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Mika Brzezinski’s Reaction to NYPost’s Palin-Brawl Article is a Must See

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 15.41.10Today on “Morning Joe,” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, seated next to The Huffington Post’s White House correspondent Sam Stein, read from the New York Post article “Palin and kids have a brawl.”

The supposedly ‘drunken’ incident occurred last Saturday night and involved punches being thrown by daughter Bristol and a shirtless son Track.

The highlight of the clip though is Brzezinski’s reaction to hearing about Bristol’s alleged behavior.

Watch Brzezinski’s unsettling reaction below at the 0:25 mark.

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Sen. John McCain Challenges Jay Carney for Debut as CNN Political Commentator

Tough first night on CNN for former White House press secretary Jay Carney following President Barack Obama’s statement on ISIS.

Carney, who was announced yesterday as a CNN political commentator, joined Sen. John McCain for a long conversation in which they were never able to “agree to disagree,” as proposed by Carney.

“It’s not a matter of disagreements, it’s a matter of facts. And you have yours wrong, and you have distorted them,” said McCain.

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Jay Carney to Join CNN as Political Commentator

carneyFormer White House press secretary Jay Carney is set to join CNN as a political commentator Washington bureau chief Sam Feist announced today. See him tonight for the network’s coverage pertaining to President Barack Obama’s remarks on ISIS.

“Jay’s unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns,” said Feist. “We’re fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight to provide analysis and insight surrounding the President’s address to the nation.” Read more

How CBS’s James Brown Got his First Big Break in Washington, DC

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James Brown has come a long way from his days at Channel 9 — then WDVM-TV. The CBS News and CBS Sports anchor, who begins hosting Thursday Night Football tomorrow night, got his first big break as the commentator for the then-Washington Bullets. He got the job after impressing the bosses when he brought the team’s star over on his day off “and conducted a pretty decent interview,” he says. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing:

Network Coverage of President Obama’s 9pm Wednesday Remarks on ISIS

ObamaCNNIsisWednesday night at 9pm, President Barack Obama will address the nation on U.S. strategy against ISIS.

“Tonight you will hear from the President how the United States will pursue a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, including U.S. military action and support for the forces combating ISIL on the ground – both the opposition in Syria and a new, inclusive Iraqi government,” said a White House official in a statement on Obama’s planned remarks. “The President will discuss how we are building a coalition of Allies and partners in the region and in the broader international community to support our efforts, and will talk about how we work with the Congress as a partner in these efforts.”

TVNewser has compiled network coverage plans for the remarks. Click here for the full rundown.

FNC’s ’13 Hours at Benghazi’ Earns 2.1 Million Total Viewers During Premiere

BenghaziFOX News Channel’s special documentary “13 Hours at Benghazi,” which aired Friday night at 10pm, had 2.1 million total viewers and 323,000 in the key A25-54 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network bested CNN, HLN, and MSNBC combined in total viewers in its time slot.

The program was hosted by chief political anchor Bret Baier and featured an exclusive interview with three American security personnel that revealed their identities and fought in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Bloomberg Debuts Promo for John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s ‘With All Due Respect’

Bloomberg Politics unveiled two promos for it’s much anticipated program “With All Due Respect,” to be hosted by Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

“In a world where people say with all due respect when that is not at all what they mean comes a new show that fuses popular culture, the political world, and TV…and translates what people are actually saying,” the movie trailer-like longer promo of the two says in its opening.

The daily politics show premieres Monday, October 6, at 5pm on Bloomberg TV and BloombergPolitics.com.

But seriously, with all due respect…

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Joe Scarborough to Join NBC News as Senior Political Analyst, ‘MTP’ as Regular Contributor

Meet the Press - Season 67In its continued revamp of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and the network’s political coverage, NBC News today announced that “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough will join the peacock network as a senior political analyst and regular contributor to “MTP” while remaining a co-host Mika Brzezinski at MSNBC. In addition, the former Florida Republican Congressman will join NBC’s election coverage team and offer political news analysis across network programming.

“Joe has one of the best political minds in the NBC family,” said NBC News political director Chuck Todd, in advance of his first Sunday as moderator of “Meet the Press.” “His love of politics and passion for debate will guarantee the kind of robust conversation that has always been a hallmark of ‘Meet the Press,’ and I look forward to the reported analysis he’ll bring to the table.” Read more

‘This Week’ EP Jonathan Greenberger Adds Washington Bureau Chief and VP to Title

Greenberger-SproulPOLITICO’s Dylan Byers reported Wednesday night that “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger would be promoted to Washington bureau chief and VP, and today, ABC News president James Goldston formally announced the news.

In a note to staff, Goldston said that after 21 years as the ABC News Washington bureau chief, Robin Sproul will transition to VP of public affairs for the network, and that Greenberger will replace her as the bureau lead. In addition, he’s also been named VP and will continue as George Stephanopoulos‘ Sunday morning show EP.

“The same qualities that have allowed Jonathan to succeed at “This Week” – his boundless enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and commitment to the news – will serve him well in the Washington bureau,” Goldston wrote to staff.

See Goldston’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

Chuck Todd Bids Farewell to ‘The Daily Rundown’

Even though network attention turned to remarks being made by British Prime Minister David Cameron during Chuck Todd‘s planned sign off of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” he got his chance in a video uploaded to the show site. In preparation of his last actual weekend for hopefully many years to come, Todd bid farewell in advance of taking over as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on September 7.

“Obviously I’ve got an opportunity of a lifetime for a political journalist. And no matter how much I love every part of ‘The Daily Rundown,’ the ‘Meet the Press’ opportunity is not one I could pass up,” he said. “‘Meet the Press’ is the gold standard of American political journalism, period. The longest running television show on the planet. To be just the 11th custodian of that chair, is easily going to be the greatest honor and privilege I’ll ever have in my professional life.”

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