If a Republican were ensnared in a sex scandal, do you think MSNBC would have failed to mention his party and instead featured a photo of him with a smiling Nancy Pelosi? But the "Lean Forward" network might well have hoodwinked unwary viewers this morning into thinking that Democrat Bob Filner is a Republican.
Not merely did today's Morning Joe failed to identify Filner—the San Diego mayor with the octopus hands—as a Democrat. Instead, the show featured a photo of Filner with a smiling . . . . John Boehner. Guess the MJ staff couldn't find one of former congressman Filner with fellow Californian Pelosi. H/t NB reader Ray R. View the photo and video after the jump.
Morning Joe's failure to identify Filner as a Dem is part of a MSM pattern that MRC's Matthew Balan has identified.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: We have a story out in San Diego which continues to get more unbelievable.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: This Bob Filner story.
SCARBOROUGH: Sexual harassment against--it gets stranger. I'm telling you, everybody but the San Diego chicken is claiming that he had his hands all over them. And Filner's lawyer is now blaming the city actually for not training filner about sexual harassment.