On "Morning Joe," seemingly in response to this C&L post, Joe Scarborough denies he was talking about his colleague Keith Olbermann when he referred to a pundit who "ignorantly" reported on McCain's Anbar gaffe, and then goes on a hysterical little rant about the "Cheetos Brigade" without mentioning who he was talking about.
"I was talking about someone on another network. [...] But again, you know the problem is when you're in the basement and you're blogging and you're eating Cheetos, sometimes the Cheetos dust goes up, ya know, and you get two choices: You can either keep typing, or you can stop for a second and wipe the Cheetos off your chest, clear out your ears and take a closer listen. But they don't do that. And therein lies the problem with the 'Cheetos Brigade.'"
What other cable news host reported on the story Tuesday night that Joe could have been talking about? Was it Andersen Cooper? We'll probably never know because although Joe may not be a keyboard-carrying member of the "Cheeto Brigade," he sure doesn't have the courage to name names.
Maybe Joe can lament about the evil bloggers with Brian Williams at the next DC cocktail party. I can just picture them yukking it up about guys named Vinny with "Cheetos-stained" shirts in their pathetic "efficiency apartments." Maybe our pads would be a little nicer, Joe, if we were handsomely rewarded for being wrong about everything like you are. Then again, I'll take my snack food, modest housing and clean conscience over your mansion and war-cheerleading record any day of the week.
Be back in a minute....my fingers are orange and the bag is empty. [Blue Gal has a Cheetos message for Joe, too]