You can always tell when Joe & Mika take the day off…

Posted: April 29, 2010 by datechguy in Uncategorized
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…because on those days Morning Joe doesn’t even pretend to have balance. Sam Stein of the Huff-po, Andrea Mitchel, Norah O’Donnell, Willie & Savannah.

Now Joe & Mika deserve a night off, particularly when they are at a late night event. When Joe was tweeting about the party at 11 (presuming he does his own tweets) I was thinking “When does the man sleep?” So you’ve got to give them a day. I don’t have an issue with that but you can’t put at least one conservative on the panel?

A few points:

ITEM: Yesterday from the president’s speech the line that is going to resonate is the “at a certain point you’ve enough money” bit. MSNBC doesn’t think that line was worth a quote, nor was the sight of riot police called on elderly Tea Party people at the event. (The video is very funny). Not even worth a comment. Instead they play over and over again “I don’t want wall street writing the bill.” Nothing like hard reporting and that adversarial relationship between the press and those in power.

ITEM: Today they covered the Gordon Brown stuff and Andrea Mitchell give the old “some people would call that bigoted” line. If you have paid any attention to the media over they years you will not that when someone in the media says: “some people” they mean “I think but don’t want to say it”. The clip of her reaction at first not believing he would say it was priceless. Note that nobody objected to actually considering the woman a bigot, just that Mr. Brown has been caught saying it.

ITEM: It is usual when you can segue from one similar story to another to link them. Yesterday in NY you have an State Senator calling Republicans White Supremacists publicly. That might have been an interesting tie in. Nope nothing to see here.

Joe and Mika where are you?

They bring in Pat for the Israel segment and final hour will they redeem themselves? It will be fun to find out. I’ll live blog it.

8:15 a.m. Nothing much to see in the Greg interview, played fairly straight.

8:22 a.m. Kelly O’Donnell joins the table replacing Andrea, boy that is going to add balance.

8:39 a.m. Luke Russert is on the set, I wonder where that will send the scale.

Update: Shana says Joe does his own tweeting. That’s rather cool

  1. Shana says:

    Just for the record, Peter, Joe does his own tweeting. He’s addicted to it.