It seems that MSNBC host and former Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough has a preconception that all liberal bloggers work from their parents basements in the San Francisco Bay Area surrounded by empty Cheetos bags (lol).
Given the workplace freedoms of bloggers, the Morning Joe host may not be too far off.
Scarborough first used the Cheetos line last summer during an epic on-air slam of New York Times op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman and his supporters:
“He is influential because if you’re a blogger and you‘re still living in your mom’s basement, and you got Cheetos all over your keyboard, you type in your underwear…then yes you look at Paul Krugman and you think, ‘He is my hero,’ because he is like a lot of bloggers on the left and the right, a blind ideologue.”
Scarborough used the line again Wednesday when commenting on President Obama’s remarks at an AP luncheon in Washington Tuesday, where the president gave his clearest campaign speech yet, ripping the Ryan budget and its supporters as advocating a “radical vision” that is “nothing but thinly-veiled Social Darwinsim.” Scarborough said after listening to a particularly partisan clip of the speech:
“Oh whatever–What a second, wait, wait, hold on a second. Who is writing for him? Does he have a pipeline to a blogger, in a basement somewhere in San Francisco…. There was Cheeto dust coming up from that speech Willie”
Scarborough and co-host Willie Geist went on to criticize the president’s speech for its hypocrisy in criticizing GOP attempts to begin a discussion on a responsible federal budget while President Obama extended the Bush tax cuts and has been unable to produce a serious budget of his own. Geist noted that the tone of Obama’s speech was “down in the dirt,” especially coming from someone who once claimed he would bring unity and civility to Washington.