Since I went to basic cable, I no longer have the benefit of or am subjected to that which passes for cable “news.” In keeping with the mission of DemWit (it’s at your left), Frodo, Keeper of the Ring, sent me the following missive from the Shire on Thursday, 2 July:
Subject line: Ya shooda been dere
This AM, on "Morning Joe," they were reporting on yesterday's battle between Helen Thomas, Chip Reid and Robert Gibbs on "controlling" the news. Scarborough made the on-screen comment that he wished Reid were the White House reporter for NBC, since he was the “best.” He did not realize that Chuck Todd, NBC’s White House correspondent, was on a split-screen with him at that moment.
It wasn't just awkward, because Chuck Todd was visibly pissed. Joe, and everyone else, tried to back pedal, and make like it was a joke. Chuck wasn't buying.
In the end, Joe said, "Chuck, you're the best." Chuck said, "Joe, you're not the best."
Thanks, Frodo! No, Chuck, Joe’s not the best. Doesn’t even come close to Don Imus who filled the time slot before him. IMHO, Don Imus is the best interviewer in the business, and I miss that so much.
That's why DemWit always refers to Scarborough's a.m. show as "Morning Joke."
Watch veteran reporter Helen Thomas and CBS' Chip Reid double-team White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on whether the White House is "controlling the press," LINK