Mika Brzezinski Snarks: ‘Trump’s Upset He Can’t Watch Porn In The White House’

By Aliza Worthington
6/07/18 3:37pm
Mika Brzezinski confuses me – she seems visibly shaken and shocked that Trump is being exactly who he is, but hey, welcome to the outrage, Mika.  She reports that she’s learned from a friend that Trump’s biggest complaint about the White House is that he cannot watch porn at the White House. This seems completely in line with who Trump is and what he values. After all, he is the man who said the only thing that matters is having a young and beautiful piece of ass on your arm.

Add this to her fury about Giuliani’s remarks about Stormy Daniels’ looks as compared to Trump’s three wives’ looks and someone is going to have to scrape Mika off the ceiling with a spatula. She’s right, though, about the fact that it is the height of hypocrisy to have Giuliani deriding the value of a porn star because of what she does for a living and how she looks, and then have Trump saying his biggest complaint about the WH is that he can’t watch porn…

Again, though, even when you add Giuliani to the mix, I have to ask, is this particularly surprising? You elect grifting pigs who value nothing but their money and their dicks, and this is what happens. But, hey. MIke and Joe (what???) have their “Know Your Value” platform to help women with self-esteem or whatever, and they’re gonna go dissect this over there. Make sure you’re first in line.

BRZEZINSKI: On the Rudy story, a couple of things. First of all, the hypocrisy is astounding. Because I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in the White House and Donald Trump’s biggest complaint was that he’s not allowed to watch porn in the White House. So there you go. There’s a little bit of news for you. He’s upset he can’t watch porn in the White House.

CHRISTINE QUINN: I bet they have those 1-900 numbers blocked too which must be a disappointment.

BRZEZINSKI: I’m not really sure. It just sort of flies in the face of this. I obviously with my “Know Your Value” platform feel really strongly about these comments. They made my blood boil. I was shaking when I heard them. Elise Jordan, Walter Isaacson, the ones next to me, they were both shaken. Joe and I are going to do a major debrief on the entire thing on the “Know Your Value” website. Because it goes down to value. Here he is, undermining a woman’s credibility. Because he says “Look at her,” and laughs derisively. What a pig. And then talks about looking at Donald Trump’s wives. What a pig. And this is a guy who ran pageants, Donald Trump, for his living, okay. So we’re not even —

STEPHANIE RUHLE: A guy who, by the way, went into the back room during teen pageants so he could watch those girls disrobe.  BRZEZINSKI: I’m not a fan of pageants but i’m not going to judge someone doing pageants for a living and, you know, that’s — the Miss America pageant is making great progress. So there’s a lot to talk about there. But my point is, beyond the hypocrisy, this is a really bad day for women if this is exactly the person the president wants speaking for him. Telling people to look at someone and then laughing derisively. And it’s a woman talking about she’s not credible because look at her. And then comparing her to the president’s wives. This is not the America that you and I have been trying to pave the way for women for. We have a long way to go for women knowing their value. The president and his attorney have taken us back. Like decades.

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace refuses to finish reading Trump’s lie-filled tweet on air- Says she’s tired of it

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace is fed up with Trump’s tweets that are filled with lies.

On Friday, Wallace began her segment stating, “It started with Donald Trump making up about the FBI spies implanted in his campaign. It exploded to the point where the Justice Department had to brief lawmakers about what actually happened. And finally today, after those classified meetings where the only public statements we’ve heard have shot down the original allegation, the conspiracy theory seems to have been largely debunked for everyone but Donald Trump and his allies.”

She then went on to read Trump’s early morning tweet.  However, in the middle of reading the second tweet, Wallace stopped and stated, “I’m not reading anymore of this, these are bold face lies.”

She added, “His audacity and his sort-of fantasies…I just wonder what role you think the truth plays in any of this for them.”

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MSNBC surges as home for Trump opponents

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first month since CNN’s Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn’t work for Fox News Channel. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the new champ.

Her network achieved other milestones in July, including its closest finish to Fox since 2000 and largest margin of victory over CNN ever. The numbers illustrate a surge in popularity at MSNBC, where politics has become prime-time entertainment. Like late-night comic Stephen Colbert can attest, having President Donald Trump as a regular punching bag is great for business.

