Joe Scarborough has spent the last two days on MSNBC advocating for an assault weapons ban and railing in no uncertain terms against the National Rifle Association. Yet documents revealed in 2013 by the Daily Caller and recently republished by Grabien show that, as a Congressional candidate, Scarborough had nothing but glowing words for the NRA.
After weeks of breathless coverage of White House scandals, political intrigue, and gun control, the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe appear to have gotten high on their own supply and inadvertently incited themselves with their own rhetoric. On Friday’s panel, Mika Brzezinski abandoned all pretense of objectivity – what little remained – and deemed Democratic turnout in the 2018 midterms “our hope for the future of this country.”
In the wake of Wednesday's horrific Florida school shooting, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted a handful of pro-gun control senators whose states have experienced similar tragedies. But while Florida’s Democratic Senator Bill Nelson was invited to appear, NBC analyst John Heilemann remarked that Marco Rubio – also from Florida – was “not welcome” on the show until he was willing to advocate for firearm restrictions.
BBC Host Katty Kay indignantly denied the media's overwhelmingly friendly coverage of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, calling it “insulting” to suggest that the media had fallen for the North Korean official.
The narrative surrounding House Intel Democrats’ memo, which was unanimously approved for release yesterday, took a bizarre turn Tuesday on the set of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. During an interview with Democrat Intel Committee member Eric Swalwell, Joe Scarborough and fellow panel members abruptly began to question whether the new memo, authored by Committee Minority Leader Adam Schiff, ought to see the light of day.
On Monday, hosts of MSNBC’s morning lineup scoffed at the notion that some Americans still have faith in Congressman Nunes’s FISA memo, and even in the President himself. Some attributed the phenomenon to ignorance or foolishness, while others suggested that Trump supporters had been deceived by Russian bots on Twitter.
On Monday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe opened with a video montage that combined clips from conservative media talking about the release of the FISA memo with footage of Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vault.
On Thursday, the panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe dog piled Michael Wolff for propagating an unfounded rumor that President Trump had been having an affair with his ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley. The confrontation became so heated that the show’s co-anchor Mika Brzezinski eventually cut the interview short and asked Wolff to leave
For all of the talk about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, there seemed to be a bit of collusion on Wednesday between the cable news channels as they dissected the President’s State of the Union speech.
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted a number of guests to evaluate President Trump’s performance during the previous night’s State of the Union address. Notably present was political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz, whose defense of the President’s speech earned him considerable flak from anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
On Tuesday, the panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe turned the spin up to eleven following the House Intelligence Committee’s vote to release Devin Nunes’s classified memo to the public. The memo, which is currently awaiting review by the President, allegedly details abuses of FISA surveillance protocols by high-ranking Justice Department officials.
On Friday’s Morning Joe, a panel of MSNBC commentators watched and subsequently struggled to critique President Trump’s speech in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. Joe Scarborough spoke slowly and reluctantly as he recounted the topics covered in the speech, even daring to agree with the President’s characterization of an America-first policy.