Is Joe Scarborough The Next Keith Olbermann?

By | 2017-05-17T17:52:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|
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Joe Scarborough is rapidly becoming this generation’s Keith Olberman. And that’s bad news for Joe Scarborough. Olbermann already played out this attack-dog role on MSNBC during the Bush years and Scarborough should recall that with caution. Look what it did for Olbermann. Fired by his network, he now peddles his unique blend of conspiracy theories and invective on a YouTube channel.

Remember how Olbermann would dub various Bush Administration officials as “the worst person in the world” on a near nightly basis? Scarborough changed the script a bit, but the plot is still the same: Republican presidents are bad. In the parlance of the modern left, they are “transgressive”―the ultimate epithet in the politically correct lexicon.

This week’s casus belli is, of course, the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On Thursday’s edition of Countdown With Keith Olbermann Morning Joe, Scarborough began with an 8 minute rant trying to make the case that Comey was fired because he wanted to expand the FBI’s investigation into Russian espionage during last year’s election based on an anonymous allegation in a New York Times story.

He frames the allegation this way:

Rod Rosenstein, this sainted figure according to Trump hacks gets this information, passes it along to Jeff Sessions, who passes it along to Donald Trump―we are almost certain―and then what happens? Donald Trump suddenly decides that Comey must be fired at once…

He only fired him in rapid succession with these letters―the request, the letter, and the firing―because he knew that because he knew that Comey was about to kick this investigation into overdrive.

The only problem with Scarborough’s analysis is that it isn’t true.The Times story was debunked on the record by the Justice Department a day before his rant. DOJ Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores stated flatly: “the idea that he asked for more funding” for the Russia inquiry was “totally false.”

How did Scarborough miss that? Did the DOJ statement come out much later than The Times story with the anonymous allegation? Was it an honest mistake? Hard to believe since the denial is in the very same story 5 paragraphs below the anonymous allegations.

But he continued, arguing that if the Senate doesn’t “grill McCabe” and give the FBI every penny that Comey allegedly requested “that this is a constitutional crisis.” By my reckoning that will be Scarborough’s third constitutional crisis this year. He declared the country in crisis at the beginning of March after the president tweeted that Obama was surveilling Trump Tower and then keenly spotted more “constitutional crises” in the making on March 21st after Trump criticized the mainstream media. If he’s right, then apparently constitutional crises have gotten an unjustifiably bad reputation. I never dreamed that they would be accompanied by a stock market boom and the lowest unemployment rate in a decade.

Intoxicated as he was with self-righteous indignation made more potent by the whiff of scandal, Scarborough may have forgotten that spending bills originate in the House of Representatives where he once served. So demanding that the Senate provide additional funds amounts to barking up the wrong tree. More significantly, grilling McCabe is unnecessary. He’s already on the record denying that Comey ever made the funding request that so exorcised Scarborough.

Will Scarborough recant? Will he admit his error? Unlikely. And why should he? What price is he likely to pay for reporting such fake news? Will advertisers refuse to sponsor his show as they have done with conservative outlets like Breitbart?

He tried to demonstrate a causal relationship between Comey’s request for funds to expand the scope of the Russian hacking investigation and his dismissal. The only problem is that everyone with any potential knowledge of such a request has denied it including acting Director Andrew McCabe―a Democrat with close ties to the Clinton machine―who added, “I believe we have the adequate resources to do it and I know that we have resourced that investigation adequately.”

Will Scarborough recant? Will he admit his error? Unlikely. And why should he? What price is he likely to pay for reporting such fake news? Will advertisers refuse to sponsor his show as they have done with conservative outlets like Breitbart? Will Google or Facebook suppress the Morning Joe website in search results as they have been accused of doing to conservatives?

No. Rather, he is incentivized to become more outrageous. Instead of getting pushback from other journalists for his agitprop he gets cheered. But at some point serious reporters, even those on the political Left, must become concerned about their own reputations and steer clear of Scarborough’s travelling circus.

His daily tantrums are catnip for the permanent political class still seething from Trump’s election and looking for payback. But they can’t last forever.

