04:49 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6-14-2014 | Jeff Dunitz
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/war-over-iraq-brzezinski-and-mccain-battle-morning-joe
  • Scarborough Dismisses His Feuds with Rush, Beck and Hannity

    05/27/2014 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2014 | Staff
    On Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” on Tuesday night, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough made a rare appearance on his competitor’s network. Scarborough was promoting his new book, “The Right Path” and took questioning from “Kelly File” host Megyn Kellly, which included a parting jab at Scarborough’s lower-than-FNC ratings. ...more (w/video)...
  • Rep. Cummings on Lois Lerner: We Have To Uphold The Constitutional Rights Of Every American

    05/08/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: Let's talk about yesterday. Lois Lerner. Let's stop talking about Benghazi. I think you'd agree with me that we should move on. The House voted yesterday, The New York Times' Jeremy Peters is reporting, to find Lois Lerner in contempt. What's your take on that? You compared it to McCarthyism. REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-MD): Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I was talking to somebody else. SCARBOROUGH: If I have you here, why would I want to talk to anybody else, Elijah? REP. CUMMINGS: I thought you were talking to Jeremy. Let me say this. Again, this is the...
  • Scarborough To Guest: Being Interviewed By Me, Not Mika, Was 'Sloppy Seconds'

    05/06/2014 6:28:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has Morning Joe sunk to a new vulgarity low? On today's show, Joe Scarborough told a guest that being interviewed by himself rather than Mika Brzezinski represented "sloppy seconds." Scarborough's crude comment was made in response to Walter Isaacson's complaint, after his previous appearance on the show, that Mika had not been present and he had to content himself with Joe. "Sloppy seconds, horrible," said Scarborough. H/t Mike S. View the video here.
  • Scarborough Called Zimmerman 'Murderer' But Condemns Conservatives Who 'Raced' To Support Him

    04/24/2014 5:23:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there was anyone in America who recklessly rushed to prematurely proclaim a position on George Zimmerman, it was Joe Scarborough. Before Zimmerman had even been arrested, at a time when even Al Sharpton was being relatively cautious with his language, Scarborough used his Morning Joe platform to brand Zimmerman a "murderer." But there was Scarborough on today's show with the gall to condemn conservatives who "raced blindly" to embrace Zimmerman. View the video here.
  • Scarborough Says 'Asinine' Kansans Concerned About Michelle's HS Graduation Visit Should Shut Up

    04/21/2014 5:09:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shut up, Joe Scarborough explained. That was the Morning Joe host's advice to people in Topeka, Kansas who are concerned that First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to the city's joint high school graduation ceremony will limit seating for family members and take the spotlight off the graduates themselves. The man who makes his living offering his opinions and expressing his concerns instructed Kansans to "keep those concerns to yourself." Adding insult to injury, Scarborough called the concerned Kansans "asinine." View the video here.
  • Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/17/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    <p>If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.</p> <p>The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.</p>
  • In Long Segment Lauding Letterman, Morning Joe Never Mentions His Liberal Slant

    04/04/2014 5:41:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's Morning Joe devoted a seemingly endless opening segment to the lavish lauding of David Letterman, who yesterday announced that he would be retiring sometime next year. Not once, but twice, Joe Scarborough actually equated Letterman's importance with that of the Beatles. Gag me with a walrus. But not once in the 12-plus minute love letter to Letterman did anyone find time to mention the liberal slant that Letterman brought to the Late Show. Ironically, in the subsequent segment Scarborough lambasted Harry Reid for, among other things, lying in claiming that Mitt Romney over a period of ten years hadn't...
  • Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam (Barf Alert)

    04/02/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT · by bkopto · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Apr 1, 2014 | Scott Maxwell
    Support for a Bush candidacy is building far beyond Florida. At a gathering of prominent conservatives in Las Vegas last weekend — where presidential hopefuls kissed the ring of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — Bush was among those who puckered up. And the donors liked what they saw. "GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush," trumpeted the headline at the top of the Washington Post's Sunday-morning paper. Some see Bush as the party's best hope. Others see weaknesses ripe for exploitation. I think both sides are right. Right now, Florida's 43rd governor towers above most of the other Republicans...
  • Joe Scarborough believed to be taking idea of 2016 presidential bid seriously

