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Joe Scarborough Can’t Figure Out Why Morning Joe Is Covering ‘Tedious’ Bridgegate

Arguing that the Bridgegate story had become tedious without any proof that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had knowledge of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough wondered at the excess of attention paid to the story, including on his own show.

“The story can now officially be labelled tedious,” Mike Barnacle said. “It’s so overblown. Again, if nothing occurs, nothing comes out, the story dies.”

“Right now, we’re just reading the tea leaves,” Scarborough said. “I guess people can keep putting this—I didn’t want to put it at the top of the show, because I thought it was tedious. But Mika said some things broke yesterday, where he was, the timeline.”

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“We have to cover it,” Mika Brzezinski said, though she noted that the show had “getting a tremendous amount of criticism” due to many of the hosts’ admitted friendships with Christie.

“We’ve been critical, from the beginning,” Scarborough said. “The only thing I’ve said, from the beginning, is he’s a friend, I give him the benefit of the doubt. But hell, I give that to most Democrats.”

In total, the show spent eighteen minutes on Bridgegate at the top of the 8 a.m. hour.

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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