Hot sparks flew on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe today igniting a brief but entertaining firestorm. The cause? Joan Walsh somehow being unable to name any leftwing extremists. This set off an angry reaction from co-host Mika Brzezinski which included a funny impersonation of a conveniently clueless Walsh. It was one of those moments that needs to be viewed in order to be fully appreciated but here is a transcript of the heated exchange:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: ...I think it helps us all to say there are extreme voices on the left, there are extreme voices on the right, and it's our responsibility to call out people, I believe, on our side.
JOAN WALSH: Who would you have me call out? I mean who would you say on the left is comparable to Rush and...
SCARBOROUGH: Don't do it.
MIKA BREZEZINSKI: Mmm-mmm! No thanks, Joan. We're good. We're good.
SCARBOROUGH: Can we talk about the Chinese now?
MIKA: I think it's all very obvious.
WALSH: Is it obvious? Who on the left is comparable to Rush and Glenn on the right?
MIKA: Okay, Joan, if it's not obvious to you I'll talk to you off-set. I mean, my God! Alright so let's read from the Washington Post...
SCARBOROUGH: We'll talk off-set.
MIKA: Seriously, it's like BLIP... BLIP... BLIP... right in front of you and you're like [imitates willfully clueless Walsh] "I'm sorry, I don't see it!"
A shocked Walsh was left with her mouth hanging open over Mika's hilarious but dead on impersonation as she pleaded to Willie Geist: "Wow! Willie, help me out here!"
Willie wouldn't help Walsh out but your humble correspondent will. You want the names of some leftwing extremists, Joan? Okay, here are a few names:
This is only a very abbreviated list of crazed leftwing extremists, Joan, but I hope it proves useful if you are asked to identify a few in your next Bluebook exam presented to you by Mika.
BLIP... BLIP... BLIP!!!
*****Update by Noel Sheppard: maybe Ms. Walsh should listen to Tuesday's total meltdown of liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz for a fine example of a crazed, left-wing extremist.