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Morning Joe: ‘They Better Retract’ Report On CNN Pitch; NY Post Scribe ‘Chose To Lie’

Yesterday the NY Post raised a lot of eyebrows with a report suggesting that Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski approached Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes during Tuesday’s Mirror Awards and pitched the idea of moving the morning duo to CNN. This morning the report was addressed on Morning Joe and Scarborough provided about as strong a rebuke as one could imagine, claiming that the NY Post reporter Claire Atkinson “chose to lie.”

Both Scarborough and Brzezinski were clearly perturbed by the NY Post report, especially Scarborough who instisted that the NY Post “better retract” the report in which he claims was a clear lie. There has been a certain amount of upheaval on the set of Morning Joe of late, with the recent departure of former Executive Producer Chris Licht to CBS. Independent sources with knowledge of Scarborough’s contract, however, confirm to Mediaite that at least he is signed on to MSNBC through the end of 2012.

Watch the clip below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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