January 3, 2017
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says the media should stop worrying about President-elect Donald Trump and treat his incoming administration with more objectivity.
“The groupthink that has overtaken national media outlets is embarrassing,” Scarborough wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday. “There is an intellectual climate so suffocating that even stating the truth, or daring to line up a presidential interview, makes one be seen as a member of a suspect class.”
“Reporters don’t have to like Trump,” the co-host of “Morning Joe” added. “But they do need to stop hyperventilating long enough to approach the next four years with a balanced perspective and at least start pretending to once again be objective.”
Scarborough, who was accused of being too chummy with Trump during the campaign, also defended attending the president-elect’s New Year’s Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., last weekend.
“Nobody seemed to care that Mika and I met privately with [President] Barack Obama for over an hour in the White House,” he said of fellow co-host Mika Brzezinski. “Nor did they raise an eyebrow when it became common knowledge that we were close friends with the president’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:27 am