Imus Calls Bluff As Joe & Mika Claim Radio Show Will Return
Hey Scarborough, When Does The 'Expanded' Show Begin?
All week, the biggest inside joke in broadcasting has been news of an "expanded" version of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski's syndicated radio program coming just as the current one appears to have abruptly ended.
Heck, that sure sounds like an on-air good-bye (captured in the clip below), complete with tirades against some of those on the MSNBC host's ever-growing media enemies list.
So, Joe, when does the "expanded" show begin? Should we expect Rush to give up his first hour on WABC to make way for you?
In the second portion of the clip below, listen as Don Imus nails the situation perfectly, calling out Scarborough on his deceit and questioning why he would make up such an implausible story.
In particular, Imus is dead-on correct in his assertion that Joe's crazy tale was meant not only to save face, but to intentionally mislead the New York Daily News, New York Times and other state-run media outlets. No one at Citadel has since refuted the I-Man's take on the situation, leading many to believe his version is accurate.
Remember, Joe got back into talk radio most recently as a result of hearing about Rush Limbaugh's mega-contract renewal. Admitting defeat here means handing a clear victory to Rush, something Morning Joe's increasingly unstable (and downright fragile) ego simply cannot process.
If we're all wrong and Joe's program really is about to return, let's get the confirmed details, especially from Citadel. Otherwise, Scarborough needs to come clean with the truth.
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