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  • Epic Scarborough Rant Against Liberal Academia Shutting Down Conservative Students

    02/23/2017 7:39:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant this morning against liberal academia and the way it shuts down and ultimately radicalizes conservative students who grow frustrated with being stifled in the classroom. The segment began as an effort to explain Stephen Miller’s personality, as Morning Joe cited a column by Andrew Sullivan in which he speaks of conservative students who are often “mocked, isolated, and anathematized on campus” and often react by adopting “brattish and obnoxious positions just to tick off their SJW peers and teachers.” Scarborough took it from there, growing increasingly inflamed as he described his personal experiences...
  • MSNBC's Morning Joe Airs Distorted 'Horror Show' Video of White House Aide

    02/14/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Alexis Thomas
    On Monday, the hosts of Morning Joe mocked and berated White House adviser Stephen Miller for his recent comments regarding the court ruling against President Trump's immigration order. Tuesday morning was no different, as the show came back from a commercial break by airing a distorted, grainy black-and-white video of Miller. The video contained the statement he gave on the network Sunday shows concerning the President’s executive powers and spliced Miller’s quotes attempting to make him look sinister and menacing. After the video concluded, host Joe Scarborough declared, “Wow,” and journalist Willie Geist agreed, “That’s terrifying.” Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed...
  • Morning Joe Sees Shades of ‘Dangerous 20th-century autocrats’ in Trump Court Criticism

    02/09/2017 6:40:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe came down with a bad case of the vapors this morning, clutching its collective pearls [to mix metaphors] over President Trump’s comments about the court currently hearing the case on the executive order on immigration. Jon Meacham said that Trump was “messing with the Magna Carta,” of all things! Joe Scarborough upped the anxiety ante, saying “the historical precedents are chilling. I don’t even want to mention their names, but some of the dangerous autocrats of the 20th century, their two goals were to, first, undermine an independent judiciary and, second, to undermine a free press.” Gee, wonder...
  • Sorry, media: Trump has already won his war with you

    02/06/2017 11:16:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Because no president will ever again play by your rules Joe Scarborough tried last week to warn Donald Trump that there’s no way Trump can win a war with the media. The media will always have a bigger megaphone, Scarborough insisted, and if nothing else they can outlast and outtalk any president. This has been conventional media wisdom for decades. And it’s wrong. Trump has already won his war with the media, no matter how his presidency goes. Even if his presidency goes badly and he’s constantly under siege by the media - to the point where his approval ratings...
  • Scarborough: on Immigration Order, Trump Admin ‘Betrayed’ Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson

    01/31/2017 8:04:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Day Deux of Joe Scarborough's tirade against the Trump admin's handling of the executive order on immigration. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough condemned the admin's accusation that acting AG Sally Yates had "betrayed" the Justice Department by refusing to enforce the executive order. Scarborough repeatedly called the use of the word "frightening," suggesting it was worthy of an "autocrat" in a country like Venezuela. Scarborough then turned the tables, saying that Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, and Trump himself had "betrayed" Defense Secretary Mattis, DHS head John Kelly, and others by failing to provide them details of the order before it...
  • Scarborough: Big Newspaper Boss to Staff After Hillary Lost: ‘We Did Our Best—Tried and Failed’

    01/20/2017 7:03:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough reported something stunning on today’s Morning Joe—an insight into just how blatantly, consciously biased one of America’s leading newspapers was in its effort to elect Hillary Clinton. Said Scarborough: “There was somebody that held an extraordinarily important position in print media who brought their people together after Hillary Clinton lost and literally said, ‘we did the best we could do. We tried and we failed. But we did the best we could do.'” View the video here.
  • Scarborough: Trump Will Blow GOP Apart—W Last Republican Prez

    01/16/2017 8:47:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is the party—the Republican party, that is—over? That's what Joe Scarborough is predicting. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough surmised that "Donald Trump, by the end, will blow apart the Republican party" and that people are "going to look at George W. Bush as the last Republican president." Scarborough depicted Trump as "in a sense, the first independent president." Joe also suggested that Bernie Sanders might have the same party-demolishing impact on the Democrats. View the video here.
  • Scarborough on Corey Booker Grandstanding: ‘Irked’ Dem Senators Wanted ‘to Drag Him Away’

