However, in the past month, Morning Joe has repeatedly called for censorship (including government-led efforts) of news outlets that politically lean right with precisely the same rationale.
Scarborough and company began the show by casually talking about sports, but quickly got around to lambasting Trump for his latest tweets, as they normally do. The liberal media roundtable was especially unhappy with the President’s newest commentary:
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MIKA BRZEZINSKI: President Trump reacted to yesterday's NBC News exclusive report about what happened during a meeting at the Pentagon last July by attacking the press.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: [sarcastic/fake surprised tone] Oh, okay.
BRZEZINSKI: The seemingly [sic] freedom of the press. He tweeted yesterday morning, quote: “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for” the “country!” And again last night: “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked.