MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Monday that he would rather "set himself on fire" than go on the debate stage because of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's bias.
Scarborough bashed Kelly, framing her as a biased journalist the morning after Donald Trump announced he'd skip Thursday's GOP presidential debate out of protest to Kelly's inclusion as a moderator.
Scarborough's "Morning Joe" program played a series of Fox News clips showing Kelly criticizing Trump's decision to skip the debate hosted by Fox.
"That is just good, unbiased journalism. And if I were a candidate, I certainly would want that person asking me questions in a fair and balanced way," Scarborough deadpanned with sarcasm.
"As I've said before, I would rather set myself onfire in front of the Fox News studio than go on the debate stage with that."
MSNBC and Fox are huge rivals, along with CNN, for cable news viewers. Fox is the leader, averaging 349,000 viewers last year in the 25-54 demographic, according to Nielsen. CNN averages 243,000, while MSNBC trails with 143,000.
In one of the clips shown by the television network, Kelly lampooned MSNBC and CNN for allowing Trump to call into the network regularly for 30-minute interviews.
clearly they are trying to compete with Fox but dropping liberal viewers only works if you gain more hate invested viewers not sure if that's happened but i do know that Scarborough has lowest ratings ever and are the chief Trumpeteers. how long will they keep butting their head or was this a change to help republicans in 2016 that seems to me to be more of the agenda, expose it's viewers to more right wing elephant dung and win crossovers.
FYI only people like them buy into the all republican all the time but will that hold especially since Trump his now showing his frilly drawers with the lace trimming must be beautiful if he wears them/s too bad they are allin a bunch.