“There were people crying in this newsroom”
Joe Scarborough reported something stunning on today’s Morning Joe—an insight into just how blatantly, consciously biased one of America’s leading newspapers was in its effort to elect Hillary Clinton.
“There was somebody that held an extraordinarily important position in print media who brought their people together after Hillary Clinton lost and literally said, ‘we did the best we could do. We tried and we failed. But we did the best we could do.'”
When Mike Barnicle told Scarborough he must be speaking of one of three newspapers, Joe responded: “you’re damn straight I am.” That would seem to suggest that the scene took place at either the New York Times, the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal. Let’s eliminate the WSJ from the running. So which between the Post or the Times was it?
JOE SCARBOROUGH: There was somebody that held an extraordinarILy important position in American media, in print media, who brought their people together after Hillary Clinton lost and literally said, “we did the best we could do. We tried and we failed. But we did the best we could do.”
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: And there were people crying.
JOE: And there were people crying in this newsroom. I’m not going to say which newsroom it is, and it was a very big newsroom. And said we did the best —
MIKE BARNICLE: You’re down to three papers!
JOE: You’re damn straight I am. And that’s the problem.
MIKA: I think it’s okay if you’re doing your job, but we’re not robots.
JOE: Willie and I, though, were talking about this with three weeks left in the campaign. It was almost like they were playing to history saying, we are the resistance and we want to tell our grandkids that we stood in the way of Donald Trump. Instead of reporting about Donald Trump.
MIKA: There is that.
WILLIE GEIST: Well I also think a lot of reporters thought that was a safe position at that point. Because they thought Hillary Clinton was going to win, they’d be on the right side of history, the way they looked at it.
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