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  • Scarborough Releases Dystopian Rock Video of America in The Age of Trump

    06/25/2017 12:22:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For months, we’ve been chronicling Joe Scarborough’s increasingly anti-Trump statements. As Morning Joe host Scarborough called the president a “schmuck” and a “jackass,” and repeatedly questioned the president’s mental health, as here and here. Scarborough now appears to have hit rock-bottom [excuse the pun], with his release of a music video portraying Joe with co-host and fiancée Mika Brzezinski observing a nightmarish anti-Trump mash-up. View the video here.
  • Sen Paul Uses 3rd Grade Math to Explain How Tax Cuts Work, Donny Deutsch Still Doesn't Understand

    06/23/2017 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 23, 2017 | Alex Xenos
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year or more, the one percent. That is a fiscal reality." He demanded of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): "How do you explain that to some of the...
  • Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

    06/21/2017 5:30:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Dems were smart, they’d watch and learn from the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe. In his item of last night, Prof. Jacobson noted how Dems were taking the wrong lesson from the election, claiming that a close loss was a win. The message from Morning Joe was starkly different. As Mark Halperin put it this morning, this was an “unmitigated disaster” for the Dems. Joe Scarborough said that “all the chips were pushed to the middle of the table here. This was a winner take all and it was a huge win for Republicans and a big loss...
  • Mika: I'm Not Blaming President Trump "Squarely" for Scalise Shooting, But . . .

    06/15/2017 5:02:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 122 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yes, let’s all come together, hold hands, unite . . . and blame President Trump for the shooting of Steve Scalise and others yesterday. Morning Joe opened today with predictable pieties, Joe Scarborough saying, for example, that “the heated rhetoric in this country has to calm down.” But before the show’s first hour had ended, Mika Brzezinski turned the heat up to 11 by pointing the finger for the Scalise shooting in part at the president. An emotional Mika, after accusing President Trump of “promoting violence on the campaign trail,” continued: “I’m not putting anything squarely on the president, but...
  • Morning Joe: If Trump Were a CEO, He’d Have Psychiatric Evaluation and be Removed

    06/06/2017 7:08:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two months ago, we reported on Morning Joe going “Crazy over Trump’s Mental Health.” The show was back on that beat today, with two variations on the theme. First, panel members were able to cite a Wall Street Journal editorial harshly criticizing President Trump for his tweeting habits, describing him as a person “with a propensity for self-destructive behavior [who] can’t seem to help” himself and who is his own “most effective opponent.” That same Wall Street Journal editorial reports that a recent Trump Twitter burst came in response to a Morning Joe segment on the immigration executive order. Second,...
  • Morning Joe: Scarborough Declares Bannon “President of United States”

    06/02/2017 7:27:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The battle between global elitism and nationalism was on display on today’s Morning Joe. The panelists exposed their own elitism while Joe Scarborough declared that—at least within the Trump administration—nationalism, in the person of Steve Bannon, is winning. Scarborough reported that his sources tell him that Bannon has been leaking about Jared Kushner’s Russia contacts in an effort to “sideline” Kushner and preserve his own place within the administration. A bit later, Joe proclaimed Bannon “President of the United States,” given his influence over the actual president. View the video here.
  • RNC Slams MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ As The ‘Leader Of The Pack’ For Trump Derangement Syndrome

    06/02/2017 5:10:38 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-2017 | Adam Shaw
    The Republican National Committee took a shot at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, calling it the “leader of the pack for the worst case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.” “Once a respected forum for intelligent discourse, the program has turned into 3 hours of far-left hysteria, filled with more faux scandal and innuendo than a bad episode of Gossip Girl,” the email released by the RNC Wednesday said. The show, hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, refused Wednesday to discuss the controversy surrounding Kathy Griffin’s photo shoot involving a mock beheading of President Trump. However, the show did decide to discuss...
  • Morning Joe Mocks Trump Admin 'Stooges' Praising President

    06/01/2017 7:00:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After today's Morning Joe played a montage various Trump administration members praising the president, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough savaged them as "robots" and "stooges" who sounded like people in countries like North Korea and Iran. Of course, President Obama didn't need people in his administration to praise him. He had the liberal media doing that for him, free of charge. Check out, courtesy of our friends at NewsBusters, this assemblage of the MSM drooling over Obama. View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Creates Mock Anti-Republican TV Ad

    05/26/2017 5:09:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s Morning Joe aired a mock anti-Republican ad that its staff created. Scarborough said he told “the kids in the back that work for us” to “draw up an ad that will look like what we’re going to see next year.” As you’ll see from the video clip, the ad is predictable campaign fare, focusing on the Republican health care bill. Pre-existing conditions coverage disintegrates. Medicaid is “slashed.” And, of course, “huge tax cuts for the rich,” with images of President Trump against a backdrop of yachts and mansions. The ad ends with the disclaimer: “not an actual ad, but...
  • YIKES! CNN Statement Slams Trump for Knocking Cuomo, Lemon; ‘Beneath the Dignity of the Office’

    05/11/2017 3:00:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 70 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 05/11/2017 | Curtis Houck
    Not convinced the media is the opposition party yet? Well, Thursday provided another example as CNN issued a statement disguised as an editorial, blasting President Donald Trump for comments he made about liberal CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon as “beneath the dignity of the office of the President." Reported by Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, he filled the role of network stenographer: "CNN says President Trump's latest anti-media attacks "are beneath the dignity of the office of the President." "In an interview with Time magazine, Trump insulted CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon and criticized MSNBC's Joe Scarborough....
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Takes On 'Morning Joe,' Scarborough And Brzezinski's Sexual Tension

