Scarborough Rails Against ‘Clowns’ at Fox News For Mueller Coverage: ‘Sounding Like Russian State-Run’ TV
Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough defended the media’s coverage of the Mueller probe Tuesday morning, and railed against Fox News’s primetime hosts for “sounding like Russian state-run television” by attacking legitimate reporting on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
David Ignatius, associate editor for The Washington Post, also defended the media’s reporting.
“So I think one thing we say as journalists is, sometimes we get the ball started rolling. We discover facts. And then people in law enforcement with subpoena power, the ability to see things we can’t, follow it up and here is his conclusion. I want to read it,” he said.
“But the idea that there is an opposition that there is some fundamental conflict between Mueller’s conclusions and what we try to do as journalists, I just don’t buy that,” Ignatius added.
“It doesn’t exist,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said.
Scarborough then aimed at Fox News: “And by the way, if you watched last night, you would have heard a lot of those clowns actually suggest that any Russian interference with the 2016 campaign was a scam. Ignoring everything that Donald Trump’s intel community told him and the world. They were sounding like Vladimir Putin last night. By the way, they were sounding like Russian state run television last night.”
Scarborough spent a good deal of Tuesday’s show blasting Fox News, the morning after the network’s primetime hosts mocked him and other MSNBC and CNN hosts for their coverage of the Mueller probe.
“I was a little worked up, though. The commentary from people who pushed the Seth Rich conspiracy murder, the commentary from on journalism, who have said some of the most vile things about women, some of the most vile things about women immigrants, some of the most vile things about women in defense of Donald Trump at all costs, unbelievable,” Scarborough said.
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