Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mika Makes Excuses For Vile WI Signs—Till She Sees Them
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/21/2011 5:46:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Mika Brzezinski learned a life lesson this morning: look before you leap to defend liberals . . .

At the top of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough referenced the hateful emails he and Mika had received from the left and the similarly ugly signs held by Wisconsin union protesters. Mika reflexively defended the vileness, saying that people were "hurting and really don't feel like they're being heard."

Aww. But later, the show rolled video of some of the Wisconsin signs, including one with crosshairs on Gov. Walker, another calling him Hitler, one accusing him of rape, and of course that great old standard "death to tyrants."

To her credit, Mika, admitting she hadn't seen the signs, did change her tune. View video after the jump.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: mikabrzezinski; msm; protesters; unions; wisconsinshowdown
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last

1 posted on 02/21/2011 5:46:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Heh. We’re still hearing about how Gov. Palin “mixed up” North and South Korea.


2 posted on 02/21/2011 5:49:08 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Can’t they just ignore this ridiculous show? How can we ignore it if it won’t go away or people won’t let it go away?

ENOUGH ALREADY!


3 posted on 02/21/2011 5:49:19 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

But they all keep repeating the “union-busting” mantra, never mentioning the governor’s reasoning on the matter. They are nothing but apologists for Obama’s agenda.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 5:51:25 AM PST by Marylander
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Everybody seems to be focusing on Benefits and Collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin, but the dirty little secret is Government deducting Union Dues from Public Employee paychecks. Once they quit doing that, those unions will die a slow death. They call it a “Checkoff” and it is the one sacred cow that the Union always demands in negotiations


5 posted on 02/21/2011 5:52:07 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika got pwned!


6 posted on 02/21/2011 5:52:08 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Video link: http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdqGqGnzpr


7 posted on 02/21/2011 5:52:16 AM PST by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Mika forced to stop defending ugly WI union signs. Ping to Today show list.

PS: I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week. This is my first item since getting back online. Lone Star regards to my fellow FReepers.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 5:52:24 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does this mean we can use cross-hairs in our campaign literature again?


9 posted on 02/21/2011 5:53:39 AM PST by MNnice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

I hope you make it a regular thing to visit the Texas board.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 5:54:29 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
Boy she is getting pwned a lot lately.

Getting up so early to get ready for this job, or she quit and went decaffeinated is not wearing well on her....

11 posted on 02/21/2011 5:54:58 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

All the very best in your new home.

Quite a culture shock? Or not so much?


12 posted on 02/21/2011 5:55:02 AM PST by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Enjoy TEXAS!! It’s one Fantastic State!


13 posted on 02/21/2011 5:55:07 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week.

Congratulations on your escape!

14 posted on 02/21/2011 5:55:16 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Old Retired Army Guy
Here’s Rush on Government Unions

Government unions have a long-standing incestuous relationship with the Democratic Party. In return for massive campaign contributions and foot soldiers for political campaigns, elected Democrats not only reward their union benefactors with favorable contracts, they shield them from the kind of accountability that private sector employees face. That’s one reason our schools are failing. It’s why cities and states with entrenched Democratic leaders are bankrupt. It’s why governments ballooned while millions of private sector employees lost their jobs and even their homes.

15 posted on 02/21/2011 5:56:12 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

well, well.

I spent November ‘09 wandering around Texas and loved every minute.

When you get a chance, go to Goliad and then to the battlefield at Houston.

You can feel the presence of those who rebelled against the tyrant and created a new Republic. Texas is a better model for the new America than the original in many ways.


16 posted on 02/21/2011 5:56:43 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Carley

“Quite a culture shock? Or not so much?”

To paraphrase James Taylor, I went to Texas in my mind some time ago ;-)


17 posted on 02/21/2011 5:56:46 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
Make sure to post mid-August and let us know how you're enjoying the weather...
18 posted on 02/21/2011 5:57:07 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Since Imus was off today, I watched Joe again this AM and saw that exchange. Joe did stand up for the right side on this; my problem with him is that he often allows the lefties’ ridiculous statements go unchallenged. THAT’S why I find the show unwatchable...but thanks for your continued monitoring.


19 posted on 02/21/2011 5:57:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Thanks, GeronL: will do!


20 posted on 02/21/2011 5:57:19 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Welcome to Texas, sir! We know you got here as fast as you could.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 5:57:28 AM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MNnice
We can even show bullets from highpowered weapons making their way into TARGETS!

Ain't democracy great ~ beats down PC every single time.

Hey, "beats down" ~ we can use that too.

22 posted on 02/21/2011 5:58:19 AM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week.

I have friends in Brockport, beautiful area, they grow more foods than people know, but I guess the Liberal Madness got to you. I don't blame you, NY is a dysfunctional mess and Up-State gets treated like the ugly step sister. Good Luck in the Republic of Texas.

23 posted on 02/21/2011 5:58:19 AM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tex-Con-Man

TCM: have to admit that my plan is to spend August visiting friends and relatives back up North!


24 posted on 02/21/2011 5:58:25 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Mika Brzezinski learned a life lesson this morning: look before you leap to defend liberals . . .”

I doubt that.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 6:00:08 AM PST by jstaff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

I like it bette when mike just sits there and nods her empty head. She should never venture out into the speaking side.


26 posted on 02/21/2011 6:00:10 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Of course she hadn’t seen those signs....think about where she gets her “news.”


