Skip to comments.Mika's Cheney-Darth Vader Mock Jolts Joe to Dial 1-800-NEWSBUSTERS
Posted on 10/12/2007 5:39:02 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Sure, we know when we're being used. The folks at "Morning Joe" are well aware that if letting go with a little liberal bias is likely to cause us to cover them, mentioning NewsBusters by name virtually guarantees that an item will follow here in short order. But if the MSNBC show wants to play the homely-if-roundheeled high school girl striving for attention, NB is happy, as the popular QB of liberal-media busting, to oblige.
And so it was that on this morning's episode, newsreader Mika Brzezinski, much like the girl at the beach who accidentally-on-purpose lets the bikini strap slip, made a transparently intentional "mistake," confusing Dick Cheney with Darth Vader. That in turn prompted host Joe Scarborough, in mock horror at Mika's exposure of too much liberal skin, to call for NewsBusters. The incident occurred during Mika's 6:11 A.M. EDT newsreading of an otherwise innocuous item.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Residents of Alberquerque, New Mexico treated to an amazing light show last night. Hot air balloons lit up the night sky for one of the most spectacular moments of the Alburquerque Balloon Fiesta. Spectator favorites this year included a dragon-shaped balloon, a flying house, and [pause for effect] the nefarious Dick Cheney -- I'm sorry -- Darth Vader.Note to Mika: when Lynne Cheney jokes about Darth Vader, it's self-deprecating. When you do it, it's just plain deprecating. Now, if you wanted to break out a Mr. Peanut doll . . .
JOE SCARBOROUGH [in mock horror]: What is this? Hey Chris [MJ producer Chris Licht, pictured here], Chris. Can you call our friends at NewsBusters?
BRZEZINSKI: I'm just kidding.
SCARBOROUGH: I'm serious [no he wasn't], that was in the middle of your newscast, for God's sake.
BRZEZINSKI: Come on, Lynne Cheney had fun with it, she went on the "Daily Show" with a Darth Vader [toy].
SCARBOROUGH: Quarantine those kind of comments to the editorial page.
WILLIE GEIST [to Mika]: You have to be more subtle about it.
SCARBOROUGH: This is blamed on me.
BRZEZINSKI: You should be blamed.
SCARBOROUGH: Call 1-800-NEWSBUSTERS. And you know what, when I do that [the rare occasions when Joe criticizes Dems] call 1-800-MEDIAMATTERS.
BRZEZINSKI: You guys can't take a joke. Get over yourselves.
SCARBOROUGH: Make a joke about Democrats, some time, why don't you?
Mika mocks about Cheney-Darth Vader; Scarborough dials NewsBusters. Ping to Today show list.
Who is Joe Scarborough?
Who is Joe Scarborough?
Broadcast or print, media... the profession of no standards.
The few decent, knowledgeable and honorable persons left in that profession are driven by personal standards alone.
Joe as a baby...
Joe as a young boy...
Joe's favorite actor...
I watched a small part of the interview MSNBC had with Mr. Peanutman. Scarborough let him spew his hatred on and on and never stood up to his lies and propaganda.
Joe sold his soul a long time ago; honesty and truth mean nothing to him. It is a requirement to stay employed at msnbc — hate speech and lies is their agenda. Joe has bought into it lock, stock and barrel.
Why do they even have advertisers? I simply don’t get it; they are a waste of air time.
I haven’t seen the show..and this does not encourage me to check it out..LOL.
Remember the old days, when journalists reported news, and not their opinions of each other? There is little television news; there’s a lot of infotainment.
infotainment implies both information and entertainment. I fail to find either there.
I got this one which incidentally is my favourite photo of the VP and his wife (I already had a smaller one but of course not signed as this one is).
I read about it on the Sunday thread. What nice people they are; you must have been thrilled.