Classless MSNBC Uses Ailes Death to Brag on Ratings: ‘Rachel Beats Them Every Night’

May 18, 2017 | 11:42 AM EDT

[See NewsBusters for more.] The crass journalists at MSNBC on Thursday used the sudden death of Roger Ailes as a way to spike the ratings football and tout their recent successes against Fox News. Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough bragged, “Fox News is an absolute mess.... Roger Ailes gone for, what, maybe six months, a year? And for first time this century, they aren't in first place. In fact, for the first time this century, they are in third place.” Hardball anchor Chris Matthews hyped MSNBC’s recent surge, touting, “Well, Rachel [Maddow] beats them every night.”