Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Jeez, Markos, all you had to do was ask Mika

The first rule of Joe Scarborough is: You do not talk about Joe Scarborough.

Except fawningly, of course.

As I noted earlier, I've been blacklisted on MSNBC because I hurt Joe Scarborouth's fee fees. MSNBC president Phil Griffin claims it was because:

I just don't know how one could reasonably expect to be welcomed onto our network while publicly antagonizing one of our hosts at the same time.

Greg Sargent laughs at the absurdity of that Justification:

It's funny. I don't recall the chief of MSNBC publicly banning Liz Cheney from appearing on the network when she cut an entire Web video "publicly antagonizing" Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews for allegedly being too frightened to debate her about terrorism:



Update: MSNBC tried to talk me out of going public with this …

(h/t: pourmecoffee)


Heir to the Throne said...

This is about Joe Scarborough, and the media double standard that allows you to criticize liberals all you want, but conservatives are off limits. Just ask Dave Weigel
Wait a minute. weren't WashPost/Media Matters/TPM claiming that Dave Weigel was a Conservative Libertarian before the leaked emails?

Brendan said...

Why do you need a minute? It does not matter what Dave Weigel is for the point at hand -- that there is a double standard for how much criticism is allowed of prominent liberals vs prominent conservatives -- to stand.

You're free to disagree with the latter point, of course, but the objection you raise has nothing to do with the validity of the point.

Unless you are saying that if Dave Weigel was a conservative, he wouldn't have been fired by the WaPo?