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Morning Joe's All Bush-Bashing Lineup
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/16/2008 3:38:11 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

The big story this morning is President Bush's remarks to the Israeli Knesset invoking the example of Hitler to warn against the appeasement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the opening segment, from Mika Brzezinski [subbing for Joe Scarborough and seen in file photo] to Willie Geist to Pat Buchanan to Mike Barnicle to David Shuster, nary a word in defense of Bush was heard, with Shuster twice referring to Bush's remarks as "grotesque." The only slight straying from Bush-bashing orthodoxy was Barnicle's observation that when he first heard of the remarks, he took them as aimed at Jimmy Carter, not Barack Obama.

A show purporting to have any semblance of balance would surely have a defender, if not of Bush, then at least of John McCain [who has reacted approvingly to Bush's comments] as a subsequent guest on today's show. Well, here's the guest lineup that Mika announced:

* Bill Richardson--Obama endorser * Joe Biden--who has called Bush's remarks "bull----" * Susan Rice--Obama foreign policy advisor * Jonathan Alter--liberal pundit and occasional Olbermann sidekick

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; bushbashing; israel; morningjoe

1 posted on 05/16/2008 3:38:11 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Fair and balanced, Morning Joe style. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/16/2008 3:39:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Typical MSNBC banter......this is the same “News” network that uses Keith Overbite as a debate and Primary host...........do me a favor people, and use the clicker.


3 posted on 05/16/2008 3:42:56 AM PDT by Gillmeister
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why should I watch it? It’s NBC after all. Phooey.


4 posted on 05/16/2008 3:43:00 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ha ha ha.... Obama has real thin skin. The old saying that nothing hurts so much as the truth is itself true.

The remark could've easily been made at Jimmuh Carter instead of b. Hussein Obama, but Obama may know he is an appeaser just the same.

John Bolton pointed out that Pres. Bush's rhetoric is excellent on this matter, but he is sabotaged by the State Dept. and Condi Rice is now captured by State Dept. nonsense, too.

5 posted on 05/16/2008 3:46:20 AM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Gillmeister

I hear you, but like my tagline says . . .


6 posted on 05/16/2008 3:46:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am listening to this. They sound like crazy people.

Bush elevated Obama to the presidential level!!! Give me a break.


7 posted on 05/16/2008 3:47:14 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Typical MSM balance: 4 libs and zero conservatives.


8 posted on 05/16/2008 3:47:16 AM PDT by Skooz (Any nation that would elect Hillary Clinton as its president has forfeited its right to exist.)
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To: Skooz
Typical MSM balance: 4 libs and zero conservatives.

Affraid I'll have to correct you here,its 3 liberals and a former ‘conservative’ turned media whore. There...thats better!

9 posted on 05/16/2008 3:56:17 AM PDT by Nekman (McCain,Hillary or Obama.....we are soooooooooooo Screwed!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What did refusing to talk to a head of state ever accomplish? Did Cuba, North Korea, or Iran change its ways because Bush refused to talk with them? With the comment about Hitler’s appeasement, was Bush trying to say that if he had talked to North Korea, he was afraid he would have broken down and told them they could have South Korea? I don’t understand this fear of talking to the ruling government of any country, unless you are afraid your leader is a complete idiot.


10 posted on 05/16/2008 4:03:44 AM PDT by onguard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m listening to John Gambling on WOR radio...


11 posted on 05/16/2008 4:41:19 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: All

I have never seen such a narcissistic individual as Mika holding court on that show. After two months my stomach could take no more and my eyes and ears could not believe her literally storm troopering through each and every topic.

This is no way to start the day - ugly ugly stuff. The guests serve only as her props - and Joe? A Joke.


12 posted on 05/16/2008 4:42:34 AM PDT by imintrouble
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To: onguard

I didn’t get the impression he was talking about heads of state. Rather it was “terrorists and radicals.” Maybe the head (I forgot his actual title) of Iran qualifies as that, but I don’t think he was talking about nations with whom we disagree, e.g. Cuba.

But simply “talking” to Hamas et al. and thinking that that will make them stop killing innocents and plotting to kill even more doesn’t have a very a good track record.


