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New York Magazine: Joe Scarborough Is The Darling Of The Left

Like most Republicans these days, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough doesn't mind taking pot shots at George Bush. Hell, it's easy to do with the worst presid

Like most Republicans these days, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough doesn't mind taking pot shots at George Bush. Hell, it's easy to do with the worst president in modern history, but jumping into the anti-Bush column certainly isn't an act of bravery or a sign that he's moved to the left. It means he knows which way the political winds are blowing and he needs good ratings. I truly believe Joe is unhappy with the direction the GOP has gone in recent years and angry with W for leading his party to its demise, but at the end of the day, he is Republican to his marrow.

According to New York Magazine, Joe's brave leap onto the 75% bandwagon makes him the darling of the left:

Where else could a red-meat, right-wing congressman like Joe Scarborough reinvent himself as the liberal's favorite talk-show host?

Scarborough admits that he is courting a new constituency. “Once we started Morning Joe, Phil Griffin said to me, ‘You can cut out this regular-Joe crap. Our audience is from Boston to Washington, D.C.’” In fact, he seems to be right at home on the Upper West Side. “The thing I hear all the time,” he says, “when people come up to me on the street, is ‘I love your show,’ and then there’s a hesitancy, and I’ll finish their sentence: ‘And I’m a liberal?’” Scarborough beams, pleased with his own apostasy, before adding, “Republicans aren’t as gracious.”

Wait...wait, here's the money shot:

“I was totally skeptical, and now I’m totally won over,” says Time editor-at-large Mark Halperin, a political analyst at ABC News. “I was a huge fan of Imus, but Joe has taken that real estate and turned it into something—and I say this without hyperbole—revolutionary. There’s no other show that does what they do. They’ve really found a new form.” Read on...

Because we all know that Mark Halperin, who said John Edwards thought Barack Obama was a p**sy and recommended John McCain use racist attacks against Obama, represents the views of Democrats and liberals everywhere. Either this fluff piece was bought and paid for, or the people at NY Magazine have never heard of people like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow or Amy Goodman. Ok, libs, let's give them suggestions. Which talk show hosts do you really like?

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