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CNN blisters Joe Scarborough for ‘unashamed’ Trump support: It’s ‘damning to the credibility of MSNBC’

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CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and Baltimore Sun media critic David Zrawik blasted MSNBC host Joe Scarborough over the weekend for his “unashamed” bias in favor of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In a recent article for CNN Money, Dylan Byers reported that Scarborough’s personal affection and public political advice for Trump had become a source of embarrassment for executives at NBC.

On Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources, Stelter noted that Scarborough’s show, Morning Joe, was often referred to as Morning Trump.

“This Donald Trump-Joe Scarborough relationship, what we see on air is a very cozy relationship between the two men,” Stelter explained.

“Inappropriate,” Zrawik said of the relationship. “And if I had any hair, it would be on fire as I said it. Even somebody like a morning show host plays a role — at least a quasi-journalistic role — plays a role in setting the parameters of the national conversation around these candidates.”

“You shouldn’t be so involved with them that you’re going down and giving them [debate] tips,” he added. “It shows how unashamed Scarborough is, how proud he is of the fact that he’s in the tank for him.”

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“He doesn’t even know how damning that is to the credibility of MSNBC that almost every morning this guy gets out and behaves that way. And what about the executives at MSNBC that don’t call him in and say, ‘Stop it!’ What’s going on with that? This is outrageous!”

According to Stelter, MSNBC declined to comment about Scarborough’s support for Trump.

Watch the video below from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast Feb. 14, 2016.

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Elections 2016

Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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2020 Election

Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him

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President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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