Joe Scarborough Jabs at NYT‘s Glenn Thrush For Enjoying the Current Spotlight ‘a Bit Too Much’
A note to reporters: Joe Scarborough wants none of your Twitter snark with his cup of morning talk.
The Morning Joe cohost swiped at Glenn Thrush of The New York Times (formerly of POLITICO) Friday, a well-known reporter in political media circles who attained next-level status after being portrayed by Bobby Moynihan recently on Saturday Night Live opposite Melissa McCarthy‘s screaming Sean Spicer. The imagery of Spicer jeering Thrush from the sketch is firmly planted in people’s minds, and an actual press briefing room exchange Thursday between the journalist and press sec had people drawing the same conclusions.
“Glenn, this isn’t a TV program,” Spicer said when Thrush tried to ask a question without being called on. “You don’t get to just yell out questions. We’re going to raise our hands like big boys and girls,” Spicer continued in his most patronizing tone to date.
In the very first minute of Morning Joe‘s programming Friday, Scarborough commented on the clip that played from yesterday’s James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, saying, “Have you read Glenn’s tweets from — I mean, he’s a New York Times guy, and he’s in the White House briefing room. And he’s saying, ‘Whine served with reporting,’ or something like that.”
But when asked about Glenn Thrush’s recent portrayal on SNL and the ensuing spotlight, Scarborough was less than impressed.
“I think he’s enjoying it a bit too much, being in the middle of it,” Scarborough opined. “Just, you know, you can just report from in there, you don’t have to give commentary.” The Morning Joe cohost continued by making a more sweeping statement about the lack of objectivity in the social media feeds of industry reporters.
“Yeah, I think he does a good report,” Scarborough said of Thrush to John Heilemann, “but his Twitter feed — I think we’ve all discussed our concern with Twitter feeds of reporters who are working to be, you know, snarky. You gotta be snarky.”
“By the way, that is 1 minute and 18 seconds more than we expected to talk about Glenn Thrush this morning,” he continued with one last swipe.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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J.D. Durkin (@jivedurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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