Politico’s Patrick Gavin compiled the best moments of Mike Barnicle‘s grumpiness on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Watch:
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According to Politico, Scarborough thought they were coming to D.C. for a speech, instead, on the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave., Scarborough was treated to a “this is your life” with friends and family. “We have your life covered here completely, from Boston to Los Angeles to Florida to New York to Washington. Everybody is here,” said Brzezinski.
“You can sit back and relax and just hang with your family because, actually, we are going to talk tonight — and you’re not going to say a word.”
Among the guests: NBC/MSNBC’s Willie Geist, David Gregory, Luke Russert, Mike Barnicle, Andrea Mitchell, Kelly O’Donnell and Lawrence O’Donnell. “Morning Joe” EP Alex Korson and former EP Chris Licht and Licht’s boss’s boss at CBS, Jeff Fager. Also, Walter Isaacson, Dan Senor, Nicolle Wallace, Bob Woodward and more.
,TVNewser was in Boston this weekend as several TV news anchors and contributors took a trip down memory lane.
They gathered at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library for a panel discussion on the life of Tip O’Neill, the legendary former Speaker of the House who passed away in 1994. Sunday marked 100 years since O’Neill’s birth.
Charlie Gibson – who covered O’Neill in the eighties for ABC News – moderated the forum, which featured reminiscing and story-telling among those who also shared the Tip beat back in the day: Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, ABC’s Cokie Roberts and her husband, writer-broadcaster Steve Roberts, and columnist turned “Morning Joe” contributor Mike Barnicle.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, once a top aide to O’Neill, told the audience he was “overwhelmed to have the chance” to be on the Speaker’s staff.
Gibson called O’Neill “an American original” and the “most fascinating” person he ever covered.
The panel discussion was recorded for broadcast January 1 on C-SPAN3.
- AllTwitter reports the man who Tweeted inaccurate information about Hurricane Sandy as the storm washed ashore, including that the NYSE had flooded which was then reported by CNN, has been outed as Shashank Tripathia, a hedge fund analyst who tweets under @ComfortablySmug.
- After a delay of almost a week due to the hurricane, NBC has opened Democracy Plaza. In addition to the previously announced exhibits, a historic, rare copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art store in Rockefeller Plaza.
The cable news networks are giving a shout-out today to 100-year-old Fenway Park. The home of the Boston Red Sox and, for a time, professional football’s Boston Redskins and Boston Patriots, opened on April 20, 1912. This morning MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broadcast from the park. Host Joe Scarborough tells TVNewser it was a “great honor” for his team to be broadcasting from “baseball’s most hallowed ground,” adding, “even if the Sox are playing like a minor league team.” The Red Sox are at the bottom of the AL East division, and right now they are hosting their rival New York Yankees. Willie Geist and Worcester’s own Mike Barnicle went inside Fenway’s scoreboard this morning and, presciently, Geist gave the Red Sox a hit. Right now, in the second inning, they actually have 3 hits and one run, trailing the Yankees 3 to 1.
The first day of Spring was an occasion for a second St. Patrick’s day celebration in Washington as President Obama and VP Biden greeted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for belated festivities at the White House. The Washington Examiner reports, Biden also invited three Irish-American MSNBCers to the annual “Friends of Ireland Luncheon” on Capitol Hill. Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Matthews and Mike Barnicle were in attendance, reports the Examiner.
We were curious to know if any Irishmen or women from other networks — like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, John King, Soledad O’Brien, Megyn Kelly or Erin Burnett — made the cut. But, alas, reps from both networks tell TVNewser none of their Irish-American talent was on the guest list.
But CNN was there, as the pool.
Yesterday the New York Times announced that one of its reporters, Anthony Shadid, died in Syria of an apparent asthma attack. News of Shadid’s death was reported on Both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “CBS This Morning,” and on cable CNN’s morning shows discussed his passing at some length as well.
The most heartfelt response was probably on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” from Mike Barnicle.
“Tweeters tweet, bloggers blog, and reporters report,” Barnicle said, noting that Shadid was definitely in the third group.
Shadid was shot while reporting in the West Bank a few years ago, and last year was kidnapped in Libya. He appeared on CNN after he was freed to discuss that incident:
As televised on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this AM, how the entire crew manages to wake up and get to the studio by 6 AM every morning. Who knew that Mika Brzezinski was such a runner? Or that Joe Scarborough was such a drinker, smoker and gambler? And Mike Barnicle? Well, we feel bad for Mike Barnicle.
MSNBC’s Willie Geist was sitting in on “Morning Joe” today for Joe Scarborough, but apparently no one told Al Roker who, appearing from a beach in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, called him “Joe” TWICE.
After correcting Roker — and giving him a hard time with Mike Barnicle — Geist ended the segment saying, “Sam Champion, reporting live for us from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thanks, Sammy.” Video:
Later, here’s what Geist said he learned during today’s show: “I learned that Al Roker — a wonderful reporter, we talked to him about the ratings of his show — proved again why he’s America’s second most beloved weatherman behind Sam Champion. So nice job by you, Al.”
First it was Olbermann v. O’Reilly, then O’Reilly v. GE, then Olbermann v. Beck, and Beck v. NBC now it’s Scarborough v. Beck and it only took a couple hours for Beck to respond.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Joe Scarborough, as a NYTimes blog put it, “castigated some commentators and Republicans, vowing to create a ‘conservative honor roll’ calling out those who express over-the-top hate-filled sentiments.” Chief among “those” appears to be Fox News host Glenn Beck.
Scarborough went on a lengthy tangent, saying: “You cannot say that the president of the United States hates all white people. You cannot call the President of the United States a racist. You cannot wallow in conspiracy theories as he did for about a month…You can’t stir up that type of hatred — calling the president a racist — and then say, ‘Oh, I’m just a rodeo clown.’”
His “Morning Joe” friends didn’t seem to want to get too involved. Mike Barnicle said, “It’s time to give Glenn Beck an intentional walk,” and Mika Brzezinski added, “He’s not a gentleman, so he’s not worth talking about.”
Gray said of the former congressman turned TV host, “This loser can’t get any coverage. Any coverage. He couldn’t be voted dog catcher now.” Beck challenged Scarborough to “name the hate.”
“Morning Joe” video after the jump.
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