It is highly unusual to write a blog post about a topic when you just posted one about that same topic a few days ago. But I just can’t say it enough.
MORNING JOE IS FUN AGAIN!!!! And informative. And most importantly, Watchable. Why? Because Mika Brzezenski is on Vacation this week!!!! No one word comments, no glazed over looks when guests use big words or talk about big ideas. No pretending to understand what the topics are really about. No judgement and eye-rolling at comments she disagrees with even though she has no idea what the topic really is. It has been simply divine.
Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist, Mike Barnicle; talking news, politics, pop culture. This week they talked freely and openly. They were sometimes irreverent, sometimes serious, often funny, and didn’t have to waste precious time explaining things to Mika or defending their opinion to Mika. It’s not as if the three co-hosts agree on everything and it’s not as if they all agree with the guests. But when you don’t have Mika Brzezenski around to completely stop the natural flow of conversation with such pertinent interjections like “yes”, and “oh yeah” and “there are other opinions on that” (not that she has one or could verbalize one), Morning Joe becomes an insipid, unpalatable soup of words and opinions that makes no sense.
Dear MSNBC: Thank and for the retooling of Morning Joe without that ridiculous co-host, Mika Brzezenski. I know you tried, we all try sometimes, and fail. It is a shame that a man with a brain, like Zbignew Brzezenski (whether or not you agree with him) can produce offspring that borders on mentally retarded. She can read a teleprompter, I’ll give you that. But if it is not written down for her to read, Mika has no independent thought. But we forgive you. You didn’t know.
So here’s the plan. We tell Mika that the Morning Joe studios have been moved to the family room in her house. And the show will now be all hers. She can set up her own live camera feed (or ask for help, more than likely) and she can interview all of the people that appear on that box in the corner, you now, the one with the word “Sony” on it and it has a power button and other buttons that say “volume” and “channel”. Tell her she got a promotion. She is now the producer, director, and star of her own version of Morning Joe except Joe won’t stop by that often. Unless you see him on the “Sony” box at which point you can feel free to speak to him and even interview him. Now, he may act like he’s not answering your questions but that’s just Joe’s way.
She’ll buy it, trust me. And then the rest of America who used to enjoy Morning Joe, and has done so again this week, can continue on in peace. And she’ll be none the wiser. Mika may even get nominated for an Internet award for funniest video outtakes for a web-only broadcast show.
I can’t wait until Monday; does anyone know if Mika took TWO weeks off? Oh please, Oh please, Oh please. If I were a religious man I would pray my heart out that Mika took an extended vacation. But I”m not, so I have to rely on luck.