Once again, a CNN host has made a mockery of himself and the network.
No, its not the disgraced-by-prostitute-scandal former Governor Elliot Spitzer, but rather the British-import talent judge, Piers Morgan, of the widely successful (sarcasm) Piers Morgan Tonight.
Last night, Morgan interviewed Tea Party Congressman Connie Mack of Florida, and the interview ended with Mack calling the program a “joke.” Glenn played a bit of the interview on radio this morning.
MORGAN: Finally, Congressman, presumably you believe Speaker Boehner should now resign given that he's authorized this terrible deal.
MACK: Of course I don't believe that. I think the Speaker's done as good a job as he can considering the circumstances. He had a president that was unwilling or unable to sit down at the table and put up his own plan. He had to work with the Senate that had no plan and no idea of its own. And then he had to work through the different factions in our own conference. I think the Speaker's done an excellent job. It's not something that I supported, but that's what happens here in Washington D.C. all the time.
As though this backhanded question wasn’t bad enough, Morgan followed it up with a question that is sure to destroy whatever journalistic credibility he may possess.
MORGAN: If he's done such a great job, why did you stab him in the back?
MACK: Stab him in the back, come on, don't be ridiculous with stuff like that. Now you're just making your show a joke. For saying things like that, Piers, come on.
MORGAN: I actually don't agree. I think that this was such an important deal and the American people were so desperate for a deal to be done with bipartisan support that the continual reluctance of any of the characters like you from the party side who many people feel have had their fun, turn this debt ceiling issue into a scandal that should never have been a scandal.
Glenn, Pat, and Stu were unanimously disgusted by Morgan’s comments. As if the Tea Party doesn’t take enough flack for standing up for what is right, now there are talent judges turned journalists like Morgan to ask insulting questions under the guise of hard-hitting journalism.
“Everybody else in the media, do you think anyone wants to be us [pro Tea Party]? Do you think anybody wants to be us? Do you know what it's like to be a Tea Party member? Do you know what it's like,” Glenn said. “You're made fun of, your ridiculed, in stage, in screen, on commercials, in ‑‑ by congress, by everybody in the world.”
At the end of the day, all of this Tea Party bashing is just an attempt to cover up the fact that liberals were forced to vote for something they were not happy with.
“Tea Party members, you know better than this. You know what the game is. You know what the game is. Have no fear. Have no fear. Stand in the blaze of the truth. The truth shall set you free,” Glenn said. “With firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. That is the key. Have peace and love in your hearts. Be as gentle as a lamb but as fierce as a lion.”