MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was up in arms on Tuesday morning over a decision by The New York Times to publish an article about lost IRS emails deep inside its print edition.
Scarborough was upset that the Times had placed a story about the investigation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration and its ties to a project on the Pulaski Skyway bridge on the front page. Meanwhile, a story about the congressional investigation into lost IRS emails was published on page A19.
“This is why conservatives don’t trust national newspapers,” Scarborough said.
Democratic financier Steve Rattner and Republican strategist Nicole Wallace debated whether the IRS story was old news, while Scarborough declared the buried story was “unbelievable.” He also pointed to similar treatment by the Washington Post.
“The Washington Post and The New York Times are not putting on the front pages of their newspapers the fact that an internal investigation has been launched by the IRS on the most shady behavior,” Scarborough said. “And yet they put the Pulaski Skybridge, or whatever, on A1?”
His co-host Mika Brzezinski praised a different story on the Times’ front page about women who quit their jobs at peak times.
“You know, if George W. Bush or any Republicans had an IRS member that went after Democrats and then there was an internal investigation launched, you would not have time or space on the front page to talk about women’s issues,” Scarborough said. “This really is a scam!”
“This is why conservatives don’t trust national newspapers,” he charged. “It’s why they don’t trust broadcast news. It’s because there’s a double standard, and you can see it on every broadcast newscast, you can see it on the front page of every major newspaper… It’s not the news that they run- it’s the stories they don’t run. The act of omissions when Democrats are in power. It’s stunning.”
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