Kudos to Tom Brokaw for showing pseudo-journalist Joe Scarborough how an old pro does it.
On today’s edition of “Morning Joke,” MSNBC’s Scarborough was busy dissing the Clintons when Brokaw did what any good journalist would do – interject reason.
As Scarborough guffawed over his clever remarks about Bill Clinton on the campaign trail for Hillary, Brokaw in his calm voice said, “On the other hand,” and I paraphrase here, if the former president were sitting at home reading, people would claim he didn’t care about his wife’s candidacy.
Scarborough took another tack, saying Obama really got Hillary with his “Walmart remark” during the S.C. debate.
“What she should have said,” Brokaw calmly suggested (again paraphrasing) is the reason she was on the Walmart board of directors as first lady of Arkansas was that Walmart owner Sam Walton was the largest contributor to Bill Clinton’s successful overhaul of the state’s education system.
Ethical journalism. Ah, Tom, those were the days, my friend.
“I See My Dreams” today: “Dum de dum dum, driftwood!”