Morning Joe might have been more motivated by concern for Democrats than upholding journalistic standards. But the show did today rip the New York Times for its "glaring omission" in failing to include in the original version of its article about a new accusation against Brett Kavanaugh the fact that the alleged victim doesn't want to speak and friends say doesn't recall the incident. Joe Scarborough also criticized the Times' failure to mention that the person who brought forth the new allegation, Max Stier, was on the other side from Kavanaugh in the Starr investigation. Joe and Mika warned Dems that jumping on this latest story could backfire on them. They suggested that the presidential candidates calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment speak with Claire McCaskill and ask how the Kavanaugh hearings, etc. worked out for her and other Democrats in 2018.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough is angry at the Democrat presidential contenders for having, in last night's debate, focused on the details dividing them regarding health care. He suggests that they should instead paint the bigger picture: "the Democratic Party supports universal healthcare as a right for all Americans! Donald Trump wants to destroy your right to having health care as an American! A guarantee of that health care." Later, Scarborough mistakenly suggests that Alex Trebek is the host of "Wheel of Fortune." Willie Geist politely points out that show's host is Pat Sajak.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, liberal comedian Bill Maher actually hammered the Democratic Party for moving too far left and warned that 2020 candidates were jeopardizing their chances of defeating President Trump. He also declared that “America has been choking on political correctness.”
On today's Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch urged the Democrats participating in tonight's debate to "assault" President Trump, whom Deutsch describes as an "ogre." Deutsch claims nothing else matters because "our democracy is under siege."
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough says that Democrat insiders see Joe Biden's campaign as a "slow-motion train derailment" and that he will not make it to the nomination. Instead, Elizabeth Warren is best-positioned to win the nomination. The panel expresses concern that Warren would lose to Trump. Mika Brzezinski says Biden is the Democrats' "best bet" for winning the presidency, and expresses the hope that he will put in a strong performance in this week's debate.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough cites a poll showing that, in the wake of the first three Democrat debates, Republican voter ID has risen to equal that of Democrats. Scarborough blames it on the radical positions the Dems adopted in the debates, on issues from illegal immigration to healthcare to debt forgiveness. Willie Geist observes that Joe Biden has remained in the lead despite his stumbles because he has not gone into that radical territory.
Responding to Donald Trump’s weird claim that Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian, CBS, NBC and MSNBC on Thursday all jumped on the possibility of jail time for the President, perhaps hoping that a Sharpie pen could accomplish what Robert Mueller did not. The two networks and cable channel delighted in reading criminal code statute, hyping a possible imprisonment for Trump.
During an interview with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe repeatedly demanded the retired Marine Corps general bash President Trump or risk becoming “part of the problem.” Mattis pushed back, saying that such criticism would be neither “helpful” nor “necessary.”
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei warned that allies of President Trump were raising money to fund a campaign calling out media bias. The reporter decried the move as “an escalation of what he’s been doing in going after the media” while others on the liberal morning show warned of Trump injecting a “poison” and “virus” into politics by criticizing the press.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe turned to a personal friend of ex-FBI Director James Comey to denounce the Justice Department Inspector General report that blasted Comey for leaking sensitive information about private conversations with President Trump to the press. Host Joe Scarborough started off the discussion by complaining that the IG’s conclusion “reads like a talk radio script.”
On MSNBC's Morning Joe, after playing a Fox News clip of Shepard Smith reporting on the progress, or lack thereof, on building the Wall, Joe Scarborough says "in Shep we trust."
Acting as spokespersons for Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign, on Wednesday, Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough gushed over the far-left Massachusetts Senator’s “impressive” message and proclaimed that her candidacy represented “American politics at its best.”