WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Stalked by Morning Joe: Can Candidate Clinton survive her emails?
Based on the work of the Morning Joe team, the answer isn’t obvious. This morning, John Heilemann pretty much said it all:
“I feel like we’ve said this now like about a hundred times,” the star pundit wearily said. For links to tapes, see below.
Heilemann was referring to the grotesque morning program’s obsessive devotion to its scripts about the Clinton emails. Each morning, during their first half hour, the gang run through their obsessive Hillary-hatred in precisely the ways they did the morning before.
Morning Joe is turning into Groundhog Day. And then, at 8 A.M. Eastern each morning, the program’s first hour is re-aired. A whole new group of viewers get to hear them “bring in the mail” concerning a certain vile hopeful, the one they loathe the most.
We aren’t necessarily saying that the Morning Joe savants are wrong in everything they say on this topic. We’re saying their zeal and their hatred have plainly reached the crackpot stage—and there’s absolutely no sign that Mika, Joe and Willie Jr. have any intention of ceasing their daily attacks on this repulsive hopeful.
In short, Morning Joe has cast itself in the role of Hardball 1999. Here’s what we mean by that:
In 1999 and 2000, the Hardball program didn’t have a large national audience. It did have a substantial audience among the Washington press corps and the Washington elite.
Chris Matthews was owned by GE’s Jack Welch at that time. He used his considerable influence within the elites to trash Candidate Gore in every conceivable manner, helping journalists learn the standard official approved elite establishment scripts.
According to press reports, Matthews’ salary went from $1.1 million to $5 million while he performed this ugly two-year service for Welch. We’ll leave it to you to figure out why he behaved in the disgraceful ways he did.
Morning Joe is now playing that role in the hunt against Candidate Clinton. It’s hard to know whose shtick is most heinous—the naked aggression of Joe himself; the simpering passive aggression of the utterly loathsome Mika; or the fawning, baby-faced recitations of the extremely slick Willie Geist Junior, who’s most often compared to Eddie Haskell of “Leave It to Beaver” fame.
Haskell would fawn around Mrs. Cleaver. Geist Junior performs the same bootlicking services for the loathsome Mika and Joe.
Whose shtick is most appalling? You’ll have to score that one yourself! But if you aren’t catching the program’s first half hour, whether at 6 A.M. or two hours later, you’re missing one of the principal vehicles by which establishment Washington is learning the current lines in its long, crazy war on Clinton and Clinton.
Remember—we aren’t saying they’re wrong in everything they say. We’re saying they have “just one thing on their minds,” and that they recite it each morning.
They’re devoted to trashing this one vile hopeful—the private dancer with her own private server. As poor Heilemann said today, “I feel like we’ve said this now like about a hundred times.”
Heilemann was undercounting badly. Let’s make one final point:
You can’t see the tape of Mika’s blunder at the Morning Joe site; this morning’s tapes have been “edited” to shield her blunder from your review. But we were struck by an error the simpering legacy hire made on this morning's program, as she discussed yesterday’s interview with Andrea Mitchell.
Late last week, Mitchell did a long interview with Candidate Clinton. We watched it on Friday night’s Maddow Show, where it was used to eat up most of the program.
As of this morning, the horrible Mika rather plainly hadn’t watched last week’s interview at all. In a remark which has been disappeared, she said the interview had only lasted twelve minutes. A few minutes later, she corrected herself, relaying information she said she got from Morning Joe’s producers.
The interview had actually lasted thirty minutes, the gruesome Mika now said. We were struck by what this meant:
This horrible person had never bothered to watch the interview with Clinton at all! But then, Mika knows her role on Morning Joe. She’s there to simper and purse her lips—and to recite approved script.
“I feel like we’ve said this now like about a hundred times?” Heilemann was undercounting badly on today's program.
He must put himself into a trance to make it through each morning’s program! In fairness, if you had to sit there with Mika and Willie, you might enjoy the relative bliss of a split personality too.
Erasing Mika’s admission: To watch Heilemann undercount, you can just click here. “Snarky. We’re being snarky,” Mika correctly says.
To watch an earlier part of the opening segment, just click this bullshit here. Mika’s blunder has disappeared, thanks to the abrupt cuts you will see on those tapes.
She never watched last week’s interview with Clinton. Just a wild guess:
They don’t want you to know.