As liberal media members go, this NewsBuster finds Sam Stein to be among the many most affable. And for years, he has good-naturedly rolled with Morning Joe‘s frequent ribbing about his youthful appears to be like.
However Politico wants to surrender any pretense of objectivity after just lately hiring Stein to move up its protection of the Biden White Home. Stein is an avowed, liberal. He involves Politico after stints at HuffPost and the Every day Beast, two outfits that make no bones about their left-wing advocacy.
And whereas one cannot assume that spouses invariably share the identical views, it’s notable that Stein’s spouse, as our Tim Graham has reported, is a former Obama official, and somebody who made massive contributions to the Biden marketing campaign.
On as we speak’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, removed from questioning Stein’s impartiality in his new job, was “actually excited” in regards to the transfer, including that Politico is “actually buzzing” now that Stein is aboard. “You by no means lose investing in Sam Stein,” added Willie Geist.
There was a decidedly light-hearted tone to the repartee. After Stein got here in for one more spherical of ribbing, Joe Scarborough requested “what is the worst factor that is occurred to you since you have been at Politico?” Stein’s deadpan reply, “nicely, I am dwelling it proper now,” lowered the panel to laughter.
So time was had by all. Honest sufficient. However would the liberal media be so amused if Politico put a dedicated conservative answerable for its Biden White Home protection? Rhetorical query.
This is the transcript.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Second factor, Willie Geist, concerning Sam Stein, I do not know if you recognize it or not, however I had no thought he was going to work for Politico, however once I did I did one thing that I’ve by no means finished earlier than. All people is aware of what you and I put money into. Proper? — Off-track betting.
WILLIE GEIST: Yeah. Scratch-off tickets, yeah. Off-track betting.
SCARBOROUGH: Scratch-off tickets. These are — it’s a diversified portfolio. Scratch-off tickets, the canine, OTB. However the second I heard that Sam Stein was going to Politico, I took all of our winnings—proper?—from the canine monitor over the past six days—we do it day by day by the way in which—and I piled all of it on Politico. And let me simply inform you one thing, I made some huge cash on the again of Sam Stein. Lot of cash
That man. I imply, that establishment, it is buzzing now, Sam. We’re actually excited. Straight from prep college to Politico: that is fairly good!
GEIST: You by no means lose investing in Sam Stein.
SAM STEIN: That is crucial information — yeah, that is crucial information of the week, positively, is my new job. Thanks.
GEIST: Sam, congratulations.
SCARBOROUGH: Sam, let me ask you actually shortly. Congratulations. What is the worst factor that is occurred to you since you have been at Politico?
STEIN: Nicely, I am dwelling it proper now. So —
SCARBOROUGH: [panel bursts into laughter] And now you recognize why we love having Sam stein on. All proper!
GEIST: We’ll get again to personnel strikes at Politico in only a second, however for now, let’s get again to the information.