    01/12/2017 10:11:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cory Booker’s shameless gambit of launching his presidential bid by attacking Jeff Sessions has really gotten under this Insurrectionist’s skin. From my Quick Hit of this morning: “I reckon he earned the scorn of many of his fellow Dems for his transparent ploy.” And so it was gratifying to get confirmation this morning from Joe Scarborough, who on Morning Joe said this of Booker’s stunt: “obviously calculated . . . in a way that would have the other senators, especially Democratic senators, wanting to drag him away . . . a lot of senators irked, especially on the Democratic side....
  • ‘Repulsive’: Scarborough Rips Sean Hannity ‘Bromance’ with WikiLeaks’ Assange

    01/06/2017 9:13:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough ripped as “repulsive” Sean Hannity’s “bromance” with Julian Assange, and more generally criticized the Republican change of heart on Wikileaks. Background on the evolution of Hannity’s views on Assange here [note: from Daily Beast.] Scarborough noted that when Wikileaks divulged information about a CIA operation some years ago, Assange became the Republican “enemy #1.” In 2010, Donald Trump himself tweeted that WikiLeaks was “disgraceful” and that there “should be death penalty or something.” View the video here.
  • Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right

    12/21/2016 6:08:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 100 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “There, I said it. Mark it Down. Write it.” That was Joe Scarborough on today’s Morning Joe predicting that Republicans will be “wiped out” in the 2018 elections if they govern as far right as the Trump cabinet selections suggest. Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years. Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too...
  • No, Joe, We Can’t Ban Trucks. But We Can Ban the People Who Drive Them

    12/20/2016 6:15:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks, including the one in Berlin in which 12 people were killed and many more injured, Donald Trump tweeted that the civilized world must “change thinking.” A disdainful Joe Scarborough reacted on today’s Morning Joe: “I don’t know exactly what the civilized world is going to do about trucks, unless we’re going to ban trucks. But again, some of the deadliest attacks have been with vehicles.” But the driver of the truck in Berlin yesterday was reportedly a Pakistani “refugee.” And the truck in the Nice attack that killed 86 people was driven by...
  • Scarborough Mercilessly Mocks Olbermann: Delusions of Talking Nazi Tomatoes

    12/14/2016 7:23:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some feuds die hard. Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann have one going back to at least 2008, with another flare-up in 2012. Scarborough’s got the bigger mic now, and he wielded it on today’s Morning Joe to mercilessly mock Olbermann as someone suffering from delusions of Nazi tomatoes that talk to him. The context was Mika Brzezinski role-playing Rex Tillerson being interviewed during his Senate confirmation hearing. Joe played the committee chairman, but couldn’t help himself from launching into an Olby impression, with his trademark “Sirrr!”, then riffing “you do know that he calls tomatoes, that he thinks are staring...
  • Scarborough Blasts Bolton as Dep SecState, Blames ‘Neo-cons, Sheldon Adelson’ For Boosting Him

    12/13/2016 6:02:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Absolute disaster”: that’s how Joe Scarborough described the prospect of John Bolton serving as Deputy Secretary of State on today’s Morning Joe. Scarborough blamed “neo-cons” for boosting Bolton, singling out Sheldon Adelson. Said Scarborough: “he needs to tell Sheldon Adelson, sorry, I love you buddy, and I’ll play blackjack out at your casino, but I can’t let you destroy US foreign policy because you like this guy.” Scarborough’s beef with Bolton focused on his hawkish approach to foreign policy, noting that he was one of the few in the foreign-policy community still saying that the invasion of Iraq was a...
  • Scarborough: Never Trumpers Saying ‘Wow,’ Wouldn’t Have Gotten These Nominations with Jeb or Marco

