Scarborough: MSM Won't Mention Bill Clinton/Jeffrey Epstein Connection—But Trump Will

Joe Scarborough blew the whistle on the MSM this morning regarding its unwillingess to say publicly what people in major newsrooms have incessantly discussed--Bill Clinton's mistresses and the lurid tales involving Jeffrey Epstein, he of Orgy Island infamy, and Clinton.

But if the MSM won't "go there," on today's Morning Joe Scarborough said that Donald Trump indubitably will: "That's what makes Donald Trump more dangerous than any person out there. He will bring up stuff that nobody else will bring up and anybody thinking in the Clinton campaign that they're going to get a break because it's Donald Trump doing this instead of Jeb Bush, you are in la la land."

Give Joe credit for putting this out there, and repeatedly mentioning Epstein's name. But does anybody believe, as Joe suggested, that the MSM declines to report Bill's sordid doings because it's too "genteel?" Would the MSM hesitate to report such stuff if it concerned a Republican?  Remember during the 2008 campaign, when the New York Times ran a poorly-sourced front-page article suggesting John McCain had an affair? 

Scarborough began by describing the situation during the 2008 campaign, when numerous guests would name, off the air, the same three women Bill Clinton was allegedly having affairs with.  But those names never emerged in public. Scarborough said the same thing is happening now regarding Jeffrey Epstein, he of Orgy Island infamy, and his connection with Clinton.

Note: there was an outrageous moment later in the show, when Donny Deutsch claimed not to know what Epstein's Caribbean island is called. If anyone would know that it's known as Orgy Island, it's Donny, plugged into the New York fast crowd/playboy set as he is. Come on, Donny: tell the truth.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: By the way, just for, we'll do what other news shows don't do, but we do all the time, and we'll actually say what people say off the air and what they have been saying off the air, and not attributing anything to them. I'm talking about over the past, since 2008. Leading into 2008 everybody that came on the air talked about the same three women that Bill Clinton was having an affair with in 2008 and they said it's going to destroy his campaign, it's going to this, it's going to that, it's going to come out. I mean, everybody can repeat, give the three women's names, where they're from, their position, da-da-da. That's the sort of thing that just sort of remained quiet. Same thing with John Edwards and the affair that he was having. Everybody said, well, da-da-da-da-da. You're right: everybody was too genteel.

There are some people who are smooching Hillary Clinton left and right right now that were running around the Washington bureau saying this is going to blow up, this is going to kill her campaign. Nobody talked about it because everybody played by the rules. 

The same thing has happened in the lead up to this campaign. Everybody's talking about, I don't know this Jeffrey Epstein guy. Is that his right name? Jeffrey Epstein. People in the know always talk about Jeffrey Epstein, Jeffrey Epstein. I don't even know who that dude is but I know that people in the know that are in this media area that don't do what I do which is go to work and then go home and hang out with their kids, they talk about Jeffrey Epstein, and [say] there's going to be a big problem because  Bill Clinton da-da-da-da-da and there's always this swirl and it's not by right wingers, it's by the most powerful people in media and they're always going like these would be really bad, bad issues for Hillary and Bill if anybody had the guts to bring it up. Nobody does.

That's what makes Donald Trump more dangerous than any person out there. He will bring up stuff that nobody else will bring up and anybody thinking in the Clinton campaign that they're going to get a break because it's Donald Trump doing this instead of Jeb Bush, you are in la la land. Because there are no rules when it comes to Donald Trump for any of us, for anybody, anywhere. 

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