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  • Mika’s Unfortunate Debate-prep Metaphor: Doesn’t She Know Hillary Flunked Bar Exam?

    09/23/2016 5:54:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski used an unfortunate metaphor on today’s Morning Joe to describe Hillary and Trump’s different approaches to preparing for Monday’s first presidential debate. Said Mika: “you think of like the two law students preparing for the bar. The guy is polishing his car to calm down. And the girl is studying up to the last minute.” Mika is apparently unaware that Hillary flunked the DC bar exam after graduating from Yale law school in 1973. 67% of the people taking the exam at the same time passed, putting Hillary in the bottom third. Maybe instead of studying, she was...
  • Get On ‘Same Planet’: Brzezinski Berates Republican For Raising Hillary’s Failed Russian Reset

    09/20/2016 6:16:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Republican congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has to be one of the best-informed, well-spoken, reasonable, fairly non-partisan Members of Congress. So when Royce appeared on today’s Morning Joe to discuss the latest atrocity in Syria, in which the Assad regime barrel-bombed an aid convoy, he was initially given respectful “Mr. Chairman” treatment, until . . . Royce had the audacity, responding to Andrea Mitchell question about Donald Trump’s “embrace of Vladimir Putin,” to refer to Hillary Clinton’s failed “Russian reset.” That set Mika Brzezinski off. After an “oh, wow” of incredulity, Mika demanded “can we...
  • Mika Wonders Whether Pence Is a ‘Pansy’

    09/14/2016 3:40:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you imagine the absolute outrage on the left if a conservative pundit suggested that a male Democrat candidate was a “pansy?” The cries of “homophobia” would echo through the land, amidst demands that the offending pundit be defenestrated. But on today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski wondered out loud if Mike Pence is a “pansy.” And you can just hear the liberal crickets gathering to say . . . absolutely nothing about it. Brzezinski’s beef is that Pence, while denouncing David Duke, has declined to use Hillary’s word—deplorable—to describe him, and has failed to be sufficiently critical of Putin. View...
  • Putin Envy: Donny Deutsch Says Trump ‘Wants to be a Dictator’

    09/09/2016 5:42:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was a Niagara of negativity deluging Donald Trump, focused on his comments at the Commander-in-Chief Forum. No discussion of Hillary Clinton’s newest lies about her email, and the fact that, in order to create a veil of secrecy for her Foundation malfeasance, she subverted our national security. Two examples of the extreme hostility toward Trump, coupled with a dose of Hillary-worship. Ad man Donny Deutsch detected “envy” of Putin by Trump, saying “I think he wants to be a dictator.” A bit later, Mika Brzezinski sympathized with poor Hillary: she’s so “incredibly prepared”...
  • Dr. Joe: Scarborough Declares Hillary ‘Doesn’t Have’ Health Issue

    09/06/2016 5:49:44 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A leading candidate for President of the United States has a documented history of serious health issues, including a blood clot on her head. She has had at least two fainting episodes, including one in which she fell and broke an elbow bone. During this campaign season, she has been plagued by numerous coughing fits including two just this past weekend. The candidate, of course, is Hillary Clinton. Yet Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were very reluctant even to raise the issue on today’s Morning Joe. When Scarborough announced they were about to show a clip of one of Hillary’s...
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Mex Trip: ‘Fringe, Alt-Right Candidate’ Who ‘Choked’

    09/01/2016 6:03:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 108 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Like Bulgarian and Ukrainian Olympic judges back in Soviet Union days who gave American ice skaters a crummy score after a strong performance, on today’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough totally trashed Donald Trump on his visit with the Mexican president. For not raising the issue of who would pay for the wall, Scarborough screamed “he choked! I can’t stand people that choke under pressure!” Brzezinski was reluctant to discuss the trip at all, dismissing Trump as a “fringe, alt-right Republican candidate . . . let’s not pretend this is some sort of foreign policy discussion. This is...
  • Hillary Scandals & Tighter Polls Cause Morning Joe Gloom

