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Smug Morning Joe Gloats Over Beating Fox in Rankings… After 20 Years of Shedding

In current weeks, Fox Information has been shedding viewers, as some viewers have grow to be disenchanted with the community’s more and more Trump-skeptical tone. Morning Joe has been a beneficiary of this development, beating rival Fox & Pals within the scores for the primary time in nearly 20 years.

Joe Scarborough et al. thus have an curiosity in encouraging Fox Information to proceed down the trail that has benefitted Morning Joe. And thus it was that on right now’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist lavishly praised FNC personalities who’ve criticized the efforts of the Trump crew to contest the election outcomes. Scarborough and Geist singled out FNC’s Kristin Fisher, enjoying an extended excerpt of her takedown of yesterday’s press convention that includes Rudy Giuliani.

 

 

After mentioning that “there’s been some information on the market within the media group about Fox Information shedding a number of viewers,” Scarborough inspired Fisher and others at FNC to maintain going, assuring them that they had been on the aspect of “fact” and “historical past.”

FNC's Kristin Fisher in Morning Joe clip 11-20-20Scarborough additionally made a not-so-subtle scores brag, saying his present has performed “the lengthy sport [of supposed truth-telling]” and thatI believe this present is, you recognize, a great instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up understanding properly for you.” 

Here is the second from Scarborough: 

So, that is Fox Information reporter Kristin Fisher with that fact-check yesterday popping out of the Rudy Giuliani spectacle. And you recognize, Willie, there’s been some information on the market within the media group about Fox Information shedding a number of viewers as a result of folks had been indignant that they projected Arizona accurately. They’re indignant that Chris Wallace really sticks to the info. They’re indignant that folks like that reporter really delivered the information, keep on with the info, inform viewers the reality…. I believe this present is, you recognize, is an effective instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up understanding properly for you. And Fox Information in these kind of reviews are enjoying the lengthy sport. They’re really on the aspect of historical past. They’re on the aspect of fact. T

Word: Willie Geist’s point out of an FNC primetime host “bewildered” by yesterday’s press convention with Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell was presumably a reference to Tucker Carlson, who questioned the absence of proof supporting Powell’s assertions. 

Morning Joe’s praises of Trump critics on Fox Information was sponsored partially by Ninja Foodi, Chevrolet, and Allstate.

Here is the transcript. Click on “develop” to learn extra. 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
11/20/20
6:46 am ET

KRISTIN FISHER [Fox News]: Effectively, that was definitely a colourful information convention from Rudy Giuliani, however it was mild on info. A lot of what he stated was merely not true, or has already been thrown out in courtroom. 
And Giuliani, he opened by making this actually daring and baseless declare that a number of this alleged nationwide voter fraud that he is referring to all got here from one centralized place. He known as it a nationwide conspiracy. And but, he failed to offer any exhausting proof to again up that one particular declare.

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JOE SCARBOROUGH: So, that is Fox Information reporter Kristin Fisher with that fact-check yesterday popping out of the Rudy Giuliani spectacle. And you recognize, Willie, there’s been some information on the market within the media group about Fox Information shedding a number of viewers as a result of folks had been indignant that they projected Arizona accurately. They’re indignant that Chris Wallace really sticks to the info. They’re indignant that folks like that reporter really delivered the information, keep on with the info, inform viewers the reality. 

However, you recognize, I really feel like since I have been in cable information since 1934, I really feel secure saying that individuals go for the fast kill typically. They go for the sugar rush, the sugar excessive, and say, if we act this fashion, if we play to a budget seats, we’ll get a number of extra folks right here, a number of extra folks there. 

I believe this present is, you recognize, is an effective instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up understanding properly for you. And Fox Information in these kind of reviews are enjoying the lengthy sport. They’re really on the aspect of historical past. They’re on the aspect of fact. They’re on the aspect of American democracy. And lengthy after this sugar excessive has handed us, and we’re a pair months away from this, individuals who report the information and the info like which can be going to be those who’re trying nice, and people chasing the sugar excessive are going to be left behind and regarded jokes.

It’s occurred — God, I’ve seen it occur so many occasions in Washington. I’ve seen it occur so many occasions in information. It’s going to occur once more right here, and that kind of report is the kind of report that Fox Information, I’m certain they’re pleased with it, ought to be pleased with it.

WILLIE GEIST: Yeah, I imply, I do know that the bar is low for braveness nowadays, however we should say her title once more, KristIn fisher. As a result of, for individuals who don’t perceive, to go on Fox Information and to do what she did simply there, what you noticed, to systematically, level by level, refute with info the get together line from Donald Trump and from Rudy Giuliani and from sadly now formally the Republican Celebration as a result of that was an RNC occasion takes precise braveness. 

I imply, I’m certain she’s getting crap for it, I’m certain she’ll be criticized by some folks on her personal air, however that’s the way you do it. And as you say, there are folks now throughout that community who’re telling the reality even on their morning present. You had someone stated, hey, it is likely to be time to maneuver on right here, Mr. President. You had a primetime host final evening simply bewildered by the spectacle we noticed with Rudy Giuliani and people different attorneys, saying the place’s the proof? 

So will at all times be folks there, and we all know who all of them are, who will stand by President Trump. However there are sufficient on Fox Information proper now. And it’s important — I say braveness, however it’s additionally essential to talk to that viewers and to say, guys, listed here are the info about what’s occurring. And that that is all an entire diversion. 

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