    02/10/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Sources close to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough think he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016. Last week, Scarborough was all smiles — even letting out a laugh — on “Morning Joe” when Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on the air that Scarborough could represent the “Jon Huntsman lane” in a 2016 GOP primary. But behind the scenes, those who know Scarborough are not laughing. It’s widely believed at MSNBC — including among network brass — that Scarborough is actively mulling a presidential bid, sources said. Meanwhile, some of Scarborough’s guests...
  • Pot/Kettle: Ex-Obama Spox Says Christie Can't Claim He Didn't Know What Was Going On

    02/10/2014 5:31:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Dems wanted to find someone to attack Chris Christie's credibility for claiming he didn't know what was going on in his administration, couldn't they have found someone better than Robert Gibbs? After all, Gibbs served as spox for Barack Obama, the man who has made an art form out of claiming he only found out about his admin's latest scandal when he read about it in the paper. But there was Gibbs leading with his chin on Morning Joe today, asking "how many times can [Christie] play the card of 'I had no idea this was going on in...
  • Kristol Predicts Scarborough Will Seek 2016 Nomination as 'Huntsman' Republican

    02/06/2014 6:35:04 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Bill Kristol kidding—just throwing a sop to the not-inconsiderable ego of his host—or could he have been serious? On today's Morning Joe, unveiling his line-up of the nine Republicans he sees running for president in 2016, Kristol included none other than Joe Scarborough himself. But in an unkind cut to someone prospectively facing the famously conservative GOP primary electorate, Kristol described Scarborough as "filling the Huntsman lane" and representing a "Morning Joe conservatism." Ouch! As interesting as were Kristol's nine [which included Sarah Palin] were the names he left off his list, including Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio. View...
  • Scarborough Accuses Chuck Todd of 'Wild Speculation' Over What Wildstein Told Christie

    02/03/2014 6:24:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could the GW bridge scandal be causing internal friction at MSNBC? On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough upbraided Chuck Todd for "wild speculation" in the matter. Scarborough's slap at Todd came in response to the NBC political director's suggestion that, based on a photo showing Christie and Wildstein together at a September 11 event--it was "very likely" that Wildstein--in an effort to curry favor with Chris Christie--had told the governor what he had done with the lane closures. View the video here.
  • Scarborough To Rich Who Shield Money Abroad: 'You're Not Welcome in the USA: Leave!'

    01/21/2014 6:13:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Joe Scarborough taking tips from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo? Cuomo recently declared that conservatives who are pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and opposed to gay marriage "have no place in the state of New York." On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took things a step further, telling rich people who shield money abroad to reduce their taxes "you're not welcome in the United States of America." Thundered the self-righteous Scarborough: "Follow your damn money. Leave! Go!" Wonder if Scarborough's banishment order applies to corporations as well as individuals? If so, say sayanora to Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard . ....
  • Thomas Roberts Kvetches: Joe & Mika 'Eviscerating' Christie-Accusing Hoboken Mayor

    01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Where is Willie Geist when we need him? Thomas Roberts—who has replaced Brian Schachtman as Way Too Early host—is seemingly also taking over much of Geist's turf as Morning Joe sidekick. And whereas Geist was, at least in the MSNBC context, a voice of affable equanimity, Roberts is an unabashed liberal advocate. Witness today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski questioned the character of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Joe and Mika wondered how, after assertedly writing in her personal diary that Chris Christie's corrupt nature "literally brings tears to my eyes," Zimmer could then take to Twitter to paradoxically...
  • Scarborough, Dean Squabble Over Dems Moving Left: You Spout That 'Carl Bernstein Nonsense'

    12/09/2013 6:54:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got testy between Joe Scarborough and Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe over the issue of the Dem party moving left. In a particularly unkind cut, Scarborough accused Dean of spouting "Carl Bernstein nonsense," while Dean tried to shut Scarborough down, bleating "blah, blah, blah." Adding spice to the mix, Mika Brzezinski made clear her great regard for lefty Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying she'd make a "formidable" presidential candidate. The fracas was detonated by a discussion of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a centrist Dem group called "The Third Way," which argued that following proposals from Warren and...
  • Scarborough Mocks Chris Matthews' Shrinking Schedule

    12/04/2013 5:33:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it a case of interview envy--in the context of an ongoing feud between two MSNBC hosts. There has been bad blood between Joe Scarborough and Chris Matthews for years, as here, here and here. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took the occasion of Chris Matthews' impending interview of President Obama to mock the way Matthews' on-air schedule has shrunk. In a particularly low blow, Scarborough even compared the Hardball host to Regis Philbin. View the video here.
  • Scarborough: Obamacare Site Like A Hollywood Western Set—Nothing Behind the Facade

