The Limited Glasses of MSNBC

  • SHARES

By Eddie Scarry

Many of the high profile hosts and contributors on MSNBC wear glasses. Chances are, they’re prescription, but maybe they’re there to remind the audience that, “Hey! I know what I’m talking about when I recite this piece of stale political wisdom!”

We don’t hate it. But why do they seem to be sharing specs? There was the time that S.E. Cupp and Jonathan Capehart literally swapped eyeglasses on the set of “Morning Joe.” But a closer look at the MSNBC crew and it appears to be more of a prolific phenomenon.

Joe Scarborough and Chris Hayes love tortoiseshell.

Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton enjoy a black frame no less than 1″ thick.

S.E. Cupp and Jonathan Capehart appear to have taken advantage of a 2-for-1 deal.

This may be the reason Ezra Klein and Martin Bashir are rarely on set at the same time…