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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Morning Joe VP Sweepstakes: Pence, Flynn, Christie Touted

    07/11/2016 6:07:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s the Donald Trump veep sweepstakes! Step right up and take your pick . . . The Morning Joe crew had fun playing the game this morning. Mark Halperin pushed Indiana governor Mike Pence, saying he was someone that people would look at and say he was a responsible choice. Harold Ford, Jr. suggested a general, to shore up Trump’s military credentials–and retired General Mike Flynn’s name has been floated. Mika Brzezinski, without naming names, pushed hard for someone with foreign policy experience. Finally, Joe Scarborough made the case for Chris Christie, as a tough, reliable campaigner: someone who is...
  • 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...
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski Calls For Wasserman Schultz To Resign [VIDEO]

    05/18/2016 7:35:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Steve Guest
    MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski called on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic Party because the Florida congresswoman is blatantly favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. Appearing on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Brzezinski said that Sanders treatment by the Democratic Party “has been very poorly handled from the start. It has been unfair and they haven’t taken him seriously, and it starts quite frankly with the person that we just heard speaking. It just does.” Brzezinski’s call for a change of leadership was in response to Wasserman Schultz’s criticism of Sanders from Tuesday night when she said,...
  • Scarborough: ‘I Don’t Question Comey’s Integrity. I Question His Courage’

    07/06/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Last night, I emailed our Legal Insurrection leader Bill Jacobson to say I was counting on Joe Scarborough to have his finest moment this morning in light of the fiasco of the failure of the FBI to recommend the indictment of Hillary Clinton. This morning, Scarborough rose to the occasion. With significant support from Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe‘s opening segment was one long blast at Hillary — for doing what she did with her email and lying about it — at James Comey — for failing to indict — and at President Obama — for putting his thumb on the...
  • Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarbrough An Item!

    07/01/2016 9:41:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07-01-2016 | Tiffany Taylor
    It's a strange day when news anchors become the news. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski quietly got a divorce from her husband of 23 years, fueling rumors that she's hooking up with her Morning Joe cohost, Joe Scarborough, despite their on-air disagreements.
  • WashPost's Cillizza: Hillary Has 'Large-Scale Problems,' Trump 'Can Win This Race'

    06/30/2016 11:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Apparently following up on his Washington Post column earlier this week, the paper's Chris Cillizza appeared on Thursday's Morning Joe show and observed that Hillary Clinton has "large-scale problems on honesty and trustworthines," that "she is the status quo" and "represents the past." Because of that, and despite the conventional wisdom in much of the establishment press that Mrs. Clinton can't possibly lose in November, Cillizza argues that her Republican opponent "can win this race." Cillizza has previously staunchly denied media bias in the coverage of Mrs. Clinton's campign. That's hard to square with what Tim Graham at NewsBusters observed...
  • James Comey Just Became the Most Powerful Person in America

    07/01/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who’s even more powerful than the king? The person who gets to pick the king. And as of this morning that person is, quite possibly, FBI Director James Comey. Today’s Morning Joe reported breaking news from the New York Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch has decided that she will accept the recommendation of the FBI regarding its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. If Comey recommends against an indictment of Hillary, that would lift a huge cloud that has been dragging her candidacy down. It would put Hillary in a very strong position to become the next president. But should Comey...
  • Morning Joe Goes Gaga Over Elizabeth Warren as Hillary VP Pick

    06/28/2016 8:15:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Go ahead, Hillary: make our day . . . In the wake of Elizabeth Warren’s joint appearance with Clinton in Ohio yesterday, today’s Morning Joe panel went gaga pver Warren, promoting her for Hillary’s VP pick. Joe Scarborough proclaimed that Warren “is Led Zeppelin” for the way she fills a stage. Mika Brzezinksi, long a big Warren booster, suggested that because Hillary wants to win, she will put Warren on the ticket. Scarborough went so far as to declare that any Hillary VP pick other than Warren would “look like a dud.” View the video here.
  • Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

