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Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:43 PM

"Wow" Reid mocks 'Morning Joe' interview of Kochs

Joe Scarborough responds that the Senate minority leader is 'blinded by hatred.'
By Seung Min Kim and Hadas Gold
11/04/15 12:20 PM EST


As he launched his anti-Koch broadside, Reid read excerpts of the brothers’ “Morning Joe” interview on the Senate floor -- including Scarborough’s inquiry on whether the Kochs got their “graciousness” in philanthropy from their mother, or Brzezinski asking them who was the better brother.

The "Morning Joe" hosts did press the Kochs on more substantive issues, such as whether it was fair for a relatively small number of wealthy families to have contributed an overwhelming amount of the campaign cash in the 2016 race, according to a recent New York Times report. Still, Reid noted: “Sometimes, most of the time there weren’t even questions. There were just compliments.”

“Wow. Those were some really tough questions asked by the host of “Morning Joe.” That’s sufficient journalism,” Reid said Wednesday morning from the Senate floor. “Those questions are so easy, they may even qualify them to moderate the next Republican presidential debate.”



“We should be working to rid the system of the Koch brothers’ dark money, but this cannot and will not happen if reporters and journalists refuse to ask Charles and David Koch questions, maybe even probing questions,” Reid said. “Otherwise, no one is holding these two oil barons accountable for their nefarious actions."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/harry-reid-koch-brothers-215510#ixzz3qYOsYwKu




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Reply "Wow" Reid mocks 'Morning Joe' interview of Kochs (Original post)
kpete Nov 2015 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2015 #1
JHB Nov 2015 #13
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2015 #35
BeyondGeography Nov 2015 #36
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2015 #38
mfcorey1 Nov 2015 #2
Vinca Nov 2015 #3
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2015 #4
daleanime Nov 2015 #11
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2015 #20
daleanime Nov 2015 #21
Fred Sanders Nov 2015 #5
tex-wyo-dem Nov 2015 #9
Bubzer Nov 2015 #6
annabanana Nov 2015 #10
Angry Dragon Nov 2015 #7
gregcrawford Nov 2015 #8
lark Nov 2015 #12
Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2015 #15
ms liberty Nov 2015 #32
monicaangela Nov 2015 #14
stuffmatters Nov 2015 #16
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2015 #17
malaise Nov 2015 #18
CTyankee Nov 2015 #23
lostnfound Nov 2015 #19
CTyankee Nov 2015 #22
AlbertCat Nov 2015 #24
Volaris Nov 2015 #33
freshwest Nov 2015 #25
riversedge Nov 2015 #26
Feeling the Bern Nov 2015 #27
ffr Nov 2015 #28
Admiral Loinpresser Nov 2015 #34
flamingdem Nov 2015 #29
Uncle Joe Nov 2015 #30
guyton Nov 2015 #31
valerief Nov 2015 #37

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:46 PM

1. Uh-oh...Meeka will need a helmet tomorrow

Quick-to-Angry Man just had his widdle buttons pushed but good.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:05 PM

13. With a plastic face shield. One with a wiper attachment...

The spittle will be a'flekin

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 10:22 AM

35. I think he took it out on Claire McCaskil this morning.

Kept setting her up and knocking her down. Mika just sat back and enjoyed it.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 11:38 AM

36. Our (overpaid frontrunning) liberal MSM champ strikes again

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 01:11 PM

38. The funny thing is, McCaskill had criticized Mika about exactly this, and to her face, at...

...at one of her Joe's Your Value conferences a few weeks back. That sent Mika into a defensive snit for awhile but I'm not seeing any change-- if she'd really taken McCaskill's advice to heart to stand up to joe, this would have been prime time to try it out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:49 PM

2. He will be spitting bullets, cutting other people's comments off and manufacturing

talking points that are out of the realm of possibility.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:50 PM

3. So much for the old "left wing media bias" baloney.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:56 PM

4. GOP Jeapordy

Where questions must be given in the form of a compliment.

I'll take "Why I'll meat Ronald Reagan in Heaven" for $400, Alex.



