Say what you want about MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, but he offered advice for liberal journalists in the Trump era on Friday seeing as how “[t]he media is still trying to figure out how to handle him” with cases like Martin Luther King III having an anti-Trump “speech shouted to him instead of a question.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
.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?”
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.”
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.
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.”
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?”
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!”