Alex Christy is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Alex Christy majored in political science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and has previously written for The College Conservative and previously interned for The Daily Caller News Foundation. Alex is originally from Everett, WA.
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MSNBC's Morning Joe invited Professor Tom Nichols and Senior Fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center Peter Wehner on Monday morning to talk about Trump's tweeting habits and the state of the Republican Party. Nichols and Wehner, along with co-host Joe Scarborough, like to view themselves as the defenders of not just conservatism, but also of norms, institutions, and common decency in the age of Trump, but the hypocrtical discussion that followed violated all of those principles.
Evan Thomas was on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday to talk about his latest book, First: Sandra Day O'Connor: An Intimate Portrait of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice. In particular, the former Newsweek editor was enthralled with O'Connor's liberal views on affirmative action and abortion.
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, best known for not winning an election, announced he was running for president and Vanity Fair's Joe Hagan was on Thursday's installment of MSNBC's Morning Joe to fawn over the newest 2020 Democratic candidate.
In 2018, Stacey Abrams' national claim to fame was being a member of the Georgia House of Representatives that lost the the state's gubernatorial election and refused to accept the legitimacy of the outcome, all of which earned her the chance to deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union in 2019. On Tuesday, her political resume resulted in MSNBC's Morning Joe heaping copious amounts of praise on Abrams as she contemplates a 2020 presidential run.
MSNBC's Morning Joe kicked off the week by discussing President Trump's reaction to the controversy surrounding Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and how House Democrats have responded to her dual loyalty comments. Co-host Joe Scarborough asked Jake Sherman of Politico if Trump, as part of his 2020 re-elcection campaign, would, "Continue to paint Democrats as the anti-Jewish party, despite his own checkered past."
On the Thursday edition of Morning Joe, Daily Beast editor Sam Stein took the bulk of his time to go after President Trump's travel ban in a segment that was supposed to be about Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic dual loyalty statements and the intra-party fight Democrats are having over how to respond.
After two days of radio silence, MSNBC's Morning Joe finally got around to discussing Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest anti-Semitic comments. Previous anti-Semitic comments by Omar led to the morning show spending most of their time condemning Republicans for supposed hypocrisy. On Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell tried to appear as if she was condemning Omar but ended up making excuses for her and also deflecting to the misdeeds of others.
Daily Beast reporter Samantha Allen was on MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about the state of the LGBT community in red states across the country. In a previously taped segment, (co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were off on Tuesday as Scarborough was planning for his mother's funeral) Brezinski introduced Allen as having journeyed throughout, '"Real America' to document what is actually happening in the places that almost half of the LGBT community calls home."
During the first hour of MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday, the hosts brought on Jane Mayer of The New Yorker to talk about her latest article "The Making of the Fox News White House." Mayer's article of nearly 11,500 words provided the morning show a chance to take some swings at their competitor.
MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough decried on Monday the rhetoric from last week's CPAC speakers, particular comparing Democrats to dictators. However, Scarborough seemed to forget his own show's guilt in frequently employing the same incendiary language.
The cast of MSNBC's Morning Joe like to view themselves as the defenders of truth and justice in an age when such ideals are supposedly under attack by President Trump. Any presidential hyperbole is condemned as a lie, while their own hyperbole is speaking truth to power.
MSNBC's Morning Joe's week of strange Churchillian analogies continued on Thursday when the morning show panel discussed President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to the House Oversight Committee.
MSNBC's Wednesday edition of Morning Joe spent its time ping-ponging back and forth from President Trump's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee. Trump's tweets on Cohen from Hanoi gave the morning show a chance to combine the two and repeat one of their favorite lines: that Trump is hostile to the idea of a free press.
One of the most radical schemes that the left has come up with in the aftermath of the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh and declination to confirm Merrick Garland was to advocate court packing. On MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday, co-host Joe Scarborough took it one step further and suggested Democrats add it to a list of national emergencies that they can declare whenever they take back the White House.
Morning Joe again took to the airwaves Tuesday morning to condemn President Trump's national emergency declaration and Republicans as hypocrites for supporting it.
MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough warned viewers on Monday that the much-anticipated Mueller Report would probably end up being underwhelming. He admitted that those hoping for impeachment or people going to jail would be disappointed, but for those who wanted to see Russia-gate bring down President Trump and his administration, there was still hope.
If there were an award given to the most hyperbolic analysis of President Trump, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough would be the winner. In hour one of the Thursday show, Scarborough said that he "knows" that Trump "is not disturbed" by reports that a Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested for planning attacks on journalists and Democratic politicians. In hour two, Scarborough doubled down.
CNN confirmed to The Daily Beast Tuesday evening that they have hired former Jeff Sessions spokeswoman Sarah Isgur to lead the network's coverage of the 2020 Presidential Campaign. In addition to working at the Department of Justice during Sessions' tenure, Isgur has also worked for Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney, while also serving as the deputy campaign manager for Carly Fiorina in 2016.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday afternoon to talk in part about President Trump's relationship with the media and the media's coverage of Trump's foreign policy towards Russia.
According to fired FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe, intelligence officials were briefing President Trump on the state of North Korea's ballistic missile program when Trump said he did not believe North Korea possessed the capability to launch missile attacks on the United States because Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Pyongyang did not possess such missiles.