As the political tensions in America have ratcheted up, some network pundits have begun struggling to maintain their composure while covering the White House. Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski is one such example, as she again demonstrated on Friday with her comments about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and NRA spokeswoman Dana Leosch.
Over the past few days, CNN and MSNBC have again been peddling a discredited poll finding that about 90 percent of Americans -- this time from Quinnipiac with a tally of 97 percent -- supporting the adoption of laws to require background checks for all gun purchases. But, as previously documented by NewsBusters, other polling has found that support from respondents plummets if the questioner reminds or informs them that the overwhelming majority of gun purchases already undergo a background check since it is already required for licensed dealers.
When Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough did the unthinkable and praised President Trump for holding a “listening session” with victims of gun violence, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic editor-in-chief, said that his praise serves as an example of “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”
After months of high-mindedly criticizing skeptics of the Russia hacking narrative as conspiracy theorists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski decided to go off the reservation on Wednesday and deal in a conspiracy theory of her own. Fortunately, her co-host Joe Scarborough was there to change the subject and put the conversation on a more rational course – by comparing the Trump Administration to Al Qaeda.
Having successfully lodged his foot in his mouth on the issue of gun control, Joe Scarborough has since found a new topic with which to contradict himself: Mitt Romney. Despite his severe criticism of the Republican candidate during the 2012 Presidential campaign, on Tuesday, the Morning Joe host gushed that Romney could be “a great hope” for conservatives.
Young Americans are changing their minds on guns just like abortion, according to one Morning Joe co-host. On Tuesday, a Morning Joe panel discussed gun control following the Parkland, Florida shooting. During the segment, co-host Joe Scarborough stressed that young Americans support abortion restrictions, and argued that “the same thing’s going to happen with guns.”
After insisting for months that President Trump has been undermining one of America’s most vital institutions with his attacks on the news media, the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe briefly dropped their act. On Tuesday, host Joe Scarborough admitted that as a member of the media, attacking Trump is just “what we do.”
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has spent the days since the Florida school 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.
During the A-block of Friday’s MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle, White House Correspondent Kasie Hunt inadvertently put lie to the media narrative that the government shutdown in late January was not the fault of congressional Democrats.