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Scarborough Makes 3 Roker ‘Poop’ Jokes

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today Joe Scarborough couldn’t nearly get his fill of Roker-White House “poop” references.

Discussing his book on the “Dateline” last week, morning weatherman Al Roker recalled a time he accidentally shit himself while trying to “pass a little gas” on his way to the White House press room. “I pooped my pants,” Roker said.

It was an admission that took on a life of its own last week and Scarborough wasn’t ready to put the skids on.

While talking about beauty pageants and a thing called “butt glue” this morning, Scarborough said “butt glue would have come in handy for Al Roker when he went to the White House.”

Joke No. 2 came when Scarborough apologized to co-host Mika Brzezinski for heatedly yelling at her last week. Scarborough said he had three New Year’s resolutions: Don’t angrily yell at Brzezinski again, interrupt her on the show less and “not to poop my pants next time I visit the White House.”

The third reference to Roker’s bowels came just three minutes later… Read more

Sargent Not Sold on Axe’s Clean Upper Lip

On Friday morning, David Axelrod appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program and had his mustache shaved off. This all stems from an electoral bet between Axe and host Joe Scarborough. While Axelrod WON the bet, he agreed to shave the ‘stache anyway since Joe and Mika Brzezinski helped raise a million dollars for his charity. It’s the first time that Axelrod has had a hairless upper lip in 40 years.

Sure, it was a little hokey to see it all play out, but a million dollars for a charity is a BFD, so we can live with it.

Apparently, it’s too much for some people. One of them is WaPo’s liberal blogger, Greg SargentRead more

Morning Oopsy: Mika Butchers Congresswoman’s Name

This morning GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the fiscal cliff. Host Mika Brzezinski appeared ecstatic to talk with her and have her on the program. When it came time to say goodbye, Mika grew flustered. So much so that it’s difficult to write out precisely how she butchered the congresswoman’s name, but it was something like this.

“Congressman Cathy mmmmcrkmmm McMorris Russell…WOW!” she said.

McMorris Rodgers smiled and didn’t try to correct the host.

But actually her last name is Rodgers. Full name: Cathy McMorris Rodgers. And she’s a congresswoman, not a congressman. But seeing as the GOP struggles to bring women into positions of committee leadership, maybe that slip was understandable.

We reached out to McMorris Rodgers’ press office for comment.

Poor Lindsay Lohan: Sharp-tongued Journos Watch ‘Liz And Dick’ and Give it Sour Reviews

Lindsay Lohan‘s unanticipated return to acting, assuming the role of Elizabeth Taylor, played out on the small screen last night. It was Lifetime’s movie of the week: Liz and Dick. As the network chants, “Your life. You’re time.” The consensus among media types who took the time to watch was that the movie wasn’t just bad, but horrific, which came through in their biting critiques on Twitter.

“I’m not sure but I think Lindsay Lohan just trolled us all,” BuzzFeed editor Stacy Lambe wrote. And New York mag’s Dan Amira: “The hashtag #lizanddick may look a lot like #lizarddick, but don’t get your hopes up, it’s #lizanddick.”

Fox News and Commentary Radio Host Todd Starnes advised, “I think it helps if you’re drinking wine.”

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Co-Host Mika Brzezinski said the movie was “the worst thing I’ve ever seen. … That was insanely terrible.”

“Even on Lifetime it’s the worst thing,” concurred Bloomberg NewsMargaret Carlson, a guest on “Morning Joe.” NBC’s White House Correspondent Chuck Todd echoed the sentiment, comparing it to a Saturday Night Live skit. “We’re going to find out that was all really comedy,” he said. “It’s a dark comedy. It’s hilarious if you look at it that way.”

More reaction… Read more

New Female Lawmakers Mingle With Cosmo

Gov. Maggie Hassan (NH), Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Elizabeth Esty (Conn.), and Grace Meng (N.Y.) attended ‘The Cosmo 100′ luncheon at Michael’s restaurant in Manhattan. Cosmopolitan’s new Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles hosted the luncheon for New York’s 100 most influential women including Sarah Jessica Parker, CBS’ Gayle King, Lara Spencer, Deborah Roberts, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, Ali Wentworth, comedian, author and wife to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Diana von Furstenburg, Lisa Caputo, Sallie Krawcheck, Pat Mitchell, Pat Fili-Krushel, Gillian Flynn, Jessica Seinfeld, Lauren Bush Lauren and more.

A few fun facts: Gabbard will be the youngest and first Hindu member of Congress; Meng will be the first Asian-American to rep New York in Congress.

Pictured above (L to R): Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Esty.

Mika Smushed Little Girl’s Face to Protect Her

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski shed light on her bizarre obsession earlier in the week with yanking babies and children onto the set in Boca Raton, Fla.

Particularly illuminating was when Mika explained why she felt the need to smash 9-year-old Annabell‘s face into her bosom. As co-host Joe Scarborough playfully mocked her, Mika explained that poor Annabell (not pictured here, that’s happy Harper) was getting booed and screamed at for voicing her presidential pick of Mitt Romney.

“You don’t understand…you didn’t hear it as much watching at home,” Mika said. “The guy behind was boo to this poor little girl, and I told him off.”

Viewers seemed to get a kick out of Mika’s affinity for the little dumplings and offered their babies for her to hold. One fan begged on Twitter… Read more

Gov. Christie Gives Weighty Headline Light Touch

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Co-host Mika Brzezinski, a stickler for healthy eating, expressed her disgust at the New York Post‘s recent “Fat Chance” headline on Gov. Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor will keynote the Republican National Convention tonight.

“It’s just cruel,” Mika said. “It’s not funny, it’s like cancer, it’s not a joke, and yet it’s still a headline like this.”

Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, also on the program with the physique of a toothpick, remarked, “We just can’t let it bother us. We can’t.”

Christie, however, had another take, reminding Mika of his thick skin. “The way I look at it is, if I went and lost 80 pounds in the next year, they’d have something else to pick on me about,” he said. “They’d have some other kind of snarky headline whether it’s the Post or any other publication. When you’re in public life that’s what you’ve got to expect. And if it isn’t this it would be my hair, and if it isn’t my hair, it would be my nose or my eyes or whatever. What I say to myself, I know who I am, that’s why this stuff doesn’t bother me all that much. When I was younger it would bother me more, but I’m going to be 50 in two weeks. You grow a much thicker skin at that point…I don’t want to be a reactor. I want to be a proactive person.”

Hair? Eyes? Hmmm, yes, right. Meanwhile, Mary Pat, please be careful.

Jim VandeHei Lightens Up

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe yesterday Jim VandeHei joined the show from Politico‘s chamber newsroom. VandeHei apparently left his portable three-point light kit at home for the TV hit because co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough both commented on how bad the lighting was.

The issue was resolved today and VandeHei joined the program again looking much brighter. “You made fun of it so we went out and ordered some new [lights] overnight,” VandeHeeho said. “That’s Politico, baby!”

VandeHei no longer appears to be wearing a “Phantom of the Opera” mask.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“Can’t believe this is all I’m packing for 30 days in Costa Rica. Life gets a lot lighter without cameras” — D.C. based Editorial Photographer Melissa Golden.

TMI?

Making eye contact with your dog while she poops is such an awkward feeling.” — CNN Contributor and RedState.com Editor Erick Erickson this morning, presumably mid poop. (Relax, WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. We’re not taking over your street corner.) Having excrement on his mind, Erickson later tweets, “Wetting the bed over Mitt Romney” and links to this story on RedState that posted at 4:47 a.m.

FNC’s Bret Baier is nothing if not severely dedicated to his Twitter fam. They praise him, insult him, assess his ties and tell him when he looks sick or tired. Baier vomit encompasses all kinds. Like this character, @TylahhhHoppahh (a.k.a. Tyler Hopper, who’s keeping it real): “YO I SAW YOU ON THE NEWS AND YOU SAID YOU MIGHT TWEET BACK SOOOO, hi.” Baier kept his word: “Hi.”

CNN’s Piers Morgan Wants You to Help Him Probe

“Heading to the Supreme Court today to interview Justice Antonin Scalia. What would YOU ask arguably America’s most influential lawyer?” — Piers Morgan.

From the Road

“What’s the deal with people gabbing on their phones in the airport at 5:30 am? Who wants to like, CHAT at that hour?” — Buzzfeed‘s Rosie Gray.

And something else that’s way too early…

“It’s too early for a Mika Brzezinski rant.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor.

Headline Head Scratcher

A Washington Examiner editorial Tuesday says it won’t tolerate campaigns rewriting and approving quotes post interviews with President Obama and Mitt Romney: “Examiner Editorial: All the news that’s fit to be censored.”  Headline translation: “Paper that doesn’t score big interviews revises its big interview policy … you know, just in case.” To quote Eminem, the Examiner “acts like a midget with a ladder in its back pocket.” The editorial came in response to a NYT report Tuesday revealing that the Obama and Romney camps hold conditions over reporters and, however begrudgingly, they agree to them. Interviews? No sweat. But quotes must be approved and can be edited after. WaPo‘s Erik Wemple analyzed the practice Tuesday. He quoted NYT‘s Mark Leibovich saying, “To introduce middle ground adds needless complication to the transaction.” Politico‘s Dylan Byers, who sometimes poses as someone who wants to purchase ads because his ethics are that good, weighed in on the Examiner’s reaction and NYT ethics this morning.

Pinch Us!

“Last minute, but if anyone wants to join me for Nats-Mets, I’ll be in the cheap seats.” — DCist‘s Ben Freed.

First World Problems

“That awkward moment when you take a pic of a crazy person in the metro and your flash goes off. #emilycahnproblems” — Roll Call‘s sneaky and mischievous Emily Cahn.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

Scarborough Questions NYT Reporting, Again

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough fell into some hot water earlier this month when he made a sweeping (and inaccurate) generalization about the NYT‘s election coverage. His assertion, that the NYT had not reported on former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry‘s wealth to the extent that the paper has on current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was backed up by TIME‘s Mark Halperin. Halperin said he didn’t “recall” extensive reporting by the NYT on Kerry’s wealth.

This morning, Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski read an excerpt from a NYT Sunday editorial specifically criticizing Sheldon Adelson, a multi-billionaire who has said he may donate $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama‘s reelection bid.

“I think it’s unfortunate that you only get one side of the story on the editorial page. Where are all the [liberal billionaire and Democratic donor] George Soros editorials?” Scarborough said indignantly, apparently not having learned anything from the last time he went down this road. But Halperin, unwilling to be a fool for the second time, was more cautious. “There might have been some. I’m sure our friends at the Times will send them to us,” he said.

To be sure, we weren’t able to find any NYT editorials calling out the influence of Soros’ donations in elections. Kudos to Halperin for not blindly backing the host.

Watch the segment here.

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