Donald groped Billy, she says: Is MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski "all right?"
This morning, at 6:08 Eastern, she returned to her favorite weird assertion. This time, the extremely peculiar "cable news" star said it right out, nice and plain:
MIKA (12/19/17): Where is Billy Bush?Is Mika Brzezinski all right? Granted, she's a terrible analyst, and her books, which we read this summer, are routinely weird.
JOE: We'll get back to Billy Bush.
MIKA: He should get pardoned.
JOE: Billy Bush, a full and complete pardon. Uh, so—
MIKA: Totally! Well no. He just laughed while the president grabbed him in the crotch.
SAM STEIN: Billy is making a comeback.
That happened! Just listen to the tape!
[Joe drops his head and goes silent. Nervous laughter from Morning Joe panel.]
But is she "all right?"
We heard today's remarks in real time, at 6:08 this morning. Knowing the way Morning Joe works, we quickly jotted them down as best we could.
We were right! These weird remarks have been disappeared from the videotape posted at the Morning Joe site. Luckily, someone else has posted them on Youtube. To watch this 32 seconds of strangeness, you can just click here.
Watch her face as she speaks. Is Mika Brzezinski all right?
Originally, Mika raised this peculiar, unsupported idea on November 27. For our report at that time, click here.
On that occasion, she only suggested that Trump groped Bush. Today, she just flat out said it, as Joe hung his head.
In part because of corporate partisan "news," our society is in the grip of large amounts of The Crazy. Donald J. Trump may be mentally ill, or perhaps in the grip of early onset dementia. A certain recent Senate candidate seems to be thoroughly nuts.
Mika often seems that way too. In a nation of 330 million people, it's stunning to see how much of The Crazy seems to reside at the top of the heap among the "elites" who define the parameters of the national discourse.
Is Mika Brzezinski all right? How long will this go on?