I watch MSNBC occasionally for the same reason I watch or read anything: I want to know what people think, sometimes especially those folks with whom I disagree. And Lord knows that I often disagree with, and have been critical of, the MSNBC folks in the past.
In my defense, when your channel features such luminaries as Melissa Harris-Perry, Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton every day, merely being “critical” should be viewed as remarkable self-restraint.
However, on today’s ‘Morning Joe’, host Joe Scarborough got Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” right. In the interest of fairness, I have to applaud any time I see someone put things in the proper perspective over there.
Who knows? Maybe it’ll happen again this year…
Courtesy of Mediaite:
“Is this as bad as the IRS scandal that Barack Obama basically just sort of brushed off?” Scarborough asked Donny Deutsch. “I think if we are going to be critical of Chris Christie, we have to be critical of a culture in Washington D.C. where Barack Obama has allowed one scandal after another to break and then say, oh, I didn’t know anything about it.”
“If we go after the culture, we have to go after the culture of Barack Obama, who has one scandal after another scandal after another scandal hit and he says the same thing every time: ‘I had no idea about it,’ ” he continued.
“Nobody ever pays.”
And thank you.