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Morning Joe Throws Shade at Stephanopoulos and Media Over Bias

• December 2, 2016 9:21 am

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MSNBC's Morning Joe panel on Friday threw shade at ABC's George Stephanopoulos and the media for having a political bias.

Host Joe Scarborough first talked about the disservice the media did to the American people during the 2016 election by dismissing anyone who said that Donald Trump had a chance of winning the presidency over Hillary Clinton.

Scarborough then brought up ABC's Matthew Dowd and said he would write multiple nasty messages if someone said they believed Trump would win. Co-host Mika Brzezinski then brought up Stephanopoulos.

"Meanwhile, you have another ABC correspondent who has actually given to the Clinton Foundation who never receives any, it's just sort of interesting, the bias," Brzezinski said. "I mean, seriously, think of all of the correspondents and anchors who have gone to visit the Obamas at Martha's Vineyard or all these little friendships that developed that they don't call friendships because they're ‘objective.'"

Stephanopoulos was President Bill Clinton's first communications director and has remained close to the Clintons ever since. He has also donated money to the Clinton Foundation but failed to disclose it on air.

"I'm just saying, people need to keep it real," Brzezinski said.

Scarborough also said that there was a strong disconnect between many in the media and most Americans.

"So, now, if you talk to the editor of the New York Times or talk to the editor of the Washington Post, they would tell you that Donald trump is the worst creature that's ever walked on the face of the Earth and the coverage has to be overwhelmingly negative, but if they want to know why they woke up the morning after the election and had no idea what was happening, it's because they were disconnected from America," Scarborough said.