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Joe Scarborough: Mainstream Media Will Not Hire Conservative News Stars

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By    |   Monday, 02 Nov 2015 07:48 AM

The liberal executives who run the mainstream media will not hire Republicans to host their nightly news and their Sunday morning shows, former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough, who hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, argued on Monday, so that makes it all but impossible to find conservative moderators for the GOP debates.

"As a Republican watching these debates it is insane," Scarborough said. "You watch all these debates and see Republican primaries moderated by people you know have never voted in a Republican primary their entire life and never voted for a Republican president their entire life and that makes up 90 percent of the people we know that's moderated debates."

Over the weekend, GOP candidates met in Washington to discuss changes they would want to see in upcoming debates, and agreed that they do not want the Republican National Committee to be involved.

But Scarborough argued Monday that a big part of the problem is having moderators who show their bias while asking candidates their questions.

"Let me moderate those debates," Scarborough said. "They're not going to want me there...I'm a conservative Republican. I'm not whining; it's just a reality. Democrats would not put up with us moderating the next 20 debates over the next five years."

And even all the major journalists and anchor that viewers have loved through the years have been liberals, Scarborough continued, including Walter Cronkite, Tim Russert, "a guy that I loved and respected, who was the best of the best," and Tom Brokaw, who he doubts "ever voted in a Republican primary."

Even modern-day anchors, like George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC's "Good Morning America," had worked in Bill Clinton's White House.

"Mitt Romney's family wouldn't talk to me for two years but if you're George, it's okay, he complained. "Nobody can name a single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years, you cannot do it. "

And as a result, he said, "the entire process is rigged against us, because liberal networks would would never dream to let [Hugh] Hewitt run NBC Nightly News or CBS News. There's such a built in left wing bias."

Scarborough claimed that he saw it firsthand when NBC executives were talking about hiring him and "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski for "The Today Show" on the weekend.

"At one point, an executive high up said 'you can't do that, you're a Republican. You're too political,'" he said. "I said 'oh, like George [Stephanopoulos].' Silence in the room. We walked out."

But the problem will continue, he said, as liberals will continue to hire liberals.

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