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Joe & Mika Miffed Tapper Not Tapped For ‘This Week’
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/19/2010 5:09:27 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Some cross-network love for Jake Tapper on Morning Joe today, as MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski expressed respect for ABC’s Jake Tapper, and disappointment that ABC News had not chosen him as permanent host of its Sunday talk show, This Week. Instead of elevating its home-grown talent, ABC has brought in Christiane Amanpour, late of CNN, to fill the vacancy created by George Stephanopoulos’ move to Good Morning America.

Joe and Mika made their comments after rolling tape of Tapper asking Bill Clinton, in an interview aired yesterday, whether he should have been considered to fill the impending Supreme Court vacancy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christianeamanpour; jaketapper; joescarborough; mikabrzezinski

1 posted on 04/19/2010 5:09:28 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Joe and Mika would have liked to have seen Jake Tapper get the permanent slot at This Week over Christiane Amanpour. I agree! Your-thoughts ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 5:11:14 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

bump

Tapper isn’t a complete lefty so that’s why he didn’t get the job.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 5:12:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When only a war whore will do...


4 posted on 04/19/2010 5:13:57 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I read somewhere that Joe and Mika were having an affair - do you think that’s true? Wonder what Daddy Brzezinski thinks of that - oh wait, he’s too busy advising Obama to care.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 5:15:13 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC
The channel which only sees colour and is infatuated with race.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 5:19:36 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They will quickly discover that no one will watch Amanpour.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 5:22:57 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ever been to a gallery where you see a piece of work you just know is lousy, but it's there because "art people" say it's really good?

That's Christiane Amanpour in the news world.

8 posted on 04/19/2010 5:23:43 AM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I could care less, I don’t watch or like, Joe, Mika, Jake or the War Whore. :)


9 posted on 04/19/2010 5:32:17 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Tapper’s tweets are beyond useless.


10 posted on 04/19/2010 5:37:44 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Bahbah; Springman

Speaking of Joe and Mika, their show has become “unwatchable” as someone would say. Not much better than a video Air America. Must be those “Instant” Messages from the White House are working.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 5:48:09 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Anyone would be better than the pretentious War Slut!


12 posted on 04/19/2010 5:50:16 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nolongerademocrat

We’ll only know for sure when Mika turns up dead in Joe’s office!


13 posted on 04/19/2010 5:51:16 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Ooooooh, that’s harsh - keep talking lol!


14 posted on 04/19/2010 5:55:00 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: McGruff

It is certainly “unwatched” by me. If Mark didn’t bring us bits and pieces, I wouldn’t even know it was still on. Out of touch with America, out of touch with reality, but very much enamored of themselves. It’s enough to spoil one’s morning coffee.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 6:05:35 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
ABC is going to regret asking Christiane Amanpour to take that seat. She is just about as likable as a viper and dumb as a box of rocks. Worse, she has been exposed as a tireless shill for anything anti-American, so she is a "must get" for the Obama crew. But the business of TV is ratings and she is not ready for Prime Time.

ABC lost the opportunity for someone who could be the next Tim Russert for ABC News and passed the chance because the Obama people hate Tapper because it plays it straight down the middle and they can't afford anything like that.

16 posted on 04/19/2010 6:12:04 AM PDT by dalight
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To: dalight

Excellent analysis, IMHO!


17 posted on 04/19/2010 6:13:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Rummyfan
We’ll only know for sure when Mika turns up dead in Joe’s office!


18 posted on 04/19/2010 6:16:24 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What a stupid question. Even Obama isn’t dumb enough to nominate for the Supreme Court somebody who could not practice before that Court. The Supreme Court disbarred Clinton after his plea bargain.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 7:14:39 AM PDT by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Replace a white male with another white male?
Not gonna happen, not at any of the Democrat newsrooms.


20 posted on 04/19/2010 7:17:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tapper is too “right-wing” for NBC, because he asks fairly hard questions during the WH press sessions with 0.


21 posted on 04/19/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: McGruff

Good thing about not having cable anymore, don’t even get have the chance to watch them.


22 posted on 04/19/2010 9:27:35 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am an expert on this topic: I haven’t watched either ABC or CNN in over a decade. Pretty good qualification, don’t you think ?

Don’t know about Tapper but I DO remember Amanpour being absolutely unbearable to watch.

As I recall, she married the Clinton Admin’s State Dept spokesman, who then moved to the UK, one supposes as self-imposed exile during the Bush years. So now that it’s ‘safe’ they’ve come to the US. Why do I see the White House hand in this selection.


23 posted on 04/19/2010 5:20:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: blau993
What a stupid question. Even Obama isn’t dumb enough to nominate for the Supreme Court somebody who could not practice before that Court. The Supreme Court disbarred Clinton after his plea bargain.

As Justice Thomas and Representative Sorrento pointed out a few days ago, you don't have be a lawyer to serve on the Surpeme Court, or a natural born citizen.

Although I agree that Obama is not going to nominate Clinton. Too old, not radical enough. White Male. No way.

24 posted on 04/19/2010 10:12:56 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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