MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: We Will Censor President Trump if He Declares Victory on Election Night

National   |   Mark Finkelstein   |   Nov 2, 2020   |   10:06AM   |   Washington, DC

A new low for the liberal media. A major American network censoring the President of the United States on election night!

Not only is Scarborough planning to do it: they’re gleefully bragging about it!

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough announced that he, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist will be leading election-night coverage on “Peacock,” NBC’s new online streaming service. Responding to Willie Geist’s suggestion that President Trump might declare victory on election night [eliciting an uproarious laugh from Scarborough], Joe said:

“We’re going to be doing coverage on Peacock, and we can assure you, if Donald Trump goes out and declares victory, we will be there to say: don’t take the feed. It’s not going to happen!” 

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But what if the media declares that he won? The MSNBC crew can’t imagine a 2016 repeat. They are guessing that the result will be unknown for days.

“Don’t take the feed”: in other words, Joe the Censor will prevent the American people from hearing from President Trump at a crucial moment in the life of the country. And not only is Scarborough, trumpeting Team Peacock censorship plans, he’s gleefully bragging about it. Outrageous.

Joe Scarborough bragging about censoring President Trump on election night was sponsored in part by Chevrolet. Contact Chevrolet at the Conservatives Fight Back link, and let them know what you think about this kind of outrageous censorship. Note: Mark Finkelstein has a B.S. from Cornell University, an Ed.M. and a J.D. magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts “Right Angle,” a local political talk show. Finkelstein is a Contributing Editor at MRC’s NewsBusters blog, where this article originally appeared.