    06/23/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma. When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through an incident in Oklahoma City.” And when Scarborough patronizingly instructed Cole to “read the Constitution,” Cole retorted “I think I’ve read the Constitution as often as you have.” Mike Barnicle waited until after the interview to take a cheap shot at Cole, claiming that he is “handcuffed to...
  • Bummed? This Focus Group on Trump Will Restore Your Faith in Americans

    06/22/2016 5:44:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Nicolle Wallace nailed it: “voters are so smart! And whenever we scratch our heads here in New York City or anywhere along the Acela corridor, you really just have to get out for a day or an hour and talk to people. They see everything.” Wallace was reacting to clips from a focus group of working-class Pennsylvania voters aired on today’s Morning Joe. Trump boosters and critics alike offered fresh, authentic, insightful takes on the candidate. As something of a political junkie, I found myself feeling envious of the clear and uncluttered way they cut to the heart of things....
  • Morning Joe Slings Gun-Control Softballs to WH Spox Earnest

    06/21/2016 7:11:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you’re a real reporter—not a thinly-disguised member of the Dem cheerleading squad—and you had the opportunity to question President Obama’s spokesman this morning. Wouldn’t you have wanted to know the degree to which President Obama and his minions were complicit in the fiasco of the redaction of the Omar Mateern tapes, removing most of his proclamations of allegiance to ISIS, Allah, etc? But when the Morning Joe crew interviewed Josh Earnest, not a word about the Mateen tapes, or anything else that might have jostled Josh’s feathers. To the contrary, the interview was one long set-up, giving Earnest the...
  • Scarborough: Trump Reminds Me of ‘Scumbags’ Who Accused George W. of 9-11 Complicity

    06/14/2016 5:56:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy who regularly decries the debasement of the political culture, Joe Scarborough sure has a funny way of elevating the dialogue . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that Donald Trump reminded him of “scumbags” who said that President George W. Bush had something to do with 9-11. Scarborough was steamed over Trump’s comments yesterday on the campaign trail that when it comes to Islamic terrorism, President Obama either is not tough enough, or “has something else in mind . . . there’s something going on.” Asked later to clarify his statements, Trump said he would...
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Ban

    06/13/2016 6:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghani, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree? The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today trashed Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Mika Brzezinski epitomized the willful blindness, claiming the Muslim ban has “no connection at all” to the Pulse massacre. View the video here.
  • David French Blames Donald Trump for Intimidation, Provides No Evidence to Back That Up

    06/07/2016 9:48:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/7/16 | Alex Swoyer
    The conservative Weekly Standard’s editor Bill Kristol’s failed third-party candidate, David French, is now claiming presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign intimidated him not to run — but won’t provide evidence to support his allegation. French, with little to no name recognition, is a staff writer for the conservative National Review and was tapped by Kristol to run as a third-party candidate to stop Trump in the general election. French said on Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump “unlocked something terrible in this country.”
  • Scarborough Warns GOP -- Disavow Trump's "Racist" Comments Or Risk Everything

    06/07/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 91 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/06/2016 | Video
    Scarborough Warns GOP -- Disavow Trump's "Racist" Comments Or Risk EverythingPublished on 7 Jun 2016 Speaking early Tuesday morning, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has a stern warning for members of the GOP. This clip constitutes Fair Use. Watch the entire segment on MSNBC.com
  • Mika Brzezinski: Bill Kristol Needs To Take A "Long" Vacation

    06/01/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski reacted to reports that the third-party candidate Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol had been pushing is National Review’s David French. Brzezinski suggested a Kristol take a vacation, seemingly dismissing the seriousness of French’s candidacy to take on Trump.
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Email IG Report ‘Devastating’

    05/26/2016 3:01:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell reacted to a State Department Inspector General report criticizing Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. Mitchell first dismissed the Clinton campaign’s defense, comparing Clinton’s behavior to that of her predecessor former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then declared the report to be hard to be seen as “anything but devastating.” “It was not allowed to not return those records before she left the State Department,” Mitchell said. “She violated the official records act...
  • Joe Scarborough to Clinton: 'Stop lying’ about emails