    08/31/2016 2:11:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 31, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You didn't need to have the sound working while viewing MSNBC's Morning Joe today to know things were not going well for Hillary Clinton. The sad looks on the faces of hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough pretty much revealed the story. A sense of gloom had descended upon the set of Morning Joe (or Mourning Joe) as Mika led off detailing the latest drip, drip, dripping of Hillary scandals.Then, Joe joined added to the mournful mood by noting how the polls have been tightening in recent days. This was all in stark contrast to the upbeat mood of just a few weeks...
  • Feud Continues: Scarborough Taunts Trump as ‘Amnesty Don’

    08/29/2016 5:41:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One week ago, a Twitter war erupted between Donald Trump and the hosts of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Whereas the pair had been among the first in the media to take Trump’s chances seriously, in recent times they had become very critical of the Republican candidate. [snip] The feud continued this morning. After an extended discussion of Trump’s mental health, with Scarborough suggesting that the Donald is a “sociopath” rather than the “psychopath” that former Obama adviser David Plouffe called him, Joe went on a riff, taunting Trump as “Amnesty Don” for his softening position on immigration....
  • Hillary Ad Tries to Scare People About Trump: But Will It Backfire?

    08/22/2016 8:52:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Will Hillary Clinton’s latest ad, which attempts to scare people about Donald Trump when it comes to national security, actually wind up winning him votes? Today’s Morning Joe opened by playing the ad, which features clips of Trump making various bellicose statements, e.g., “I would bomb the s— out of them.” Mika Brzezinski found the ad “very strong: it tweaks on every level.” Better than twerking on every level, we suppose. “it’s scary,” said Mika as, in a bit of unintentional humor, she imitated the sound of the fighter jet at the end of the ad. But query: could the...
  • Scarborough: Trump Staffers Say He Screams, Never Takes Blame

    08/12/2016 7:21:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some inside baseball from the Trump campaign . . . Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have known Donald Trump for years, and reportedly are in regular contact with members of his campaign staff. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that what: “every Donald Trump staffer will tell you is: he never, ever takes any of the blame himself. He always screams at staffers. That’s what is starting to happen now that the polls are going low.” Meanwhile, Mika Brzezinski reported that Trump is exhausted, sleeping in “two-hour spurts,” and that as a result Trump is “losing it.” Do Joe and...
  • Mika Worries More Hillary Emails Could Cause ‘Epic Implosion’ That Would ‘Bring Down Campaign’

    08/11/2016 6:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 131 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A few days ago in our Quick Hits feature, this Insurrectionist wrote “the server is a Sword of Damocles over Hillary’s campaign. Whatever the polls may say, Clinton knows that she is just one disclosure away from disaster.” Has Mika Brzezinski heard the hair holding that Sword start to fray? Today’s Morning Joe reported on the disclosure that a senior Clinton Foundation official had contacted close Hillary advisers Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills to request, as something “very important,” that they set up a contact between a billionaire foreign Foundation donor and the US ambassador to Lebanon. Reacting, Mika said...
  • Mika Brzezinski Learns About 'Furries' | msnbc (from 2014)

    08/07/2016 12:20:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2014 | MSNBC
    Mika Brzezinski learns what a "Furry" is and promptly runs off set.
  • Mika and Joe jet off to Nantucket together

    07/09/2016 12:27:48 AM PDT · by r_barton · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8, 2016 | 9:50pm | Emily Smith
    “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have not confirmed they are a couple, but they are certainly spending a lot of their free time together. On Friday, the MSNBC hosts were spotted getting a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Nantucket, Mass.
  • Mika Accuses: People Are ‘Hostages’ To Notion Hillary Deserves Special Treatment

    07/07/2016 8:38:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski makes no bones about being a liberal Democrat. She was big on Bernie, even more enthusiastic about Elizabeth Warren, whom she repeatedly urged to run for president. But while she might well vote for Hillary in the end, Brzezinski is anything but a Clinton acolyte. Her aversion was on display on today’s Morning Joe. A clip rolled of Speaker Paul Ryan saying that as a candidate Hillary should be denied classified briefings, given FBI Director Comey’s finding that she had been “extremely careless” with classified information. Panelists Harold Ford, Jr., Jim VandeHei and Michael Steele scoffed at the...
  • Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarbrough An Item!

