On Friday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel engaged some predictable hyperbole and exaggeration with regards to the latest developments in the Stormy Daniels saga, namely that President Trump did in fact reimburse his personal attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 he paid the porn star in the weeks leading up to the election, despite his past denials
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have long bemoaned President Trump’s frequent use of Twitter to opine on political matters. But on Thursday, the Morning Joe hosts seemed almost perturbed that the President had thus far refrained from tweeting about the Stormy Daniels scandal since her appearance on 60 Minutes.
Wednesday marked the historic day that MSNBC Contributor John Heilemann would hold Morning Joe panelists to a standard of honesty rarely seen on the show. When hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski interpreted a transparently inconsequential poll as a portent of a Trump defeat in 2020, Heilemann objected, soundly dismissing both the poll and their analysis of it.
On Tuesday, a Morning Joe panel comprised entirely of liberals conducted a saccharine softball interview with Tom Steyer, the founder of the Need To Impeach campaign which has been running ads on MSNBC for months.
A fundamental rule of modern American politics is that every Trump rally produces an equal, opposite media panic. The President put the pedal to the floor on Saturday during a speech in Pennsylvania, and so the reaction from Joe Scarborough and others on Monday’s Morning Joe was predictably hysterical.
On Wednesday, panelists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe shamelessly plugged companies who have reneged on their discount arrangements for NRA members in the wake of the revitalized gun control debate.
“A hero comes from need.” So said MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday, during a bizarre Morning Joe segment in which panelists exchanged heartfelt soliloquies and longed for a savior to deliver them from the “disaster” of President Donald Trump.
On Friday, Frank Figliuzzi got creative with the truth on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when he repeated the now-disproven story that Devin Nunes would not answer whether the White House had played a role in crafting the FISA memo.
After nearly three hours of hyperventilating about President Trump’s purported comments last Thursday describing Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shitholes,” Monday’s Morning Joe brought on author and NBC Political Analyst Anand Giridharadas to discuss Trump’s “radical,” “reactionary,” and “racist” comments. Predictably, Giridharadas did not have many kind words for the President, declaring that it was, in fact, America that was being turned into the “real s-hole” by Trump.
On Monday’s Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were both back in-studio to talk to Michael Wolff about his new anti-Trump book Fire and Fury. In a wide-ranging 25-minute interview, Wolff went after his critics at the New York Times and Washington Post, repeatedly called the President’s mental health into question, and even insisted that “100%” of Trump’s “closest” advisors in the White House think that there is “something fundamentally wrong, something that scares them” about the President.
With the passage of the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut bill looming, most of Wednesday’s Morning Joe was devoted to portraying the legislation as not just bad policy (which would be par for the course on MSNBC), but a threat to America’s survival, prosperity, and democracy. “Conservative” co-host Joe Scarborough put on his Marxist cap to make the case that “the greatest threat to American-styled capitalism [is] income disparity.”
On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski once again publicly attacked the #MeToo movement and its core demand for absolute belief of women who make sexual misconduct allegations. In the context of discussing Al Franken’s announced resignation from the Senate, Brzezinski lamented about how “right now, any woman can say anything and a man’s career is ruined.” She also explicitly doubted the evidence pointing to Franken as a sexual harasser, stating that “the evidence is – just hang on there, calm down – is debatable.”