    05/27/2016 12:17:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2016, 09:49 am | Mark Hensch
    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton, calling on the Democratic presidential front-runner to "stop lying" about her personal email account. “It’s pretty remarkable,” he said on "Morning Joe" of Clinton’s response to a watchdog report that found Clinton and her top aides did not comply with policy while she served as secretary of State. “I don’t understand why you put out a statement like that,” Scarborough added. "Stop lying, stop digging. “'I screwed up. I’m terribly sorry,'" he offered as alternate responses. "'I hope the American people will forgive me and I hope they will let us...
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski: Feels Like Clinton Is ‘Lying Straight Out’ About Her Emails

    05/26/2016 5:27:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that it feels like Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “lying straight out” about her emails. Brzezinski said, “Here are the things that, like over time, we remember here, her saying repeatedly it was allowed. A private server, set up in her home, by an IT guy who was given immunity, and his emails are missing. And she even joked when she was asked, and I think in a high school gym, did you wipe the server, meaning get rid of everything so no one could see...
  • General Odierno Says ISIS Was Avoidable

    05/20/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    General Odierno Says ISIS was AvoidableGen. Raymond Odierno said he believes the Islamic State’s creation was avoidable during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Host Joe Scarborough asked Odierno, who commanded the Multi-National Forces in Iraq for about two years, if ISIS and the current state of Iraq were avoidable when the United States ended formal combat operations there. “Did it ever have to begin? Was ISIS avoidable?” Scarborough asked. “I think it is, and I’m not one for revisionist history,” Odierno said. “Actually, I was, on 1 September 2010, that’s when I gave up command in Iraq and that...
  • Morning Joe Covers Gosnell Trial—But Ex-Gov. Rendell Claims He Knew Nothing

    04/15/2013 5:46:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Credit Joe Scarborough not just for devoting a significant Morning Joe segment to the Gosnell abortion-murder trial today--but for declaring that he will have a reporter covering the trial--Joe Slobodzian of the Philadelphia Inquirer--back again tomorrow and throughout the week. Ed Rendell—who was governor of Pennsylvania from 2003-10 while many of the horrors unfolded and the clinic went uninspected—was on today's Morning Joe panel. Scarborough questioned Rendell as to how this could have happened on his watch. Rendell claimed he knew nothing of the goings-on in the abortion clinic, that it was a question of bureaucratic bungling, and that he...
  • Scarborough: "This Is Not Paul Ryan's Party Anymore-This Is Donald Trump's Party"

    05/17/2016 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to a NBC News/Survey Monkey poll showing Republican voters trusting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to lead the party over Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  • Legal Experts Say Pay Up! Mike Barnicle on Hook After Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski...

    05/05/2016 10:08:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 79 replies
    LAW NEWZ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris White
    Last summer when Donald Trump announced he was running for the GOP presidential nomination, few, if any, political pundits were willing to give him a chance. Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, however, was willing to stick her neck out and buck conventional wisdom, saying Trump should not be underestimated and she predicted he may very well end up as the GOP nominee. That got a laugh out of Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle, who was so certain that Trump had zero chance, he offered to buy Mika a brand-new truck if Trump won the nomination. As the months went by...
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • For Confronting Critic, Morning Joe Creams Cruz, Hails Hillary

    05/03/2016 7:25:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of our Media Bias categories at NewsBusters is Double Standards. There was a classic example of the phenomenon on today's Morning Joe. The show's running theme was relentless mockery and ridicule of Ted Cruz for crossing the street yesterday to calmly debate a group of Trump supporters. But later in the show, when a clip was run of Hillary being confronted by a West Virginian over her boast that she would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," the panel reverentially praised Clinton, giving her "credit" for her courage in doing so. The panel...
  • MSNBC'S Hunt: Cruz Camp Saying Indiana Is Ted's Alamo

