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Mika: Morning Joe Being Pressured To Invite More Pro-Obama Flacks
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 07/01/2011 4:52:45 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Jay Carney admits calling MSNBC yesterday to complain about Mark Halperin's crack [that we were first to report] that the President, at his Wednesday press conference, acted like a "d--k." Did the White House press secretary take the opportunity of his call to pressure the show to bring on more pro-Obama flacks?

The question arises because on today's show, Mika Brzezinski revealed that "we're getting hit a lot lately for not bringing on people who speak on behalf of the White House and really stick up for the President."

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1 posted on 07/01/2011 4:52:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Morning Joe being pressured to bring on MORE pro-Obama flacks! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 4:56:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

at what point does it get classified as an infomercial?


3 posted on 07/01/2011 4:56:53 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Did you catch the beginning of the show where they played a comedy central show clip about Republicans dating their cousins and maybe getting laid? Fr__kin hypocrites.
4 posted on 07/01/2011 4:59:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jay Carney can’t lick Obama’s posterior enough. What a suck up to the Kenyan, plus extremely inept compared to Robert Gibbs who was master of the snide remark and the putdown (though a loathsome critter)


5 posted on 07/01/2011 5:00:10 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They want flacks who’ll fluff Dick Obama?


6 posted on 07/01/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
“we're getting hit a lot lately for not bringing on people who speak on behalf of the White House and really stick up for the President.”

This is either crazy or a set up. If you watch the video Halperin was encouraged to say something outrageous. Joe kept saying go ahead, I've got your back. Then the rest of the video(as much as I could stand, I didn't watch the whole thing) was everyone one else saying how wonderful Obama is and how bad the Republicans are. This show, whenever I've watched it, is nothing but Washington insiders parroting Obama talking points.

Was Halperin told to get some publicity for a show with terrible ratings?

7 posted on 07/01/2011 5:04:53 AM PDT by detective
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"They actually want to dilute us with more Obama sycophants.
That will make for a lot less room for us on our private jets.
"

8 posted on 07/01/2011 5:06:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL...PMSNBC does nothing but shill for Democrats. I guess they’ll have to air nothing but Libs, bad news for their token “conservative,” Scarborough. Maybe they can have a show with Barney Frank and another CINO, Ray Lahood: “The Gay and Ray Show.”


9 posted on 07/01/2011 5:14:01 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Love that little slogan on the upper right...
I'll just ease in on this conversation by noting that in light of the conversation in recent days at Morning Joe that "Lean Forward" logo is laughable. BOHICA
10 posted on 07/01/2011 5:14:37 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
'Lean Forward' is the mantra of the progressive (communist) left...they might as well fly the hammer and sickle on the screen...

You see signs all over the Red Mountain state of Vermont...'Take Vermont Forward'.

11 posted on 07/01/2011 5:16:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ilgipper
at what point does it get classified as an infomercial?

More like in-kind campaign contributions.

12 posted on 07/01/2011 5:23:50 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: MuttTheHoople
You might have to be from SoCal to understand the meaning of the word ‘fluff’. Heard the word explained in a news story. I didn't realize there were fluffers outside the porn industry.
13 posted on 07/01/2011 5:30:20 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: abb
Bottom line

Obama is panicking

14 posted on 07/01/2011 5:30:37 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How many more do they need? The program is little more than a meeting place for Obama hacks.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT by mort56
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The show is hilarious this morning! Honestly they should be wearing black because they are in mourning... they cant find anyone to support Obama right now. Mika is trying but failing... funny stuff.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 5:35:45 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: GoCards
Yep...I saw it. Incredible television, actually. She's asking the libs sitting around the table, and they say they DID support Obummer, but not anymore...Mika looked like she was gonna cry. The WH is in trouble and they know it...perhaps the rash of honesty was started by Halperin calling him a dick.

And by the way, I was listening to Jerry Doyle's radio show while driving home yesterday, and he said that Halperin was a real dick...they were at a double book-signing together, and all Boyle did was say hello to him and halperin acted real high-hat to him.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 5:40:32 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: GoCards

Even that guy Sachs was pummeling obama on health care and the stim bill.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 5:47:05 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Halperin’s comment went sort of easy he could have said the other word that starts with a P.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 5:54:13 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I listened to almost all of that press conference and what Obama was was a completely inane nitwit who contradicted himself countless times and otherwise spewed gibberish.

A dick is someone who isn’t just nasty but has some standing to go with it. Obama is simply without any acumen on the issues and is only really interested in playing golf and smoking cigarettes.

He’s a front lady, at best. It’s actually a compliment to call him a dick.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 5:55:21 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Poor little bimbo can’t find any other shills.

Pray for America


21 posted on 07/01/2011 5:55:55 AM PDT by bray (Would the Country Club vote for Palin or Obama?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You’ve gotta be kidding me!!!!!!!.........................


22 posted on 07/01/2011 6:03:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: GoCards
Mika is trying but failing... funny stuff.

I was laughing, too. A few moments after Mika's comment, Joe said the ratio of Dems to Reps on the show was at least 5 to 1. And the Pubs that are on are usually RINOs like Nicolle Wallace.

Those that live in the DC/NY corridor would do well to heed Edmund Dantes' advice to Luigi Vampa ("Count of Monte Cristo"):

"You need to get out more."

23 posted on 07/01/2011 6:12:39 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for your work, Mark. Great thread, great posters, great comments! (what else can I say?) BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!


24 posted on 07/01/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If “Joe” wants higher ratings — and MSNBC obviously needs them — he should book guests who could produce at least one new derogatory term to describe Obama. A new term every day.

The only difference between Obama and a bag of fresh manure is the bag.

If I wanted any more crap out of Obama I’d squeeze his head.

etc. Badabing


25 posted on 07/01/2011 6:34:24 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mika Brzezinski revealed that "we're getting hit a lot lately for not bringing on people who speak on behalf of the White House and really stick up for the President."

But, seriously, folks. I'll be here all week. Remember to tip the waitresses and drive safe.

26 posted on 07/01/2011 6:37:12 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Curse you, GLGB. You're supposed to label these threads "satire" or "parody" so we don't burst a vein.

Well, done.

27 posted on 07/01/2011 6:39:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mark..first of all, hope you and yours have a great long 4th of July weekend.

Do you have any info on the ratings for Morning Joe, Fox and Friends, and Imus?

28 posted on 07/01/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Pharmboy

I’ve seen Halperin on TV several times - he never seemed like a nice guy.

He talks like that it seems a lot. Unfortunately, he used it against the wrong person this time and they are going to take it out of his hide. How dare he diss the One.


29 posted on 07/01/2011 7:12:24 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

LOL Exactly - It’s a ‘fluffer’ call.


30 posted on 07/01/2011 7:57:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: philman_36
Lean Forward
31 posted on 07/01/2011 8:12:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

There, on the rocks; a beautiful girl. Come to me, my child. Thulsa Doom


32 posted on 07/01/2011 9:10:44 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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That is strength, boy! That is power!

33 posted on 07/01/2011 9:12:36 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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