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  • Mika Brzezinski: 'Everyone Should Ban' Kellyanne Conway

    03/21/2017 1:21:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/21/17 08:12 AM EDT | by JOE CONCHA -
    SNBC's Mika Brzezinski ramped up her criticism of President Trump and his top advisers in an interview published Tuesday, advising all media outlets that they should no longer put Kellyanne Conway on the air. "I feel even more so that everyone should ban her," Brzezinski told Variety magazine in reference to her February announcement that Conway would no longer be booked on "Morning Joe." "I’m surprised that these little acrobatic games are played with her on live national television. I think it denigrates what we do. It’s clear she doesn’t bring anything to the table. It’s clear she doesn’t know...
  • OMB Director Mick Mulvaney makes mincemeat of CBO scoring of health care plan

    03/14/2017 12:30:23 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you haven’t seen OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in action, do yourself a favor and watch the video here. On today’s Morning Joe, Mulvaney showed himself to be smart, well-spoken, undefensive and down-to-earth as he systematically demolished Mika’s, and by extension, the CBO’s, claims about the Trump admin’s health care proposal. Before Mulvaney appeared, the panel had engaged in extended hand-wringing over the loss of coverage that the CBO has projected. Mulvaney made three telling points: View the video here.
  • President Trump Unfollows 'Morning Joe' Hosts On Twitter (given up watching them in the morning)

    03/12/2017 5:17:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 3/12/17 4:58 PM | By CAITLIN YILEK (@HAUSOFCAIT)
    President Trump has unfollowed "Morning Joe" anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Twitter. A CNN report, which recorded all of the Twitter users the president followed March 6, had the MSNBC co-hosts on the list. At some point in the next six days, Trump unfollowed them. Criticized for being too cozy with Trump during the beginning of the presidential campaign, Scarborough and Brzezinski have been sharply critical of the president in recent weeks. An unnamed adviser told the Associated Press in February that the decrease in Trump's early-morning tweets were a result of the president no longer watching "Morning...
  • Steve Schmidt: Trump’s ‘non-stop lying’ will destroy presidency, ‘precipitate international crisis’

    03/09/2017 7:02:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shortly before the presidential election, GOP public relations worker Steve Schmidt saw Hillary Clinton “trending over 400” electoral college votes. He also predicted that Dems would retake the Senate and were “close” to retaking the House. We know how all that played out. So you probably want to take this morning’s comments from the man who brought you John McCain’s 2008 campaign with a gargantuan grain of salt. Asked on Morning Joe what he would tell President Trump regarding his assertion that President Obama tapped his phones, Schmidt went on a rant. Lowlights: “This makes you look unhinged . ....
  • WaPo’s Ignatius: 300 Possible Terrorists Travel Ban Would Have Stopped is a ‘Tiny Number’

    03/07/2017 5:41:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For David Ignatius, what is an acceptable number of terrorists and terrorist attacks in the United States? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Ignatius, of the Washington Post, was discussing the Trump admin statement that since 9/11, 300 people admitted from countries on the reissued executive order have been subject to “criminal, counter-terrorism investigations.” Sniffed Ignatius: that’s a “tiny number.” Really? If those 300 had not been caught up in counter-terrorism investigations, how many would have carried out terrorist attacks? If only 1-in-20 had, that would be 15 terrorist attacks. Fifteen San Bernadinos, Pulses. Even one. Tiny? View...
  • MSNBC Host Mika Loses It on Morning Joe: “This Presidency Is Fake and Failed” (VIDEO)

    03/06/2017 8:28:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    GP ^ | 03/06/17 | Jim Hoft
    Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski went off on President Trump on Monday morning.   The far left host told the MSNBC audience she has lost hope and her mind is closed.   Mika: I had hope and an open mind and I have lost hope completely and my mind is closed. This presidency is fake and failed.   Someone get her a tissue.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSDYfJIZ-t4
  • Mika Tearfully Tells Viewers of Trump: 'If People out There Feel Nervous, We Do Too'

