JOE SCARBOROUGH’S EGO in full flight is something to behold.
As you see in the exchange from “Morning Joe,” complete with priceless Jon Stewart mocking, Scarborough won’t back down even when Willie Geist gives him proof he’s wrong. Scarborough doubles down instead. It takes a lot of hubris to keep vamping on videotape when you’re busted. No doubt it’s exhausting.
Scarborough believed Romney was getting more negative spreads in the Times than John Kerry ever did and that’s that! What’s hilarious is that he claimed the New York Times was “thin-skinned” when they pushed backed. The Times dug in, tweets flew. But Joe Scarborough’s gut trumps the facts, just trust him.
“It’s about how they frame these stories, which is the image that lasts with people,” he said. “They may have a database showing how many articles they did on each candidate. I have to talk extemporaneously for three hours a day. But the general impressions of people like myself and [MSNBC contributor] Mark Halperin, that does count in the prespective that active news consumers have.” [Politico]
What’s funny, besides Scarborough proudly sticking himself in the Mark Halperin category, is that Joe Scarborough calling anyone else “thin-skinned” after his DM exchange with me takes Donald Trump size gall. We’re talking about the tip top of the maniacally egotistical club.
During the contraceptive mandate explosion Joe Scarborough made an astounding assertion. The conversation went like this:
SCARBOROUGH: “… I think women should be deacons as well as men. …But if the federal government, if the Justice Department offers a mandate ordering Southern Baptists to make women deacons, I would be the first to say get the hell out of our business.” (Joe Scarborough, 9 February)
BRZEZINSKI: “…This is not a parallel.”
SCARBOROUGH: “It is a parallel, too.”
Just like on the video above, he wasn’t capable of self-correcting when called on the absolute bullshit he spews, which everyone’s supposed to suck up because he’s Joe Scarborough. Oh, I mean, Joe Scarborough, the former congressman.
Salon’s Alex Parene responded to the latest Joe Scarborough egospasm:
This is Scarborough’s argument: He is right because he has a sort of vague, general impression that he is right. And also you can’t expect him to actually be factually correct when he says things every day because his job, his actual job, is to just spew bullshit for hours.
The back and forth between Scarborough, who is wrong, and the New York Times is one for the ages. Dylan Byers has got it.
This guy needs an intervention. He makes Keith Olbermann look shy and retiring.