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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Mika And Joe Claim Conway Scorned Trump Off Camera

The way that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough finish each other’s sentences on Morning Joe — now that they’ve announced their engagement — is too cute. But Kellyanne Conway probably isn’t charmed, because today MSNBC’s fun couple chattered on about her . And what they said wasn’t flattering.

May 15, 2017
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#EndorseThis: SNL Cold Open With Lovebirds Joe And Mika (And ‘John Miller’)

In this SNL sketch’s highlight, the Morning Joe duo field a phone call from “John Miller,” a fake identity formerly used by Donald Trump to place gossip items about his own sexual prowess and other fake news, voiced by the great Alec Baldwin.

May 8, 2017
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‘Morning Joe’ Issues A Warning Jeff Sessions Can’t Ignore

For Joe Scarborough, the only thing more bizarre than Jeff Sessions’ press conference Thursday recusing himself from an ongoing White House investigation was its timing.

March 4, 2017
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NBC Is Building A Trump Normalization Machine

After running a proto-fascist campaign, President-elect Donald Trump will bring his hate, misogyny, and bigotry to the White House at the end of the month. And when he does, NBC will have a machine ready to normalize him. In short, Fox News finally has competition.

January 6, 2017
Joe Scarborough confirms he is advising Donald Trump

Joe Scarborough Confirms He Discussed Cabinet Picks With Trump

On November 19, The New York Times reported that Trump “still maintains the routine that sustained him during the campaign,” which includes “often seek[ing] out” advice from Scarborough.

November 28, 2016
Video: Scarborough pained by Rudy Giuliani antics

#EndorseThis: Morning Joe Groans As Giuliani Crusades To Win State Job

Rudy Giuliani’s self-serving bluster is so cringeworthy that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough literally groaned in pain at his latest antics.

November 28, 2016

#EndorseThis: Ben Carson Is Back — And As Entertaining As Ever

Defending Donald Trump isn’t easy these days, and Ben Carson displayed much spirit in the attempt. But a question from British correspondent Katty Kay badly irritated the neurosurgeon.

October 14, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hillary’s Billing Records: The Facts Omitted From Your Morning Infotainment

Based on the Clintons’ sworn interrogatories, interviews with 45 other witnesses, and some 200,000 documents, the Pillsbury firm’s findings, published in several volumes, fully exonerated both Bill and Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing.

September 13, 2016
Joe Scarborough confirms he is advising Donald Trump

Morning Joe: Why Scarborough Is So Angry (And So Wrong) About Algeria

Pages 435-426 of Man of the World may suggest why Joe Scarborough was so irritated that he would attack me when I was no longer present to defend myself and my work — and it certainly shows why his verbal indictment of the Clinton Foundation was so wrong.

September 13, 2016

#EndorseThis: Trump REALLY Wants To Know: ‘Why Can’t We Use Nukes?’

Ask any on-the-fence Hillary Clinton supporter why it is that they can’t throw their weight behind The Donald, and their answer usually comes down to one thing: Nukes. “I can’t image his stubby, paranoid little fingers on the nuclear trigger,” they’ll say. And they’re right.

August 3, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Morning Joe’s Scarborough Challenges Trump: Prove You’re Not A Bigot!

“You’re acting like a bush league loser,” Scarborough starts. And it doesn’t get nicer from there.

June 8, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump Tweets Insult To Joe Scarborough Live On Air

Imagine Vladimir Putin in Joe Scarborough’s place — or David Cameron, or Xi Jinping, or Raul Castro, or, for that matter, Mitch McConnell, or Tim Cook, or Ban Ki-moon. Will this man be the executive and diplomatic voice of the federal government?

May 9, 2016
Morning Joe crew *Shocked* that some Trump supporters are racist

Endorse This: Morning Joe Crew *Shocked* That Some Trump Supporters Are Racist

This morning, MSNBC’s Morning Joe crew invited director and Hillary Clinton supporter Rob Reiner on for what became a wide-ranging discussion on the media’s role in creating Donald Trump, and the success Trump has had with one formally-marginalized segment of the Republican base. Namely: racists. But when Reiner dared to say that treacherous r-word, the show went […]

May 5, 2016
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Endorse This: Jorge Ramos Challenges Bill O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism

You have to be tougher on Donald Trump,” Ramos said. “You let him get away with anything.”

March 17, 2016

Endorse This: Florida Man Won’t Condemn Trump’s Muslim-Hatred

This went on and on, until Gov. Rick Scott actually got politely kicked off the show.

March 10, 2016

‘Morning Joe’: Yes, I Have Been Tough On Donald Trump!

The ‘Morning Joe’ host hit back at widespread accusations that he and his show had gone easy and helped to facilitate the rise of a political demagogue.

March 1, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump thanks the crowd after receiving Palin's endorsement at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

From Impossible To Inevitable: Trump Must Choose His Veep

I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.

February 24, 2016

Endorse This: Sarah Palin, Go Home (And Go Away)

The gang on “Morning Joe” all felt very dirty this morning.

January 21, 2016
Joe Scarborough confirms he is advising Donald Trump

Endorse This: ‘Morning Joe’ Vs. Ben Carson

Scarborough: “You’re lying, and you need to come out front, and you need to admit it — because it’s only gonna get worse from here.”

November 9, 2015

Debate Fallout: Even Conservatives Are Appalled By Republican Mendacity

The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.

October 30, 2015

Lindsey Graham: ‘How Am I Losing To These People?’

Graham delivered a Don Rickles-style take on the major players in the presidential campaign — and a Rodney Dangerfield perspective on his own campaign.

October 26, 2015

Trump Gets Testy After ‘National Review’ Editor’s Remark

Trump’s war against traditional Republican media outlets won’t get fixed any time soon.

September 24, 2015

Trump: Megyn Kelly Should Apologize To Me — And I’m The ‘Pure’ One

Trump also described Kelly’s question to him about past misogynistic comments as “gibberish” and “her stupid question.”

August 10, 2015

Trump Getting Positive Coverage — On Rape Allegation?

It took a while, but Donald Trump has finally gotten hit by a story that is actually eliciting some sympathetic commentary in the media — unfortunately, it’s the past allegation of spousal rape.

July 29, 2015