    12/02/2013 5:41:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Potemkin Village, anyone? Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-'n-improved Obamacare website. On today's Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western--pushing back the facade reveals that there's nothing behind it. Even former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven't even been built yet. So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through. View the video here.
  • Scarborough: Desperate Obama Took Bad Iran Deal

    11/25/2013 5:38:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has suggested that President Obama's poor poll numbers made him "desperate," leading him to agree to a deal with Iran on its nuclear program that Scarborough criticized as "bad" and even "horrible." Scarborough described recently speaking with someone who said that no president with approval ratings under 40% should be allowed to do a deal. Reminds me of doctors' warnings not to sign legal documents while under the effects of some medications. Said Scarborough of unpopular presidents: "they get desperate, they really do." View the video here.
  • Joe Scarborough’s new book ‘The Right Path’ is out! (And it's a colossal flop after a week...)

    11/20/2013 6:19:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/13 | Morning Joe staff
    Host Joe Scarborough’s latest book hits shelves Tuesday. The book “lays out both a blistering critique of the current Republican Party and his vision for a return to GOP dominance,” Politico’s Patrick Gavin wrote on the book.
  • Carville: Obama Is Even Less Popular Than Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto

    11/12/2013 7:07:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 11, 2013 - 4:21 PM | James Beattie
    Former Clinton advisor James Carville pointed out Monday that President Obama, whose approval rating has sunk to 41 percent because the U.S. economy “is not growing for a lot of people,” is not even as popular as the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, Carville told host Joe Scarborough that the president’s numbers are so low that “the best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor of Toronto’s crack pipe, because his numbers are about 48.” …
  • Morning Joe: In Briefing, White House Was 'Extraordinarily Confident' About Obamacare Rollout

    10/21/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So, were they lying, or merely clueless? On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough disclosed that in off-the-record briefings prior to the rollout of the Obamacare website, Obama administration officials were "extraordinarily confident" of success. They displayed a site that Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said looked "great," "very user friendly" and "very simple." View the video here.
  • GOP Congressman Duffy Strikes Again, Tells Mika Brzezinski 'You’re Part of the Problem'

    10/20/2013 6:07:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 16, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) became an internet sensation last week when he decimated MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell for her “pathetic news reporting.” For the Congressman’s second act, he took on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Wednesday telling the Morning Joe co-host, “You’re part of the problem” (video follows with transcript and commentary):GOP Congressman Duffy Strikes Again, Tells Mika Brzezinski 'You’re Part of the Problem' CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY (R-WISCONSIN): Mika, I got to tell you. Mika, my mom is a good liberal, and she loves you, and she’s happy I’m on the show. But I think you’re part of the problem. And you’re part...
  • Joe Scarborough Divorce: He Earns $99,000 A WEEK

    10/18/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 11, 2013
    MSNBC's "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough earns $99,038 PER WEEK from his show -- this according to divorce docs obtained by TMZ -- but the crazier part ... his soon-to-be ex-wife will only see a tiny fraction of it.We broke the story ... the 50-year-old former Florida congressman quietly filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years Susan Waren back in September 2012. They have 2 minor kids (a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old).  But according to the divorce docs, Joe's pretty much making off like a bandit. For starters, the divorce docs state Joe will NOT be paying child support, and...
  • Scarborough: 'Very Real Chance' Cruz Will Run For President As Independent In 2016

    10/14/2013 6:25:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did you really have to be a pluperfect political prognosticator to have foreseen that none of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann or Donald Trump was going to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee? Yet on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough—by way of establishing his fortune-telling street cred—boasted of having made those predictions, before proceeding to claim that: 1. Ted Cruz will not be the 2016 Republican nominee; and 2. there's a "very real chance" that Cruz will break from the GOP and run as an independent. View the video Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2013/10/14/scarborough-very-real-chance-cruz-will-run-president-independent-2#ixzz2hhcVlMnX
  • MSNBC hosts look into taking on weekend gig

    10/10/2013 12:38:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/9/13 | Claire Atkinson
    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is looking to expand their empire — perhaps by expanding their show onto NBC’s once-golden Sunday morning lineup, The Post has learned. While no such deal is done, persons close to the show have been telling friends that the team is taking over “Weekend Today” ’s Sunday show, sources said.
  • Scarborough: Harry Reid Should 'Do the Job He Was Hired to Do'

