Joe Scarborough Defends Mika Brzezinski - and Goes Off on Fox News


On International Women's Day, the cast of "Morning Joe" took aim at Fox News and other outlets who have openly mocked Mika Brzezinski's frustration with Trump's presidency.

"They have this show on Fox called 'Outnumbered'," co-host Joe Scarborough began.

"Where all these people with long legs and short skirts talk about how people feel about the news,” Brzezinski interjected.

"Mika was very upset a couple of days ago... and I think 'The Week' said that she was crying. She wasn't crying. I know the emotions of Mika and so do viewers," Scarborough explained. "She wasn't crying; she was pissed off, but they decided [differently]."

"Morning Joe"'s pointed criticism of President Trump has apparently caught some viewers off-guard. 

"A teary-eyed Brzezinski repeatedly emphasized the severity of Trump's baseless claims against his predecessor, which she called a 'new low,'" "The Week" had reported. "Morning Joe" Brzezinski's justified nervousness about President Donald Trump was then dumbed down as “emotional." 

“People said she was crying and tearing up just because she was upset. Nothing sexist there,” Scarborough added.

Whether Scarborough is the best arbiter of media sexism is open to question. The 'Morning Joe" host infamously urged Hillary Clinton to smile during the Democratic primary.

“When Joe amps up and speaks to the camera and is really, really forceful, he’s strong,” Brzezinsk pointed out. “I’m emotional [and] very proud of the fact that I say what I feel." 


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