    07/01/2016 9:41:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07-01-2016 | Tiffany Taylor
    It's a strange day when news anchors become the news. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski quietly got a divorce from her husband of 23 years, fueling rumors that she's hooking up with her Morning Joe cohost, Joe Scarborough, despite their on-air disagreements.
  • Mika Rips Media Blackout on Clinton-Lynch Meeting: ‘People Too Afraid to Talk About the Truth’

    06/30/2016 5:58:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow! Mika Brzezinski absolutely ripped into Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch today for holding a private meeting earlier this week. More importantly, the Morning Joe host clearly seemed to swipe at the rest of the media and punditry class for refusing to focus on the outrage. When Mark Halperin said “I bet you they didn’t talk about” the FBI investigation of Hillary, Brzezinski literally laughed in his face. “Come on, stop! Everybody stop! Okay, well this is why this is never going to be a problem for Hillary Clinton. People are too afraid to talk about the truth.” In a...
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Ban

    06/13/2016 6:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghani, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree? The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today trashed Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Mika Brzezinski epitomized the willful blindness, claiming the Muslim ban has “no connection at all” to the Pulse massacre. View the video here.
  • Mika: It feels like Hillary Clinton is lying straight out (Andrea Mitchell looks devastated)

    05/28/2016 8:55:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies
    Wow, Mika and Andrea Mitchell are finally realizing Hillary has been lying to them Mika says that Hillary said what she did was allowed "time and time and time and time and time and time again." See the look on Andrea's face. Does she finally relize Hillary's troubles are real?
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Email IG Report ‘Devastating’

    05/26/2016 3:01:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell reacted to a State Department Inspector General report criticizing Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. Mitchell first dismissed the Clinton campaign’s defense, comparing Clinton’s behavior to that of her predecessor former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then declared the report to be hard to be seen as “anything but devastating.” “It was not allowed to not return those records before she left the State Department,” Mitchell said. “She violated the official records act...
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski: Feels Like Clinton Is ‘Lying Straight Out’ About Her Emails

    05/26/2016 5:27:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that it feels like Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “lying straight out” about her emails. Brzezinski said, “Here are the things that, like over time, we remember here, her saying repeatedly it was allowed. A private server, set up in her home, by an IT guy who was given immunity, and his emails are missing. And she even joked when she was asked, and I think in a high school gym, did you wipe the server, meaning get rid of everything so no one could see...
  • Pop the popcorn: Liberal pundits eating their own

    05/18/2016 6:14:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | LARRY O'CONNOR
    It hasn’t been a good week for the Democrats. And despite the ongoing effort by the mainstream media to paint the Republican Party as divided and irreparably damaged by their primary process, the signs continue to emerge that Democrats are facing a much tougher task in uniting behind their incredibly unlikable and untrustworthy front-runner. The week started with a remarkable brawl convention in Nevada with blood spilled, names called and a venerable senator booed off the stage.The divisive nature of the Democrats reached a ridiculous point Tuesday afternoon with the spectacle of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (S-VT) campaign manager promising CNN’s...
  • Legal Experts Say Pay Up! Mike Barnicle on Hook After Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski...

    05/05/2016 10:08:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 79 replies
    LAW NEWZ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris White
    Last summer when Donald Trump announced he was running for the GOP presidential nomination, few, if any, political pundits were willing to give him a chance. Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, however, was willing to stick her neck out and buck conventional wisdom, saying Trump should not be underestimated and she predicted he may very well end up as the GOP nominee. That got a laugh out of Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle, who was so certain that Trump had zero chance, he offered to buy Mika a brand-new truck if Trump won the nomination. As the months went by...
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • Horrified Mika: 'I Don't Think Women Are Going to Flock to Ted Cruz'