    04/27/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” political correspondent Kasie Hunt said the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is describing Indiana is the candidate’s “Alamo.”
  • Heilemann Calls Willie Geist's Claim of Wearing 'Church Clothes' a 'Lie'

    04/18/2016 5:14:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Heilemann: self-appointed avenging angel and scourge of lies and liars? Earlier this month, Heilemann accused Dan Senor to his face of "lying" about Paul Ryan's presidential ambitions. Heilemann was back at his accusatory beat on today's Morning Joe, this time making the affable Willie Geist, of all people, his target. Morning Joe rolled a clip of the opening of Geist's hosting debut of NBC Sunday Today yesterday. Willie told viewers they were welcome to hang out on their couches in sweatpants, while he got dressed in his "church clothes." Heilemann jumped ugly: "Do you think it was a good...
  • Another liberal tax evader wants you to pay more taxes

    04/14/2016 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-16 | DrJohn
    Bono understands your plight. He knows you pay a lot in taxes. He wants you to pay more: Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist Bono called for the U.S. to send more assistance to Europe to shore up the European Union as it buckles under the Third World migrant crisis, even though Americans are struggling to bear their own tax burdens. “I know the American taxpayer is really hurting at the moment and the same in Europe,” Bono said. “But I think between Europe and America there is a consensus building that, you know, the corruption...
  • Joe Scarborough: Obama 'Rigged' Clinton Email Probe

    04/12/2016 6:37:29 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Monday accused President Barack Obama of rigging the process in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while the FBI continues its investigation into her use of a private email server, after Obama offered a "guarantee" Sunday that there is no political influence into the probe. "He said he wasn't going to talk to the attorney general about the pending investigation, but he just did, as he did back in October when he said, 'No national security issues here. Nothing to see, move along," Scarborough said during a panel discussion on his "Morning Joe" program about an...
  • Bono: Refugee Crisis ‘Threatens the Very Existence of Europe,’ Could Be a Challenge U.S. President

    04/12/2016 7:31:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bono, the lead vocalist of rock band U2, offered warning about the refugee crisis taking place due to turmoil in the Middle East and in Africa. Bono told “Morning Joe” this crisis threatens the existence of Europe and could be a hurdle for the next president of the United States to overcome. “What I learned from my trip along the border of Somalia and these camps along the borders of Syria saying – but what I learned from that trip with a lot of this work to get undone and furthermore, that it threatens the...
  • Rigged': Morning Joe Rips Hillary Investigation, Delegate System

    04/11/2016 9:10:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The words of the day at Morning Joe today were "rigged, rigged, rigged, rigged." The reference was to the delegate selection process in both parties and the FBI investigation/Justice Department decision-making process regarding Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information on her private server. While the panel discussed problems in the Republican process, the most glaring example given of a rigged system was the situation in Wyoming, where over the weekend Bernie Sanders scored a double-digit win among actual voters over Hillary Clinton . . . but came away with fewer delegates. As to the email scandal, clips were played from...
  • Bernie: You Think I'm Radical? 'Read What the Pope Is Writing'

    04/08/2016 6:33:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it say about Bernie Sanders--and the Pope--that when it comes to economics, Sanders sees Pope Francis as more "radical" than he is? Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Sanders discussed the news that he has been invited to visit the Vatican. Sanders mentioned that [other than on social issues] he is a "big, big fan of the Pope." Said Sanders: "people think Bernie Sanders is radical. Uh-uh. Read what the Pope is writing." Sanders went on to describe the Pope's views on economics: "he's talking about the idolatry of money, the worship of money, the greed that's out there...
  • Mika: Trump's Not Lying—'He's Making People Think'

    04/07/2016 6:58:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Virtually every morning, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough vociferously reject the notion that they're in the tank for Donald Trump. And it's true that in word and print they can occasionally be critical of him. But on today's Morning Joe, Mika came up with an odd defense to the assertion that Trump often lies: "He's not just blurting out outright lies--he's kind of making people think in some ways." Um, okay. Mika's odd formulation came in response to the allegation by guest Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama Defense Department official with expertise on Russia, who has a current Politico piece...
  • Scarborough: Paul Ryan more likely to be GOP nominee than Cruz

    04/06/2016 8:07:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/6/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough thinks House Speaker Paul Ryan, who will arrive in Cleveland this July as chairman of the Republican National Convention, has a better chance of becoming the GOP presidential nominee than Ted Cruz. "Ted Cruz will never be the nominee," the former Florida congressman said matter-of-factly on his program Wednesday morning. "You don't think he's the second most likely nominee?" a panelist responded. "No. Not even close," Scarborough shot back. The same panelist then asked Scarborough "who's more likely to be the nominee?" "You know what? Paul Ryan," he responded. "You name the list. [Cruz] right now –...
  • Morning Joe's Lame Hillary Interview: No Email, No Transcripts, Should Bernie Get Out?

    04/06/2016 7:47:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your weak, servile interview. This was pitiful. Given the chance to interview Hillary Clinton on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski failed to ask a single tough question. Nothing about the email scandal. Nothing about the transcripts of her big-dollar speeches to Wall Street. Nothing about having lost seven of the last eight races to Bernie Sanders. Instead, Joe and Mika lobbed a series of super-slow softballs. Examples: it must feel good to be back in New York and sleep in your own bed. Multiple questions as to whether Bernie is qualified to be president. Wondering...
  • Hillary Wants Clinton Foundation Donor To Moderate Next Debate And MSNBC Host Can’t Believe It

    04/04/2016 11:01:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2016 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski on Monday was heavily critical of Hillary Clinton’s decision to agree to a debate moderated by ABC host and longtime Clinton ally George Stephanopoulos. “Are you kidding me?” Brzezinski asked. During an interview with Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Clinton confirmed that she had agreed to a debate on “Good Morning America,” which Stephanopoulos co-hosts ... She wants to do a debate with George Stephanopoulos as the moderator?” “Didn’t he work for her? Didn’t he donate to the Clinton Foundation?” ... Stephanopoulos served as communications director in the Bill Clinton White House. He has also donated...
  • Trump leaves the conservative establishment arrogant and unmoored (they always were)

    04/02/2016 10:24:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 54 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 2 at 11:06 PM | Joe Scarborough
    Trump leaves the conservative establishment arrogant and unmoored By Joe Scarborough April 2 at 11:06 PM When members of Manhattan’s media elite come to Mark Halperin’s home for dinner, Halperin likes to ask his guests whether they have spent more time in Paris or Staten Island. More often than not, his guests select the destination that does not offer regular ferry service from Battery Park. Halperin’s dinner quiz provides a glimpse into what conservatives have long mocked as the cloistered existence of liberal elites who report on a nation they don’t understand. Republican critics have long complained that these media...
  • Cokie Roberts: Doesn't FBI Have Better Things To Do Than Investigate Hillary?

    03/30/2016 5:02:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC might have to build a deeper tank . . . so that Cokie Roberts can dive into it for Hillary. On today's Morning Joe, Roberts of NPR complained about the resources the FBI is devoting to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's misuse of email. Carped Cokie: "Don't they have other problems? There's no crime in the country they should be worrying about?" Roberts' timing could hardly have been worse. Just moments before, Joe Scarborough pointed out that last week it was revealed that 22 of the emails on Hillary's server "were so sensitive that the state department said releasing...
  • Ultimate Insult—Morning Joe Wonders: Why Can't Obama Be as Tough as French Prez?

    03/23/2016 6:02:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of James Taranto's recurring categories in his WSJ Best of the Web Today column is "the soft bigotry of low expectations." We have a great candidate for it from today's Morning Joe, as, expressing the sentiment of Americans at large, Joe Scarborough asked: "why can't our president be as tough as France's president?" Ouch. From Scarborough to Mika Brzezinski to Nicolle Wallace, Rudy Giuliani to Michael Hayden, the condemnation of President Obama's weak, shades-wearing, wave-doing, grinning response to the Brussels outrage was relentless. Most brutal and disturbing of all was the assessement of former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who...
  • Wallace: SoCons Aside, Republicans Should Consider Supporting Hillary

    03/21/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your Hobson's Choice . . . on today's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, citing GOP consultants, suggested that--other than social conservatives--Republicans concerned with foreign policy should consider supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Hillary supporter Harold Ford, Jr. could be heard chiming in with a "well said." Wallace was echoing the argument laid out by Joe Scarborough: that on a range of issues from foreign intervention to Israel, taxing the rich to breaking up the banks, Clinton's positions are closer to those of the GOP establishment than Trump's. But Joe, Nicolle and those Republican consultants are forgetting one overriding...
  • 'Pathetic, Sniveling': Mika Boots FL's Rick Scott for Ducking on Trump's 'Islam Hates Us'

    03/10/2016 5:45:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough usually sets the tone on Morning Joe. But today, Mika Brzezinski took the lead, abruptly booting Florida Governor Rick Scott from the show today for his refusal to comment substantively on Donald Trump's statement yesterday that "Islam hates us." As Scott repeated various bland statements about Florida, Mika could be heard muttering "wrap it" and "no, no." After a final try at getting Scott to respond, Mika curtly announced "we will move on now. Thanks." When the show returned after a break, Mika excoriated Scott, calling his performance "weak, sniveling political wavering," saying he was "pathetic" and that...
  • Angry Cokie Asks Trump: Are You 'Proud' of Promoting Schoolkid Racism?

    03/09/2016 6:03:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 118 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Laugh line of the morning comes from Cokie Roberts' Wikipedia entry: "Some have questioned Roberts' objectivity as a journalist." Some, indeed. On today's Morning Joe, NPR-ite Roberts, her eyes flashing with anger, asked Donald Trump whether he was "proud" of promoting racism among schoolkids: "There have been incidents of children, white children, pointing to their darker skinned classmates and saying 'you'll be deported when Donald Trump is president.' . . . Are you proud of that?" Calling it a "very nasty question," Trump replied "I'm not proud of it because I didn't even hear of it. And I don't like...
  • Morning Joe Laughs as Hunt Reports GOP Establishment 'Despair, Heavy Drinking'

    03/07/2016 4:42:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Members of the Morning Joe panel got a good laugh today as Al Hunt reported on anguish in establishment GOP ranks. Hunt said that he "was at an event Saturday night with a lot of establishment Republicans and some Rubio people and despair so understates the case. [ Laughter ] I -- really, I've never seen anything like it. There was a lot of heavy drinking" after that. A bit later, Hunt imagined a scenario in which someone informs Mitch McConnell that they had figured out a way to stop Trump: with Ted Cruz, "at which point Mitch has a...
  • Former AG Rejects VandeHei Suggestion Hillary Wouldn't Be Charged in Email Probe

    03/03/2016 5:05:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Members of the Morning Joe panel tried their best to block and tackle for Hillary given the revelation that the person who set up her server has been granted immunity. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said the most troubling issue is the way things got from the SIPRnet--a Pentagon system used for exchanging Secret information--to Hillary's server. Mukasey explained that someone must have taken something off SIPRnet and either transcribed it or summarized it and then put it on her server. Politico's Jim VandeHei suggested hopefully that if charges are brought it would be against the "staffers" who did that,...
  • Morning Joe's Big 'Told You So' on Trump Success

    03/02/2016 8:34:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe, in the person of Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, took a victory lap this morning on the occasion of Donald Trump's impressive Super Tuesday victories. The theme of the opening half-hour: we told you so. Their point: from the day he announced his candidacy, the Morning Joe team took Trump seriously and said he could be a real factor. In contrast, the poobahs of politics and media made fools of themselves predicting Trump's imminent demise. In an amusing spike-the-ball display, Morning Joe went to the length of producing a montage of its greatest hits, juxtaposing clips...