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Mika Admits: I'm 'Working With The White House' On Oil Spill Talking Points
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/21/2010 6:08:20 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Cut out the middle-woman and install Obama's teleprompter on the Morning Joe set . . .

Give her high marks for candor: on today's show, Mika Brzezinski admitted that she has been "working with the White House" on oil spill talking points. But that still leaves the issue of the journalistic propriety of someone in Brzezinski's position serving as such a blatant shill for the president. H/t tip NB reader Ray R.

Mika could be seen reading from her notes during exchanges with former GE CEO Jack Welch, who was critical of the PBO's handling of the spill. After repeated ribbing from Welch and Joe Scarborough over her use of White House talking points, Mika came clean . . .

View video here.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; gulfoilspill; mikabrzezinski; talkingpoints
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1 posted on 06/21/2010 6:08:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So much for journalistic ethics...............


2 posted on 06/21/2010 6:09:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika should be on the WH payroll. She shills for Obama every day. And Joe isn’t much of a conservative voice, IMHO.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 6:10:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Red Badger

Now there’s an oxymoron.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 6:10:12 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Not a surprise but still kind of shocking pint to Today show list.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 6:10:18 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There is nothing inconsistent in Mika’s action at all. MSNBC is one big shill for P-Bo.


6 posted on 06/21/2010 6:15:16 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
And Joe isn’t much of a conservative voice, IMHO.

Understatement of the year.

7 posted on 06/21/2010 6:16:03 AM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think Mika could make a great living in any major city in the US.


8 posted on 06/21/2010 6:16:16 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

One of the stupidest women on TV. She said that her favorite “Founding Father” was Abraham Lincoln. Yikes!


9 posted on 06/21/2010 6:17:37 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

For heavens sake, it’s MSNBC. Everyone on the station works for the white house.


10 posted on 06/21/2010 6:19:50 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Red Badger

“So much for journalistic ethics...............”

The major difference between Liberal and Conservative commentators is, Conservative commentators say they are Conservative commentators and are proud of it.Liberal commentators “LIE” and try to pass themselves off as unbiased journalists.

If congress wants a fairness in media doctrine, what they can start with is in every media market, force stations, newspapers, magazines and television to post whether their position is commentary or hard news without opinion. This way people get to ultimately decide what they want to watch, read or listen to.

It is fair to both sides. You will know a Liberal show from a Conservative show and have the decision which one you want to read, view or listen to. You want to hear an opposing opinion, just click to that station. You are free to advertise where you want.

Simple.


11 posted on 06/21/2010 6:21:29 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Conservatives are producers. Liberals are parasites)
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To: Fred Hayek

Mika is the moron who said her favorite Founding Father was “Lincoln”.

Yep, she has the brain-power to we working with the Obama team.


12 posted on 06/21/2010 6:24:12 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: tsmith130; Red Badger
So much for journalistic ethics...............

Now there’s an oxymoron.

Now there's an understatement.

There are no journalists anymore, just propagandists.

13 posted on 06/21/2010 6:25:15 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: tsmith130

Oxy Moron? Izzat how she bleaches her hair?....................

14 posted on 06/21/2010 6:25:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Red Badger
So much for journalistic ethics...............

Hold on, once a journalist License, becomes a requirement, we will be free of all this bias, since only those with a government issued certification will be allowed to have opinions.

15 posted on 06/21/2010 6:26:37 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yes, she could have many client #9’s and apply her true vocational abilities/talents.


16 posted on 06/21/2010 6:27:37 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: Springman; All

It’s kind of scary. Someone at the White House monitors the show and sends Mika blackberry messages if they are not following the party line. Imagine is Bush did that. STATE RUN MEDIA they would be exclaiming.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 6:29:24 AM PDT by McGruff (Have you plugged that dam hole yet daddy?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

just a few weeks ago Alex Witt said (I think to their NASA guy Jay) “speaking on behalf of the White House...”


18 posted on 06/21/2010 6:30:48 AM PDT by isom35
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To: McGruff
It’s kind of scary. Someone at the White House monitors the show and sends Mika blackberry messages if they are not following the party line.

That is very scary and this is a very big story. It compromises the integrity of the entire NBC network. Are they willing to continue to put it on the line for an unpopular president?

19 posted on 06/21/2010 6:34:48 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Red Badger
So much for 'effing intelligence, either.

Teh One needs a Teleprompter, they need written talking points...

Cretins, every one.

Cheers!

20 posted on 06/21/2010 6:35:21 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Separated at birth?

Mika

Miss South Carolina

Bonus idiocy:

Santa Cruz City Council

Cheers!

21 posted on 06/21/2010 6:39:27 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for the post, Mark. Someone has got to feed the Punk Of The United States talking points. Who better than state-run media?

A scholar like Mika can add fractions to Zero’s I.Q. and amplify his intelligence on a daily basis among her vast viewers and the male test-dummy sitting next to her.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 6:40:39 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...
MIKA BRZEZINSKI on MSNBC The Morning Joe: “Do you want to know why I have a file that I've been working on with the White House—and I'll be very transparent about that? Because of your friend Rudy Giuliani who came here last week spewing out a whole bunch of nothing.” at : News Busters: Mika Admits: I'm 'Working With White House' On Oil Spill Talking Points

Mika is pretty clueless and most of the time makes funny faces and funny sounds while the liberals on the show are talking. I guess this admission puts her in the Maddow/Olbermann club. What is interesting is Mika does a Morning Joe commercial on MSNBC where she says she always tries to be ‘fair’. ‘Fair’ is their codeword for liberal socialism.

23 posted on 06/21/2010 6:48:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


Maybe one of these days, one of my anti-Obama pics will go viral and put an indelible
image in the minds of the sheeple.
24 posted on 06/21/2010 6:49:19 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Mika should be on the WH payroll. She shills for Obama every day. And Joe isn’t much of a conservative voice, IMHO.”

