Scarborough Gloats Over Fox News 'Trust' Ratings, Ignores MSNBC's Miserable Ones

"And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?"  Time for Joe Scarborough to brush up on the Sermon on the Mount?

On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough gloated at length over survey results indicating that the public's trust in Fox News has declined and that PBS is the only network that more people trust than distrust. But he conveniently failed to mention that Fox News remains the network that more people trust than any other . . . and that his own MSNBC trails way—way!—behind Fox News in public trust.  View the video after the jump.

Here is the official release from Public Policy Polling, which conducted the survey.  In its headline, left-leaning PPP also touts Fox News's decline, but can't get away from the hard facts: at 34%, Fox News remains the network more people trust more than any other.  MSNBC comes in at a paltry 8%.  And while by a margin of 46-41% more people distrust FNC than trust it, the corresponding numbers for MSNBC are 35-44%. So Scarborough's network trails Fox News by wide margins in trust categories.  But Scarborough conveniently lets that slide.  Doesn't this just contribute to our lack of trust in MSNBC, Joe?

Watch also as Scarborough gets absolutely giddy with glee while exclaiming "it really gets no worse for conservatives!"


JOE SCARBOROUGH: You know, it's interesting about Fox. Yesterday you guys, Politico, had—and I just thought as I was reading this, okay, seriously? How much worse can it get for conservatives? It's like kicking the elephant when it's down and dying here. I think Dylan Byers put up a poll that talked about the most trusted networks and the least trusted networks and talked about how Fox's—people's trust in Fox has gone down. Fox still, obviously, was well above a lot of other networks. But I thought the real kick in the teeth of conservatives was the most trusted network in America by almost a 2-1 margin while everybody else was upside down. Did you read Dylan's post? Do you know what the answer to that is?

JIM VANDEHEI: I don't know the answer to that. I must confess, I did not read it yet.

SCARBOROUGH: P.B.S. The network that conservatives like myself have been trying to defund, since 1994, we've been trying to defund PBS. And you look at the poll. So Fox is upside down now, and PBS is the most trusted network in America by a long shot. It really gets no worse for conservatives.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.