Never mind that they allow him to pollute our airways for three hours every morning, Jihad Joe wants us to believe that there aren't any Republicans working in broadcast media.
November 2, 2015

Of all the whining we've seen since the Republicans decided to go on a tirade about the nonexistent "liberal media" that only exists in their fantasies, this latest fit by Joe Scarborough has to take the cake.

Never mind the fact MSNBC kicked most of their left leaning anchors off of the air and give this circle jerk called Morning Joe three hours every morning, or that Scarborough and his buddy Chuck Todd and company are doing their best to turn MSNBC into just another version of Fox "news," and that the same thing has been happening at CNN for some time now. And never mind the existence of an entire network which is nothing more than a propaganda outlet for the Republican party. Scarborough wants his audience to believe that there aren't enough Republicans working in broadcast media.

Someone on the set should have reminded him of the name Nicolle Wallace as soon as he started this little screed, but that wasn't going to happen no matter how horrified Richard Haass appeared to be with his latest idiocy: Scarborough On Media Diversity: Let's Hire People From The Bush White House!:

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough had a bone to pick on Monday morning with media hiring managers. Namely, where are the Republican broadcast journalists and television executives?

"Why don't we hire Republicans that worked in the Bush White House like we hire people that was Bill Clinton's flak?" Scarborough asked his panel.

"Get people that worked in Republican Senate offices," Scarborough said. "Get people that worked for Republican presidents. Get people on the Republican side as well as just the Democratic side."

The former Florida congressman said Democrats are respected and considered objective, but Republicans are not.

"We can respect Republicans that can be objective too, that have a background in the government, in White Houses, in the Senate, running governors' offices," he said.

Scarborough then expanded his critique of a lack of political diversity among journalists to education and veteran status.

How about they hire some actual "journalists" instead of political hacks to pontificate on the air for three hours a day like Joe Scarborough?

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