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  • “Cold, Callous Heart”: Scarborough Attacks Kavanaugh for Non-handshake, Mika/Geist Defend

    09/05/2018 4:20:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to condemning all things Trump-related, there’s rarely any daylight between Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. They are monolithically, some might say maniacally, united in their condemnation of The Donald. [snip] Scarborough accused Kavanaugh of having a “cold, callous heart” for failing to shake Fred Guttenberg’s hand, dismissing any innocent explanations of the moment. But Brzezinski gave Kavanaugh the benefit of the doubt, saying “no, I think his security people [intervened],” and “I just don’t” think his heart is that cold.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Morning Joe: “Cynical Politics” Behind Dem Ousting of Al Franken

    12/07/2017 5:07:51 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The likes of Kirsten Gillibrand parade themselves as paragons of avenging feminist virtue in calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign. But the Morning Joe crew sees another motive behind the Democrat’s move to force Franken out: “cynical politics.” Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and Willie Geist all made similar points: the move to defenestrate Franken is really about Democrats trying to give themselves the high ground on the issue of sexual misconduct. The Dems’ real target is Roy Moore. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Willie Geist’s Gushing Tribute to Andrea Mitchell: Still in “Awe” of “Icon”

    07/31/2018 10:28:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This week marks Andrea Mitchell’s 40th anniversary at NBC News, and the network has been filled with tributes to her. But when it comes to gushing, it will be hard to top Willie Geist’s effort, which aired during Mitchell’s MSNBC show today: “You are one of a very small handful of icons in our business, about whom a young journalist thinks: I can’t even believe I work in the same news division where she works. It always has been a privilege, and that awe has never gone away.” The tribute ended with a still shot of Mitchell warmly holding hands...
  • NBC Downplays Bill Clinton Sex Allegations With Family’s Talking Points

    11/19/2017 10:25:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 19, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    With the national discussion centered on sexual harassment and sexual assault, many in the liberal media had been itching to get to the allegations directed at the President. The media seemed to have recently gotten the ‘okay’ to pursue the claims when Hillary Clinton brought them up in a radio interview. It’s hypocritical for Clinton to lead the charge because of her philanderer husband with a rape charge. But that wasn’t a problem for NBC’s Sunday Today who disregarded it using Clinton’s defense. Anchor Willie Geist kicked off the show by hyping how the claims of sexual misconduct had made...
  • Dem Senator Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Huma Abedin

    05/04/2017 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 106 replies
    IJR.com ^ | 5-4-2017 | DAVID BIXENSPAN
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) appeared on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Thursday to discuss the news from Wednesday's James Comey hearing. More specifically, the topic was the FBI director revealing that longtime Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to then-husband Anthony Weiner, ostensibly so he could print them out. “Do you believe that is a crime?” panelist Willie Geist asked to open the Blumenthal interview. “If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it? Yes, it’s a crime,” the senator replied. ”Without knowing what the intentions were and so forth, there...
  • NBC Ignores American Arrested in North Korea, But Slams Palin Photo

    04/23/2017 2:23:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Troubling news broke out of North Korea early Sunday morning after an American citizen was arrest by North Korean officials on Saturday. “It has been confirmed that another American has been arrested in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, which about 120 miles north from here from Seoul,” reported ABC’s Bob Woodruff during Good Morning America. It’s shocking news that hits just as tensions between the U.S. and communist regime are near a boiling point. Despite those facts, NBC’s Willie Geist failed to mention the development during his show, Sunday Today. “His name so far is not known,” noted Woodruff. “But the...
  • MSNBC's Morning Joe Airs Distorted 'Horror Show' Video of White House Aide

    02/14/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Alexis Thomas
    On Monday, the hosts of Morning Joe mocked and berated White House adviser Stephen Miller for his recent comments regarding the court ruling against President Trump's immigration order. Tuesday morning was no different, as the show came back from a commercial break by airing a distorted, grainy black-and-white video of Miller. The video contained the statement he gave on the network Sunday shows concerning the President’s executive powers and spliced Miller’s quotes attempting to make him look sinister and menacing. After the video concluded, host Joe Scarborough declared, “Wow,” and journalist Willie Geist agreed, “That’s terrifying.” Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Trump: Transgenders Should 'Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate'

    04/21/2016 6:53:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 954 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2016 | Susan Jones
    Republican Donald Trump says he'd be fine with Caitlyn Jenner using the bathroom of her choice at Trump Tower. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) - Republican Donald Trump, appearing on Thursday's "Today" show, said transgenders should be allowed to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." "So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" host Matt Lauer asked Trump. "That is correct," Trump said. Asked for his view on the North Carolina bathroom controversy, Trump said the state has "paid a...
  • Heilemann Calls Willie Geist's Claim of Wearing 'Church Clothes' a 'Lie'

    04/18/2016 5:14:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Heilemann: self-appointed avenging angel and scourge of lies and liars? Earlier this month, Heilemann accused Dan Senor to his face of "lying" about Paul Ryan's presidential ambitions. Heilemann was back at his accusatory beat on today's Morning Joe, this time making the affable Willie Geist, of all people, his target. Morning Joe rolled a clip of the opening of Geist's hosting debut of NBC Sunday Today yesterday. Willie told viewers they were welcome to hang out on their couches in sweatpants, while he got dressed in his "church clothes." Heilemann jumped ugly: "Do you think it was a good...
  • Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’

