Of all the Morning Joe regulars, I find Harold Ford, Jr. the least interesting. Ever on the lookout for his next opportunity, the fiercely ambitious Ford is firmly of the "my good friend" so-and-so school of politics, constantly hedging his bets and finding a way to praise or agree with virtually everyone.
So it was an exception this morning when the former Dem congressman from Tennessee actually said something of note, if only for its sheer silliness. Ford somehow managed to maintain a straight face while claiming the media doesn't strongly favor Barack Obama. Video after the jump.
Ford made his fact-defying comment in explaining Newt Gingrich's success in South Carolina. According to Ford, the Republican electorate loved Newt's attacks on the media--even though Republicans were mistaken in thinking the media is biased toward Obama. Right.
I'll be back with a transcript, but in the meantime watch Ford deny the obvious.
HAROLD FORD, JR.: Gingrich I think in South Carolina demonstrated to Republicans--it cannot be underestimated or understate--that he was willing to take it to the media, and more importantly willing to take it to Obama. Republicans believe--rightly or wrongly, I think wrongly--that Obama enjoys great favor amongst the media.
Note: take a stroll down the memory lane of MSM Obama worship. Here are links to Media Research Center's awards doled out over the years for the worst of the media's worst!