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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:21 PM

Joe Scarborough Is Part Of The Problem - by Andrew Sullivan

If you recall, Scarborough's original, slanderous words against Nate Silver were the following:

Anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a tossup right now is such an ideologue, they should be kept away from typewriters, computers, laptops and microphones for the next 10 days, because they’re jokes.


Scarborough called Nate Silver an ideologue and a joke. Instead of copping to his slander and his foolishness, he now writes a Politico column that is so brimming with, well Politico-style Village media horse-shit you need a medical mask to keep breathing to the end. First off, he starts with mockery of Upper West Side limousine hippie liberals and all the usual, lazy, exhausted boomer tropes that make Scarborough and all his flunkies as irrelevant as they are desperate for attention:

Just as the Beatles had the Maharishi to guide them through the tough times after the death of their manager Brian Epstein, progressives had Silver’s New York Times blog to comfort them after the first presidential debate.


Even if that analogy isn't itself stupid and lazy ... so fucking what? Mr Scarborough, you were wrong because you have no understanding of statistics, and you slandered someone who was sincere and transparent and smart. So where's the apology? Not there yet. Instead we get this:

-snip-

Read more:
http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/11/joe-scarborough-an-ideologue-and-a-joke.html

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Reply Joe Scarborough Is Part Of The Problem - by Andrew Sullivan (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Cha Nov 2012 #1
texshelters Nov 2012 #2
inamatteroftime Nov 2012 #3
Milliesmom Nov 2012 #4
WCGreen Nov 2012 #5
vlyons Nov 2012 #6
Cooley Hurd Nov 2012 #10
vlyons Nov 2012 #19
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #7
danbeee46 Nov 2012 #8
satxdem Nov 2012 #12
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #9
goclark Nov 2012 #14
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #16
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #17
SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2012 #11
Hulk Nov 2012 #13
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #15
Joe Bacon Nov 2012 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:07 PM

1. thanks DV

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:55 PM

2. So true, thanks.

TV pundits want ratings and instead of a serious analysis of Silver's predictions, or some theory as to why they could be wrong (i.e. voter turnout, overestimating early voting, under estimating the unemployment numbers, etc) he just criticized Silver on a false, tired, overplayed critique of liberalism. JS has no clue that Silver was being non-partisan in his prediction, being a scientist, and relying on the data. Then again, science isn't most Republican's strong suit.

Peace,
Tex Shelters

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:58 PM

3. Andrews' piece was a "breath of fresh air," needed to be said! Thank you Andrew Suliivan nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. Insulting!

Joe was insulting and he should tell Nate Silver in person on Morning Joe that he is very sorry for his bullying verbal abuse, let him eat Turkey I say!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:07 PM

5. Well, he does have only a small circle of freinds listening to his pablum

580k people. That means 330 million people have declind to watch the boring crap that is morning Joe...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:20 PM

6. and he keeps bringing Don Senor on the show

gag, vomit, gag

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Response to vlyons (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:32 PM

10. Dan Senor is a freak and an opportunist...

Apparently, he (and wife Campbell Brown) will be at the Brzezinski household for Thanksgiving (as per Mika and dad Zbigniew on MJ this am).

Put laxative in his helping of stuffing, Mika, because he is clearly full of shit!!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:52 PM

19. OMG! Maybe Zbigniew will enable Senor

to comprehend the enormity of pain & suffering that he has inflicted on the world. Probably not, but a conversation can begin about dedicating one's life, at a very minimum, to doing no harm.

As we said in the 60s: war is not good for children and other living things.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:21 PM

7. He should be axed from MoJo....

... the name changed to Mornings with Mika.
Joe should labeled a trespasser. I never did like him. Yes, he's more moderate, but moderate in today's republicrat crowd? The Waco nutjob David Koresh would be mainstream republicrat today. Oh, and if I remember right, JS was on the side of Koresh and his followers at the time... quite possibly because the whitehouse had a democrat in it.
Whenever Joe's lips are moving I can never get what he is saying because of this noise coming from... everywhere SHUT UP JOE!!!
The guy is always wrong. Always. How does he keep his job? Must be because he's MSNBC's token conservative.
That's all he is... a token. Worth nothing and easily broken.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:28 PM

8. What about the rest of the cast

Almost as bad as Scarborough are the rest of the case who bow and scrape to achieve his approval. Sickening.

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Response to danbeee46 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:57 PM

12. you are completely right...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:29 PM

9. They should give the show to Mika and Joe

Should move back to FLorida and run for something.

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Response to NYtoBush-Drop Dead (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:17 PM

14. Or maybe he should go to Hell!

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Response to goclark (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:57 PM

16. that works too!

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Response to NYtoBush-Drop Dead (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:32 PM

17. he probably wont run for anything..

there's a matter of a dead intern with too many unanswered questions

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:37 PM

11. I like Sullivan but.....

His tirade only helped perpetuate the "Romney is going to win" meme after the first debate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:05 PM

13. Joe is a clown....nothing more.

Joe gives hope to all the average and below thinkers in the world. He's a simple minded-Reagan worshiping dick that really doesn't have an original idea in his head. Miki patronizes him, and occasionally lets him think he is "macho" or "clever".

I've watched just little bits and pieces of the fool, and I have concluded that Joe is NOT a great thinker, nor even a thinker of notoriety. He's simply a simple-minded, shallow repuKKKe that likes those simple answers for complex problems, and he likes the mantras that his party spews to their weak minded lemmings.

Joe is nothing special...not even close to "smart"...not even.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:18 PM

15. ''You have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on....

...that you're almost an embarrassment to listen to.'' -- Zbigniew Brzezinski to Joe Scarborough (with daughter sitting next to Joe rolling her eyes at daddy)



- Anyone who knows me also knows I am hard-pressed to quote anything Zbigniew Brzezinski says. Ever. However, with this Scarborough idiot, this case would be the exception that proves the rule......

K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:14 AM

18. I refuse to watch Morning Joke

Every time family members spit out the "Liberal MSNBC" crap I rub Joe the Intern Killer in their faces.

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