    03/06/2017 7:03:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    news.grabien.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017 | Staff
    ‘This is not funny, this is really bad’ President Trump's wiretap tweets struck an emotional chord with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi. The morning anchor fought back tears Monday morning as she told viewers that "we are all really nervous" about what the Trump Administration is going to do. "This is not funny," Brzezinski told her audience. "This is really bad. Just for the record, we are all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do too. We don’t think this is funny." The host also issued a direct appeal to Trump's staff, asking them how they can look...
  • Morning Joe questions Trump's 'stability,' says US 'in crisis'

    03/06/2017 7:02:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe suffered a split personality today over President Trump's tweets alleging that President Obama had tapped his phones. On the one hand, 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." But at the same time, Joe Scarborough zeroed in on former Obama spox Josh Earnest's "very legalistic" responses to questioning by ABC's Martha Raddatz. On This Week, Raddatz cited former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau's tweet, warning "I'd be careful...
  • Kasie Hunt Warns Dems on Sessions: ‘Americans Sick of Faux Outrage’

    03/03/2017 5:44:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann were leading an overheated charge against Jeff Sessions on today’s Morning Joe, when a surprising note of caution came from an unexpected source: Kasie Hunt. Hunt is an MSNBC correspondent, not a commentator, nor someone suspected of harboring hidden conservative leanings. Yet Hunt issued a blunt assessment on Dem dealings over Sessions. Observing that there’s danger for Dems if they overplay their hand, Hunt said: “I think one of the lessons we learned in the 2016 election is Americans are sick of foul outrage.” View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Praises Trump Address: 'Best Speech He's Given'

    03/01/2017 11:02:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At the beginning of the primary season, the Huffington Post infamously consigned coverage of Donald Trump's campaign to its entertainment section. So it was striking that on today's Morning Joe, it was HuffPo's Sam Stein who chided his fellow liberals for refusing to acknowledge the obvious: that President Trump gave a good speech last night [see Stein's tweet, below.] Stein's take was echoed across the panel. Mark Halperin called it Trump's best speech ever, an assessment shared by Chris Cillizza. Joe Scarborough, who has been very tough on Stephen Miller, gave him high marks for writing such a good speech....
  • Morning Joe Panel Terrified That Trump Wants to Win Wars

    02/28/2017 4:54:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 28, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    On Morning Joe Tuesday, the panel discussed President Donald Trump's upcoming address that evening to a joint-session of Congress. The speech expected to cover his latest budget proposal, including a $54 billion increase in defense spending from which the panel deduced that the Commander-in-Chief "does not sound like a peace-time president." "That is a tremendous amount of money to spend on ramping up the military," ​ New York Times political reporter Jeremy Peters said. "$54 billion. That does not to me sound like a peace-time president." Co-host Mika Brezinski looked to hype Trump as erratic and said, "When you hear it in its totality from a president who undermines judiciary, president who flouts First Amendment...
  • BRZEZINSKI: ‘OUR JOB’ IS TO CONTROL ‘EXACTLY WHAT PEOPLE THINK’

    02/22/2017 6:04:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    news.grabien.com ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Staff
    Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media. "And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think," Brzezinski said. "And that, that is our job." SCARBOROUGH: "Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I...
  • Heilemann: Trump's War On Media "Incitement" For An Oklahoma City Bombing

    02/21/2017 6:54:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Heilemann: Trump's War On Media "Incitement" For An Oklahoma City Bombing Posted By Ian Schwartz On Date February 20, 2017 Former Bloomberg TV host John Heilemann said Monday on MSNBC's Morning Joe that he is worried that President Trump is inciting "elements in our country that may go ahead and do something" on the scale of the Oklahoma City bombing. Heilemann is afraid that when Trump calls the media the "enemy of the people," that someone may take that "seriously" and use it as a motive to commit an act of domestic terror. "He has been waging war on the...
  • ‘Thank you, Jesus’: Morning Joe’s Chorus of Praise for McMaster Pick

    02/21/2017 6:18:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle, of all people, set the tone for the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe, exclaiming “thank you, Jesus” in response to President Trump’s pick of H.R. McMaster to take over from Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. The segment was one belated Valentines Day bouquet of praise of McMaster, coming from members of the panel itself as well as in quotes from a bi-partisan array that included several critics of the president, notably including John McCain. Perhaps even more significant than the accolades for McMaster was the suggestion that his selection reflected well on President Trump himself. View...
  • Haughty Joe Scarborough Warns Trump: ‘The Press Always Wins’

