Morning Joe Scarborough mocks Ken Cuccinelli over his radically extreme positions. He particularly poked fun at Cooch who supposedly questioned getting his youngest child a social security number because “that’s how they track you down.”
Good grief! That is extremist. Fundamentalist LDS members out in the desert (remember Juniper Creek on big Love) believe tin foil hat stuff like that.
Ann Coulter got bleeped on Morning Joe Wednesday morning. The problem is, the bleeper wasn’t working right and the TV audience lost 13 seconds of what was coming out of her vile mouth. Coulter was on a rant about consistency and went on one of her hate crusades, apparently calling John McCain a douche-bag. Now Morning Joe tries to be a civil show. Mark Halperin got suspended last June for calling President Obama a dick. The suspension lasted a week or two.
After the sound returned, Coulter paused, realized that something had happened, and then could be heard asking others on the show, “What did I say? Oh, douche bag.”
“Just blur it all out,” host Joe Scarborough responded, apparently talking to the control room.
“Okay, well they got the general drift of that,” Coulter said. “Consistency is not a great thing, and especially someone like John McCain who consistently annoyed conservatives, bragged about annoying conservatives, and would claim he was courageous by attacking conservatives and getting good press in the New York Times.”
The conversation on the show moved on quickly after that with the hosts and guests showing little reaction at that point.
Coulter was unrepentant and later tweeted, “I didn’t call McCain a douchebag. I said consistency is overrated because, for example, McCain was consistently a dickweed.”
WASHINGTON — The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate.
Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he thought Obama “was a dick yesterday.” The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama’s performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president. Carney also said he had expressed that sentiment to network executives.
Halperin quickly apologized on the air Thursday. MSNBC suspended him indefinitely hours later.
MSNBC also said Halperin’s comment was completely inappropriate and unacceptable. The network apologized to Obama.
It was inappropriate on the air. I think Halperin was set up though. I hope he isn’t suspended for more than a week. The difference between Faux News and MSNBC is that Faux walks up to the line on a continual basis but they don’t ever really cross it. They taunt it. MSNBC charges the position and crosses the line. Not often but often enough for someone to always be in time out, it seems. Halperin apologized after the commercial break. Apparently it wasn’t enough.
Jon Stewart is going to have a lot of material for tonight’s show.
2 am Post Post: And he did indeed use this incident as one of his skits.