    04/20/2016 8:55:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe regulars know that Mika Brzezinski has made a virtual art form out of her facial expressions and body language. On today's show, Mika put on a particularly demonstrative display of horror while asserting what she sees as Ted Cruz's lack of appeal to women voters. The question on the table had been Donald Trump's surprisingly strong showing among women in yesterday's New York Republican primary. The Donald scored 59% of women voters, almost equaling the 63% of men voters he garnered. Gene Robinson was stumped to explain it. When he posited Ted Cruz as the alternative to Trump,...
  • Bernie: You Think I'm Radical? 'Read What the Pope Is Writing'

    04/08/2016 6:33:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it say about Bernie Sanders--and the Pope--that when it comes to economics, Sanders sees Pope Francis as more "radical" than he is? Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Sanders discussed the news that he has been invited to visit the Vatican. Sanders mentioned that [other than on social issues] he is a "big, big fan of the Pope." Said Sanders: "people think Bernie Sanders is radical. Uh-uh. Read what the Pope is writing." Sanders went on to describe the Pope's views on economics: "he's talking about the idolatry of money, the worship of money, the greed that's out there...
  • Mika: Trump's Not Lying—'He's Making People Think'

    04/07/2016 6:58:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Virtually every morning, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough vociferously reject the notion that they're in the tank for Donald Trump. And it's true that in word and print they can occasionally be critical of him. But on today's Morning Joe, Mika came up with an odd defense to the assertion that Trump often lies: "He's not just blurting out outright lies--he's kind of making people think in some ways." Um, okay. Mika's odd formulation came in response to the allegation by guest Evelyn Farkas, a former Obama Defense Department official with expertise on Russia, who has a current Politico piece...
  • Morning Joe's Lame Hillary Interview: No Email, No Transcripts, Should Bernie Get Out?

    04/06/2016 7:47:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your weak, servile interview. This was pitiful. Given the chance to interview Hillary Clinton on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski failed to ask a single tough question. Nothing about the email scandal. Nothing about the transcripts of her big-dollar speeches to Wall Street. Nothing about having lost seven of the last eight races to Bernie Sanders. Instead, Joe and Mika lobbed a series of super-slow softballs. Examples: it must feel good to be back in New York and sleep in your own bed. Multiple questions as to whether Bernie is qualified to be president. Wondering...
  • Hillary Wants Clinton Foundation Donor To Moderate Next Debate And MSNBC Host Can’t Believe It

    04/04/2016 11:01:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/04/2016 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski on Monday was heavily critical of Hillary Clinton’s decision to agree to a debate moderated by ABC host and longtime Clinton ally George Stephanopoulos. “Are you kidding me?” Brzezinski asked. During an interview with Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Clinton confirmed that she had agreed to a debate on “Good Morning America,” which Stephanopoulos co-hosts ... She wants to do a debate with George Stephanopoulos as the moderator?” “Didn’t he work for her? Didn’t he donate to the Clinton Foundation?” ... Stephanopoulos served as communications director in the Bill Clinton White House. He has also donated...
  • Joe and Mika Mock Cruz's 'Staged' Delivery, Even When Defending Wife

    03/28/2016 11:59:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had a jolly old time mocking Ted Cruz on today's Morning Joe. After playing a clip of Cruz refusing to say whether he'd support Trump given The Donald's attack on his wife, Joe imagined Cruz rehearsing his words before a mirror. Scarborough went on to approvingly cite David Axelrod, who had said that Cruz seems "staged" even when defending the honor of his wife. [Granted, Axelrod's protege Barack Obama is so much smoother with his prevarications.] View the video here.
  • Mika Meltdown--Calls for 'Crisis Candidate'

    03/24/2016 6:19:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Get that gal a Valium. Make it a double . . . "Melodramatic" doesn't begin to describe Mika Brzezinski's histrionic hand-wringing on today's Morning Joe. Mika is in meltdown, on the verge of a political nervous breakdown. Mika's recurring theme [abetted by the panel] was horror at the spectacle of Ted Cruz's call for special attention to Muslim neighborhoods, and the spat between Cruz and Trump over their respective wives. At one point Mika claimed that Americans are "very scared" by the political situation, and later called for a "crisis candidate" to step in. Uncle Joe Biden to the rescue?...
  • Mika Disillusioned: Warren Won't Demand Hillary Release Transcripts

