MSNBC Anchors in DNC Slugfest

Gets personal and political on-air at the DNC
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:17 AM CDT
Chris Matthews, left, hosts MSNBC's "Hardball" with , NBC News' Political Director Chuck Todd, center, and Joe Scarborough back in January.   (AP Photo/MSNBC, Virginia Sherwood)
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(Newser) – Infighting between MSNBC anchors is turning the Democratic National Convention into a partisan catfight. Joe Scarborough, who once served as Republican representative, got touchy when David Shuster yesterday referred to “your party, the Republican Party” and Scarborough and Tom Brokaw are miffed at the channel’s decision to increase its left-leaning programming.

"My party loathes me much more than your party, the Democratic Party, loathes me," the New York Post quotes Scarborough as saying during a 7-minute on-air exchange. When Shuster clarified he was a registered independent Scarborough got sarcastic. "Oh, I feel so comforted by the fact that you're independent. I bet everyone at MSNBC has 'independent' on their voting cards."