    12/08/2016 7:06:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Donald Trump’s nominations have turned out to be a pleasant surprise for some of his biggest conservative critics. That was Joe Scarborough’s take on today’s Morning Joe. From James Mattis at Defense, to John Kelly at DHS, and now to EPA foe Scott Pruitt . . . at EPA, the President-elect has proposed people with strong records and in a number of cases, strong conservative philosophies. So much so that Scarborough remarked: “How fascinating that the Never Trumpers and the Wall Street Journal editorial page and the Bill Kristols, and all the people who were rightly the most skeptical of...
  • Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

    12/05/2016 5:53:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea. But there was some surprising support for Trump’s initiative on today’s Morning Joe. First, Mark Halperin said this showed that Trump wasn’t planning to be a passive “inbox president” [Ed.: sayonara, leading from behind], and that it was a way for the US to get “leverage” on China where we had none before. Joe...
  • MSNBC Realise They are Propagandists

    11/12/2016 7:32:53 AM PST · by moonhawk · 67 replies
    Get red-pilled, my dudes.
  • Princeton Prof: ‘White America has Elected an Ill-informed, Morally and Ethically Bankrupt Racist’

    11/09/2016 7:11:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We’ll put Eddie Glaude Jr. down as “undecided” about attending the Kumbaya love-in . . . on today’s Morning Joe, Glaude, chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, said “across the board, white America has just elected to my mind an ill-informed racist who by any standard is morally and ethically bankrupt . . . I have to confront my son. ” Joe Scarborough has a surprisingly astringent response: “just so you understand, when you talk to your son, that if Hillary Clinton had won, there would have been other people in Iowa who said how do I explain to my...
  • HuffPo's Surprising Sam Stein: Trump Supporters 'Very Nice, Kind, No Blood in the Streets'

    10/28/2016 5:31:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Huffington Post is the site that embarrassed itself by refusing for months to take the Trump candidacy seriously, relegating Trump coverage to its Entertainment section while explaining to readers that the Trump campaign was simply a "sideshow." So it's notable that it was HuffPo's Sam Stein, of all people, who testified to the decency of Trump supporters on today's Morning Joe, saying he found them "kind, very nice" and that there was no "blood in the streets." Stein and Joe Scarborough contrasted the decency ofTrump supporters with the scare story on the front page of today's New York Times, headlined...
  • Brexit Redux? Scarborough, Cillizza Agree: There Is a Hidden Trump Vote

    10/25/2016 7:36:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Donald Trump pull a Brexit, confounding elite opinion by winning the election with votes that the polls didn’t pick up? On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post agreed it could happen. Scarborough said that people are still whispering to him as they leave the room that they’re voting for Tump, but are embarrassed to tell pollsters given the coverage of his comments about women, etc. There are limits to the phenomenon: in Cillizza and Scarborough’s view, the hidden Trump vote is unlikely to exceed 1.5%. But if Trump can continue to tighten the...
  • ‘You Lied!’ Scarborough, Kristol Clash Over Alleged Morning Joe Support of Trump

    10/20/2016 11:30:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That was ugly! Today’s Morning Joe offered a prime example of the notion that the bitterest political fights are the ones between members of the same party. Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol got into a nasty spat over Kristol’s accusation that in the early days of the campaign, Morning Joe had been supportive of Donald Trump, and by extension bears some responsibility for his rise. An angry Scarborough shot back “you lied!” and laid out the case that he had declared early on that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, had analogized his call for a Muslim ban to Germany circa...
  • Scarborough Rips MSM’s Hypocritical ‘Freak Out’ Over Trump Refusal to Blindly Accept Election Result

    10/20/2016 5:38:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Every couple of weeks, Joe Scarborough rebuilds lost conservative street cred by going on a good rant against liberals and the MSM. He did so in spades on today’s Morning Joe, comprehensively crushing libs for their hypocrisy in “freaking out” over Trump’s wait-and-see answer at last night’s debate to the question of whether he’d accept the results of the election. Excerpts: “the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he is an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America and it’s just another example of the media having to find a little phrase...
  • Morning Joe: Michelle O’s Trump-Trashing Speech ‘Wasn’t to Help Hillary Clinton’