    03/18/2016 4:40:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It hurts to discover your political hero is just another sell-out hack. And so it was for Mika Brzezinski today, confronted with the reality that her idol, Elizabeth Warren, who she was promoting for president as early as 2013, has apparently sold out in return for a spot in a a prospective Hillary Clinton administration. Today's Morning Joe rolled a clip of Fauxchohantas repeatedly dodging Norah O'Donnell's straightforward question: should Hillary release the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches? Lieawatha gives the lamest of non-answers, saying "the candidates are doing what they should do in a primary." Whatever. Said a...
  • Mika Mocks Cruz Mannerisms: 'Cartoon Character, Oozes Insincerity'

    03/16/2016 7:18:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Riffing off a clip of Ted Cruz welcoming Marco Rubio followers to his fold, Mika Brzezinski went on an extended critique of Cruz's mannerisms on today's Morning Joe. Steve Schmidt joined in, accusing Cruz of "oozing insincerity." Joe Scarborough pretended not to know what the others were talking about, facetiously wondering "what are you talking about? You didn't think that was from the heart?" View the video here.
  • 'Pathetic, Sniveling': Mika Boots FL's Rick Scott for Ducking on Trump's 'Islam Hates Us'

    03/10/2016 5:45:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough usually sets the tone on Morning Joe. But today, Mika Brzezinski took the lead, abruptly booting Florida Governor Rick Scott from the show today for his refusal to comment substantively on Donald Trump's statement yesterday that "Islam hates us." As Scott repeated various bland statements about Florida, Mika could be heard muttering "wrap it" and "no, no." After a final try at getting Scott to respond, Mika curtly announced "we will move on now. Thanks." When the show returned after a break, Mika excoriated Scott, calling his performance "weak, sniveling political wavering," saying he was "pathetic" and that...
  • Morning Joe's Big 'Told You So' on Trump Success

    03/02/2016 8:34:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Morning Joe, in the person of Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, took a victory lap this morning on the occasion of Donald Trump's impressive Super Tuesday victories. The theme of the opening half-hour: we told you so. Their point: from the day he announced his candidacy, the Morning Joe team took Trump seriously and said he could be a real factor. In contrast, the poobahs of politics and media made fools of themselves predicting Trump's imminent demise. In an amusing spike-the-ball display, Morning Joe went to the length of producing a montage of its greatest hits, juxtaposing clips...
  • Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Lizard-Brain Campaign

    02/26/2016 11:53:14 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    time ^ | 2-25-2016 | Joe Klein
    A few days before the South Carolina primary, I appeared on Morning Joe and said Trump was operating out of his lizard brain--which is a common phrase for the ancient knob of reflexive lower-brain structures perched atop our spinal cord--rather than his frontal lobe, which is where thought and reason take place. For this, Joe Scarborough accused me of suffering from "Trump derangement syndrome." The night before, Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had hosted an hour-long town hall with Trump--and no other candidate. It was a classic Trump performance, filled with nastiness and ignorance. He said he would abolish Obamacare but...
  • Mika Rips Rubio: 'Sucking Up' to Trump to be His VP Pick

    02/24/2016 5:38:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And we thought Joe Scarborough was the one who had it in for Marco Rubio . . . Turns out, Mika Brzezinski really doesn't dig Rubio. At all. On today's Morning Joe, Mika painted Rubio as an unprincipled pol "sucking up" to Donald Trump in order to be his VP pick. Mika: "he's the only one who will go against everything he believes in and say whatever Trump wants him to. He'll do whatever Trump tells him to do." Ouch. View the video here.
  • 'They Can't Lift the Hammer': Mika Mocks Rubio/Cruz with GE Commercial

