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Wed May 15, 2019, 11:10 AM

I am tired of Morning Joe constantly being used to promote Mika's newest book.

C'mon Mika. Enough is enough. You've got another book on women being more assertive, blah, blah. We get it. TYVM.

But every show includes a plug for her book and includes footage of her latest "Know Your Values" roadshows.

Geez, I hate when women who have every advantage in her business writing about and profiting from her big "struggles" and how women can learn from her.

What I am learning is that the vanity of the privileged has no boundary. Please stick to the news with the fine lineup of journalists who actually EARN their praise in what they do every day (and by that I don't mean going on morning shows to preen about their latest book).

I respect and admire journalists who actually go to dangerous places and write about what is going on. There are precious few of those getting the spotlight they deserve.

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Reply I am tired of Morning Joe constantly being used to promote Mika's newest book. (Original post)
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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:13 AM

1. and her entire "Know your value" con.... made especially ridiculous when she allowed

Scarborough to run over and demean her for years as the ultimate patriarchal host of the show--before finally succumbing to his "charms" (eyeroll) and marrying him. I've run out of eyerolls for that whole fraud.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:13 AM

2. Recommended.

This line is exceptional:


What I am learning is that the vanity of the privileged has no boundary.

And, the privileged are often oblivious to their privilege. She is a celebrity, and not, in my view, an actual journalist.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:38 PM

14. It's odd, given who her father was. Surely she knew the name/connection opened doors for her

that other women didn't have. Or is that another one of her little vanities...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:41 PM

17. Agreed.

The myth of the self made person.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:15 AM

3. And I'm tired of her pontificating about "women knowing our value" with such an air of superiority.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #3)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

10. All the while Joe interrupts her.

She can hardly finish a sentence without Joe inserting his two cents.

So much for knowing her value.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:23 PM

11. Truth

And she just sits there with that simpering "Well, that's my Joe" look on her face.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

16. It's time for another takedown of them on SNL. Remember those segments?

And how mortified Mika was by them (when asked in interviews).

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #16)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

23. From your keyboard to their writers.

I really think and hope that there is a wide variety of professionals in a wide world reading our comments and getting ideas for a wider audience.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:17 AM

4. +1 But it is easier to take than having to hear about Joe's vanity band

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:24 AM

5. Beat me by a minute!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:29 AM

7. So true!!!!!!

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:47 PM

20. Well, they usually get one plug per show (he only plays in Manhattan) but I think he has

a CD or two of his group playing. Then Willie says something about how he plays a show at night and gets up early enough to do Morning Joe, like he's Superman.

Oh, and didn't the show used to have a connection with a coffee brand? I haven't seen it on the shelves in a long time. Maybe that didn't work out so well for them...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:24 AM

6. Years ago I posted that there is something seriously wrong with

media folks promoting their books on their programs.
Morning Joe scum promotes her books and his band - it's vulgar and wrong

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:30 AM

8. Is this another celebrity ghost-written book

that jumps on any bandwagon and crowds out serious books that we can learn from?

These celebrity name-recognition books make some quick cash for publishers and celebrities but are deceptions upon the public.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

9. Whenever I see books and movies being plugged on TV, I change the channel.

It's not just Mika on Morning Joe, it's on lot of shows. The host or guest has to bring up the fact that he or she has a book that relates to the topic being discussed. It's shameless.

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Response to Quemado (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:24 PM

13. Yes, they all do it and it's annoying. I turn it off, too

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Response to Quemado (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:51 PM

21. I don't mind as long as it is something of value, i.e. foreign policy books by people who have

actually been to the countries they write about. There is one in particular whose name escapes me but he has actually been shot at in conflicts he has covered.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:24 PM

12. switch to the C-span viewer call in. It's non-commercial

but even more annoying. They blatantly favor the Republican callers, and let them ramble on about the most fantastic stories and
vitriol against liberals and women.

Mika's trivial book will eventually not be promoted. Try to hold on for a month.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:39 PM

15. Complain to the network

To be fair, other MSNBC hosts have used the airwaves to promote their books. I'm thinking of Chris Hays, Steve Kornacki, and even Rachel Maddow promoted her book when it came out a few years ago. So as long as it's held to a quick mention before or after the host's program, no problem. But on-air hawking of the book is something else, and repeated discussions borders on Shopping Network overkill.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #15)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

22. The people you mention actually have something valuable to say. Rachel in particular.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:44 PM

18. Everybody: QUIT CONTRIBUTING TO JOE/MIKA'S RATINGS.

For Chrissakes, they helped put trump in office. I read that Mika is now trashing Elizabeth Warren, for not kissing up to Fox "News" by appearing there, like other Democratic candidates have unfortunately decided to do.