While he is lauded by others in the D.C. media echo chamber where his show is considered “must see TV”, Morning Joe’s ratings aren’t very good nationally when compared to other morning shows. His daily tantrums are catnip for the permanent political class still seething from Trump’s election and looking for payback. But they can’t last forever. They say a lie is half way around the world before the truth puts on its shoes. But it’s also true that while the truth may be a slow starter it’s a merciless closer.

The truth won’t be kind to Joe. He’s too overwrought, too sold on the anti-Trump fever swamp narrative, too quick to uncritically repeat the most outlandish accusations made against the president. And he gets caught. It can’t last.

The rise and fall of Keith Olbermann should serve as a cautionary tale for Scarborough and the people around him.

There is no denying the almost fraternal resemblance between the two, no denying that they both play the same part in MSNBC’s lineup. And if Joe continues down this path he’ll suffer the same fate. The world will move on and MSNBC will find someone else to fill the role.

Lawrence O’Donnell call your office.

By | 2017-05-17T17:52:46+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

About the Author:

Chris Buskirk
Chris is the Publisher and Editor of American Greatness and the host of The Seth & Chris Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. and received a Fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Connect with Chris on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

134 Comments

  1. Schmutzli May 12, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I hope the author gets something extra in his compensation package for having to watch and listen to Joe Scarborough who, as Mark Levin has pointed out, seems to be the now grown up banjo player from “Deliverance”.

    • springer May 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      Surely you don’t listen to Levin — he drives me crazy just like Madcow does. I watch neither.

      • larrybudwiser May 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

        You know I have a hard time listening to Levine too, his voice is shrill like fingernails on a chalkboard some days. But I have to say why I do listen to him, he’s a Constitutional genius which is NOT something one can say about the Madcow.

      • bc3b May 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Mark Levin – face made for radio and a voice made for silent movies.

  2. Mike Street Station May 12, 2017 at 11:23 am

    The show went off the rails a long time ago. I first noticed it after Sandy Hook. They went on an anti-gun tirade every single day for 6 months. I guess if you don’t worry about ratings though, that doesn’t matter.

  3. PhonecardMike May 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Joe & Mika engaged – I wonder if Joe will take her last name?

    What a wuss!

    MAGA President Trump.

    • JJinCO May 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Joe is proof that stupidity is an STD.

  4. setirovan May 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Joe’s engaged, he’s just feathering his bed.

    • Hantayo May 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      I agree with earlier post …please God don’t let Joe and Mika procreate.

  5. leoamery May 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    “Intoxicated as he was with self-righteous indignation made more potent by the whiff of scandal, Scarborough may have forgotten that spending bills originate in the House of Representatives where he once served.”

    No, Article I Section 7 Clause 1 is what you are thinking of, but it only limits “raising revenues” i..e taxes. The Senate can originate a bill appropriating more dough to this investigation if it wishes. A small point, I admit, but better for you to fix than not, I think.

    • Its_All_Baloney May 13, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Does it really matter? Either way, I seriously doubt the FBI has to push legislation through Congress every time they want to start a new investigation or expand an existing one. I don’t think James Comey felt he needed anybody’s permission to do his job.

  6. Les May 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Yea, what in hell happened to Joe….I just roll right past that channel. People’s personal lives are their own, but it’s a tad creepy for him and his co-host to essentially pretend they are offering different viewpoints when they’re eating out of the same bowl.

    • BOB® May 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      I don’t EVEN want to know what’s in that bowl 😎

      • Barb Arra May 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        mikas grey pubes’

  7. Deserttrek May 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    turn off ALL media , tv , radio, news weather and sports and get some fresh air
    its all entertainment, think otherwise and it might be mental illness
    too many people who get upset with the media do everything they can to stuff money in the medias pockets

  8. skeets11 May 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    It’s the Mika influence.

    • Its_All_Baloney May 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      The Force is only effective when the target mind is weak. Joe rolls over and begs for a belly rub. What’s that tell you about his mind?

  9. gawoodswarrior48 May 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Well…I guess Morning Joe’s anti-Trump screeching will do one thing, at least. Safer oral sex from Mika.

