The good news is that, although he doesn’t seem to have reappeared on the show yet, Scarborough is still on social media. On July 20, he posted an Instagram image of his wife in her garden, which implies he was able to get outside. He’s been pretty busy on Twitter, but someone else could be posting for him. However, the posts sound like him — he added a number of new ones on July 20, including one that makes you think he’s listening to the Rolling Stones. Most of his posts since that day have been retweets, though, so it’s hard to say.
Still, the lack of any official word is confusing his fans even more. “WOW. They don’t even mention Joe on Morning Joe anymore. Where is he? Will he be back?” asked @MStumpo. Even fans who don’t appear to like him are curious. “it’s so much more pleasant without Joe. Where is Joe?” one viewer, @gggirl24, asked today.
Adding to the problem, Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt left MSNBC and NBC News and her show “Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt” last week, announcing on TV and on Twitter that July 16 would be her last broadcast. She is apparently moving to CNN, according to Variety. CNN has been making moves to amp up its news operation in anticipation of a move to streaming outlets, leading some to wonder if Scarborough might be also on the verge of leaving his long-time gig.
If he’s taking some time off, he’ll likely be back soon. If not, hopefully MSNBC, his wife, or another source will make an announcement to clarify what’s going on.