The historically located wedding of MSNBC anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski last weekend did not flout federal rules, the foundation says. Call it "RotundaGate" if you want, but the nonprofit National Archives Foundation said in a lengthy statement on Wednesday night that the Saturday, Nov. 24, wedding of Morning Joe anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., was completely aboveboard. "The Scarborough-Brzezinski wedding event was approved through the normal process and Scarborough-Brzezinski followed all of the procedures that the Foundation outlined and required in advance," said executive director Patrick Madden. The controversy is a convoluted one, but it began on Sunday afternoon, when a Vanity Fair reporter exclusively published the details of the previously unannounced wedding. Emily Jane Fox, an MSNBC contributor, wrote that Scarborough and Brzezinski married in the Rotunda of the building, … [Read more...] about Did the ‘Morning Joe’ Wedding Break Federal Rules? National Archives Foundation Says No
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“I think it’s a fair time to start asking this question,” said Joe Scarborough Thursday morning on MSNBC. “What did Mike Pence know and when did he know it?” Mike Pence is often spared of the venom spewed by the Morning Joe crew in the direction of President Donald Trump and many others in his administration. But Scarborough and company turned their ire upon the vice president following his comments to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell — in which he called for a hasty end to special counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe. “In the interest of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up, and I would very respectfully encourage the special counsel and his team to bring their work to completion,” Pence said. To Scarborough, that plea from the veep was a red flag. “Mike Pence has been claiming that he was just out in the dark,” the MSNBC host said. “And that he was just this clueless, hapless Indiana Hoosier that Donald … [Read more...] about Morning Joe Laces Into Pence For His Call to End Mueller Probe: ‘Playing the Role of Spiro Agnew…’
As Morning Joe reviewed the latest White House press briefing, they wondered if there’s any point to having them anymore if Sarah Huckabee Sanders is just going to use them to spread disinformation and not answer questions. Sanders was under enormous pressure on Thursday to explain contradictions that have come to light thanks to Rudy Giuliani‘s remarks in the media regarding President Donald Trump’s knowledge of a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Since the current news cycle is gravitating around the White House’s credibility crisis, the Morning Joe panel expressed concern over how it’ll be hard to believe anything Trump says if he ever has to address the nation in an actual crisis. “Have we ever actually gotten the White House’s take on any legitimate questions out of those press briefings,” Brzezinski asked. “Have we ever gotten any truth out of them? Have they come to the point where not only has she lost the room, but … [Read more...] about Morning Joe Rips Sarah Sanders: ‘If You’re Just Going to Lie, Why Bother’ Holding Press Briefings?
White House physician Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the department of Veterans Affairs, is facing scrutiny over allegations of past misconduct. It was reported on Monday that his Senate confirmation hearing would be postponed pending a review of the allegations, which include “a hostile work environment, excessive drinking on the job and improperly dispensing meds,” per a CBS News reporter. Morning Joe took to mocking the Rear Admiral, who made headlines in January for his briefing with White House reporters in which he extolled the president’s “excellent” health. Just a couple months later, the physician was Trump’s pick to lead the VA. “That display about the president’s health I thought was quite incredible,” Mika Brzezinski said. “Incredible is a very nice word for it Mika,” Joe Scarborough noted. “I thought it was embarrassing. It was just shameful.” “You could hear … [Read more...] about Morning Joe Mocks ‘Shameless’ VA Nominee After Allegations: ‘Sounded Like Hitler’s Doctor’
One could only imagine, when the news broke on Monday afternoon, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski practically counting the hours until they had their chance to troll Sean Hannity. And indeed, on Tuesday morning, the pair wasted no time going after the Fox News host. In the Morning Joe open on Tuesday, made light of Hannity’s troubles following the bombshell revelation that he was the mysterious third client of Donald Trump‘s lawyer, Michael Cohen, by playing a famous clip from The Simpsons. The scene they picked to skewer Hannity was a hot mic moment involving Springfield’s favorite anchor Kent Brockman. “Gabbo’s kind of language has no place on or off T.V. And that’s my two cents,” Brockman announces. And then, under his breath: “Heh. That oughta hold those SOBs.” Immediately after, the graphic was displayed: “Brockman in Trouble.” The anchor was horrified. “Yeah…” Brzezinski said, slyly, over the … [Read more...] about Morning Joe Skewers Hannity With a Classic Clip From The Simpsons