    02/24/2016 4:14:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Have you seen the GE commercial? Millenial son informs mom and dad that he has gotten a job at GE. Old-fashioned dad is enthusiastic: "proud of you, son. GE! Manufacturing!" He hands son "granpappy's" heavy old hammer. Son gently explains that rather than building "powerful machines," he'll be writing computer code. Disappointed dad: "he can't lift the hammer." Mom, with more compassion than conviction in her voice, consoles son: "it's okay though: you're gonna change the world." On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski used that "change the world" line to mock Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the face of...
  • Off-camera audio of Scarborough, Trump surfaces

    02/23/2016 1:00:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Ben Kamisar 972 204
    Newly-leaked audio shows MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough chatting with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpObama to visit Florida on Friday Much of the recording, released by comedian Harry Shearer on his weekly radio show, seems typical of off-camera patter at television shows. But it also comes amid criticism, some of it from CNN and other rivals to MSNBC, that the "Morning Joe" team is too supportive or close to Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner. In one exchange, Brzezinski calls Trump's decision to call two men onstage to a rally last week after they confronted a protester a "wow moment." "You...
  • Trump Won't Choose Sides Between Israel and Palestine

    02/18/2016 9:02:37 AM PST · by lormand · 165 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/18/16 | CRWire
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump refused to pick sides in the conflict between Israel and Palestine in last night’s town hall on MSNBC. “I don’t want to get into it,” he told moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. “If I win, I don’t want to be in a position where I’m saying to you [my choice] and the other side now says, ‘We don’t want Trump involved…let me be sort of a neutral guy,” said the billionaire businessman. Trump described the Middle Eastern struggle as the “toughest deal in the world right now to make.” “A lot of people say an...
  • Trump Calls Hillary 'In a Certain Way, Evil'

    02/09/2016 6:00:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    About to begin her word-asociation game about the other candidates with Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski said "I'm scared to do this." Prescient on Mika's part. Because although Trump had been in a relatively light-hearted mood during his Morning Joe appearance today, things suddenly got deadly serious. When it came time to give his word on Hillary, and despite having been reminded that she had attended his wedding, Trump said: "in a certain way evil." Making clear it was no slip of the tongue, Trump repeated himself: "in a certain way, evil." Mika's "whoah!" in response probably spoke for a lot...
  • Morning Joe: Bill Clinton's 'Hatchet' Job on Bernie 'Painful,' Cringe-worthy

    02/08/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton has lost his fastball. That's an emerging theme from this campaign season, and it was on glaring display on today's Morning Joe. Introducing a clip of Clinton [dressed like a lumberjack] attacking Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Mika Brzezinski said the ex-prez had picked up the "hatchet"--not a good image for a would-be statesman. After the clip aired, Joe Scarborough called it "painful." Mike Barnicle said it was a "cringe" moment, with Chuck Todd seconding the assessment. View the video here.
  • Mika Rips O'Reilly's Failure to Defend Megyn Against Trump Attacks: 'Lame'

    01/28/2016 4:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, a seething Mika Brzezinski ripped Bill O'Reilly for his failure, during his interview of Donald Trump on last night's Factor, to defend Megyn Kelly against Trump's attacks on her. Trump has called Kelly a "third-rate reporter," a "lightweight" and "not good at what she does." Rather than challenging Trump over his criticism of Kelly, O'Reilly spent the segment importuning him to change his mind and appear at tonight's debate. At one point, as we noted here, O'Reilly even resorted to citing the biblical tenet of forgiveness, to which an unyielding Trump shot back that the Bible...
  • Mika: Hillary's Only Hope? Make Elizabeth Warren Her Running Mate

    01/20/2016 5:18:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary's in hot water. Needs Fauxcohantas. That, in a nutshell, was Mika Brzezinski's argument on today's Morning Joe. At the end of a segment highlighting the way Bernie Sanders has gone after Clinton for the massive "speaking fees" she's received from Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms, Mika concluded: "the only person that can help her now is Elizabeth Warren, and she's going to have to make her her running mate. There's no other way around it." As we noted here and here, Mika has long been a Lieawatha fan, urging her to run way back in 2013. If...
  • 'Their Skin Is Crawling': Mika Says MSM Can't Be Objective About Trump

