MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Rips NY Times, Washington Post: ‘You Were Trying to Help Hillary’ (Video)

“When anybody even made the suggestion that Donald Trump could [win], it was their journalistic standards that were questioned,” co-host Joe Scarborough says

Last Updated: November 10, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough ripped the New York Times and the Washington Post on Thursday morning over the way they covered Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election.

“I want you guys to think about this, at the Times and the Washington Post, people I know and love. I want you to think about this,” Scarborough said. “When anybody even made the suggestion that Donald Trump could be elected president of the United States, it was their journalistic standards that were questioned.”

Scarborough opted not to single out specific reporters because many of them are his “friends,” but he said the papers were cheerleading instead of reporting.

The “Morning Joe” co-host said that “reporters at some of the best newspapers in the world” mocked and ridiculed anyone who said Trump had a decent shot of winning the election.

“Think about what you did. You were trying to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump,” Scarborough said before explaining that all of the coverage of Clinton being such a huge favorite could have disincentivized Democrats from working as hard to get Clinton elected as they would in a close race.

“You completely ignored the world,” Scarborough said.

Check out the video above.