New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters hinted on Thursday's Morning Joe that Fox News's Sean Hannity be fired next after the network showed anchor Bill O'Reilly the door, Wednesday, in response to sexual harassment allegations. He lectured, "I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity and question whether or not his -- almost propaganda-like attitude and programs every night is going to be acceptable in the minds of the family, which is clearly trying to shift the network."
After the networks spent Monday hyping Georgia Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff as the Democrats’ secret “hope,” to flip the state’s formerly Republican-held seat, it was cable news’ turn to obsess over the 30-year-old candidate. MSNBC went all out promoting Ossoff on Tuesday as their “hero” who could take over the Congressional seat, recently vacated by HHS Secretary Tom Price.
Tuesday on Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski criticized Saturday Night Live for their portrayal of red America in a skit during its most recent episode. SNL attacked Trump voters in a tasteless opening skit, which painted the voters as stupid and confused. Brzezinski introduced the skit: “Saturday Night Live’s opening sketch this weekend was about Donald Trump and his supporters in Union, Kentucky. People think maybe they were being made fun of- maybe it's actually the liberals showing just how clueless they are.”
The move-the-goalposts crowd now defending the Obama administration's pre- and post-election surveillance of Donald Trump and his associates continues to cling to the notion that it was all done in connection with possible Russian influence during the presidential election campaign and that nation's alleged subsequent attempts to influence the new administration during its transition. If that's the case, then why has Fox News reported at least twice in the past week that reports resulting from this surveillance often had "nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election" (Friday, via the network's Adam Housley and Malia Zimmerman) and were "not related to Moscow" (Wednesday, via Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne)?
Monday on Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough, along with the other panelists, attempted to diagnose President Trump with a mental disorder. The discussion began after a clip was played of Trump walking out of a signing. Scarborough repeatedly asked his co host, Mika Brzezinski, “What just happened?”. This catapulted into Scarborough explaining: “We had our misgivings about him. But I think it's safe to say neither you nor I thought it would be this bad."
The season opening home game for the Washington Nationals will take place Monday afternoon and last week media outlets were full of outrage over how President Donald Trump, by declining the team’s invitation to throw out the first pitch, was breaking a century-old “baseball tradition.” But as Washington Post “D.C. Sports Bog” reporter Dan Steinberg pointed out in calling out his journalistic brethren: “It isn’t true. It’s news that is fake. Trump is not breaking a 100-year-old baseball tradition.”
On Wednesday night, our friends at The Right Scoop were all over conservative talk radio host and CRTV personality Mark Levin ripping into former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas and the liberal media for censoring Farkas’s “smoking gun” admission that the Trump team were in fact surveilled.
Thursday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent a large part of the show discussing Sean Spicer’s reaction to reporter April Ryan during Tuesday's White House press conference. This prompted each of them to question his "stability" and "credibility." Brzezinski introduced the segment with: “Yesterday I was questioning Sean Spicer's credibility because I really think it's at risk, in jeopardy or shot. If you really think about it and go through kind of a time-line. Now you might want to add questioning his stability. In yesterday's press brief– did you see him yesterday? He kind of snapped.”
"Paid family leave." You must use those exact words in that exact order or Mika Brzezinski will go into nitpick overdrive. Such was the case on the March 28 edition of Morning Joe when Mika was interviewing Congressman Raul Labrador who committed the high sin of saying several terms meaning just that yet annoying her by not reciting the exact approved liberal term.
Liberals in the news media hate government funding cuts, especially cuts that threaten promoters of their agenda. Which is why they were so outraged about cuts to left-wing public broadcasting programs that some lied to viewers and readers about the consequences.
On Morning Joe Thursday, host Joe Scarborough said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes "blew himself up" on Wednesday. The MSNBC anchor's remark came in response to the Arizona Republican congressman publicly revealing that Donald Trump or his campaign associates had been caught up in "incidental" intelligence collection that he deemed to be "inappropriate."
MSNBC's Morning Joe opened Friday's show with a juvenille montage of news and entertainment highlights. The one minute-and-fifty-four-second mix-up reel began with a reporter asking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer whether or not President Donald Trump still stands by his accusation his predecessor ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 election.