    10/14/2016 5:55:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If it’s up to the liberal media, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is just going to have to take a back seat: there’s a budding new saint in town, and her name is Michelle Obama. Morning Joe began the canonization process today, beatifying the First Lady for her speech trashing Donald Trump over the stories about his personal behavior that have recently emerged. All the ongoing glorification of Mrs. Obama on the Morning Joe set was leavened with some unintentional humor from Joe Scarborough, who said of the First Lady’s speech that “there was nothing calculated about it. This wasn’t to...
  • MSNBC Deletes Scarborough Criticism of NBC’s ‘Cooked’ Poll Helping Hillary

    10/11/2016 7:32:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    During the opening 6AM segment of today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough accused NBC of having “cooked” its current poll to favor Hillary Clinton. But at 8AM when Morning Joe replayed that opening segment, Scarborough’s criticism of the NBC poll . . . had disappeared. Instead, the video jumped ahead to Mika Brzezinski’s reading of the poll results themselves, which showed Hillary Clinton with an 11-14% lead. Scarborough’s point was that NBC sampled only during the height of the hot mic hysteria, but didn’t include sampling from after the debate, widely viewed as having been won by Trump. Joe obviously knew he...
  • Mika Rips Republicans Who Dumped Trump: ‘Pathetic, Weak, Spineless’

    10/10/2016 5:47:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The headline’s not a typo: avowed Hillary supporter Mika Brzezinski has torn into Republicans who withdrew their support for Donald Trump over his hot mic comments, calling them “pathetic, weak and spineless.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mika’s point was that for anyone who had bothered to look, there was, long before Friday, tons of negative material out there about Trump. So anyone pretending to be shocked by the most recent disclosure must have been willfully blind. And based on his strong debate performance last night, Mika predicted that they might now “have to come back.” Joe Scarborough graphically made the...
  • Scarborough: My Dog Is Way Ahead of Trump With Black Voters

    10/04/2016 5:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough was probably just trying to make the point that Donald Trump is very unpopular with black voters, but he wound up saying something that some might view as insulting to African-Americans. Interviewing Al Sharpton on today’s Morning Joe, he asked about the Rev’s view that Hillary has not been doing enough to appeal to black voters. As Sharpton prefaced his remarks by observing that Hillary is way ahead of Trump among black voters, Scarborough interjected “my dog’s way ahead of Trump among black voters.” Watch the video and note how Scarborough trails off at the end, possibly realizing...
  • Scarborough Defends Trump on Suggestion Hillary Bodyguards Disarm, Other Issues

    09/19/2016 12:55:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A current GQ article detailed something that this Insurrectionist, as a regular monitor of Morning Joe, had observed: that Joe Scarborough went from being a Trump booster during the primaries to a vitriolic critic of The Donald during the general election campaign. But a trend I sensed last week continued on today’s Morning Joe: Scarborough seems to be swinging back in Trump’s direction. On a number of issues, it was Scarborough-against-the-panel in defending Trump. First, Joe noted how a reporter had teed Hillary up to criticize Trump for speaking of a “bomb” in NYC, whereas Hillary herself had spoken of...
  • Joe Scarborough, Donald Trump look to repair relations

    09/19/2016 11:52:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    CNN Money ^ | September 19, 2016 | Dylan Byers
    Joe Scarborough wants to make nice with Donald Trump. Last week, Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" co-host, Mika Brzezinski, visited the Republican presidential nominee at Trump Tower to rekindle a once-rosy relationship that has turned bitter and adversarial, sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNNMoney. The three also discussed the possibility of conducting an interview for "Morning Joe," though nothing was decided or finalized, one of the sources said. Scarborough did not respond to a request for comment.
  • Scarborough Advises Hillary on How to Attack ‘Right-Wing Republicans’

    09/14/2016 5:44:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How deeply has Joe Scarborough dived into Hillary’s tank? On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough offered Hillary a script of how she should attack “right-wing Republicans.” Howard Dean was so impressed by Scarborough’s work on Hillary’s behalf that he exclaimed “I actually think you could actually be her speechwriter. That’s exactly what she should be saying. I’m sure you don’t want that job, but I’m just saying, you know?” Howard, don’t be so sure Scarborough doesn’t want that job. Sure looked this morning like Joe was auditioning for a spot in Hillary’s West Wing. View the video here.
  • Joe Scarborough Talking about Hillary’s Episode: I Often Feel Faint Too

