MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski says that the response to the show’s interview with comedian Russell Brand earlier this week was one of the most intense she’s ever seen.
“I didn’t know Russell, and I don’t think Russell liked that,” Brzezinski said this morning. “I have never gotten more vitriol and anger and hatred than I have over this, so I apologize for not knowing.
Greenwald has longbeen one of themost vocal critics of the U.S. media, particularly TV news, which he has accused for years of being in the tank for the U.S. government, regardless of who the President is. That critical history, along with what a non-stop schedule of TV appearances–may have factored in to the combative interviews this morning.
“Morning Joe,” had the most explosive back and forth, with Greenwald accusing Mika Brzezinski of using “White House talking points” in her questioning. Brzezinski would later say that Greenwald was so testy because journalists like him “actually don’t like questions.”
BBC News correspondent Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway were awarded the David Bloom Award at last night’s Radio/Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Pannell and Conway were recognized for their reporting from Syria.
Savannah Guthrie was among 500 volunteers helping restore the working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of Gerritsen Beach today. Meredith Corporation and Lowe’s partnered with Rebuilding Together to help bring long-term recovery following Hurricane Sandy.
If you watch “Morning Joe” you may already know this, but Mika Brzezinski is obsessed. Now she’s written a book — her third — about one particular obsession: America’s food addiction, and her own.
Brzezinski was feted at a book launch event last evening overlooking Central Park, where her morning partner Joe Scarborough described the root of Mika’s obsession: “If you know the Brzezinski family, you know why she has the issues she has,” Scarborough joked. “They are crazy, brilliant, and always striving for perfection.”
In “Obsessed” Brzezinski describes her history of food obsession, distorted body image and her struggle to be thin. It is dedicated to her two teenage daughters, Emilie and Carlie. “Girls, this book is for you,” Brzezinski said in her remarks as she asked them to “get off Snapchat and come forward.”
“I don’t want it to take 30 years for you to realize what it has taken me to realize.”
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” will be broadcasting on Monday from two of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy: The Jersey Shore and the Rockaways.
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will all participate, with the program originating from Asbury Park, New Jersey, Seaside Heights, New Jersey and the Rockaways in Queens. Guests will include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Rep. Peter King and other local officials and survivors.
As the roller coaster in the water still shows, there is a lot of work still to be done in order to recover from the devastation of the storm.
Today New York Women in Communications held their annual Matrix Awards, and Vicki Salemi, editor of MediaJobsDaily and host of MediabistroTV series “Score that Job” was there. Salemi caught up with “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski as well as comedienne Joan Rivers among other attendees, who shared their best advice for those trying to make it in the media business.
The cable news networks pivoted to breaking news in Massachusetts shortly after 3pmET Monday afternoon as two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Fox News was the first cable news network to report the news at 3:06:18 p.m., followed just seconds later by CNN at 3:06:53 p.m. MSNBC reported the news at 3:08:45 p.m. All three cable news networks were several minutes minutes behind the first reports of the explosions on Twitter.
Fox News and CNN are relying on live pictures from Boston local stations. MSNBC has video from New England Cable News, which is owned and operated by NBC Universal.