Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough took their liberal panel on the road to do their live show from Oxford, Mississippi, interviewing both Republican and Democrat candidates running for Senate races in the state. Frequent MSNBC panelist Eddie Glaude exemplified the liberal media’s bias against conservatives by asking the same question to both Democrats and Republicans, but changing his question to include a nasty smear attack on the panel’s one Republican guest.
During the three hour show, the hosts brought on two candidates who are facing off in the state’s special election, former Democrat Congressman and Agriculture Secretary under President Clinton, Mike Espy and Republican former state Senator Chris McDaniel. The panel also interviewed Democrat state Rep. David Baria who is running in the state’s regular election for the U.S. Senate.
Espy’s interview with the liberal panel was peppered with friendly questions like, “How’s the race going?” and about the college football rivalries. They even asked Espy if Alabama electing a Democrat was a sign that Mississippi would turn blue, characterizing it as a “powerful movement for change.”
But the panel saved their grilling for Republican Chris McDaniel, asking how we were going to pay for the border wall, and repeatedly asking him about his critics in the Republican party.
While Liberal Princeton professor Eddie Glaude asked the Democrat guests what they were doing to get the “38 percent of black folk who make up the state of Mississippi” to come out and vote for them, he phrased this question in a way to smear the conservative candidate when he was on the show:
EDDIE GLAUDE: 38% of Mississippi is black.
CHRIS MCDANIEL: Yes, sir.
GLAUDE: I'm from Moss Point. If you were elected to the U.S. Senate. You are supposed to represent the whole state.
MCDANIEL: Yes, sir.
GLAUDE: Your position around the confederate flag. Your position around hip-hop as a source of gun violence. Your position around Robert E Lee. I can go on and on and on.
MCDANIEL: Please do.
GLAUDE: How do you convince black folk in this state that you are not a danger to them?
Despite the inflammatory question, McDaniel calmly explained that he had been citing a study from Berkeley on the hip-hop question, and was following the majority of the state’s opinions on the flag, but would be happy to stand by what the people wanted if a referendum was raised.
After Glaude pressed the same question again, McDaniel argued that the state was “dead last” economically because of their reliance on federal assistance programs. That drew boos from the liberal live audience in attendance, who were apparently proud of that sad statistic.