Withdraw your support from these people. Anything newsworthy or interesting from their show is going to turn up on the news, perhaps here at DU---kind of like what happens with Bill Maher.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #18)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:56 PM

24. Maher is a lot more interesting, IMO.

Mika has her nerve telling Warren what she should/should not do. She was telling Warren she should walk "into the fire" or some such nonsense today. Like Warren is gonna listen to Mika, ha!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:45 PM

19. Another reason to

Turn off the 24/7 Breathless, Breaking News, Cable Noise Infotainment. If they aren't shilling a book they are just spouting talking points to fill air time between ads for drugs we never knew we needed.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #19)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

26. I read the NYT editorial pages every morning. I esp. like Paul Krugman on econ stuff which is

hard to understand. He makes it easier while not being condescending. He also left a very prestigious teaching position at Princeton to go to CCNY so he wasn't just teaching the "privileged" few but actual kids who has had to struggle to find the means to go to college. I like and admire Krugman a lot.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

25. I gave up watching this shitshow years ago when they started with

the coy promo photos of Joe and Mika looking like something out of the movie 9 1/2 Weeks.
Their non-acknowledgment of the obvious was nauseating and insulting. Mika's adoring looks at her co-host threatened to put their viewers into a diabetic coma. It came as no surprise to later hear they were bumping boots, but by then I was long gone. These two insipids deserve each other.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #25)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:27 PM

30. A picture is worth a thousand words ...



Well, I can see why he likes her. Very attractive and subservient, which would suit his egotistical personality.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:40 PM

27. I would respect the...

network more if they had a "no plugs" on your own show for books.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:05 PM

28. After All This I Still Don't Know Her Value

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:13 PM

29. I guarantee....

....that if this book had been written using the exact same words by any woman on the left other than Mika Brzezinski, this thread would be heaping praise upon the author. So far this thread sounds more like jealousy than criticism, while sweeping Daniela Pierre Bravo to the roadside like some minor obstacle in the path of getting to brazinski.
One thing conveniently left out of this thread is the fact that any time a guest appears on their show who has written a book, it is always mentioned, recommended, and highlighted prior to the interview. I hope the book does extremely well and I stand with Daniela Pierre Bravo, an undocumented immigrant turned Dreamer who has achieved success in her life.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #29)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:48 PM

31. My omission and that was a mistake. I should have better remembered that and yes you are right

it was very good of Mika to have Bravo on and give her the praise she needed and got.

That said, I wonder if all this criticism had actually happened in private to Mika and she thought she should do better by women by having a co-author with an unknown female author. If so, she learned and took her own advice and good for Mika. It looks like she has grown in that regard.

However, this occurance was late in the iteration about the "know your value" subject. Better late than never and I'm glad it had such a wonderful result for Ms. Bravo.

And I thank you, quickesst, for reminding me that my irk was with her past book plugging and this was indeed different. I join you in hopes for this book and for the future of this young woman who, as you said, is undocumented and a Dreamer. It's nice for her and it's nice in case Trump is watching. I hope it makes him throw up.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #31)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:57 PM

32. I appreciate you're kind and thoughtful reply

I also apologize for the unnecessary snark in my post. On the plus side, you just went to the top of my list for good Peeps!

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Response to quickesst (Reply #32)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:41 PM

33. Wow, thanks!

My memory should be better than this and my doc said my memory would improve if I stopped drinking wine! To forget so quickly that Mika had that young woman on the show. Maybe I just had "know your value" fatigue. Anyway, I'm happy for that fortunate young woman. She has a great future, doesn't she?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #33)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:37 PM

36. That's what hard work will get you

She is a pretty remarkable young lady. She will go far in her career.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:49 PM

34. It's always amazing how many people continually watch a show they claim to hate...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #34)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:56 PM

35. But I don't hate it. They have good guests and I learn a lot from them.

Mika and Joe say some stupid stuff but mostly they have some great correspondents, particularly the young women who are coming up in the field.

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