    • Aaron1960 May 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Betas don’t get sex.

      • Its_All_Baloney May 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

        I’m betting she has him locked.

    • BatCat May 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      C*ck holster Mika!!

  10. HansonBro May 12, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Scarborough is a fop.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fop

  11. CarolinaGirl3 May 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    MSNBC has a name for fact-deficient anti-conservative, anti Trump deranged rants: Resume enhancement.

  12. Aaron1960 May 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Joe’s trying to please Mika now. Hoping his hard left (pajama boy) turn will result in more nookie BUT, he’ll soon find out he’s just a beta-male and Mika is secretly longing for a bad-boy. That’s where his anti-Trump feels are harbored & he’s clueless.

  13. mallen717 May 12, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Next Morning Joe will be calling on the spy agencies of the world to take down Trump.

  14. Nuther G. Mule May 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Joe is just one more example of the state of dead journalism in this country. So long as the media-driven left has a broadcast platform that pays their bills, we will continue to see them twist and gasp and use words like “scandal” and “controversial” and “unprecedented” and “chaotic” and “impulsive” to drive fear and loathing into the hearts of their viewers on topics having anything to do with the current president or his administration.

    To watch the so called “news”, nothing else is happening in the world, except what is wrong with Donald J. Trump. It is sad, pathetic and more than a bit scary that so many people buy into this stuff. If there is no story, they create one — “anonymous allegation”? Allegation. Not tip, or source. Like “the sky is falling” – and in that example, we know it comes from Chicken Little, a naive and confused fowl, who instill fear in his neighbors – but in this case, Chicken Little is a trouble-maker, a knowing and complicit instigator bent on getting others to buy into the narrative. We all must agree the sky is falling… its settled science, so facts be darned.

    How are so many people not just plain sick of this seditious unsubstantiated ranting?

    • 1952rmdg May 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      The way the MSM are acting towards President Trump and his administration is particularly troubling considering the obsequious, fawning attitude they had towards Obama and his administration. Remember when Ben Rhodes boasted that the press would not question anything the told them. It’s frankly disgusting to see how hyper-partisan most the MSM are. They’re not better than the old USSR journalist who wrote for “Pravada” and “Izvestia.” At least they were upfront that they did what the Communist Party told them to do.

    • bc3b May 15, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Like any good organ grinder’s monkey, Joe dances for whoever puts money in his hat.

  15. CincyGal May 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    No one should be forced to watch Morning Joe! Please, Chris, stop torturing yourself. There is no balance to that show.

  16. Redlight2 May 12, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Great article. Joe is stupid–don’t watch anymore.

  17. psych495 May 12, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Joe’s definitely lost in the weeds, but he’d have to work himself up to pure hatred to become the next Olbermann.

    If I saw a conservative pundit shrieking the way Olbermann does, I would recoil and be concerned about how damaging it would be to the Right.

    Joe would never miss a chance to suck up to the lowliest progressive in the room in order to be liked by them, but he won’t let himself be consumed with rage to make it to that level.

    • Its_All_Baloney May 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      … yet ….

  18. The Oatmeal Savage May 13, 2017 at 1:47 am

    It’s the comedy channel.

  19. ubik May 13, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Let us know who sponsors his show. Want to make sure I don’t spend a dollar there.

  20. Sharon Hughes Clark May 13, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Are you kidding me? Joe is another Trump mouthpiece. Remember 16 weeks ago Trump was asking for Joe’s advice? Just last week 45 said he would officiate Joe and Mika’s wedding. Joe is a snake. Keith is not. Keith shoves it in our face and Joe just makes empty comments. Keith needs back on TV where thextruth is needes. I dont know one elected official or newsperson that has the balls to stand up to Trump or his clowns besides Mr Keith Olbermann!

    I wander if Joe started this thread!!??

  21. Thomas Hazlewood May 13, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Scarborough probably believed that he was firm in his personal beliefs. Years within the liberal cocoon, under constant peer pressure, have warped him into a go-along guy. Today, he sounds like he was always one of them.

