Scarborough: Halperin and Nate Silver Were Savaged by MSM Leaders for Suggesting Trump had a Chance
Want to understand the bubble in which the elite, liberal media lives? Check out the banner headline of today’s New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.”
On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin nailed it: “Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog sweeping victory and their headline is not “disaffected Americans have a champion going to the White House” or “the country votes for fundamental change.” The headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about what’s happened.
Scarborough also reported that Halperin and Nate Silver had been savaged by leading-but-unnamed MSM reporters and major news anchors for asserting—not that Trump would win—but that he even had a chance to win.
MARK HALPERIN: Look at the headline of this story. Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog sweeping victory and their headline is not “disaffected Americans have a champion going to the White House” or “the country votes for fundamental change.” The headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about what’s happened. It’s amazing. It’s amazing to me that this is the headline of the New York Times.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Look at this. Look at this. This is staggering. It really is, Mark. I’m glad you brought this up.
HALPERIN: It’s The Onion.
JOE: This shows that the editors of the New York Times–I have the greatest respect for. They don’t get it.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This is about them!
JOE: This is a Saturday Night Live skit. You went to a cocktail party the night before and you decided to write this.
HALPERIN: When I thought Trump had a chance to lose, which I did. But I thought he had a chance to win it. I said to liberals, he’s going to get 42 million votes. 42 million people are going to vote for him. What are they voting for? And that this is their headline.
MIKA: That’s their newsroom [Ed.: i.e., not the editorial page, but the supposedly objective news side of the paper.]
HALPERIN: If a Democratic candidate who was said to have a 10% of winning by the New York Times had ended up winning and winning red states as Trump won blue states, I don’t think that would have been the headline.
HALPERIN: And I’ll just say again, the responsibility of journalists is to not report on their biases. It’s to go out and understand the country through the prism of the election and say why are people feeling the way they’re feeling? I am just stunned at how people are reacting.