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

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In latest weeks, Fox Information has been dropping viewers, as some viewers have turn into disenchanted with the community’s more and more Trump-skeptical tone. Morning Joe has been a beneficiary of this pattern, beating rival Fox & Buddies within the ratings 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 at the moment’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist lavishly praised FNC personalities who’ve criticized the efforts of the Trump staff to contest the election outcomes. Scarborough and Geist singled out FNC’s Kristin Fisher, taking part in a protracted 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 neighborhood about Fox Information dropping just a few viewers,” Scarborough inspired Fisher and others at FNC to maintain going, assuring them that they have been on the aspect of “reality” 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 already know, a great instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up figuring out effectively 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 already know, Willie, there’s been some information on the market within the media neighborhood about Fox Information dropping just a few viewers as a result of folks have been offended that they projected Arizona appropriately. They’re offended that Chris Wallace truly sticks to the info. They’re offended that folks like that reporter truly delivered the information, follow the info, inform viewers the reality…. I believe this present is, you already know, is an efficient instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up figuring out effectively for you. And Fox Information in these sort of studies are taking part in the lengthy sport. They’re truly on the aspect of historical past. They’re on the aspect of reality. T

Be aware: 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 partly by Ninja Foodi, Chevrolet, and Allstate.

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

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

KRISTIN FISHER [Fox News]: Properly, 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 variety of this alleged nationwide voter fraud that he is referring to all got here from one centralized place. He referred to as it a nationwide conspiracy. And but, he failed to offer any laborious 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 already know, Willie, there’s been some information on the market within the media neighborhood about Fox Information dropping just a few viewers as a result of folks have been offended that they projected Arizona appropriately. They’re offended that Chris Wallace truly sticks to the info. They’re offended that folks like that reporter truly delivered the information, follow the info, inform viewers the reality. 

However, you already know, I really feel like since I have been in cable information since 1934, I really feel protected saying that folks go for the short kill usually. They go for the sugar rush, the sugar excessive, and say, if we act this manner, if we play to a budget seats, we’ll get just a few extra folks right here, just a few extra folks there. 

I believe this present is, you already know, is an efficient instance of the way you play the lengthy sport. And it finally ends up figuring out effectively for you. And Fox Information in these sort of studies are taking part in the lengthy sport. They’re truly on the aspect of historical past. They’re on the aspect of reality. 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 are going to be those who’re wanting 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 instances in Washington. I’ve seen it occur so many instances in information. It’s going to occur once more right here, and that type of report is the type of report that Fox Information, I’m positive they’re pleased with it, needs to be pleased with it.

WILLIE GEIST: Yeah, I imply, I do know that the bar is low for braveness today, however we must say her identify 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 occasion line from Donald Trump and from Rudy Giuliani and from sadly now formally the Republican Get together as a result of that was an RNC occasion takes precise braveness. 

I imply, I’m positive she’s getting crap for it, I’m positive 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 any individual 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 vital to talk to that viewers and to say, guys, listed below are the info about what’s happening. And that that is all a whole diversion.