Fake News: Morning Joe Caught Pretending Pre-Taped Day After Thanksgiving Show Was Live

Originally posted at Breitbart

MSNBC’s Morning Joe viewers are slamming the show’s hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for passing off their post-Thanksgiving show as a live broadcast.

Viewers of the show are expressing their displeasure after a show executive confirmed that the show had been taped on Wednesday, the Daily Mail reported.

A long-time viewer of the program first noticed the show was not live when a story broke Friday afternoon about an ISIS attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed 305 people.

The news ticker referenced the attack, but the hosts did not mention it. Instead, Brzezinski and Scarborough spoke about Thanksgiving and President Trump’s shortcomings in the White House.

“The day after Thanksgiving, woo! I’m stuffed!” Brzezinski said, opening the show.

“Yeah, that was a great Thanksgiving,” Scarborough responded.

After multiple viewers pointed out the discrepancy in the show’s breaking news coverage, a show executive revealed the truth.

“There was no intention to trick viewers,” an MSNBC executive told the Washington Post. “Would it have helped if there was a disclaimer? Maybe. But that’s not typically done.”

For many viewers, the explanation was not good enough to ease their concerns.

“If you weren’t trying to deceive their viewers why did they need to pretend it was Friday and Thanksgiving had already passed?” one Twitter user wrote.

“This show is so stupid. Why fake what day you record your show?” another Twitter user quipped.

One person, who asked not to be identified, complained to the Post that Morning Joe was “lying” to its viewers about the news they broadcast.

“I was quite flabbergasted by the way they were so deceptive about this … especially when they are always so quick to castigate lying [or] deception they attribute to others,” the person told the Post.

Instead of going to the show taping, Scarborough posted a picture on Twitter of the Turkey Bowl football game in which he took part:

The glory, the agony, and the unbearable weight of history that looms like a dark cloud over the 127th annual Turkey Bowl made this year’s one for the ages. @mikelupica

Scarborough responded to his critics Saturday evening on Twitter, alleging that the author of the Washington Post story about the pre-taped show is promoting “fake news” for citing one anonymous source in its report:

Wow. You either never watch our show or need your jokes so obvious they fall on you like an anvil on Bugs Bunny cartoons. We’ve been making fun of the practice for years. Its also over-the-top to be obvious. https://twitter.com/farhip/status/934222887074091008 

Also, the only person you sourced was an unnamed viewer who didn’t want to be identified? Really? That’s your source. One viewer who remained anonymous? That’s funny.
Any editors around there?🤣 https://twitter.com/joenbc/status/934633441135595521 

 

Augustus Invictus
An attorney, writer, and political activist in Orlando, Florida, Augustus Invictus is best known as a radical philosopher and social critic. Invictus is a member of the right-wing of the Libertarian Party. He ran for the United States Senate in Florida as a Libertarian in 2016 and formerly served as Chair of the Libertarian party of Orange County.

Invictus earned his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Returning to his hometown of Orlando, he studied leadership at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business and opened the law firm for which he served as Managing Partner until his retirement from law practice.

A Southerner and a father of five children, Invictus contends that revolutionary conservatism requires a shift in perspective from the exaltation of abstract ideologies to a focus on our families and communities.