On a day largely devoted to remembering Margaret Thatcher, one of the 20th century's greatest conservatives, would it really have been too much for Morning Joe to have had on at least one conservative guest to discuss her legacy? Apparently, yes.
Morning Joe's lineup of political guests today leaned 100% left: Jon Meacham, Al Hunt, Cokie Roberts, Sen. Tim Kaine, former Obama aides Robert Gibbs and Melody Barnes, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Mayor Michael Nutter, Eugene Robinson, Maureen Orth and Joe Klein. Joe Scarborough sometimes like to boast in such circumstances that his presence more than counterbalances the liberal avalanche. But on the major political issue of the day, gun control, Scarborough was just one more voice among many ripping Republicans for their opposition to President Obama's proposals. More after the jump.
When Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter appeared, you might have thought a little real journalism would have broken out, and Mika or Joe might have questioned him on his recent attack on free speech. Instead he was granted a softball interview in his role as head of the Conference of Mayors, chatting about the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service--zzzzz.
This NewsBuster is perplexed by Morning Joe's predilection for guest panels wildly overpopulated by progressives. Sure, MSNBC is decidely liberal. But wouldn't it make for better TV--and ratings--to hear more voices from across the spectrum? Let's celebrate diversity, dudes!