“I thought there would be a lot of interest in news,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. “I had no idea this would happen.”

It’s especially noteworthy because the year after an election traditionally signals a slump in cable news ratings. During prime-time weekday hours in July, Fox News averaged 2.36 million viewers — still more than any other cable network, news or entertainment. MSNBC was at 2.13 million and CNN at 961,000, according to the Nielsen company.

A wider view illustrates how things have changed. Earlier this year, Fox routinely had more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. Those two networks frequently duke it out for second place; last November CNN averaged 1.83 million viewers to MSNBC’s 1.64 million, Nielsen said. MSNBC took over second earlier this year and the gap continues to widen.

MSNBC’s Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell follow Trump with a critical eye each evening. The rapid pace of new developments, often aided by the fierce competition for scoops between The New York Times, Washington Post and other outlets, gives MSNBC a fresh helping of outrage every night for Trump critics eager to lap it up.

“They’re not interested in someone looking to be impartial,” said Rick Kaplan, former president of both MSNBC and CNN. “They want the same kind of red meat that a lot of conservatives wanted from Fox 10 years ago.”

Griffin believes a key to MSNBC’s success is that its hosts aren’t just spouting talking points, that their programs contain solid reporting. Maddow’s ability to make connections and tell stories is beloved by fans who want to get absorbed by the issues, even if they can be frustratingly slow for the non-believers.

“People want depth,” he said. “This is a complicated time.”

CNN believes that MSNBC’s success doesn’t come at its expense. The network is on pace to have its second-highest prime-time viewership since 2008 and best ever in full-day ratings, Nielsen said. CNN also is comfortably profitable, with more advertising revenue at this point in the year than ever before, the network said.

Essentially, MSNBC’s surge is fueled by newbies, people who weren’t regular cable news viewers. So the question remains of why these people are primarily going to MSNBC instead of CNN.

CNN’s prime time is panel-based, with a stream of people talking about the news. Unlike MSNBC, CNN regularly includes Trump supporters in the mix and some of those — think Jeffrey Lord — infuriate the president’s opponents. CNN’s immediate announcement that it wasn’t interested in outgoing White House press secretary Sean Spicer as a contributor was understandable given the administration’s biting attacks on the network, but Spicer is likely to be more skilled than Lord.

While Trump has ripped CNN relentlessly, MSNBC has gotten off easily — with the prominent exception of “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. It’s hard to tell whether those attacks have undermined CNN with potential viewers, or if most people receptive to them would be watching Fox, anyway.

Maddow’s ratings victory comes with one asterisk: she no longer has Fox’s Bill O’Reilly to compete with. O’Reilly’s ouster in April after harassment charges, coupled with Megyn Kelly’s departure for NBC, leaves Sean Hannity as the one constant in Fox’s prime-time lineup. The network’s 2.36 million viewers in July compares to 3.82 million in February.

Fox’s revamped lineup may not be as appealing. Fox’s hosts also strongly back a president who has been buffeted with bad news and is supported by one-third of the public. Time will reveal the determining factor in the network’s loss of strength.

MSNBC recently moved to shore up a weak spot in its lineup, replacing Greta Van Susteren with Ari Melber at 6 p.m. ET. The weekend — a mix of live and long-form programming — is another test. Will MSNBC’s leaders spend the money necessary for more live news programming on Saturday and Sunday to make the network more competitive then?

Griffin, who has been with MSNBC since its 1996 launch, understands the relentlessly cyclical nature of his business enough to enjoy this run.

“As someone who has been here, loves this place, believes in it,” he said, “I’ve never seen it like this.”


The story has been corrected to show that Megyn Kelly departed Fox News for NBC.

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MSNBC Host Rips Trump’s “Made In America” Week (Video)

MSNBC Host Rips Trump's "Made in America" Week

MSNBC host Ali Velshi dismantles Trump's "Made in America" week: "The irony of it all is that most of Donald Trump's own products are not made in America. Let's take a look."

Posted by The Guardians of Democracy on Monday, July 17, 2017

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