Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough lamenting how talk radio bullies prevent Republicans from acting like "compassionate conservatives."
He said on Monday, "These type of people who have the ability to make what Bush called the compassionate conservative argument, they're thrown to the side because they don't sound enough like Glenn Beck or a blogger....What do you do to a schoolyard bully? You punch him in the face. You think any of these people in talk radio, if they're punched in the face by a Republican nominee, do you think they would push back? No, they're cowards, they're bullies. Punch them in the face and they back off."
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: "Classic hypocrisy. While journalists lament the decline in political discourse, Joe Scarborough's reaction to a policy dispute is name-calling and urging immature schoolyard violence to silence those who don't share his policy prescription."
Rating: Four out of five screams.