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FILE – In this April 22, 2013 file photo, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Harvard University says Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will lead a conversation Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, exploring pressing issues facing the country and how public service can help. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

 

No one should fool themselves into thinking Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski is anything but a massive Joe Biden supporter, as Jennifer Van Laar covered last night. She’s said as much multiple times. Yet, she became the sacrificial lamb this morning after being chosen to ask Biden about the accusations of sexual assault against him.

After the interview was over, Brzezinski went to Twitter to try to soften the blow.

To be clear, that interview and those questions had to happen. Someone in the media was going to have to get the former VP’s answer on record and his campaign knew it. The fact that it was one of the friendliest faces he could possibly answer to was all part of the plan. Everything we saw this morning was theater, though Biden is so terrible and mentally deficient at this point that he still managed to screw up several times.

For Brzezinski’s part, she’s now getting absolutely destroyed for what she likely saw as a service to the Biden campaign. Here are just a few of the responses to the above tweet.

The lack of self-awareness and the ability to pretend that the Ford allegations were somehow different or more credible is pretty hilarious to see among the responders. Of course, Brzezinski is guilty of the same, having been one of the chief crusaders against Brett Kavanaugh at the time. She’s only reaping what she’s sowed here, so sympathy is not something most will be willing to give her.

Only now that Biden is in the hot seat does Brzezinski want to revisit the standards she previously created. It’s all very convenient and equally transparent. I’d also posit that as soon as a Republican is accused of something again, Brzezinski will default right back to the “believe all women” moniker.

Regardless, Biden’s interview this morning will be memory-holed by tomorrow. The political play here was always to get him on record, have the denial in hand, and then use that to say that he’s dealt with the issue. Tara Reade may never even get an interview with a mainstream media outlet at this rate, which is just an incredible thing given how quickly they put up Kavanaugh’s accusers without any vetting. By next week, no one outside of the conservative media will be talking about this story.

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