    01/04/2016 5:37:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski has let the cat out of the MSM bag. On today's Morning Joe, Mika admitted that the press corps covering Donald Trump can't be objective about him: "it's like their skin is crawling." Brzezinski said reporters "ooze with a lack of objectivity" when covering Trump, adding "you can sort of see it in their kind of like smiling, sort of slyly and uncomfortably and almost snarkily while they're reporting on his rallies." Of course, what is true about MSM coverage of Trump has been true of the way the liberal media covered many Republicans. Does anyone think, for...
  • Best Bet to Beat Hillary? Mika Says It's Trump

    12/18/2015 5:23:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The polls might currently be showing something else, but Mika Brzezinski's view on which Republican has the best shot at beating Hillary Clinton might surprise you. On today's Morning Joe, Mika said "If you want someone to beat Hillary Clinton, it would be Donald Trump. Because he will do things that none of those candidates will do . . . The Democratic party has a problem if Trump wins the nomination." Mika's comments came after Chuck Todd suggested that for now, Republican voters are looking for "bold colors" [i.e. Trump], but later might become more pragmatic and turn to someone...
  • Mournful Mika Wonders If Anyone Can Improve on Trump Ban

    12/10/2015 5:23:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The last person you could imagine backing Donald Trump's Muslim ban might be Mika Brzezinski. Yet on today's Morning Joe, a reluctant Mika came close to doing just that. Brzezinski springboarded off the news that the visa screening program failed to stop Tafsheen Malik from entering the country although she was already radicalized at the time. While professing her opposition to the plan, she called the news "incredibly disturbing." When former Obama car czar Steve Rattner admitted that the process in place "had failed," Mika suggested: "are you saying something that might be in line with Donald Trump's policy?" Mika...
  • Mika On Trump Muslim Plan: I Blame George W. Bush

    12/08/2015 5:14:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of James Taranto's tongue-in-cheek tropes at his Best of the Web Today column is "We Blame George Bush." In a recent example, "We Blame George W. Bush" was placed over a headline reading: “Slipping Into a Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes.” As Wikipedia describes it, the trope "is a play on the perceived tendency for many of his detractors to lay the blame for pretty much anything" on Bush. And lo and behold, from today's Morning Joe comes a real-life example of the phenomenon. Mika Brzezinski blamed Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from the US, on...
  • When Obama Loses Mika's Daughter . . .

    12/07/2015 4:48:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Given the Morning Joe reviews, if President Obama's terrorism speech were a Broadway show, it would have closed after one night. From Richard Haass to Richard Engel, Joe Scarborough to Willie Geist, the prez's performance was universally panned. And in the cruelest comment of all, Mika Brzezinski reported that "I watched it with my youngest daughter who's very, very interested and we were waiting for the address, and sat together and watched. And when he was finished she got up and left. She goes: I don't really know what the point of that was." Mr. President, when you've lost Mika's...
  • Scarborough Asking If Obama Looks Engaged Leaves Mika Mute

    11/16/2015 11:45:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Silence spoke powerfully today on Morning Joe. After a clip rolled of a listless President Obama speaking about the Paris attacks, Joe Scarborough asked Mika Brzezinski what amounted to a rhetorical question: "does he look like he is engaged and understands the level of threat?" When after a few seconds Mika failed to reply, Scarborough tried rephrasing the question, but still elicited no response. Her silence was so telling, so excruciating, that Mike Barnicle--ever the good sycophant--piped up to slavishly assert "I think he looks fully engaged." View the video here.
  • Former CIA Director Hayden Stuns Mika With Praise of Carson's Foreign Policy Approach

    11/13/2015 5:08:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Wow . . . I'm absolutely surprised by that answer . . . Are you sure? . . . Are we talking about the same person?" That was Mika Brzezinski's stunned response after her attempt to recruit retired General and former CIA Director Michael Hayden into her campaign against Ben Carson blew up in her face on today's Morning Joe. Referring to Carson, Mika asked Hayden "are you concerned that there's a front runner whose foreign policy sensibilities seem to lack, to say the least?" But instead of playing along with Mika's leading question, Hayden, while acknowledging that Carson lacked...