    02/18/2017 8:50:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Alexis Thomasi
    Thursday on Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough urged Donald Trump to realize that “the press always wins” in fights withpoliticians. In the same hour, Scarborough criticized an editorial in The Wall Street Journal for not focusing on, what he considered to be, the most important points following former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation. Scarborough huffed, “Donald Trump has tried to delegitimize the courts…Don't screw with federal judges it never turns out well for you. And the courts won that round. He is trying to delegitimize the press the press has risen up over the past couple of weeks. And...
  • 'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski: This is a 'fake presidency'

    02/16/2017 10:19:31 AM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    Responding to President Donald Trump's assertions that much of the reporting on his administration is "fake news," MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski called Trump's presidency "fake" during Thursday's "Morning Joe" show. Brzezinski and cohost Joe Scarborough described a series of misleading statements made by Trump's representatives, including top advisers Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller, to the media over the past week.
  • Mika doesn’t want Kellyanne to appear on Morning Joe

    02/15/2017 7:06:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As far as Mika Brzezinski is concerned, Kellyanne Conway should not be permitted to appear on Morning Joe. Said Mika this morning: “Joe was just saying that she books herself on these shows, we know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it. Because I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true.” Later, Mika laid down a personal marker, a virtual ultimatum. Warning Conway not to contact the show, Mika said: “I will say, Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show. At least, as long as I’m...
  • 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 Mauls Stephen Miller on Sunday Shows: 'Horrendous'

    02/13/2017 8:34:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Morning Joe had a hook, they would have yanked presidential advisor Stephen Miller off the set of the Sunday shows he appeared on yesterday. Today's Morning Joe devoted a long segment to eviscerating his performance. The essence of the criticism was two-fold. First, that Miller spoke too much about his personal views rather than those of the president he serves. Second, that in declaring that the powers of the president to protect the country "will not be questioned" he was expressing an undemocratic view running counter to the principle of judicial review. View the video.
  • Scarborough: Stephen Miller ‘a very young person on power trip in White House’

    01/30/2017 6:14:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Over the weekend, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were given extraordinary access to President Trump and his foreign policy team. On today’s Morning Joe, they gave their takeaways from their interview of the president and a number of his senior advisors. Scarborough painted a picture of White House staffers in a battle with the senior foreign policy team. Scarborough singled out Stephen Miller, saying “you’ve got a very young person in the White House on a power trip thinking that you can just write executive orders and tell all of your cabinet agencies to go to hell.” View the video...
  • Cokie Roberts: Shutting Out Syrian Refugees Like ‘Shutting Jews Out During WWII’

    01/25/2017 5:54:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 106 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Question for Cokie Roberts: how many refugees admitted into the US during WWII went on to commit mass-murder terrorist acts in our country? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Cokie contended that shutting out Syrian refugees would be like “shutting the Jews out during World War II.” Roberts made her remark in the context of claiming that the plans President Trump has announced are “extremely dangerous for the United States of America.” View the video here.
  • Morning Joe to Aides Who Counseled Trump’s Combativeness: ‘You’re a Disgrace, Leave Today’

    01/23/2017 7:11:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 115 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An extraordinary first half-hour of Morning Joe today. The thesis was that President Trump had gotten off on a seriously bad foot by failing to look back at history in his inauguration speech, sending a first and ungracious tweet about the Women’s Marches, sending Sean Spicer out to berate the press over crowd-size reporting, and above all for a self-referential, boastful, angry speech, referencing crowd size, given while standing in front of the wall of fallen heroes at the CIA. And the message, delivered repeatedly and in the starkest terms, by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, was that those aides...
  • Katy Tur: Trump Tried to Pull Me Onstage To Wave Like ‘a Wife or Something’

    01/13/2017 7:10:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the reporters with whom Donald Trump sparred during his campaign, a favorite target was NBC’s Katy Tur. Trump called Tur out by name more than once, as here and here. So it was fascinating to hear Tur, appearing on today’s Morning Joe, report that Trump was very friendly to her behind the scenes. She described two anecdotes. In the first, said Tur, Trump tried to pull her up on the stage to wave to the crowd “as if I was his wife or something.” View the video here.
  • ‘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.
  • WaPo’s Richard Cohen Rips Obama’s Failure of Leadership: ‘Waved a Droopy Flag’

