Joe Scarborough Takes on MSNBC? Attacks Reporters Who Mock Tea Parties

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Joe Scarborough Takes on MSNBC? Attacks Reporters Who Mock Tea Parties

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2009/04/16/joe-scarborough-takes-msnbc-attacks-those-who-mock-tea-parties

Has "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough had enough of MSNBC's mocking, sexually-laced taunts about "teabagging?" Several anchors on the liberal cable network, including David Shuster and Rachel Maddow, have used crude references and language to deride the tax day protests that occurred on Wednesday. On Thursday, Scarborough complained, "You look at these huge rallies, and I'm not going to mention names of people on networks that made sexual jokes, childish sexual jokes, about tens of thousands of Americans who went out and wanted to get involved in their government." The MSNBC host continued, "I mean, it was really middle school jokes being made. I didn't hear those jokes being made when people on the left protested over the past eight years." Earlier in the 6am hour, he offered criticism that, one might assume, would have to be directed at his own network: "But, if a media outlet wants to expose its bias, they can mock tea parties, if they like."
Continuing the unnamed critique, Scarborough asserted that he would expect such juvenile actions from liberal bloggers, however, "I would expect more...from news outlets. And it happened on several networks yesterday." (The last part is certainly true. CNN has also engaged in such talk.)





Good for Joe!

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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,391Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Weren't Fox News reporters openly promoting and supporting tea parties, on air? (That's not rhetorical...I'm really wondering if that's so.)

    I saw a photo from one of the protests of a woman with a sign that said something to the effect of, "Obama, stop taking away my Constitutional rights!" Where was she the past 9 years?
  • 3cCurly3cCurly Posts: 114Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Weren't Fox News reporters openly promoting and supporting tea parties, on air? (That's not rhetorical...I'm really wondering if that's so.)

    I saw a photo from one of the protests of a woman with a sign that said something to the effect of, "Obama, stop taking away my Constitutional rights!" Where was she the past 9 years?

    Who told you that was it ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, or Huffington Post or just any other Liberal Left wing dominated media outlet. I think FOX NEW just covered a unbiased story about Tea Parties for ratings they didn't organize anything

    In case you didn't know we the people of the United States of America of all political parties and of a free mind oppose High taxes and got together to organize there own Tea Parties just google it's very easy to organize one, duh.
  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    3cCurly wrote: »
    In case you didn't know we the people of the United States of America of all political parties and of a free mind oppose High taxes and got together to organize there own Tea Parties just google it's very easy to organize one, duh.

    there own? where?
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Let's be clear: it's not reporters doing the mocking. I don't expect commentators who host their own political talk shows to be non-partisan/unbiased. This goes for Rachel Maddow or Bill O'Reilly.

    It's not Scarborough who got the wording wrong, but "Newsbusters" did and the OP used this misnomer to title this thread.
  • 3cCurly3cCurly Posts: 114Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    wild~hair wrote: »
    Let's be clear: it's not reporters doing the mocking. I don't expect commentators who host their own political talk shows to be non-partisan/unbiased. This goes for Rachel Maddow or Bill O'Reilly.

    It's not Scarborough who got the wording wrong, but "Newsbusters" did and the OP used this misnomer to title this thread.

    That might be true, but a commentator dosen't have to be childish, degrading, or disgusting like Rachel Maddow she is no different then Shock Jock Howard Stern the only difference is that she's not on satellite radio you have to see her ugly face every day. I think Bill O'Reilly is a bit more fair then her.
  • snappynappysnappynappy Posts: 1,262Registered Users
    3cCurly wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Weren't Fox News reporters openly promoting and supporting tea parties, on air? (That's not rhetorical...I'm really wondering if that's so.)

    I saw a photo from one of the protests of a woman with a sign that said something to the effect of, "Obama, stop taking away my Constitutional rights!" Where was she the past 9 years?

    Who told you that was it ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, or Huffington Post or just any other Liberal Left wing dominated media outlet. I think FOX NEW just covered a unbiased story about Tea Parties for ratings they didn't organize anything

    In case you didn't know we the people of the United States of America of all political parties and of a free mind oppose High taxes and got together to organize there own Tea Parties just google it's very easy to organize one, duh.


    Fox...unbiased....youve been hoodwinked ....:confused1:woww!!!!
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Ok, just to be clear, who used the term first?


    (either way, it's funny)

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