What is worse than Mika Brzezinski using “Morning Joe” (weekday mornings on MSNBC) as a platform to pretend she’s a journalist? Having to watch Mika Brzezinski pretend to be a journalist without Joe Scarborough there to put her in her place. I watch “Morning Joe” for the guests. It seems as if anyone involved with current events is a guest on that show. Joe Scarborough pisses me off and co-host Mika Brzezinski annoys the hell out of me. Yet still I watch.
This morning, Joe was not there again. He had some surgery on his sinuses which can’t be pleasant, so I do wish him well. But what his absence has left is a political talk show with only Mika Brzezinski to steer the ship. Permanent guests Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle help, but Mika Brzezinski running the show? Oh man, what a week.
So today they were talking about Alan Grayson’s apology. He didn’t apologize in the manner the Republicans wanted, but he did apologize to all the families and other loved ones of people who DIED as a result of not having health insurance. He apologized for not getting the job done; the job being providing reasonable health insurance to all Americans.
Another semi-permanent guest, Pat Buchanan, weighed in. Pat said something about how Alan Grayson was getting his 15 minutes of fame, and that he was the hottest thing going right now for the Democrats (see previous article on why that is). Mika then asked the producer to put up the picture of Grayson again. It was a picture of Grayson on the floor of Congress with his “charts” that say “Die Quickly”. Mika actually said, while she was sort of laughing (this is paraphrased but close enough) “So this is what’s considered HOT in the Democratic Party”. She was taking
pot-shots at his appearance. Alan Grayson was dressed nicely enough. He appeared to be a bit portly and maybe didn’t belong on the cover of G.Q., but her best argument against him is that he’s not pretty enough?
For someone like Mika Brzezinski who talks almost everyday about how the media should have more decency, more integrity, and watch what they say, she comes out with a pot-shot against a politician because he isn’t skinny enough for her standards.
Well, Mika, I’m talking to you directly now and here’s my take. First, take your own advice and keep the comments to yourself if they have nothing to do with the real story. That’s what you preach. Second, we all know that you are a runner and run 8 miles a day, every day. You act as if a potato chip has never entered your virgin mouth (which bring me to a whole new topic on frigid women but that’s for another day). Let’s face it, you are of Polish descent. I don’t believe for one second that you haven’t gone to a family gathering where they are serving kielbasa and pierogies and you aren’t scarfing them down. And third, I think you doth protest too much. You are literally running a crusade against people who are overweight. The reason you run your ass off everyday and preach about good eating habits is because you have such an inferiority complex, text book insecurity issues, and you live with the fear that other people will judge you in the same wat you judge others.
Making a comment about Alan Grayson’s looks, or appearance, is not right, not fair, not professional, and certainly not journalism. You are not raising the journalism bar, your are doing the limbo right under it, and then claiming that other journalists aren’t up to your standards. You are a hypocrite.