    09/12/2016 9:02:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let’s say it simply: Joe Scarborough has become a shameless pro-Hillary partisan. On the big issues of the day: Hillary’s health collapse and her “basket of deplorables,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook himself could not have spun things for Clinton more audaciously than did Scarborough on today’s Morning Joe. On Hillary’s collapse, Scarborough played the happens-to-everyone card, saying that he often has to grab the handrail walking down the stairs and feels faint during every performance with his rock group. As for Hillary heaving half of Trump supporters in a “basket of deplorables,” Scarborough first tried to prove Hillary right...
  • Campaign Strategist Scarborough Advises Hillary: Refuse to Answer Email Questions

    09/08/2016 9:32:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A few days ago, we reported on “Dr.” Joe Scarborough declaring that Hillary Clinton “doesn’t have” any health issues. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough took off his neurologist’s hat and put on the campaign consultant’s cap. Scarborough’s advice to Hillary: refuse to answer any more questions about her emails. According to Joe, Clinton should put her answer up on her website, refer journalists to it any time they try to probe her on the matter, and “move on” to a discussion of Syria. Mike Barnicle echoed Scarborough’s “move on” advice, suggesting Hillary say that if people are still concerned about...
  • Dr. Joe: Scarborough Declares Hillary ‘Doesn’t Have’ Health Issue

    09/06/2016 5:49:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A leading candidate for President of the United States has a documented history of serious health issues, including a blood clot on her head. She has had at least two fainting episodes, including one in which she fell and broke an elbow bone. During this campaign season, she has been plagued by numerous coughing fits including two just this past weekend. The candidate, of course, is Hillary Clinton. Yet Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were very reluctant even to raise the issue on today’s Morning Joe. When Scarborough announced they were about to show a clip of one of Hillary’s...
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Mex Trip: ‘Fringe, Alt-Right Candidate’ Who ‘Choked’

    09/01/2016 6:03:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 108 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like Bulgarian and Ukrainian Olympic judges back in Soviet Union days who gave American ice skaters a crummy score after a strong performance, on today’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough totally trashed Donald Trump on his visit with the Mexican president. For not raising the issue of who would pay for the wall, Scarborough screamed “he choked! I can’t stand people that choke under pressure!” Brzezinski was reluctant to discuss the trip at all, dismissing Trump as a “fringe, alt-right Republican candidate . . . let’s not pretend this is some sort of foreign policy discussion. This is...
  • Hillary Scandals & Tighter Polls Cause Morning Joe Gloom

    08/31/2016 2:11:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 31, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You didn't need to have the sound working while viewing MSNBC's Morning Joe today to know things were not going well for Hillary Clinton. The sad looks on the faces of hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pretty much revealed the story. A sense of gloom had descended upon the set of Morning Joe (or Mourning Joe) as Mika led off detailing the latest drip, drip, dripping of Hillary scandals.Then, Joe joined added to the mournful mood by noting how the polls have been tightening in recent days. This was all in stark contrast to the upbeat mood of just a few weeks...
  • Feud Continues: Scarborough Taunts Trump as ‘Amnesty Don’

    08/29/2016 5:41:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One week ago, a Twitter war erupted between Donald Trump and the hosts of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Whereas the pair had been among the first in the media to take Trump’s chances seriously, in recent times they had become very critical of the Republican candidate. [snip] The feud continued this morning. After an extended discussion of Trump’s mental health, with Scarborough suggesting that the Donald is a “sociopath” rather than the “psychopath” that former Obama adviser David Plouffe called him, Joe went on a riff, taunting Trump as “Amnesty Don” for his softening position on immigration....
  • Washington Post's Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom

    08/19/2016 7:08:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On a certain level, it was refreshing to see an MSM member admit how he sees his role: as that of a "defense attorney" for Barack Obama. On another level, it was disgusting . . . On today's Morning Joe, during a discussion of the Iran ransom deal in which even State Department spox John Kirby effectively conceded that the deal was a "quid pro quo," the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson said "I feel like I need to ask the sort of question a defense attorney would ask at this point." Robinson's point was that some had criticized the Obama...
  • Cokie Roberts: Trump and Those Who Support Him are ‘Morally Tainted’

    08/16/2016 7:04:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 127 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Question for Cokie Roberts and Joe Scarborough: does the name Hillary Clinton ring a bell? On today’s Morning Joe, NPR’s Roberts and Scarborough proclaimed Donald Trump “morally tainted.” Roberts took it one step further, also declaring “morally tainted” those who support Trump. Scarborough asked Roberts whether she’d ever seen “a candidate so morally tainted, so challenged that people are calling him a racist and calling him a con man, at the same time saying we support him?” Roberts said no one has ever seen anything like this, and for good measure, citing her roots growing up in the Jim Crow...
  • Scarborough: Trump Staffers Say He Screams, Never Takes Blame

    08/12/2016 7:21:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some inside baseball from the Trump campaign . . . Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have known Donald Trump for years, and reportedly are in regular contact with members of his campaign staff. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that what: “every Donald Trump staffer will tell you is: he never, ever takes any of the blame himself. He always screams at staffers. That’s what is starting to happen now that the polls are going low.” Meanwhile, Mika Brzezinski reported that Trump is exhausted, sleeping in “two-hour spurts,” and that as a result Trump is “losing it.” Do Joe and...
  • Scarborough Suggests that Trump Has Crossed the Rubicon into ‘Fascism’

    08/10/2016 5:51:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was one long fusillade against Donald Trump in light of his remark yesterday that there is nothing people could do to stop a President Hillary from abolishing the Second Amendment, “although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.” The single harshest criticism came from Joe Scarborough, who suggested that Trump had “crossed the Rubicon” into fascism. Scarborough said that in the past he had rejected use of the words “fascist” or “fascism” in reference to Trump because he had never made “a call to violence.” Scarborough asserted that Trump’s comments...
  • Scarborough: Republicans Are Asking ‘Is Donald Trump a Sociopath?’

    08/03/2016 7:23:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 145 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We reported yesterday on Joe Scarborough’s statement that Republicans, conservatives and so-called right-wing bloggers had been contacting him to ask about Donald Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough himself called Trump “unhinged.” Joe took things a significant step farther on today’s Morning Joe, saying that Republicans have been contacting him, asking themselves “is Donald Trump a sociopath?” Scarborough was careful to state “I didn’t say this, but this is what everybody is saying.” Scarborough dropped the s-word in the context of hammering Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W., over his lesser-of-two-evils support of Trump. View the video here.
  • Scarborough: Everybody’s Talking About Trump’s ‘Mental Health’

    08/02/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, in the wake of recent comments by Donald Trump including his criticism of the Gold Star Khan family, Joe Scarborough says that he has been contacted by Republicans, conservatives and what the media would call “right-wing bloggers” to inquire about Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough says “everybody” is talking about it. Scarborough went on to say “I’ve known him for a decade, never seen him act like this before. It’s unhinged, not the Donald Trump I’ve known for over a decade. I never have seen anything remotely resembling this type of behavior from a guy who I’ve known...
  • Scarborough calls on GOP to cut ties with Trump

    07/29/2016 5:44:15 PM PDT · by kevcol · 103 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Scarborough said Friday on "Morning Joe" that Donald Trump has become too toxic for the GOP's congressional candidates this year. "The center cannot hold when you have the speaker of the House [Paul Ryan] calling the Republican nominee a racist but saying he's still endorsing the nominee," he said. "It is so bizarre on its face that you have people chuckling in the background." Scarborough referenced the often tense relationship Ryan has had with Trump on foreign and domestic policy issues as well as the tone of the celebrity businessman's campaign.
  • Scarborough: Why Not Hire Hillary, the ‘Brain Surgeon’