    10/08/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 | Wanda Carruthers
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid should do the job he was elected to do and quit lecturing Republicans, says former Florida GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough. "Harry Reid should really be quiet and go back and do the job that he was hired to do, and, at least, pass one appropriation bill. And then come out lecturing us," Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," said on his program Tuesday. "I hear Harry Reid lecturing [House Speaker] John Boehner every day about getting things done. And Harry Reid's Senate that Harry Reid runs, first of all, went four or five years...
  • Scarborough Insults Viewers, Republicans: 'Lot Of People Not Really Smart, Confused By' Tweets

    10/03/2013 9:25:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    In one insulting swoop, Joe Scarborough managed this morning to impugn the intelligence of his viewers and of Republicans. According to Scarborough: "I know a lot of people aren't really smart out there." As for Republicans, Scarborough said he felt sorry for them "because they should have paid more attention in school. They wouldn't be so easily confused by 140-character statements." All this was preface to his suggestion that President Obama accept the Republican proposal to fund such things as NIH, taking the issue of kids with cancer off the table. Ironic, given that earlier in the show, Scarborough said...
  • 'Morning Joe' Tempers Flare Over Obamacare

    10/01/2013 5:28:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Seems like the shutdown is already causing nerves to get frayed. Some of it might have been for show, but tempers seemed to truly flare on today's Morning Joe. An on-air spat broke out, with Joe Scarborough in one corner, and Mika Brzezinski and the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson in the other. Fed up with what he described as a "paid advertisement for Obamacare" by Brzezinski and Robinson, Scarborough insisted on giving his side of the story. He predicted that Obamacare will fail, as major employers opt to pay fines instead of providing health insurance to their employeees. That in...
  • Scarborough admits Obama wasn’t ready to be president; sold to us like bag of chips

    09/25/2013 10:49:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | September 25, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough is waking up to the fact that despite all the hype that accompanied President Barack Obama when he made his 2008 presidential run, he wasn’t ready for primetime. “Barack Obama has proven over the past five years that he wasn’t ready to be president of the United States,” Scarborough said on his show Tuesday, according to Newsmax. “And he proves it still today.” Scarborough said Obama “came out of nowhere” as a freshman senator, and “a couple years later, people elected him president of the United States.” Obama served less than a decade in...
  • Scarborough: MSNBC Would Be 'Killing' W For Partisan Speech Like Obama's on Shooting Day

    09/17/2013 5:44:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that George W. Bush had decided to proceed with a harsh, partisan speech attacking Democrats for "hurting people," despite a scene of mass murder unfolding just 3.5 miles away. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough imagined just such a scenario, and came to the inescapable conclusion: his own MSNBC network and the MSM at large would be "killing" W for his insensitivity and poor judgment. Panelist John Heilemann of New York magazine grudgingly agreed that Scarborough's assessement was "kinda fair." But Mika Brzezinski empathized with our poor president: he was in a "horrible position." View the video here.
  • Poor Baby President: Axelrod Wonders Whether He Did Obama Favor By Getting Him Elected

    09/06/2013 5:47:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One thing is certain: Axelrod didn't do the rest of us any favors . . . On today's Morning Joe, after Joe Scarborough empathized at length, in the context of the Syrian situation, about what a lonely job President Obama has, David Axelrod actually had the chutzpah to say "there have been many days where I wonder, gee, I wonder if all of us who helped him get elected did him a favor." View the video here.
  • Howard Dean: Trust Obama On Syria Cause He Knows More Than We Do

    09/05/2013 5:29:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How the doves have fallen! When it comes to attacking Syria, we've already seen the likes of Nancy Pelosi making like George Patton. Now of all people comes mega-dove Howard Dean, credulously claiming that we should support President Obama's decision to attack Syria . . . because he knows more about the situation than we do. Dean's astounding assertion came during a clash with Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe. Scarborough scalded Dean, saying he sounded like Paul Wolfowitz defending President Bush's decision to go to war against Iraq. View the video here.
  • Donny Deutsch To Scarborough: 'Your Liberal Friends Are Making You Soft!'

