At least Morning Joe hosts and guests are admitting their bias -- this morning Scarborough said that critics are calling them out on their biased slant toward Democrats. Morning does more than inflate Democrats, in fact, they don't inflate Democrats much, because they can't without calling more attention to their damaged credibility -- they simply ignore Democrat deflation. I mean, who can really defend Pelosi, Reid, Biden and the Democrat Senate without coming across as delusional? So what Morning Joe does is what they did this morning -- John Heilemann, Mika, Barnicle, Katty Kay, Carl Berstein, David Gregory and Eugene Washington pick the worse aspects of the Republican candidates for President and they gang-attack the entire party-- they single out Herman Cain and make it appear that Cain represents opposition to Democrats -- they cherry-pick verbal gaffes by Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry and play them up, while giving lip service to the other candidates, Romney, Paul, Gingrich and Huntsman -- they take a temporary poll in a Republican primary without giving complete context of ups and downs in past primaries and make it appear that this temporary fluctuation in polls is indicative of all opposition to Democrats -- they find the most ridiculous statements and focus on these statements without presenting the body of ideas on the Right which contrast with the body of ideas on the Left -- they ignore the implosion among Democrats and horrible economy which the Democrats preside over and the failed policies Democrats are pushing.
The first two hours are propaganda against Republicans, and Scarborough plays the "conservative" voice, but Scarborough is more moderate/modern liberal than limited government conservative, and Scarborough doesn't have a libertarian bone in his body -- he's a Big Government Republican who pretends to be a "small" government conservative. More than that, Scarborough is a political animal who will go wherever the political winds blow. When Morning Joe does have a Republican on the show who can articulate a limited government/free market position, the Republican is overwhelmed with opposition, and I have never seen a real libertarian on the program besides Ron Paul.
This morning on the show, they talked even more about Herman Cain accusing him of running for President to sell books and make money. Either Herman Cain threatens them, or they think it's a good strategy to make it apprear that the Republican base is extreme and wants to elect an unexperienced person for President who will endanger America because he doesn't know anything about foreign policy. You would think that we're deciding on the next Dictator who will make decisions without input from anyone else. In a way this shows how the political class thinks about Presidents and American governance. The executive branch has taken on so much importance in the minds of modern liberals and progressives, they want a Super Technocrat who can really, really manage the US from central control in DC. I mean, Obama's central, technocratic management has been astounding, right? Plus, he's single-handedly killed bin Laden, Awlaki and Ghadafi. But let's not worry about Obama -- let's focus on Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, a year out from the next election. Don't worry about unemployment, the coming financial disaster of Obamacare, the streaming regulations coming from DC and crippling small businesses or the mideast quagmires or the unilateral actions of Obama in Libya and Uganda or Solyndra or Fast and Furious or Democrat support of OWS or Democrat attempts to reward unions with more stimulus money or the stalled and uncertain business community or the continued bleeding of Fannie Mae or the Fed's destructive monetary policy or Dodd-Frank or Democrat cronyism or blocked energy production -- no, let's focus on Herman Cain and his books -- yes, Cain is the biggest issue facing America right now, and he must be stopped at all costs.