    07/29/2016 6:35:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the metaphors he might have picked to praise Hillary Clinton, Joe Scarborough chose the most unfortunate one: that of “brain surgeon.” Because to many people, Hillary brings to mind none other than Nurse Ratched, that cold and domineering figure who subjected one of her charges who wouldn’t fall in line to . . . a lobotomy. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough actually said “why don’t we try actually hiring a brain surgeon who’s been operating on brains instead of chopping down trees for the past 30 years?” Scarborough put the words in the mouths of Hillary supporters he...
  • Scarborough Gushes Over Obama Speech—Before He Gives It

    07/27/2016 8:29:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Couldn’t Joe Scarborough have waited until after Barack Obama gave his DNC speeches tonight before he began gushing over him? Apparently not. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough, pre-lauding Obama’s speech-to-be, said “you know when you’re watching a great movie . . . and you can see where it’s going, and you sort of start smiling?” But it wasn’t just Obama’s as yet unspoken speech that had Scarborough excited. “You look at that lineup: it’s absolutely extraordinary,” enthused Joe. In addition to Obama, tonight’s line-up consists of Michael Bloomberg, Tim Kaine and Joe Biden. Yes, when it comes to oratory that...
  • Scarborough: Michelle Obama Speech ‘Reminded Me of Reagan’

    07/26/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s opening segment of Morning Joe was one—long—gush-fest over First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC last night. The apotheosis of adulation came from Joe Scarborough, who said that the speech “reminded me of Ronald Reagan.” Scarborough also had an “America love it or leave it” message for those who think our country needs to be made great again: “we are the last best hope for a dying world. If you can’t get behind that message as a Republican or a Democrat, then let me buy you a ticket to another country.” Wonder if Joe offered Michelle a ticket...
  • Scarborough: Trump's RNC Speech May Have Been What Millions In Middle America (Shortened)

    07/22/2016 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Trent Baker
    On Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough reacted to Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, saying it may have been exactly what millions of middle Americans had been waiting to hear.
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Veepstakes: Scarborough Politely Trashes Pence, Makes Case for Christie

    07/14/2016 7:05:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough couldn’t have been kinder as he put the shiv into Mike Pence this morning. The opening segment of Morning Joe was devoted to the veepstakes, and Scarborough politely trashed Pence while making the case for Chris Christie. Scarborough went out of his way to praise Pence as an “able leader” and someone he likes. But he proceeded to say that Pence wasn’t “ready for prime time.” Joe broke out the deer-in-headlights metaphor and analogized Pence to previous running-mate “disasters.” On the other hand, Joe argued that Christie is someone who has been on the national stage, capable of...
  • Mika and Joe jet off to Nantucket together

    07/09/2016 12:27:48 AM PDT · by r_barton · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8, 2016 | 9:50pm | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have not confirmed they are a couple, but they are certainly spending a lot of their free time together. On Friday, the MSNBC hosts were spotted getting a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Nantucket, Mass.
  • Chuck Todd: Tough to Train ‘Prejudice and Hate’ Out of Police Hearts

    07/08/2016 9:18:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe did a very decent job today of covering the shooting of police officers in Dallas and the issue of police shootings of African-American. The remarks were generally even-handed. Even Al Sharpton was cautious and balanced in his comments. And so it was surprising that of all people, Chuck Todd made the most tendentious remark. Speaking of the shooting of Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, and discussing the need for better police training, Todd said: “how do you train prejudice and hate out of somebody’s heart? That’s a tough thing.” Is there racism among police? Of course, as...
  • Mika Accuses: People Are ‘Hostages’ To Notion Hillary Deserves Special Treatment

    07/07/2016 8:38:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski makes no bones about being a liberal Democrat. She was big on Bernie, even more enthusiastic about Elizabeth Warren, whom she repeatedly urged to run for president. But while she might well vote for Hillary in the end, Brzezinski is anything but a Clinton acolyte. Her aversion was on display on today’s Morning Joe. A clip rolled of Speaker Paul Ryan saying that as a candidate Hillary should be denied classified briefings, given FBI Director Comey’s finding that she had been “extremely careless” with classified information. Panelists Harold Ford, Jr., Jim VandeHei and Michael Steele scoffed at the...