27 posted on 02/21/2011 6:00:15 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”At the top of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough referenced the hateful emails he and Mika had received from the left and the similarly ugly signs held by Wisconsin union protesters. Mika reflexively defended the vileness, saying that people were “hurting and really don't feel like they're being heard.” Aww. But later, the show rolled video of some of the Wisconsin signs, including one with crosshairs on Gov. Walker, another calling him Hitler, one accusing him of rape, and of course that great old standard “death to tyrants.

I DVRed this whole show, looks like a doozy. Compassionate Mika :”Some of those people are hurting and don't feel like they are being heard.” You remember Mika saying this about the Tea Party protesters?

I located a direct link to the video for you at the posted site, priceless :
Video link :Mika Makes Excuses For Vile WI Signs--Till She Sees Them

28 posted on 02/21/2011 6:01:06 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Welcome to Texas, Mark.


29 posted on 02/21/2011 6:01:47 AM PST by freedom1st
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
WEREBROKE
30 posted on 02/21/2011 6:01:53 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mika has had to backtrack more than once recently- does my heart good in a small, petty way ;)

You’re in for a culture shock! A pleasant shock :)


31 posted on 02/21/2011 6:01:58 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

** I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week.**

Congrats ... just remember those of us who are forced to live by the NEW New York Motto ...

“NY ...Can’t afford to Live Here ..Can’t AFFORD TO MOVE!!!”


32 posted on 02/21/2011 6:02:43 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (Egypt 2011 = Iran 1979)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Pharmboy
"my problem with him is that he often allows the lefties’ ridiculous statements go unchallenged."

My problem with him is he's often leading the charge with his own ridiculous statements in support of the left!

33 posted on 02/21/2011 6:02:45 AM PST by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

The teachers unions are accessory to violence. They said “kill the bill” and other violent rhetorical


34 posted on 02/21/2011 6:02:54 AM PST by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

“I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week.”

I never did live in Texas, however I did live in Austin for few years.


35 posted on 02/21/2011 6:03:32 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

I love freedom of speech and freedom of the press!!!

I want to know EXACTLY what the lefties like Mika Brzezinski are thinking.

It’s good to know your enemy.


36 posted on 02/21/2011 6:04:03 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FrankR

As my favorite libinlaw stated when I asked how we were supposed to pay for some program or other -

“oh, the money’s out there”.

Showing what respect libs have for others’ private property.


37 posted on 02/21/2011 6:04:36 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
TCM: have to admit that my plan is to spend August visiting friends and relatives back up North!

Rookie...

38 posted on 02/21/2011 6:05:32 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika, admitting she hadn't seen the signs

That is one of the major problems with all of these 24-hour news programs. Their 'hosts' and commentators, many times, don't even know what is going on. That is despicable, considering that these 'hosts' and commentators are supposed to be the conveyors of information.
39 posted on 02/21/2011 6:05:54 AM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Peter from Rutland

Can’t they just ignore this ridiculous show? How can we ignore it if it won’t go away or people won’t let it go away?

ENOUGH ALREADY!

***
Ditto!


40 posted on 02/21/2011 6:09:10 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
PS: I moved to Texas from upstate NY last week. This is my first item since getting back online. Lone Star regards to my fellow FReepers.

Best wishes to you in your new home!

41 posted on 02/21/2011 6:09:16 AM PST by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest
I think you gave Mika too much credit. She didn't totally retract, she said "That's a fair point" to the concept that the signs would be repeatedly shown on the State Run Media if this was a conservative protest.

She'd still defend the protest, saying, as she did, that there were also good signs.

Finally, I don't even buy she didn't see the signs with the crosshairs and with Hitler references. She's a newsie. They see these things. If I see them, and I'm only a news junkie, she would definitely see them.

She's still a vile little ferret-faced weasel.

42 posted on 02/21/2011 6:10:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Many thanks to all for their Texas good wishes. I can honestly say I have been overwhelmed but how friendly and helpful people have been here.


43 posted on 02/21/2011 6:10:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tex-Con-Man; governsleastgovernsbest
Make sure to post mid-August and let us know how you're enjoying the weather...

And, if you are trying to enter or exit a building, and it has a "wind warning" sign on the door, heed it! They mean it!


44 posted on 02/21/2011 6:10:55 AM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Where ‘bouts you settle? I’m East of Houston.


45 posted on 02/21/2011 6:11:55 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

I notices in the Morning Joe discussions on Wisconsin this morning they didn’t bring up the phoney Doctor notes once.


46 posted on 02/21/2011 6:11:58 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Izzy Dunne

I escaped Jersey for Texas in 2006. Best thing I ever done, besides marrying my girlfriend and having two great kids.


47 posted on 02/21/2011 6:12:32 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Pharmboy
Joe did stand up for the right side on this;

I never watch the program, except for occasional clips that are referenced on FR.

I was surprise that Joe was rather vociferous in his condemnation of the signs and his saying that, if they were from the 'right', they would be on every news cycle loop.

Good for Joe.
48 posted on 02/21/2011 6:15:02 AM PST by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Welcome fellow Texan and FRiend.

Some of my ancestors were born in Texas during the Republic, but.

“Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Mind, Heart and Attitude.”

Goes something like this:

“Leave us alone to live our lives in peace and we will get along fine, if that is not statisfactory, we will deal with it.”


49 posted on 02/21/2011 6:18:45 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: governsleastgovernsbest

Welcome To The Great State Of Texas, governs!

50 posted on 02/21/2011 6:19:16 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson