If there is any one example of an utterly corrupt media in play, it's Morning Joe.
There's a horrific, tragic, unspeakable terrorist attack somewhere in the world. Innocents are killed. Just like the rest of the world, the United States as a government is as outraged as its citizens.
The producers at Morning Joe pull out the rolodex marked "terror attack" and phone up....Rudy Giuliani and Michael Hayden.
The alleged reason to have these two jokers come on the air is because Rudy is Mayor 9/11 and Hayden is former CIA *AND* NSA, so you're getting a handful of "expertise" on terrorism, right?
Wrong. You're actually getting two guys who make big money off of the Military Industrial Complex convincing the zeitgeist that more and more taxpayer dollars must be spent on "security" for the sake of safety.
Rudy still owns a 30% stock of "Giuliani Partners," a consulting firm that deals with...confidential clientele. "The success of Giuliani Partners has always hinged on Mr. Giuliani’s having an outsize public profile, and his frequent appearances have the added benefit of keeping his name in the headlines. Still, he is happy to be no longer under the intense scrutiny he experienced while running for national office."
And Hayden is neck deep in drones. "Hayden sits on the board of Motorola Solutions, which last year “made a strategic investment in CyPhy Works, a leading developer of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones,” as a press release (3/16/15) from the company declared. Motorola Solutions paid Hayden $240,125 for his services last year."
Of course these two are going to come on Morning Joe and say Obama isn't doing enough about ISIS. Their fortunes, financial and otherwise, depend on it.
But Morning Joe won't tell you that. Their "experts" are just there to tell Joe the angle he wants to promote. Which leads me to ask,
How are YOUR war stocks doing, Scarborough?