‘Morning Joe’ Is No Longer A News Talk Show — It’s A Super PAC For Donald Trump

Host Joe Scarborough spent a large portion of Wednesday's program kissing Trump's ass and praising his decision to drop out of Thursday's debate.

Once news hit Tuesday evening that Republican Presidential frontrunner and syphilitic orangutan Donald Trump had dropped out of Thursday’s GOP debate on Fox News, it was a given that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would devote most of its three-hour broadcast to The Donald. Since the celebrity billionaire announced he was running for the White House last June, the morning talk show has given him and his campaign tons of coverage, along with lengthy call-in interviews and even lengthier sit-downs. More than just about any program on cable news, Morning Joe has pushed all-in for Trump.

Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a shock that Wednesday morning turned into yet another Trump lovefest. However, it was the brashness with which host Joe Scarborough revealed his unending admiration for the real estate mogul on this particular broadcast that finally stripped away the fake veneer of objectivity and showed once and for all that the show is nothing more than a advertising Super PAC for Trump.

Right away, Wednesday’s show started with a discussion of Trump’s decision, with Scarborough claiming he’d rather set himself on fire than do a debate on Fox News (while simultaneously pointing out how much he loved Fox). This then segued into an interview with the candidate’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. We were then presented with 10 minutes of the angry little man ranting about Fox News host Megyn Kelly being a total bitch while Joe and meek little Mika Brzezinski lobbed softball after softball.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of MSNBC:



Joe and friends then went into a panel discussion about the whole debate kerfuffle. Because Scarborough hates Megyn Kelly — she mocked him during a Fox interview a while ago — and loves Donald Trump, he used the conversation to criticize another network for not capitulating to the demands of a politician. Now, of course, if the shoe was on the other foot, and Scarborough or another host was tapped to moderate a debate, and a frontrunning candidate threatened to walk unless that person was replaced, we would never hear the end of it from Joe. But, in this case, Joe has to make sure to have Donny Boy’s back.

Video below from MSNBC:


Later on in the show, we got more and more Trump adoration, including JoeScar pointing out how brilliant and amazing and great the former reality TV star was in getting media attention. Remarkably, Scarborough stated that Morning Joe is mostly there just to set the record straight when the rest of the press calls Trump out for his offensive comments and actions. In Joe’s mind, Trump is making tremendous strategic moves when he calls Mexicans rapists and calls for banning Muslims. (We also got political hack Mark Halperin doing some Trump smooching.)

Yet another video from MSNBC:



There were other instances of Joe sucking off Trump in Wednesday’s broadcast, but I think you get the point. MSNBC and Joe Scarborough decided a while ago to hitch their wagon to Trump in an effort to improve the network’s ratings, and by doing so, effectively became part of Trump’s campaign operations. Whenever Trump wants to get some free airtime, he just picks up his flip-phone and dials up Joe and Co. Even if he doesn’t call them up, he knows they’ll give him positive coverage every day, no matter what.

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
One Comment
  • David
    28 January 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Your article is not news to any of us who daily tune in hoping for some balance in the programming. I’m glad the word is getting out; Morning Joe, or Morning Joke as I prefer to call the show, is unquestionably a GOP PAC, headed by Morning Jerk. What is particularly galling, is the way Mika (Miss know-your-worth) just sits there pursing her lips and rolling her eyeballs when she disagrees with Joe, but never gives a full-throated defense of any of Scarborough’s sycophantic, Trump rants. In fact, Mika takes a back seat to no one when it comes to tearing down Hillary. Bottom line: The show is unwatchable, but in keeping with the developments at MSNBC as it tries to chase the Fox’s tail in the ratings war. It has dismantled great programs in favor of more centrist, if not right-leaning clap-trap. Some of it’s brightest (and smartest ) stars are now relegated to guest spots or field reporting. Morning Jo has sold itself to the biggest Joke and hustler out there and it deserves to be the next show jettisoned from the MSNBC line-up.

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