    03/04/2016 11:40:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 4, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, the NBC, CBS, and ABC morning shows all blasted Thursday’s Republican presidential debate as “vulgar” “silly” and “childish.” The same networks that have routinely provided ample airtime to Donald Trump’s personal attacks on his rivals, lectured the GOP contenders on civility. Co-host Matt Lauer began NBC’s Today: “Vitriol and vulgarity. The Republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate....Is this any way to elect a president?” Minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie lamented: “New nastiness, new lows in the Republican presidential race.”Nets Slam ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Childish’ GOP Debate Reaching ‘New Lows’In the report that followed, correspondent Peter...
  • Willie Geist Calls Out MSM Bias in 'Disgusting' WaPo Cartoon Mocking Cruz Kids

    12/23/2015 5:03:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was surprising consensus on today's Morning Joe concerning the Washington Post cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz as an organ grinder and his youngs girls as monkeys. From Mika Brzezinski to Joe Scarborough to Harold Ford, Jr., there was universal condemnation of Ann Telnaes' foul image. Willie Geist said it best: "people look for moments of bias in the media. Here's one right here. You can't be selectively offended by cartoons. If that had been a Democrat, or God forbid the President of the United States, they would have lit the house on fire. There would have been wall-to-wall coverage...
  • Willie Geist: 'Many of My Conservative Friends' Thought Cooper Would Go Easy on Dems

    10/14/2015 5:12:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wow: an MSMer who not only has many conservative friends, but is willing to admit it on live national TV? On today's Morning Joe, in the course of praising Anderson Cooper's performance as debate moderator, Geist let drop that prior to the debate "many of my conservative friends" thought CNN would go easy on the Dems, but that five minutes in, they told him "oh, I guess he's not going to go easy." View the video here.
  • Willie Geist: More Laws Won't Stop Bad Guys from Getting Guns

    10/06/2015 4:57:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A week ago, we noted that—negating Nicolle Wallace's notion that the woman who aided the New York prison break shouldn't do any time herself—Willie Geist observed "you can't help convicted murderers escape from jail." An NB reader remarked: "I get the sense that Willie Geist is a good guy trapped inside the leftwing matrix." Far be it from us to cause workplace problems for Willie by praising him too much, but Geist was at it again on today's Morning Joe, this time making some common sense remarks on gun control. After Eugene Robinson praised Australia's "very serious" gun control laws,...
  • Mika Harangues Morning Joe: Be Honest, Admit Trump 'Likely' GOP Nominee

    09/15/2015 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    News Busters ^ | September 14, 2015 | 9:13 AM EDT | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski: fired up and ready to go . . . for Donald Trump? Not exactly. It isn't that Mika's jumping on the Make America Great Again express. It's just that she wants "intellectual honesty" from her peers when it comes to admitting that Trump has gone from amusing sideshow who's sure to eventually crash to true frontrunner who is now likely to be the Republican nominee. You might not think of Brzezinski as being particularly data-driven, but on today's Morning Joe she repeatedly argued that there is no data supporting a Trump meltdown scenario. Going around the table with...
  • Mika Muzzles Talk of Bernie Sanders Writing That Women Fantasize About Rape

    05/29/2015 7:01:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Willie Geist wondered out loud what would happen to a Republican candidate who had written that women fantasize about being raped--and Scarborough asked if he would he still be in the race? But when it's a candidate for the Dem presidential nomination who had written those words, well, that's a different story. On today's Morning Joe, when Joe Scarborough raised the matter of Bernie Sanders having written that women fantasize about being raped, Mika Brzezinski repeatedly tried to shut him down and turn the page. View the video here.
  • Morning Joe Friction Over Whether Pierson Was Affirmative Action Hire Has Geist Smirking at Mika

    10/01/2014 5:42:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imus would call it a "tension convention." There was palpable friction among members of the Morning Joe team today on the question of whether Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was an affirmative action hire. By the end, the almost unfailingly affable Willie Geist was smirking in frustration at Mika Brzezinski. When Brzezinski first broached the sensitive-for-liberals subject, she suggested that she was going to go further than her male colleagues dared. But by the time she circled back to the topic, Mika had for some reason lost her nerve. She was suddenly so cautious that Donny Deutsch chided her for...
  • Thomas Roberts Kvetches: Joe & Mika 'Eviscerating' Christie-Accusing Hoboken Mayor

    01/20/2014 6:31:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    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...
  • NBC's Todd: Christie's Media 'Free Ride' is Over, 'Welcome to the Vetting Process' for 2016

    01/10/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Thursday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "Welcome to the NFL....he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he's had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd's comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer...
  • 'Very, Very Major' Social Media Site Co-Founder: Obamacare Technology 'Sucks'

    10/23/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't take it from conservatives. The co-founder of a "very, very major social-media site" has said the criticism of the Obamacare website is fair because the "technology sucks." So reported Willie Geist on today's Morning Joe, telling panelists that the person he interviewed was co-founder of a site so major that they would all know it and might have it open on their computers as he spoke. View the video here.