  22. Glenn May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    And he has a little puppy dog wagging her tail at his side. Is this what we call a cute couple? I certainly hope they live happily ever after, use birth control and do not reproduce, and get off TV.

  23. coonshine May 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Poor Joe, just another ex-politician bragging about how he did it back in the day, while having a sexual relationship with a co-worker, just like back in the day….

    • Drew May 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      At least Mika hasn’t wound up dead like that intern .

      • bc3b May 15, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        Yet.

    • Jon Mac May 25, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Chappaquiddick

  24. Rob Herrington May 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    He’s got to say this kind of stuff now or there’ll be trouble at home with Mika.

  25. Tripp May 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Joe has decided the money is bigger and greener in the in crowd. He panicked when the in crowd thought he was pro Trump. He felt the pressure to conform. To the point where he is actually engaged to a resident of the ivory tower of smugness and righteousness.

  26. Thomas LaBelle May 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    My liberal friend tells me that Joe is a conservative voice on MSNBC. I don’t see it.

    • Phadras Johns May 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Libs lie.

  27. Ben Franklin ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ® May 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    He seems a changed man since he came out of the closet on the fact he is banging Mika, and abandoned his wife of many years.

    • subframer May 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      class act, all the way…

    • Jenny McGovern May 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      Will Mika be his third wife like Trump’s? You voted for a guy that said he just “grabs” for it when he wants to. Class Act, indeed.

      • Dick Peabody May 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        I voted for a president, not a saint. As for Joe, he’s just a hysterical liar.

      • pepbd26 May 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Oh Jenny….get over it! Especially if you voted for sleazy Bill and his corrupt wife!

        • John Galt May 14, 2017 at 9:18 am

          I have a better solution. Just block this lefticle POS. Acknowledging her very existence validates the cancer she is on our society.

      • twopartysystem1 May 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        Every single man and most women have said something as bad or worse than Trump’s 10 year old comments. Your hypocrisy is showing. Ridiculous!

        • Guest May 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

          Bet Jenny has done the nasty a few times, lol.

          • twopartysystem1 May 14, 2017 at 1:24 am

            Yeah, she’s perfect. A great judge of the rest of us.

      • Guest May 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm

        You are a sheeple……

      • Cossack May 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        Grab yourself a puppy, snowflake.

      • bc3b May 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        As opposed to Hillary’s husband – the proven adulterer and accused rapist?

    • bc3b May 15, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Actually it was Wife #2 that Joe abandoned.

  28. BatCat May 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This is what happens when you propose to a c*ck holster like Mika whose Daddy is one of the leaders of the New World Order…

  29. Packard27 May 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Mika: Joe if you don’t get your head right with Trump ASAP then you won’t be getting right with me, anytime soon. Do you read me Buster?

    Joe: Yes dear.

    • Ed O'Brien May 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Shame there are so sound effects available for posting, as the one appropriate to your comment seems to be the sound of a whiplash.

  30. Fake News May 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Who cares what this trump kin thinks?

    • Sylvester the Cat May 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      A gay like you because you bothered to comment.

  31. JDL May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Joe S. is a prostitute, a mouth for hire, a measly insignificant little s#$* of a human on TV as a liberal’s conservative.

    • Hantayo May 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      JDL why don’t you tell us how you really feel.😀

    • Southern Yankee May 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      And his partner Mika is even more clueless than her dad who as National Security Advisor under Carter gifted us the Ayotollahs.

  32. Ed O'Brien May 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    No, he not the next Olbermann. Actually the former Congressman is an alpha-hector in a class by himself.

  33. tax_payer58 May 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    These guys just pump out fake news about Trump on a daily basis.
    That’s why no one believes the main-stream media anymore.
    That’s why Trump won the White House.

  34. semby May 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Mika and Keith Olbermann the second, hmmm

  35. Bob Acker May 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Who the hell is Chris Buskirk?

    • PeacePromoter May 13, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Read “About the Author” just inches above Comments.

      • Hantayo May 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        And Bob after you read ‘ About the author’s STFU

    • Sylvester the Cat May 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Someone who unlike you has a grip on reality.