I’d love to be Joe’s chiropractor with all the contortions he’s twists himself into in an attempt to be “moderate”.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 6:52:03 AM PDT by headstamp 2 ("No Good Deed Goes Unpunished")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I bet she was on of the MSNBC'ers that went to the White House last week to get fresh marching orders.
26 posted on 06/21/2010 6:55:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: McGruff
It’s kind of scary. Someone at the White House monitors the show and sends Mika blackberry messages if they are not following the party line. Imagine is Bush did that.

Bush could have done it. MSNBC would have laughed at him for doing it, but he could have done it.

The outrage is that Mika TOOK THE INITIATIVE to collaborate with the White House in doing her "journalism". She voluntarily became a WH spokeswoman on MSNBC's payroll. MSNBC should declare Mika's salary as an "in kind" political contribution.

27 posted on 06/21/2010 6:55:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: sickoflibs

You have the patience of Job.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 6:57:23 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: grey_whiskers

Please don’t insult the Cretins.............They are dead and can’t defend themselves.............


29 posted on 06/21/2010 6:58:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whata ya know, an honest propagandist.

Pray for America


30 posted on 06/21/2010 7:05:34 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: bray

Good point. A media whore actually admitting it.
Guess they feel pretty comfortable in that position.


31 posted on 06/21/2010 7:07:31 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She’s got plenty of “journalistic” company. Amazing how this gang of whores can side with a thuggish regime. Particularly after their whining over the evil Bush Administration.


32 posted on 06/21/2010 7:10:54 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Texas resident

Its not like MSDNC has any credibility to protect!


33 posted on 06/21/2010 7:16:27 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika Brzezinski admitted that she has been "working with the White House" on oil spill talking points.

The MSM does not just support the Dems. The MSM IS the Dems.

34 posted on 06/21/2010 7:18:22 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

A real jounalist would be ashamed to say that, let alone hear it. Of course, they quit teaching real jounalism decades ago.


35 posted on 06/21/2010 7:40:29 AM PDT by Blogatron (Scalp 'em.)
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To: Blogatron

She’s not a “real journalist”...she’s a shill.............


36 posted on 06/21/2010 7:42:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Remember when the WH Press Corp. ostracized a reporter for daring to ask a question favorable to the Bush admin? I forget the guys name (he turned out to have a past involving male(gay?) modeling or some such). Anyway, the MSM accused him of being a plant and ran him out of the press room. Wonder if the rest of the MSM will put Mika on the blacklist?


37 posted on 06/21/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT by lwd
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She is not a journalist, she is an employee for the White House..period. She is always looking at her blackberry during the broadcast getting her notes from the White House.

Very disturbing and disgusting.

At the very least we should all send in letters of our disgust not to MSNBC or NBC News...but to our local editorial board of our newspapers and have them print it. This way it will show up in search engines everywhere that MSNBC works hand in hand with ZERO objectivity with the Obama administration and is never to be trusted or watched as a news source.


38 posted on 06/21/2010 7:57:06 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Obama is Dangerclown The Manchild)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She should have been back in the home country shilling for Jaruzelski and Company back in the day.


39 posted on 06/21/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

While sampling a friend’s homemade brandy, I spent a few idle, half-inebriated moments trying to decide whether this woman was attractive or not. I decided she wasn’t, because:

1. I prefer brunettes;
2. Mike always looks as though she’s about to spit out a peach pit.


40 posted on 06/21/2010 8:08:22 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9; All

Mike = Mika

those contemplative moments were some weeks ago


41 posted on 06/21/2010 8:12:09 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9

Mika was fired from her previous employer who said she was “too weird looking.”

How about mentally ill? Like all liberals.


42 posted on 06/21/2010 8:31:09 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Bon mots

I hope they do go viral.
Those are great pics.
The only thing they lacked was a more visible Biden.
Maybe a Biden reminiscing, as he tries to tell Obama
all about the great old days of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, which he turned into The Joe Biden Show.


43 posted on 06/21/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: whitedog57

Most liberals I know aren’t mentally-ill. They are, almost to a person, extremely immature and incapable of thinking logically.

Liberals feel while conservatives think: isn’t that the mantra?

And I wouldn’t call Mika weird-looking. “Puckered,” perhaps, or maybe even “pointy.” Every now and then, though, I look at her sidewise and go...”Heh, maybe...”


44 posted on 06/21/2010 8:48:48 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"issue of the journalistic propriety"

The issue of what????

45 posted on 06/21/2010 11:26:15 AM PDT by Ophiucus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So Janet Napolitano wants to bring the internet under strict censorship, so that all we hear are 'objective journalists' who get their talking points from the White House.

Aw, comon guys, who says this is a dictatorship????

46 posted on 06/21/2010 12:08:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

and she’s better looking than Robert Gibbs -

what a milestone in her professional career

sarc


47 posted on 06/21/2010 12:41:37 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She can't carry on an intelligent conversation, even with talking points.

Joe, must have in his PMSNBC contract that before he criticizes Obama, he must first criticize President Bush. He brings up George W. Bush this and George W. Bush that over and over. So tiring Joe, working for the LIBERALS, it must be like walking a tightrope.

48 posted on 06/21/2010 6:38:28 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
Outrageous.

Related thread here:

Scarborough Rips 'Cheeto' Chomping Bloggers For Criticizing Mika

Thanks, governsleastgovernsbest.

49 posted on 06/22/2010 8:39:30 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obama should call Joe the Plumber to fix that leak in the Gulf)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Joe hasn’t been a recognizable conservative for some time now.


50 posted on 06/22/2010 8:59:49 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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