By Alexis Thomasi | January 13, 2017 | 3:27 PM EST

On Thursday morning, Mika Brzezinski was all too happy to be having Senator Bernie Sanders on Morning Joe. Not once, but twice during the 7 a.m. ET hour segment, she explained to Joe Scarborough that he had better not interrupt her or cut into the blocked off time that was set aside for Senator Sanders because of how excited she was to have him on the show. Not only that, but she also told her co-host that she was inviting herself to join the Senator’s nationwide tour.

By Tom Johnson | January 7, 2017 | 1:41 PM EST

Bill Clinton was, in the words of one of his competitors for the 1992 Democratic nomination, “an unusually good liar,” but for Eric Alterman, a critical mass of mendacity in presidential politics didn’t develop until 2016. Alterman thinks it explains the mainstream media’s response to POTUS-elect Donald Trump. “Mainstream journalists are used to collaborating with politicians to tell the truth a little bit at a time,” wrote Alterman in a column for the January 30 issue of The Nation. “Lies are accepted when they fit the master narrative, but they need to hover within an acceptable range of plausibility. At the very least, they require the pretense of evidence, however specious it might be…American journalists simply don’t know how to report on a president who is also a compulsive liar.”

By Curtis Houck | December 30, 2016 | 11:17 AM EST

Along with the unpredictable ladies from The View, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews can almost be guaranteed to make daily appearances on the pages of NewsBusters. Whether it’s making inappropriate statements or coming up with asinine names for conservatives, Matthews has provided decades of entertainment for those on the right. 

 

By Jack Coleman | December 21, 2016 | 7:31 PM EST

Perhaps it would help if they rescheduled the show and named it Much Later in the Morning, Joe. Syndicated columnist Mike Barnicle, a regular on MSNBC's Morning Joe, struggled yesterday not just with the pronunciation of Electoral College but with a Civics 101-level understanding of how it works.

By Randy Hall | December 20, 2016 | 6:57 PM EST

MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough hammered Bill Clinton on Tuesday regarding a number of comments the former Democratic president had made blaming “angry white men” and other external factors for GOP candidate Donald Trump's win over his Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

By Randy Hall | December 19, 2016 | 12:33 PM EST

.During a wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox, MSNBC Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski were asked about a “pseudo-feud” they've been having with Chris Cuomo, co-host of the Cable News Network's New Day rival program.

At one point in the discussion, Fox asked Brzezinski and Scarborough: “Some of your competitors have come out and criticized you guys in a much less veiled way. Chris Cuomo tweeted that you were campaign spokesmen. Let's just clear this up: How often are you talking to Donald Trump?”

By Kristian Kafozoff | December 5, 2016 | 3:00 PM EST

CNN's New Day anchor Chris Cuomo apparently isn’t too fond of his MSNBC rivals, as he criticized his competitor Morning Joe, for their access to the President-elect, complaining that: “they have always been boosters. Things turned south when Trump froze them out but coverage always stilted. They are transition spokesmen now.” 

 

By Kristian Kafozoff | December 2, 2016 | 1:01 PM EST

You don’t often hear this kind of bluntness on MSNBC. But Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough on Friday lashed out at journalistic coverage of the 2016 race, saying, “If you get it wrong as consistently as the media has gotten it wrong, then at some point Americans just turn off the media. They stop listening to us!” While discussing President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You Tour,” Scarborough and his panelists became introspective over the media’s failure to predict the state of the race. 

By Kristian Kafozoff | December 1, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST

BBC World News America’s Washington correspondent Katty Kay doesn’t appreciate the low regard Trump fans have for the press. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Thursday, Kay lamented that the President-elect “certainly feels the freedom to go around [reporters]", complaining, “his supporters would probably agree with that strategy because they don't have much respect for the media anyway.” 

By Kristian Kafozoff | November 30, 2016 | 5:00 PM EST

On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, as the usual liberal commentators and co-hosts were discussing the ongoing Trump transition appointments to the most important economic positions in the federal government, co-host Willie Geist invited and asked New York Times journalist David Leonhardt: “So, do you do you read anything into these appointments in the last 24 hours, to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross or Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin?”

By Kristian Kafozoff | November 29, 2016 | 6:01 PM EST

The liberal hosts and pundits on Tuesday’s Morning Joe discussed once again the role of the mainstream media in the post-election stage concerning the Trump transition’s relations with the Republican Party as well as the future of the Democratic Party. MSNBC commentator Mike Barnicle stated that: “it saddens me to say this, but the media took a bigger hit in this year's election process, and over the past two years than any one of the political parties” as host Joe Scarborough added: “…and they deserved it!”

By Kristian Kafozoff | November 28, 2016 | 5:00 PM EST

The latest breaking news in US foreign relations concerning the end of Cuba’s Castro era was debated among Cuban-Americans on the cast of Monday’s Morning Joe. The MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski invited three Cuban-Americans: FOX News contributor and author Humberto Fontova along with GOP strategist Alex Castellanos to discuss former CNN host Soledad O’Brien’s defense of President Obama’s controversial comments about Castro’s “complicated” legacy. Evidently, the death of the Communist dictator who played a central role in sparking the Cuban Missile Crisis at the height of the Cold War, remains subject to ideological interpretation within the mainstream media.