New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters may think twice before appearing again on MSNBC's Morning Joe, or at least ensure he can get in a word next time.
As first reported by Mediaite, Peters was more of a ghost than a guest on Tuesday's program as he was largely ignored from the moment he was introduced at 6 a.m. until 7:15, when hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski realized Peters was no longer there.
"Oh, he's gone," Scarborough said. "Jeremy, that was your best hit. Did he say anything?"
"No," Brzezinski said.
"Not the entire time?" Scarborough asked.
"He said one thing in the two hours that he was here," Brzezinski said.
"It was really good, though, wasn't it?" Scarborough asked jokingly.
They eventually remembered he briefly spoke about House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and his efforts to control the party caucus in the new Congress. But Peters was interrupted by Scarborough, who threw it to another Times columnist, Frank Bruni.
Meanwhile, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson got plenty of air time to discuss Ferguson, Bill Cosby, and police body cameras. For his part, Peters told Mediaite that he did not "flee" the show and wanted to leave something like the Ferguson discussion to people more knowledgeable on the subject.
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) December 2, 2014
Given Morning Joe's addiction to all things New York Times, Peters will be back.