Left-wing television personality Donny Deutsch appeared on Morning Joe Scarborough's program Friday, furious over President Trump's labeling of The New York Times as "fake news" and comparing conservatives to filthy insects.
At the top of the segment, Deutsch claimed that any scrutiny by Republicans over objectivity in the Mueller investigation of Russian election collusion was "undermining the FBI and undermining the news":
“Forget the obstruction; forget the actual charge. I want to hear from Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. What do they say about this?”
It's an assault to question political motives during an investigation into a presidential campaign? Furthermore, Deutsch believes the media is protecting us?
No sooner had the former CNBC host indicated the virtue of the supposedly objective media, when he made an unhinged statement that was staggeringly partisan and outrageous:
“It’s time for these cockroaches to come out from under their rocks and respond! What do you say, gentlemen?”
So, the media is free of bias, and the GOP is comprised of cockroaches?
Scarborough seemed unengaged and unimpressed:
“Uh, well, I don’t know who you’re calling cockroaches, but I do think it would be helpful for every member of Congress to come out.”
Deutsch got very little air-time for the rest of the broadcast.
The former host of The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch is no stranger to outlandish outbursts: on Joy Behar's HLN show in 2010, he referred to GOP candidate senator Marco Rubio with a racial slur. He later attempted damage control on Twitter:
Donny Deutsch stands, evidently, on two polarized ideas: Republicans are cockroaches, and he is part of an objective league which shouldn't be questioned. Thank goodness no one takes him seriously. The reality of his bias, unlike cockroaches, can't scatter in the light of truth.