13 posted on 05/16/2008 4:48:07 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Stepan12
"The remark could've easily been made at Jimmuh Carter instead of b. Hussein Obama, but Obama may know he is an appeaser just the same."

Hussein knows what he is. The great fear of the moon bat left is that Americans will learn what he is. They know if appeasement becomes part of what is accepted as Husseins character he is a dead man walking.

14 posted on 05/16/2008 4:54:47 AM PDT by lexusppd
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To: Skooz
Three libs and their is another description for Buchanan.
15 posted on 05/16/2008 5:02:59 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Who needs MoveOn.org with MSNBC around. Look Mika’s hair is on fire! Where's Joe when we need him?
16 posted on 05/16/2008 5:03:49 AM PDT by McGruff (Rush won't defeat Obama. Rev. Wright or Michelle Obama will.)
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To: McGruff
Buchanan just opened his filthy pie hole again bashing Bush's speech as unprecedented to criticize Obama. Now Buchanan is expressing concern that the President might make a strike against the El Kuds forces inside Iran. Buchanan is the most offensive of them all IMO. He is either a complete fool or senile.
17 posted on 05/16/2008 5:13:58 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I had the same thoughts when I saw this lineup this morning. Pat Buchanan was the lone voice in opposition to all these whiners. President Bush’s speech could not only been leveled against JimmCarter, but also Nancy Pelosi who visted Assad.


18 posted on 05/16/2008 5:18:53 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: mimaw

First Buchanan is an anti semite. Dems are not upset with the words as much as they are scared of losing the the jewish vote in Florida.


19 posted on 05/16/2008 5:21:18 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I’m listening to John Gambling on WOR radio...

I'm watching the local news...the weather lady is a total babe.

20 posted on 05/16/2008 5:22:22 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: McGruff
NBC (MSNBC) IS heavily invested in Obama for it's financial future. Needing a diversion to cover up for their candidates short comings and to take the scrutiny away, they're back into attack Bush mode.
21 posted on 05/16/2008 5:32:23 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Mika Brzezinski “

Any relation to Comrade Zbiggy?


22 posted on 05/16/2008 5:35:01 AM PDT by RoadTest ("- - Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols - - " Ezekiel 14:6)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Morning Joe is completely unwatchable. Joe Scarborough seemed sane on Scarborough Country but on Morning Joe, he is either MSNBC crazy or inane through MSNBC career or salary inducements.
23 posted on 05/16/2008 5:36:22 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: onguard
As McCain asked.... What are you going to say? It is egomaniac-like for anyone to think that they can persuade someone like Almeinijad (sp) through their unassailable rhetoric to change his policies.
24 posted on 05/16/2008 5:38:58 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Bahbah

Pat Buchanan makes me want to throw pitchforks at him....what a fraud and POS he has become....


25 posted on 05/16/2008 5:40:00 AM PDT by advertising guy (my sleep number bed number is.............................9 Budweisers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
We sat for over an hour yesterday in a doctor's office and had to listen to CNN and it was the same. Wolf Blitzed was OUTRAGED. I think I will write a letter to President Bush today to tell him how much we support him. He needs the encouragement.
26 posted on 05/16/2008 5:43:47 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For some crazy reason, Fox News is black on our cable this morning (Time Warner claims it’s a missing channel problem...whatever). So I thought I’d watch Morning Joe as I’ve heard it’s a good show. I was screaming after 30 seconds...the Bush bashing was out of control, especially from our buddy Pat.


27 posted on 05/16/2008 5:47:48 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: RoadTest

Daughter!


28 posted on 05/16/2008 5:48:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: perez24

“But simply “talking” to Hamas et al. and thinking that that will make them stop killing innocents and plotting to kill even more doesn’t have a very a good track record.”

Agreed. I’m just saying that merely talking to someone is not appeasement. It’s not the same as telling Hitler he can have Austria.


29 posted on 05/16/2008 10:27:56 AM PDT by onguard
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To: imintrouble

You said it!!


30 posted on 05/29/2008 8:18:45 AM PDT by fml (So?)
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