    05/06/2017 9:08:38 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 29 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 7, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    In the cold open of the May 6th broadcast, NBC's Saturday Night Live took on its own network property, MSNBC morning political talk show Morning Joe. Alex Moffat's Joe Scarborough used couple nicknames like "Mika mouse" and "Mika boo" throughout the segment to refer to his fiance and Morning Joe while panel regulars expressed how uncomfortable they were by the closeness of the hosts. (Panelists included Mike Barnicle, Mark Halperin and Willie Geist.) VIDEO at link...
  • Morning Joe Allows Democrats To Perpetuate “24 Million Will Lose Insurance” Lie Without Challenge

    05/05/2017 11:14:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/05/2017 | Jay Caruso
    I watch two cable television shows because most of cable news is a crapfest of yelling, screaming, and stupidity. Two exceptions (for me anyway) are ‘Morning Joe’ on MSNBC and ‘The Five’ on Fox News (Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld are two Fox News personalities that don’t parrot Trumpism). Today I was watching Morning Joe and getting livid when Democrats made comments about the Republican legislation that repeals some of Obamacare and replaces it with other options. Democrats continue to repeat a false claim that came out of the CBO scoring of the first American Healthcare Act Congress drafted earlier...
  • Morning Joe Rips GOP in Rose Garden: Fat, Rich White Guys at a Restrictive Country Club

    05/05/2017 5:41:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When did the word “optics” enter the political lexicon? In any case, the Morning Joe crew today ripped the look of the Republican Rose Garden ceremony of yesterday at which President Trump and House members celebrated the passage of their health care bill. Donny Deutsch said they were “a bunch of fat, middle-aged, rich white guys.” When Willie Geist mentioned that Mika had said that the photo looked like a golf course ribbon cutting, Joe Scarborough interjected: “it’s a country club with restrictive membership. Obviously, you have to be white, and a male, to be there.” View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Co-Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged

    05/04/2017 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 37 replies
    MSN ^ | 4 May 2017 | Stephanie Petit
    They've only hinted at a romance, but now Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are going public - and planning to tie the knot. The Morning Joe anchors are engaged, an MSNBC spokeswoman confirms to PEOPLE. A source told Page Six that Scarborough proposed during the couple's vacation to France and Monaco in celebration of Brzezinski's 50th birthday.
  • Scarborough: Hillary’s Excuses “Pathetic,” Mika: “Arrogance”

    05/03/2017 7:04:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “Pathetic.” “Arrogance.” Those were the key words that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski used on today’s Morning Joe, respectively, to describe Hillary Clinton’s excuse-making for her loss. Interviewed by Christiane Amanpour yesterday, Hillary paid lip service to her own mistakes, but ultimately concluded that “the reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days,” citing the Comey letter and Wikileaks. Scarborough: “So who’s going to say it on the set? Who’s going to say it? Anybody going to say it? That was pathetic. I’ll say it. Let me go out, I’ll get killed.” Mika went...
  • Scarborough: Trump Statement Sounds Like My Mother, Who “Has Had Dementia for 10 Years”

    05/02/2017 8:37:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The entire opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was devoted to Joe and Mika’s suggestion that President Trump is, literally, demented. The show repeatedly cited Douglas Brinkley’s claim that in his recent interviews, Trump showed himself to be in a “confused mental state.” Joe made his view very explicit. Focusing on a statement Trump made about the Civil War, Scarborough said: “my mother has had dementia for ten years. That sounds like the sort of thing my mother would say today.” View the video here.
  • 7.5 Billion People and NBC Can’t Find One to Say Something Good about Trump

    04/27/2017 6:07:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s unanimous! 7.5 billion to zero! No one in the entire world likes Donald Trump! That would be the conclusion you’d have to draw if you watched the segment NBC’s Richard Engel prepared for today’s Morning Joe on international reaction to Trump’s first 100 days. From the UK to South Korea, the West Bank to Germany, there was amazing consensus against Trump. Among people Engel aired, the best anyone had to say about Trump was British news anchor Alistair Stewart’s observation that at least we’ve literally survived his first 100 days. Said Stewart: there isn’t “all-out nuclear conflict—although it is...
  • Morning Joe: Democrats Have Forgotten How To Win

    04/17/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s Morning Joe had some good advice for Democrats if they want to start winning again, particularly at the House level. They need to stop imposing ideological purity tests on their candidates and nominate candidates who resonate culturally in swing districts. The good news for Republicans is that there is no sign that Dems will heed that wise counsel. To the contrary, Morning Joe was replete with indications that Dems have forgotten how to win, preferring to go down with their liberal guns a-blazing. Excerpts: View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Going Soft on Trump?

    04/14/2017 7:06:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like President Trump’s dropping of the MOAB might have had an even bigger impact on Morning Joe than it did on ISIS. In March, the show was in full Apocalypse Now mode about President Trump. Take this excerpt from my item of March 6th: “Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming the country is ‘in crisis’ and questioning President Trump’s ‘stability.’ At one point, Mika even seemed to choke up as she said, ‘this is really a dark time which could get worse.’” Cut to today, when, in the wake of foreign policy success on the Russia, China, Syria and...
  • Halperin on Bannon: One of Few in White House “Who is Creative, Innovative, Takes Risks”

    04/12/2017 8:41:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe has been on a Steve Bannon-bashing tear the last couple of days, with various panel members predicting his departure from the White House. As Mika Brzezinski put it yesterday, “the end is nigh” for Bannon. But Mark Halperin made a strong case for Bannon on today’s show, saying that being conventional is not what got Donald Trump elected, and that “Bannon is one of the few people in the White House and in Trump’s life who is creative, who’s innovative, who takes risks, who advocates taking risks. Someone has to be for that.” View the video here.