  36. wolfman jack May 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Wonderful article. Both Keith and Joe like sports. While Keith graduated from Cornell’s School of Agriculture; Joe graduated from Alabama. A couple of farm boys.

  37. PeacePromoter May 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Just another example of why the Democrats have landed here:

    “The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble: In state government things are worse, if anything. The GOP now controls historical record number of governors’ mansions, including a majority of New England governorships. Tuesday’s election swapped around a few state legislative houses but left Democrats controlling a distinct minority. The same story applies further down ballot, where most elected attorneys general, insurance commissioners, secretaries of state, and so forth are Republicans.” http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/10/13576488/democratic-party-smoking-pile-rubble

  38. Rex Finley May 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Joe, I hope hat you read and take this seriously. I too made you my first view of the day, but no more. The conversation on your show is silly, sad ,stupid. If a line of reason hits a dead end, you people make up a ‘what if’, make it a new fact, and go forward until it plays out. And then go again. All day long, your network and others are displaying HATE. Please understand that ignoring HRC’s self imposed problems and blaming phony reasons for the loss is not a good idea. But you guys know best, right?

  39. Emmette Davidson May 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Probably. At this point, a Carville/Matalin pairing seems unlikely.

  40. Charlie Booth May 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I worked my first election as the local chair of “Young republicans for Nixon” in ’72 at 16 years old. I have been a Town Rep. Chairman, Zoning board and Planning board member, been to a National Convention in ’92. 45 years in the trenches. Trump is a train wreck that never expected to win and now is in so far over his head you couldn’t dig him out with 20 excavators. He is about as Republican as Harry Reid. The only reason he won was that the Dems ran the most corrupt and self absorbed candidate they could find, and 40% of Trump voters said that they voted for him because he was the lessor of two evils. He is a joke and will not survive until Labor Day. Get ready to greet the next President of the United States, Mike Pence. Kasich in 2020!!!!!

    • Mark Hamilton May 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I’d take Trump over Kasich any day.

    • Sylvester the Cat May 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm
    • Phadras Johns May 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Kasich is a democrat.

    • Ilves Clearwell May 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      This is a sad comment. It is very sad that some “Republicans” try to undermine the President, right along with the Democrats.
      Charlie, be grateful that Trump stopped our march toward Communism. If that was all he’s done, he would be the greatest President ever.

  41. Spartan57 May 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I used to enjoy Morning Joe when they at least gave Candidate Trump as fair hearing, but Joe & Mika took a big turn against President-elect Trump when the story surfaced over the holidays that they were in bed with the campaign and while trying to close a deal with Mr. Trump at that party, he blew them off and did not come on the show. I believe they both got pissed off, because the MSM and liberals were critical of them, so they decided to go nuclear against The President. It has only gotten worse.

  42. Sylvester the Cat May 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I swear Joe is half drunk some days he shows up for work because he stays up all night partying.

    One of the tells is his face is redder than usual, he’s angrier for no apparent reason and he cuts people off more quickly.

    Now that he and Mika are engaged I think the show has “Jumped the Shark.”

    It’s only a matter of time before he an Mika completely deconstruct.

    • Guest May 13, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      The show was always a loss leader……

  43. Ilves Clearwell May 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    What we see in Joe is a gradual brain grey matter deterioration. Once that starts, it is unstoppable.
    He cannot do anything about it from now hence. He will end up another Olbermann.
    Sad, Joe was once good guy. That female he just hooked up did him in.

  44. BOB® May 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for focusing on the unbearable Squint, and leaving the embarassingly untalented Meeeka completely out of this piece. Thier “show” is unwatchable. I never knew my eyes could vomit.

  45. Hantayo May 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    “The truth may be a slow starter but it’s a merciless closer” Outstanding phrase. But please don’t warn Scarborough…let him ease into irrelevance.

  46. Snake Plissken, the Deplorable May 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Maybe “Morning Joe” needs to switch to “decaf” . . .

  47. BlackLabsRule May 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Mika nauseates me. I listen to their show on XM–just checking in on the enemies–and its irritating to hear her harrumphs, gasps, etc.

