Skip to comments.MSNBC Caught Faking "Live" Thanksgiving-Morning After Show
Posted on 11/25/2017 7:34:48 PM PST by Kaslin
MSNBC has been caught faking the silliest piece of news. The network attempted to trick viewers that the hosts of “Morning Joe” were hard at work on Friday, airing a “live” morning after Thanksgiving show. In reality, the show was pre-recorded.
As reported by the Washington Post, Mika Brzezinski, cohost along side Joe Scarborough, opened the show with playful banter.
“Day after Thanksgiving! Hoo! I’m stuffed. I always cook the turkey with the guts in it !” said Brzezinski.
“Joe didn’t notice. He ate the bag,” joked co-host Willie Geist
“It was good! Well, you know, the game made up for it …How was your Thanksgiving?” Scarborough asked to guest Rick Tyler.
“Very successful,” said Tyler. “Although the conversations were interesting.”
“I bet!” responded Brzezinski.
The segment appeared to be copacetic, but something was off. In addition to the absence of the “Live” graphic that is typically at the bottom of the screen, the hosts were not covering the biggest story of the day; the terrorist attack on the Egyptian mosque.
So, how did the Post determine the charade? Well, a longtime viewer tipped them off.
“A longtime viewer of the program noticed that Friday’s edition had none of the usual discussion of breaking news and contacted The Washington Post to inquire if “Morning Joe” was presenting “fake news.” He said he was surprised to see Scarborough and Brzezinski appearing in a New York studio on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
“I was quite flabbergasted by the way they were so deceptive about this...especially when they are always so quick to castigate lying [or] deception they attribute to others,” said the viewer, who asked not to be identified.
According to the Post, MSNBC officially declined to comment. However, an MSNBC executive confirmed the segment was pre-recorded.
An MSNBC spokeswoman declined to comment. But an executive confirmed that the program wasn’t live. “There was no intention to trick viewers,” she said. “Would it have helped if there was a disclaimer,” referencing it as a delayed broadcast? “Maybe. But that’s not typically done.”
As is, she said, “They’re having fun” with the pretense that it’s live.
You have to wonder, if MSNBC is willing to be dishonest about something as trivial as a post-Thanksgiving morning show, what else are they hiding?
FAKE NEWS !
Fake live broadcast of fake news. Fakeness squared!
They seem to be taking pleasure at deceiving their “stupid viewers.”
They’d climb a tree to tell a lie when they could tell the truth standing on the ground.
The network that employs Brian Williams. Case closed.
What difference does it make?
Everything else they do is a lie anyway.
This is probably the most insignificant of their lies.
Those two hacks are frauds.
Well, as long as they’re ‘having fun’ it’s OK.
Make them show the pies they baked!!
I want proof Mika baked turkey guts.
It’s all about the show. All about persuading viewers. It’s about news, not so much.
Humongously huge-er than any silly story about a pecan pie.
Isn’t that a song from the 70s?
“I want proof Mika baked turkey guts.”
The housekeeper cooked the turkey while Mika and Joe were “sleeping in!”
It’s their job to control what people think.
No. Imaginary Turkey was part of the syncopation fad of the 1920s spurred on by Gershwin. Think ‘fascinating rhythm,’ ‘nictitating membrane’, ‘imaginary turkey.’
Now, if you’ll excuse men, I’m due back in the psych ward.
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