It's something we've been saying at NewsBusters for some time: living in his MSM/political bubble has turned Joe Scarborough—once a conservative congressman representing the Florida panhandle—soft.
So it was refreshing to hear someone who travels in the same circles as Scarborough make the same observation. On today's Morning Joe, man-about-Manhattan-and-the-Hamptons Donny Deutsch told Scarborough that "your liberal friends are making you soft." The particular issue at hand was Deutsch's support and Scarborough's opposition to the New York City Police Department's program of spying on potential terrorist organizations, including mosques. But the point is of general application. View the video after the jump.
Watch Deutsch tell Scarborough like it is: the Morning Joe host has gone New York.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: I think there are huge First Amendment problems there and I think the Supreme Court would agree . . . Donny Deutsch scares me--he really does.
DONNY DEUTSCH: I'm a target marker [sic].
SCARBOROUGH: You know what you are, you are a limousine liberal. You're an Upper East Side liberal
DEUTSCH: You're leaving me hanging out to dry. All of your liberal friends are starting to get to you.
DEUTSCH: Your liberal friends, they're making you soft.