  48. David Eisenberg May 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    For many years Morning Joe was my political show of choice other than C-Span, right from the first year. But, he is now one more MSNBC anti-Trump propagandist and I just can’t watch anymore after a few minutes (though I try occasionally). And I say that without being a Trump supporter or a Republican or conservative.

  49. subframer May 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    so spot on. i remember a time when joe was the reasonable voice in msnbc’s ridiculous lineup of proggy loons. now, he’s jumped the shark, maybe two sharks. his cohort mika b is as partisan and self-impressed as ever, but scarborough, who used to balance out the equation, is now at least her equal. buh bye, ratings….

  50. keithpridgeon May 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Nah Lawrence odonnell is to nuts

  51. Rumpelstilskin May 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Will JoMika apologize for pushing this fake news?

  52. Casey May 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    “A man’s GOTTA to know his limitations?”

  53. Barb Arra May 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    bravo

    sleep with mika

    see how you talk the next day

    slobbering fools

  54. oparoberts May 13, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Joe’s an a******; so he has one requirement wired.

  55. John Doe May 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I use to love watching JS when he still had a brain but stopped watching years ago, when he became an unthinking lefty Blue Dog masquerading as a conservative which he is not.The viewer can’t believe a word he says. They should just post the 5 talking points on a screen pattern and save the broadcasting cost.Every single word, position and thought is so ( censored) predictable that it is excruciatingly pathetic. If you turn off the sound on these broadcasts, you will see by their facial expressions( usually smirks, smiles and frowns) that they don’t even believe their own journalism, they know it is propoganda – period. The face does not lie, the tongue does.

  56. johnleehooker May 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    IN the interest of brevity: He’s an idiot in a long line of idiots – would have done just fine

  57. John Doe May 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    But for Daddy Mika would be a Gruntette slinging hash browns.

  58. Dick Peabody May 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I think this can be attributed, in part, to his sucking up to his radical-liberal, skinny, new Mrs.

  59. Michael Mayher May 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Interesting. I know 4 other people, including myself who’ve all made the same Scarborough/Olbermann comparison in the past week, so there must be something to it.

  60. wobbyro May 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Morning Joe has put together some of the dumbest people on TV. Donny Deustch? Where did they find that idiot? Mike Barnicle, Mika, Willie Geist, John Heileman. This is a who’s who of morons. They have moved to the front of the pack of fake news shows. And now they want to ban speech? Just Wow!

  61. Bob Butler May 13, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Chris, you nailed it. Scarborough used to occasionally make sense, but he has been re wired living in Manhattan.

  62. skully May 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Who is this joe scarborough and what is MSNBC?

    • GMMI May 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Two very, very, very, bad and sick jokes.

  63. springer May 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Scarborough is in love and trying to impress his far left nutty fiance Mika. He can’t think straight. However the case that he’s trying to morph into Olbermann makes a lot of sense, I’m sure MSNBC officials promote hatred of republican Presidents — however, they almost disappeared because of their hatred of Bush — Scarborough should learn something from that experience.

  64. Sergio Bungholio May 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    When I was a kid there was an ad in comic books selling X-ray glasses. I swear that kid grew up to be Joe Scarborough. http://www.tomheroes.com/Comic%20Ads/classic%20ads/x-ray_glasses.htm

  65. LCDR May 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    The far left liberal media never learns. It is always dangerous to make outrageous accusations in the age of video. Nine times out of ten, there’s video to prove the liberal wrong. Look at all the speeches made by Democrats only a few weeks ago telling everyone within earshot that Comey was bad and needed to either resign or be fired. Now those same Democrats are out there defending Comey juxtaposed beside their recent rants against Comey. Makes for dramatic TV.

  66. DeathMerchant May 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Joe Scarborough is already the next Keith Olbermann. Mika sees to that and it will only get worse after they are married.

