The Force Is Not Strong With Joe

MSNBC anchor gets sulky and dismissive about bloggers

Joe, Joe, Joe ...
Joe, Joe, Joe ... (Photo by Richard Whittaker)

Remember Joe Scarborough? He's MSNBC's token Republican bounced up to the morning slot when they finally realized that Don Imus' redneck schtick was unacceptable and cringed from replacing him with Pat Buchanan (whose latest tome of Nazi revisionism makes him the nation's last remaining America First cheerleader.)

As with most of the press cadre, Scarbie is in Denver, and the thin air seems to be getting to him. This morning he sent the long-suffering Willie Geist to the Huffington Post big tent to ask the bloggers three questions.

– Do you eat Cheetos while blogging?
– Do you own any Star Wars figures?
– Do you live in your parent's basement?
Apparently this was some ham-fisted attempt to talk about blogger stereotypes. After the assembled erudite, well-dressed bloggers looked at poor Willie with a mixture of pity and more pity, and told him no to all three questions, Joe did the analytical equivalent of shouting "la la la not listening" by ignoring Geist's piece and claiming all bloggers are Jedi.

In a completely unrelated note, MSNBC's newest hire Rachel Maddow made wry comment on the "post-reality" bent of some GOPers. Just sayin' is all.

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