We bet they’re pretty strict over at MSNBC with employee use of the copier and other electronics; it doesn’t look like any of the interns would let “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough sneak in after hours to shoot and edit the video for his new song, “Mystified.”
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 23, 2017
The Daily Mail called the video a “scathing indictment” of the president, describing it as “images of a world in decline from war, drug use, guns and racism, with video clips of President Trump scattered throughout,” while Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski “stare desensitized at a the images in front of them.” So, essentially, they swap places with the average American cable news viewer for 5 minutes and end up clutching their heads from apparent migraines.
If you’re wondering whether to hit play or not, we checked it out, and there’s no doubt Scarborough has a tentative grasp on Elvis Costello’s look from 1977 and the sound of New Wave exhaling its dying breath circa 1988, coupled with what’s essentially a ripoff of the 1990 video for Jesus Jones’ “Right Here Right Now.” Whether the detonation of a nuclear bomb at the end functions better as a warning or as a review we’ll leave up to the readers brave enough to hit play.
— Madeline Berg (@MadelinePBerg) June 23, 2017
— Gregory M. Thomas (@gregsgroove) June 23, 2017
— The Daily Blab (@sweetie_beedy) June 23, 2017
— Geri Rodriguez (@GeriRodriguez) June 23, 2017
— Chris Falco (@ChrisFalco1126) June 23, 2017
— Nick Holz (@Idealisticever) June 23, 2017
— Lenny (@LMyers7718) June 23, 2017
— AllenGamble (@HolderBrad) June 23, 2017
If you missed the live debut, you can check out scarboroughmusic.com.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 24, 2017
And here we have the hardest of passes. ? https://t.co/5p76f8Ff4J
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 24, 2017
Remember when you were a kid, and your parents would rock out to the car radio? Or a teacher would bring guitar to class? This is that.
— Kiley Girl (@Kiley_Girl) June 24, 2017
— TB (@jecrb5) June 24, 2017
— John (@JohnLovell3) June 23, 2017
This clown makes Uncle Kracker look like Springsteen. He couldn't get a gig opening a new WAWA on route 60.
— JB_Nimble (@JB_Nimble) June 24, 2017
Hold up a sec’ … that sound you hear is Scarborough printing up a bunch of stickers saying, “… like Springsteen.”
But wait: Here’s a special bonus for anyone who’s read this far, and for those wondering, it’s not an ode to tentacle porn.
A break from politics. So a secret: I write/perform music. Here's a goofy video of a song I wrote/sung w/ my band. https://t.co/lEZz7GVZuw
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 17, 2016
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Joe Scarborough bemoans ‘coarse’ Trump-era politics; TWS’s Jay Cost holds up a mirror https://t.co/39nL38gUSV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 27, 2017