  67. Guest May 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Morning Schmo is dubest A-Hole on T, what a fraud!

  68. Edward Keithly May 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    •••They say a lie is half way around the world before the truth puts on its shoes. But it’s also true that while the truth may be a slow starter it’s a merciless closer.•••

    Oh I am so stealing this…

  69. Weather3014 May 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Joe Scarborough makes his money pretending to be an honest critic of conservatives because he is allegedly a conservative. The problem is he is neither an honest critic nor a conservative anymore if he ever was one. He is just an actor cast as the conservative jester and court buffoon on MSNBC which is a job that has completely robbed him of his self respect. He has done this so much that now he identifies with his captors. I pity Joe because he has Stockholm Syndrome. And 9 to 5 is not enough. Now he wants to take his work home with him. This guy is in dire need of an intervention if only he had any friends left to help him.

  70. Straightthinker May 13, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    I don’t know…idiot is one thing flaming a$$hole is another. Olberman is one of the nastiest people on the planet.

  71. portbay May 14, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Morning Joe is disgusting. Joe desperately needs to be loved by the NYC liberals, Washington Elite and the rest of his MSM cronies. He is a dancing monkey in a carnival now. Sad part is he thinks he is relevant! Can’t wait for the crash and burn. There is no Capt Sully on board their floundering craft and Trump will eventually make fools of all of them. Wonder what they will say when the collusion to Russia story is finally proved false? They will just quietly move on to another fake news story. They are all chasing ratings!

  72. johny May 14, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Joe scar. is full of himself. he and Mika should move to siberia and live happily in the freeze.

  73. Flel May 14, 2017 at 3:38 am

    I thought Joe was supposedly in the tank for Trump back during the campaign? He gave him free platform to get out his message. When did it all turn south? Turning into Olbermann would be a fate worse than dropping ratings. It’s time to get out of the fever swamp Joey if you want to survive.

  74. dnfrank May 14, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Is Joe the next Keith? Gee, I hope so. Then we can lop off both of their heads with one strike…. metaphorically speaking of course!

  75. NYProf May 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Morning Joe is spending too much time with wacko Mica.
    Apparently he will now say whatever she wants in order to continue their affair.

  76. Vkendo May 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Joe Scarborough The Next Keith Olbermann?

    He most certainly is.

  77. jaxbeachfl May 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    It was fun to watch the exploding heads on Morning Joe during the campaign. But now the bile, hate and delusion is over the top and makes it unwatchable.

  78. AMR1960 May 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Morning Joe Show =’s the “Kardashian” news!

  79. Mics May 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Good article but MSNBC audience doesn’t recognize lies. Joe has fallen to his liberal counterpart Mika.

  80. Ezra Tank May 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Morning Jo(k)e traded his career for pussy.

    • JamesDrouin May 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      He’s not still pumping that skank, is he???

  81. JamesDrouin May 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    “Is Joe Scarborough The Next Keith Olbermann?”

    Who cares, literally, who cares … there’s a near-endless supply of buffoons on the left and Keith Olbermann was preceded by a different Keith Olbermann and will be followed by another Keith Olbermann.

  82. the great kazoo May 15, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Kieth olberman…..lol!

  83. Josephine May 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Thankfully, one columnist actually gets it. The Marxist Mika and Pal Joey show are thought to be the tip of the spear in the Beltway/Media attack on the president and everyone around him. They need some push back.

  84. Ironside May 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Back in the 90’s Joe was my Congressmsn in NW Florida and a good conservative. Now he’s been totally compromised by the Beltway/MSM/Mika influence. Sad.

  85. bc3b May 15, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Scarborough is engaged to that dimwit Mika, so, like Crazy Keith, you know he’s 5-6 innings short of a complete game.

  86. Lonesome Whistle May 15, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    If I even hear Scarborough’s name I feel the need to take a shower.

    H/T Conway….

  87. howmanyamericans May 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Scarborough used to be watchable, but no more. Let’s all push for E-verify to solve our illegal immigration problems as promised in the Republicans’ program platform for 2016. Nation savers can find more info on that website.

  88. Dwayne F. Schneider May 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    “the funding request that so exorcised Scarborough”

    I wish someone WOULD exorcise him!

  89. Neill M N May 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    How long is a generation again?

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