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Morning Joe Guest Is On for an Hour Without Speaking, Eventually Leaves

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters was introduced to the Morning Joe audience at the show’s start at 6:00 a.m. At 7:15, the two hosts asked for his opinion about something, only to discover he had vanished.

“Did he say anything?” Scarborough asked. “Not the entire time?”

Turns out he had, one quick bit about the House GOP, but that was almost an hour prior. In fairness Morning Joe did have other people who needed to talk.

UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: Peters swears he did not “flee” Morning Joe:

I didn’t flee the set, I assure you. I came on the show, as I usually do, to talk about what’s happening in Congress. I did that around 6:45 a.m. I left the Ferguson discussion today to the others on the panel like Gene Robinson, who was able to capably and intelligently discuss it far better than I would have. One thing I’ve learned from doing TV: I’ve never regretted not opening my mouth. It’s always the times when you do — and shouldn’t have — that get you in trouble.

Watch and despair, via MSNBC:

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