New York Times reporter Nick Confessore was on MSNBC's Morning Joe Tuesday to talk about his nearly 8,400 word article about Acting White House Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney's changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau entitled "Mick Mulvaney's Master Class in Destroying the Government From Within," under the graphic "Make America Pay Again." Morning Joe did not appreciate Mulvaney's effort to rein in the runaway bureaucracy.
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."
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."
Morning Joe had an F-word for President Trump today. No, not that F-word. Another one: "felony." Nine times in the show's opening segment, Joe Scarborough, Nick Confessore and Michael Steele accused President Trump of committing a "felony" in connection with alleged hush money payments.
You got 37 days for it to go away, Joe . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said of Elizabeth Warren's candidacy, "am I the only person in America who thinks the Native American controversy is something that probably will not last into the spring?"
The New York Times led off their look at emerging conservative digital media apps with some unconscious irony (“Let’s Talk Politics. No Liberals Allowed.” The subhead: “Conservative Apps Build Networks Unhindered By Social Media Giants.”) The opening was giggle-worthy: "Imagine a society in which everyone more or less agrees with you....Your news feed contains only posts from like-minded politicians or articles from like-minded news outlets." A liberal subscriber to the New York Times, perhaps?
Morning Joe, normally the go-to place for Trump antagonism, was surprisingly supportive today of the Republican decision to move to a Judiciary committee vote on Kavanaugh next Wednesday, rejecting Dem demands for an investigation of Christine Ford's allegations. Mika Brzezinski accused the Democrats of "moving the goal posts." Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle scoffed at the idea of an FBI investigation: "investigate what?" Anti-Trump Republican Susan Del Percio said if Ford is not willing to testify on Monday, "what right does she have to delay this or ask for the FBI investigation?"
Capping off a lengthy panel discussion on Wednesday’s MSNBC Live With Katy Tur touting former Trump White House staffer Omarosa Maniguault Newman’s attacks on the administration in her new tell-all book, New York Times Political Reporter Nick Confessore referenced iconic movie villains to describe the public feud.
Unsurprisingly, on Monday, MSNBC's Morning Joe returned to its usual Trump bashing. The smears started with a charge from host Joe Scarborough that, “the central defining nature of his presidency now has to do with attacking people who are not white.”
The media’s anti-Israel nonsense was firing on all cylinders Monday as the United States officially opened its embassy in their capital city of Jerusalem. And in an over-the-top, disgusting, and downright hysterical display on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude suggested that Israel was killing scores of babies in border clashes with Hamas backed agitators where over 50 people were allegedly killed. He was basically given the green light for his outburst by host Katy Tur, who herself suggested that the U.S.'s choice in the matter was between peace or siding with Israel.
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski sunk to a new low by promoting an Internet conspiracy theory claiming that White House physician Ronny Jackson lied to reporters on Tuesday when he announced the results of Trump’s physical exam. For his part, Scarborough questioned not only Jackson’s report of Trump’s weight, but also the doctor’s finding that the President is in good mental health.
While MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell was away from her Andrea Mitchell Reports show on Thursday, there was still plenty of liberal bias as substitute host Chris Jansing moderated a segment with New York Times political reporter Nick Confessore and liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus to discuss the Republican tax cut plan.