    12/27/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is no conservative, and certainly no fan of Donald Trump. The headline of a column he wrote during the campaign, after all, was “Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth.” Which makes his column of today, “Thanks to no-drama Obama, American leadership is gone,” which absolutely rips the bark off Barack Obama, all the more remarkable. Observing that Obama “has been all too happy to preside over the loss of American influence,” he describes the current president as having “waved a droopy flag. He did not want to make America great again. It was great enough...
  • Trump to Mika: ‘Let It Be an Arms Race: We Will Outlast, Outmatch them All’

    12/23/2016 6:07:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was the strangest of settings for some very serious breaking news. There was Mika Brzezinski, cuddled up in her flannels on Morning Joe‘s special Christmas set. In the previous segment, Joe Scarborough had grilled Sean Spicer, whom President-elect Trump yesterday named as his White House spokesman, over Trump’s tweet of yesterday in which he said that the US needed to greatly strengthen its nuclear arsenal. Spicer repeatedly refused to say that the Trump tweet came in response from a statement by Vladimir Putin, just hours earlier, announcing Russia’s intention to strengthen its own nuclear arsenal. When the show returned...
  • Barnicle: Obama Had ‘Great’ Presidency ‘With a Few Minor Ripples Like Syria’

    12/19/2016 5:33:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Shades of “other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?” . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle claimed that Barack Obama had a “great, outstanding” presidency, “with a few minor ripples like Syria.” So the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians, traceable to Obama’s abandonment of his red line, is a “minor ripple?” How callous can Barnicle be? And as bad as was Obama’s failure on Syria, it is just one of a string of fiascos at his feet, from the rise of ISIS, to Iran, Libya, and on the domestic front, a record...
  • MSNBC Host Has Quite Possibly the BEST Reaction to Hillary’s Recount Efforts…

    11/29/2016 3:08:33 PM PST · by bigbob · 24 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 11-29-16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Typically, MSNBC isn’t a place you go to find a fair opinion about Donald Trump. They have made it pretty clear over there that they aren’t interested in defending Trump on anything. However, every once in awhile over at ‘Morning Joe’ we hear a voice of reason. Joe Scarborough could barely contain himself when he was remembering how Hillary Clinton bashed Trump over his comments about respecting the election results. She ran around for weeks warning us about how Trump would never accept defeat and how silly he was for talking about voter fraud. Now she’s doing exactly what she...
  • Mika’s Shockingly Scorches Elizabeth Warren: ‘Tired of this Act,’ ‘Shrill, Almost Unhinged’

    11/29/2016 6:03:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 111 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Earlier in this presidential election cycle, Mika Brzezinski was a big Elizabeth Warren booster, repeatedly urging her to throw her hat into the ring. So it was nothing short of stunning to see Brzezinski go on a blistering attack against Warren on today’s Morning Joe. The segment began with a clip of Warren in essence declaring war on Republicans, claiming Dems had won more presidential and senatorial votes, and that they weren’t intending to “whimper, whine or grovel.” Wondered Mika: “do you lead with anger? . . I am getting tired of this act.” “There’s an anger there that was...
  • Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne Conway Going ‘Rogue’ With Romney Criticism

    11/28/2016 6:02:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I suggested yesterday that Kellyanne Conway was being “less than loyal” to Donald Trump by sharply criticizing Mitt Romney on the Sunday shows, some readers took issue, surmising that Trump himself had encouraged Conway’s attacks. But today’s Morning Joe reported as Breaking News that two sources at the top of the transition say that Trump is “furious” at Conway for her comments, notably her suggestion that Trump had “betrayed” his supporters by considering Romney for Secretary of State. The sources described Conway as having gone “rogue.” Scarborough read a response from Conway in which she called the comments “sexist”...
  • Morning Joe Continues Anti-Rudy Rampage: Off Camera, People Say He’s ‘a Few Steps Slower’ Mentally

    11/21/2016 6:05:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Last week, we reported on Morning Joe ripping the notion of Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of State, with Joe Scarborough saying “he’s temperamentally not qualified to be, and he’s not qualified to be it based on any experience or training or any contacts.” This morning, the show was still on its anti-Rudy rampage, with Scarborough stating: “it’s one of these things that everybody says off camera. I’m going to tell you it to you on camera . . . Even people close to Trump say Rudy Giuliani mentally is a few steps slower than he was several years ago.” View...
  • Morning Joe Rips Rudy, Bolton for SecState, Calls Corker ‘No-Brainer’ for Job

    11/15/2016 3:17:45 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe spent its opening segment scalding the notion of either Rudy Giuliani or John Bolton as Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Giuliani was described as completely unqualified for the job, and someone who has personally profited off national security matters, a la the Clintons. Bolton was blasted as a “neo-con on steroids” whose views are out of sync with Trump’s, and is “donor-driven,” with Sheldon Adelson’s name being dropped. So who’s Scarborough and company’s pick for SecState? Joe and Mike Barnicle called the selection of Tennessee Senator Bob Corker a “no-brainer.” Maybe so, but not necessarily in...
  • Star is Born? Donald Trump, Jr.’s Impressive Morning Joe Appearance

    11/08/2016 7:34:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ivanka has attracted attention as the Trump most likely to have a significant political future. But don’t sleep on Donald Trump, Jr. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Trump, Jr. was impressively thoughtful, articulate, substantive and nuanced, without for one second backing down from making his case forcefully and unapologetically. For a taste of Trump, Jr., view the video as he unblinkingly attacks the double standard, asserting that any average American who had done what Hillary did with her email would be in jail. And when Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post scoffs at his assertion that African-Americans and Hispanics speak...
  • WikiLeaks: Because they can’t tolerate even one dissenting voice, DNC wanted to silence Morning Joe

    11/07/2016 10:45:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    You WILL goose step along, or endure the wrath It’s no secret that MSNBC is the home of abject liberal lunacy. You can tune in morning, noon, or night, and it’s a safe bet that you’ll see virtually every flavor of left-wing craziness on display. Except - on rare occasions - during the “Morning Joe” show. There, sometimes, you will find people willing to buck the network’s obvious bias in favor of a few minutes of reality. ...And that was too much for the DNC.
  • ‘Vote for the Crook, It’s Important?’

    11/02/2016 5:54:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Readers will remember the runoff race for governor of Louisiana in 1991 in which the notoriously corrupt Edwin Edwards faced off against ex-Klansman David Duke. The race spawned the greatest bumper sticker in American political history: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.” Now it looks like Hillary might need that same kind of sentiment if she’s going to win. Take two telling anecdotes from today’s Morning Joe. First, Eddie Glaude, Jr., chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, told of someone in an airport telling him “if there’s a crook who is going to go into the cockpit, who knows how...
  • Way We Were: Morning Joe Montage Mocks Dem Hypocrisy on Comey

    11/01/2016 5:51:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Readers have likely already seen montages of major Dems lavishly praising FBI Director James Comey after he announced in July that he wouldn’t be recommending the indictment of Hillary Clinton. Those same Dems turned on Comey with a vengeance when this past Friday he announced that the FBI was looking into newly-discovered emails that could be pertinent to its investigation. Morning Joe took the flaying of Dem hypocrisy to another level today, setting its montage to Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were.” And when the camera cut back to the set, there were Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, overcome by...
  • ‘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...
  • Mika Plays the Mentally-Ill Card: Trump ‘Very Sick, Troubled, Disturbed’

    09/30/2016 6:15:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski prefaced her remarks by saying she wanted to phrase them “carefully,” but then, in the most careless way, Brzezinski clearly accused Donald Trump of being mentally ill. On today’s Morning Joe, reacting to a depiction of Trump by New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters that Trump is unable to take criticism of his performance, leading his advisers to communicate with him via the media, Mika said that was “very sick” and “it sounds like they’re dealing with someone who, doesn’t—how do I say this carefully—is very troubled, is very disturbed.” View the video here.
  • Whoops! MSNBC Graphic on ‘Colleg-Educated’ Voters

    09/22/2016 9:05:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the words to misspell . . . A segment on voter demographics on today’s Morning Joe focused on the phenomenon of Trump doing less well among college-educated white voters than past Republican presidential candidates. So it was amusing to note that the MSNBC screen graphic read [emphasis added] “Why Trump is Losing Colleg–Educated White Voters.”
  • 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.
  • MTV’s Cox: ‘If Hillary Wins, It’ll Be Because Black and Brown People Saved Us’

    09/15/2016 7:08:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Americans of color to the rescue? That’s how MTV‘s Ana Marie Cox sees it. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Cox said: “I feel like if Hillary Clinton wins in the fall, it will be because the black and brown people of America have saved us, like they do a lot of time.” Cox, perhaps best known as founder of the Wonkette blog, was preceded on set by Marcela Valdes of the New York Times, whose recent article noted the lack of political engagement in Latino culture [emphasis added]: “through all my conversations, I began to fear the real roots of...
  • Dream On: HuffPo’s Stein Says ‘Deplorables’ Can Work to Hillary’s Advantage

    09/13/2016 11:28:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As liberal pundits go, I find Sam Stein among the least objectionable—a low bar to be sure. The HuffPo editor has a streak of fairness to him. But on today’s Morning Joe, Stein served up some absurd spin on Hillary’s “basket of deplorables.” “Deplorables,” according to Stein, in a way “does work to her advantage.” Why? Because some moderate Republicans will “look at this division between the deplorables and the non-deplorables . . . and do say to themselves: do I want to be part of that?” A kind of snob appeal, Sam? Don’t think so, and even Joe Scarborough,...
  • 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...
  • Morning Joe Rips Trump Mex Trip: 'Flip-Flop, Nonsensical, Sociopath'

    08/31/2016 6:05:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What was your reaction upon waking to the news of Trump's planned trip to visit with the President of Mexico? This Insurrectionist saw it as a bold move that might help him appeal to various voting groups. Morning Joe has been on an anti-Trump riff, but even so one anticipated that at least someone on the panel would applaud Trump's gambit. Wrong. Across the board, the Morning Joe gang ripped and ridiculed Trump's trip. Joe Scarborough set the tone, mockingly pointing out that Trump and the Mexican president will be "very excited" since their combined approval ratings will reach 50%....
  • Trump gets personal in 'Morning Joe' attacks

    08/22/2016 10:10:20 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump DONALD TRUMP on Monday escalated his feud with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by attacking co-host Mika Brzezinski’s intelligence. "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!" Trump implied a romantic relationship between Brzezinski and fellow co-host Joe Scarborough in tweets marking the latest shots fired in the GOP White House nominee's war on the media. The comments came the same morning Scarborough and Brzezinski mocked a recent speech from Trump in Fredericksburg, Va., which they found rambling. "He belted like, honestly ... like he's had...
  • Trump threatens to 'tell the real story' about Morning Joe 'clowns'

    08/22/2016 5:44:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/22/16 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC's morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being "neurotic" and a "mess" and both of them as being "two clowns." "Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!" Trump tweeted Monday, referring specifically to Mika Brzezinski, in response to the first hour and 20 minutes of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump offered another personal broadside. "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend,...
  • Mika Worries More Hillary Emails Could Cause ‘Epic Implosion’ That Would ‘Bring Down Campaign’

    08/11/2016 6:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 131 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A few days ago in our Quick Hits feature, this Insurrectionist wrote “the server is a Sword of Damocles over Hillary’s campaign. Whatever the polls may say, Clinton knows that she is just one disclosure away from disaster.” Has Mika Brzezinski heard the hair holding that Sword start to fray? Today’s Morning Joe reported on the disclosure that a senior Clinton Foundation official had contacted close Hillary advisers Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills to request, as something “very important,” that they set up a contact between a billionaire foreign Foundation donor and the US ambassador to Lebanon. Reacting, Mika said...
  • Mika Brzezinski Learns About 'Furries' | msnbc (from 2014)

    08/07/2016 12:20:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2014 | MSNBC
    Mika Brzezinski learns what a "Furry" is and promptly runs off set.
  • Clinton Campaign Continues to Blame Others for Emailing Classified Material to Hillary

    08/01/2016 9:22:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As we reported yesterday, in her Fox News Sunday appearance, Hillary Clinton blamed “professionals” on whom she was “entitled to rely” who “made the wrong call” by sending her classified material. Appearing today on Morning Joe, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook continued to blame others, whining that the emails containing classified materials came from “long-time tenured State Department professionals.” But as Scarborough and others on the panel pointed out, Hillary forced others into sending her classified information in an improper way because she only maintained email on her private server. View the video here.
  • 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...