    09/03/2013 6:58:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's something we've been saying at NewsBusters for some time: living in his MSM/political bubble has turned Joe Scarborough—once a conservative congressman representing the Florida panhandle—soft. So it was refreshing to hear someone who travels in the same circles as Scarborough make the same observation. On today's Morning Joe, man-about-Manhattan-and-the-Hamptons Donny Deutsch told Scarborough that "your liberal friends are making you soft." The particular issue at hand was Deutsch's support and Scarborough's opposition to the New York City Police Department's program of spying on potential terrorist organizations, including mosques. But the point is of general application. View the video here.
  • Scarborough Suggests #1 Best-Selling Author Mark Levin 'Jealous' Of Him

    08/30/2013 5:38:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Although he didn't dare mention him by name, there's little doubt that Joe Scarborough had Mark Levin—who has taken strong shots at Scarborough's criticize-conservatives-first approach—in mind as a radio talk show host who is "jealous" of him and for whom Scarborough feels "sorry." On today's Morning Joe, James Carville told Scarborough that the hard core of the Republican party does not consider him one of them. Scarborough defended himself, claiming that whereas some basement-dwelling, underwear-clad bloggers and a couple of "jealous" radio hosts might not like him, Republicans regularly come up and hug him, proclaiming "thank God!", when he's out...
  • MSNBC: Must-agree TV

    08/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    <p>Virtually every other show [aside from "Morning Joe"] belongs to hosts who unstintingly support Obama and the Democrats, with only minor points of disagreement. ([Host Chris] Hayes criticizes Obama for his drone killings and surveillance programs, and often conducts friendly interviews with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who collaborated with Edward Snowden. Melissa Harris-Perry, who appears on weekends at 10 a.m., nearly always defends Obama, and called Glenn Greenwald a “jerk.”) Conservatives are far less visible on MSNBC than liberals are on Fox News, and the right-leaning guests who do appear are typically critics of the conservative movement: Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist, who says the party is too tolerant of “nuts” and “kooks”; Josh Barro, an advocate for Republican reform who describes himself as “neoliberal”; Abby Huntsman, the daughter of failed presidential candidate Jon, who has described the G.O.P. as a party of “non-inclusion.” The over-all impression is that your average Republican or conservative is simply too fanatical to be part of polite discourse.</p>
  • Scarborough's Surprising Support For Voter ID Laws

    08/26/2013 5:21:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough is frequently panned in these parts for his propensity to pummel his presumably fellow Republicans. So it's noteworthy when the Morning Joe host goes after the left for a change. It happened on today's show, when Scarborough defended voter ID laws, saying most Americans don't think it's racist to require a photo ID when you show up to vote. and scalding the left for trying fit to politicians in North Carolina and Texas with symbolic KKK hoods. Scarborough even forced a clearly reluctant Mike Allen of Politico to ultimately acknowledge his point. View the video here.
  • Scarborough: I Don't Apologize For Branding Zimmerman 'Murderer' Cause I'm Not Politician

    08/16/2013 5:12:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about a hypocritical, mealy-mouthed non-apology apology . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough condemned Republicans who "support[ed] George Zimmerman before they even knew the facts of the case." Scarborough then added: "you know, I got out early, said some things about George Zimmerman myself. I shouldn't have said, perhaps. I got overly emotional. I'm not in office. If I were in office I would have apologized." Scarborough didn't reveal to viewers the "some things" he had said about Zimmerman. In fact, early on in the case, long before the facts were on the table, Scarborough branded Zimmerman...
  • Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries ‘a total nightmare for NBC News’

    08/08/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    NBC News political director Chuck Todd on Thursday labeled the new NBC miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton a “total nightmare” for the network’s news division — adding another voice to the increasing backlash against the project. “This is why this miniseries is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We know there’s this giant firewall. We know that we have nothing to do with it. We know that we’d love probably to be as critical or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out.” Todd added, though, that regardless of whether the Clintons...
  • Mika To Participate In Fast-Food Pay Protest--Scarborough Tries To Teach Her Econ 101

    08/08/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Move over, Reverend Al. You're not the only MSNBC host who moonlights as a liberal activist. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski announced that she will be not merely be covering a pay protest by fast-food workers in Detroit on August 29th--she'll be an active part of it. Joe Scarborough tried—in vain—to school Mika on Econ 101. But she did the equivalent of covering her ears and nattering "nah, nah, nah: can't hear you!" Scarborough said he'd be at the protest--on the sidelines, with a bullhorn. View the video here.
  • Scarborough On Conservative Bloggers: Cellar Dwellers In PJs Write 'Stupid Things About Me'

    08/07/2013 6:11:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has yet again scaled his soap box to mock those of us in the conservative blogosphere. He described us today as a bunch of "very stupid people" living in their mama's basement who write "really stupid things" about him. The thin-skinned Scarborough has often derided his blogging critics as Cheetos-chewing cellar-dwellers. He was at it again this morning, depicting them as people who if not in mama's basement would otherwise be wandering the streets in their pajamas. View the video here.