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Thomas Roberts Kvetches: Joe & Mika 'Eviscerating' Christie-Accusing Hoboken Mayor
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Where is Willie Geist when we need him? Thomas Roberts—who has replaced Brian Schachtman as Way Too Early host—is seemingly also taking over much of Geist's turf as Morning Joe sidekick.

And whereas Geist was, at least in the MSNBC context, a voice of affable equanimity, Roberts is an unabashed liberal advocate. Witness today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski questioned the character of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer. Joe and Mika wondered how, after assertedly writing in her personal diary that Chris Christie's corrupt nature "literally brings tears to my eyes," Zimmer could then take to Twitter to paradoxically proclaim that she was "very glad" that Christie was governor and that he has "done a great job for NJ & Hoboken." Rising to the defense of the Dem mayor, Roberts accused Joe and Mika of "eviscerating" Zimmer, whom Roberts described as a "whistle-blower."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: brianschachtman; chrischristie; dawnzimmer; fortlee; hoboken; joescarborough; memebuilding; mikabrzezinski; msnbc; newjersey; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; randsconcerntrolls; thomasroberts; tpinos; williegeist

1 posted on 01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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Morning Joe takes turn for worse as liberal advocate Thomas Roberts becomes regular panel member. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 6:32:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So. They now collectively decide that they have jumped the gun and have been erroneously to take Christie out even before he gets the GOP nomination. They were too eager in their zeal and need to regroup now. This is part of it.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 6:33:42 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m glad that a few people watch shows like this so I can get my daily reminders of why I don’t.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 6:35:03 AM PST by hometoroost
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
As bad/sad as this is, I surfed onto CNN at least a dozen times over the weekend, and the only news story I saw being discussed was "bridge-gate."
If one didn't know better, you'd swear Christie personally blew up the bridge and dropped thousands and thousands of cars into the Hudson River.
Sickening.
5 posted on 01/20/2014 6:44:30 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Christie not a mass murderer ?
6 posted on 01/20/2014 6:46:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: oh8eleven

One common gripe in Hoboken was that FEMA wasn’t covering the huge numbers of illegal basement apartments there. Many were flooded, but they didn’t officially exist for property tax purposes; you reap what you sow...


7 posted on 01/20/2014 6:47:12 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s also a Gay Rights guy.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 6:47:28 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mark..any info or thoughts on the supposed scandal involving Joe accepting big fees to deliver speeches when that’s against NBC policy?


9 posted on 01/20/2014 6:50:48 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Morning Jo..........................ke has become a test screen for SNL skits.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 6:51:53 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Situational Ethics; The only way MSM, politicians and bureaucrats are able to sleep nights.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 6:54:32 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I got two words for you Mika and Joe. Jimmy Hoffa.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 6:55:57 AM PST by McGruff
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To: ken5050

MSNBC is keeping mum on it. I’m guessing they are negotiating with Joe and will announce a resolution.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 6:56:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: Gaffer

So, you think they’re (the MSM)backing away a little in order to keep Christie in the game? That’s sounds just like them. Too bad republicans let the media pick their candidate.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 7:13:57 AM PST by virgil
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To: virgil

It’s the old story of the turtle and the scorpion, both at the bank of a river.

The turtle, frightened at the prospect of being attacked by the scorpion, says “we both want to cross the river - I’ll give you a ride on my back if you promise not to sting me.”

The scorpion agrees, and in the midst of crossing the river, stings the turtle while atop its back.

The turtle asks “Why? We’ll both drown now.”

The scorpion replies, “I just couldn’t help myself.”


15 posted on 01/20/2014 7:19:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: oh8eleven
CNN made it sound like they were still pumping water out of the streets when this was supposed to have happened -- not more than 6 months later. (By this time the shore towns had their boardwalks mostly rebuilt and they were putting out potted palm trees to spend Sandy cash.)

From the NY Post: "Zimmer requested $127 million for Hoboken but said she only received $200,000 in recovery grants, plus $142,000 for a backup generator. The state had about $300 million to disburse statewide."

She is mayor of a city that has a population of 50K and has a little more than 1 square mile of land area, she expected to receive 42% of the money available statewide? Seriously?

(She says she received $342,000 but the governor's office responded that she received (at least) $70 million. I'm sure they can find the canceled checks.)

As Rudy Giuliani said yesterday -- this is a witch hunt.

16 posted on 01/20/2014 7:21:35 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: oh8eleven
Sickening

It is very sickening.

How many IL governors went to jail and how many national headlines did that get?

Christie is leader of the GOP Governors' association; thus he must be destroyed. Especially when they need to get Obamacare out of the headlines.

17 posted on 01/20/2014 7:36:04 AM PST by what's up
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Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 7:41:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Sooth2222
As Rudy Giuliani said yesterday -- this is a witch hunt.
Bwhaaaahaaaa ... 'ole Rudy doesn't miss much.
Hey, this is an election year ... 'bout time for Rudy's prostate problem to pop up again.
19 posted on 01/20/2014 7:47:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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20 posted on 01/20/2014 7:48:12 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Sooth2222

I’ve been watching this with somewhat detached interest, but most agree that NJ politics is a corrupt sewer on both sides of the aisle. The Hoboken mayor was interviewed by the US Attorney’s office last night and if she lied to them that is a federal crime assuming, of course, that this US Attorney’s office in NJ is not corrupt itself. When you turn over a political rock lying on the ground all sorts of critters scamper about.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 8:39:11 AM PST by red river jack
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To: red river jack
"assuming, of course, that this US Attorney’s office in NJ is not corrupt itself."

That's more of an assumption than I would be willing to make, considering who's running the Department of Justice.

(There have been more than 300 dead Mexicans resulting from "Fast and Furious". Has anyone been prosecuted for that crime? Will anyone be?)

I'd be interested in seeing Zimmer's telephone records and the rest of her diary.

22 posted on 01/20/2014 9:39:34 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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