I miss Mika’s passionate and astute input. I miss her engaging eye roll over a Scarborough observation he obviously feels to be so inadequate that he must repeat it incessantly until Donny “I Never Had An Opinion That Isn’t A Fact” Deutsch intrudes with his latest gem. I miss Mika’s vexed reaction to camera one whenever the boys go baseball machismo all over her; a glance so cutting that Jim from “The Office” could only dream to be able to execute said stare in response to Dwight’s latest stroke of foolishness.
I miss my own indignation when Joe rudely interrupts Read more
“With Bush out we were starving for a consistent source of hysterical content,” said Stewart. “We thought we found it with Jim Cramer, but he was just too much of a loose cannon. Then Joe Scarborough shows up and nothing our staff came up with provided as much killer stuff as Joe was giving us. We first thought of hiring the Morning Joe writers until we found out that Joe was coming up with the gags himself.
Stewart says he was impressed with Scarborough’s ability to come up with a new bits at the drop of a hat, tee it up and knock it out of the park.
“In one week he gave us the satirical shilling for their new sponsor, Starbucks, including a hysterically spoofy fawning interview with Starbuck CEO, Howard Read more
My vote has always been for an out and out comedy, taking a 3000 Mystery Science Theater approach to the O’Reilly Factor. Then again, perhaps just running the no-spinster with no modification would be zanier. The truth is funnier than fiction approach. Then again, Olbermann already does that with all the Lords of Loud.
When Don Imus was discarded from the morning MSNBC lineup, the network ran a weekly series of live auditions with a star-studded Chorus Line that I remember as including such luminaries as Philly talker Michael Smerconish, Vegas muscleman Carrot Top and former Los Angeles Dodger manager, Wil I. Am, with former Read more
Please tell me you’re kidding. I know you’re a Philly guy, but that doesn’t mean you need to run for public office to prove it. Eat a cheesesteak. Root for the Eagles. March with the Mummers. But run for the Senate? Puh-lezze. Philly loves the Phillies’s Chase Utely but it’s not like voters want him hitting legislation out of the box and that’s not counting how many Democratic Pirates fans would be lining up to join the Specter team.
You run against Arlen Specter and the Right will eat you up alive. The Left will chew up the leftovers. When you have Sean Hannity and The Daily Kos on the same side you know your political foothold is about as solid Read more
For Tom Dewey’s sake (look it up kids) the boys at MSNBC made what could be the most embarrassing fumble of the entire 2008 election.
While the electoral college tally still shows the candidates to be in a statistical dead heat - 0 for Obama vs 0 for McCain - this morning at 1:15AM, anchors Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, called the election for Barack Obama.
“Sure, it was humiliating,” said an MSNBC spokesman, “but Read more