Joe Scarborough, whose show I along with the vast majority of Americans for a change have never watched, is claiming that his influence is so vast that MCI was forced to drop Danny Glover from its ad campaign.
Before this meme is spread too widely, I want to note that last winter, well before the war, well before Joe Scarborough even had a television show that no one was watching, I had dinner with a friend who is well-placed within the ad agency which produces those MCI commercials, and according to my friend, the scuttle even then was that MCI was trying to figure out a way to dump Danny Glover because they didn’t want to be associated with his anti-war views.
In short, Scarborough’s victory is as nonexistent as his triumphalism is pathetic.
Afterthought: here’s an MCI contact page. Let them know what you think of their decision. Remind them how easy it is to switch long distance carriers.