Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski crossed a line MSNBC hosts don’t cross and she’s now making sure everyone knows how sorry she is.
During Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski was commenting on Mike Pompeo not coming strong enough against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khaggoshi. The Morning Joe co-host seemed rather fired up, and as a result, must have forgotten herself.
“I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care,” she said. “But why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now? Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ ― is that a patriot speaking or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy?”
According to photographer G.E. Anderson, who caught the clip, MSNBC tried to and failed to censor it, and did not transcribe it in the closed caption.
.@morningmika just asked if Mike Pompeo is a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy,” as homophobic a term as I’ve heard on national morning television. @MSNBC tried and failed to censor it, and did not transcribe her remark in the closed captioning. #journalism pic.twitter.com/3zK7H8evjh
— G.E. Anderson (@g_e_anderson) December 12, 2018
And with that, the social justice mob began to rally. Brzezinski went into full apology mode as soon as she could. She’s seen what happens to fellow MSNBC hosts that cross the wrong protected groups.
“I was with you, [Brzezinski], right up to the “butt boy” comment,” Anderson tweeted at her. “Try “toadie” or “lackey” or “stool pigeon” or “ass kisser,” or “traitor,” but maybe don’t equate homosexuality with Mike Pompeo carrying water for the murderous regime in Saudi Arabia.”
Brzezinski responded with full capitulation.
“Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words,” she tweeted in response. “I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to [Sen. Dick Durbin] too! SO SORRY!”
Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words .. I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! SO SORRY! https://t.co/zIqsGdK3Tk
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) December 12, 2018
Perhaps she won’t suffer as Reid did, as Reid attempted to mount an asinine defense for herself from the get-go, claiming her account had been hacked and it was somehow an alt-right conspiracy. Brzezinski’s immediate prostration may save her, and her bonafides as a leftist will obviously allow her a much more lenient sentence.
If this was a conservative who said it, however, you can bet he or she would be Roseanne Barr’d in a heartbeat.