Joe Scarborough - MSNBC Commentator & David Brooks Conservative
Joe Scarborough has been wearing on my last good nerve for several months. He has always been a pompous blowhard and frequent defender of Obama and the communist Left. However, his recent defense of Obama's handling of the Gulf oil spill has devolved into nothing short pandering to the far-left.
His relationships with those inside the White House, which he references often on his Morning Joe show, are clearly more important to him than his professional integrity. Joe actually referenced his good friend "Gibby" earlier this week. For those who don't know, Gibby is Robert Gibbs, the idiot press secretary for Barack Obama. From what I've read, you couldn't find two journalists that would give Gibbs a dixie cup of water if his brain was on fire, yet Scarborough and he are tight. Should a political commentator really be calling the White House press secretary by a cheesy nickname on national television? Not if they're to be taken seriously.
Scarborough also frequently goes out of his way to create moral equivalencies. If Democrats are caught in some sort of controversy - which they frequently are - you can always count on Joe to reference a similar Republican controversy to ease the sting for liberals. If he were paid for every out-of-left-field insult he threw at conservatives, he'd be a very wealthy man.
For this and the fact that he is about as conservative as I am purple, Joe Scarborough is our Liberal Idiot of the Week.
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