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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 05:23 PM

11. I would think that Reagan would be too tough....

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but I suppose that if he's been marinading this long.....

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Response to daleanime (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 08:02 PM

20. This is why I should not post just before lunch

I should go back to my day job of proofreading Tea Party signs.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 08:12 PM

21. No problem, it give me a much needed laugh.

Although coming back to it allow me to see my own 'type-o'.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 03:56 PM

5. If the Koch's were actually prodded with probing questions they are likely to explode, and then

what would happen to the multi-million dollar contracts of Morning Joe and his sidekick?

What would fill the new extended 3 hours of entertainment and ads with every day?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 05:01 PM

9. You nailed it!

The Kochs are like mob bosses...don't displease them unless you want a horse head in your bed or worse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:20 PM

6. lol

“Those questions are so easy, they may even qualify them to moderate the next Republican presidential debate.”

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Response to Bubzer (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 05:02 PM

10. Yeah.. Sometimes Harry really gets a GOOD one in there. . . .n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:27 PM

7. He expects Killer Joe to ask tough questions??

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 04:31 PM

8. Looks like Joey bought new knee pads...

... to blow the Almighty Kochs... away with his fawning admiration.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 05:28 PM

12. I watched a few minutes of this debacle.

They didn't one time ask about John Birch Society which their father founded. They didn't question their bonafides on the environment, even when Koch told an out and out lie. They are dirty and their GA Pacific dealings with FL waterways proves it all day. They put down crony capitalist but don't tell the truth that that's exactly what they are. They made many of their billions from the government paying them insane rates, (zero income tax, let me add) for their oil services businesses. It was so vile and sickening, I was yelling at them to actually ask him important questions and quit the freaking love fest as I turned off the TV.

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Response to lark (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:30 PM

15. For the Koch Brothers........

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 06:45 AM

32. Love this song, and think of them as I sing along! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:09 PM

14. Did Harry Reid

really believe anything different would happen? Joe Scarborough has been carrying water for the Oligarchs since he left congress, or should I say since before he even got into congress. I'm sure the Koch's probably had something to do with his getting elected to congress and are probably trying to interest him in carrying water for them again since he has a morning talk show that can be a perfect platform for them, a perfect way to reach millions of Americans everyday.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 06:39 PM

16. It was like watching 2 scientology disciples interview the grand scientology wizard

Yep, absolutely painful and a gross example of journalistic malpractice. I recorded the whole thing & watched it yesterday. Not only did these 2 MSNBC nitwits tongue bath and support the vile, lying, delusional Kochs, they actually pulled in Kansas "witnesses" to Koch rave. (of course zero mention that their Brownback puppet has bankrupted Kansas following idiotic Koch "economics."

Here's a few unchallenged Koch remarks from the interview: It's ok for 150 richest families to control the political process because "they have the right intentions" Repeated remarks about how their work is "philantrophy and social welfare". And their explanation for America's wealth inequality boiled down to the "disadvantaged" not having a strong work ethic and paternal role model (like their Bircher father beat and brainwashed into them)

These brothers have the same mindset as Ben Carson actually. Scientifically very educated, condescending and cold, yet completely devoid of intellectual fluency or emotional maturity. I guess as a document into their hermetic sociopathic minds and universe, this was interesting. But we already knew they were monsters and live in a closed system that exists for their insatiably self serving ends to poison our environment and pollute our discourse.





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 07:31 PM

17. Last week we were lectured what a bastion of liberalism M$NBC was!

When Meeka was tut-tutting Hilary.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 07:38 PM

18. I think I'll watch tomorrow

Should be fun

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 08:21 PM

23. My not be. Joe just shouts down any opposition. Even Sam Stein was obeisance...

and I was very disappointed in him. I guess they know they have to play the game with Joe to get on the air and "be relevant" politically.

Sad, isn't it?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 07:50 PM

19. On the one hand they are private citizens under no obligation to be interviewed

But the degree of respect afforded them vs any other interview subjects on that show tells you just how much of a wealth-worshipping aristocracy that the U.S. has devolved into

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 08:17 PM

22. they just pick and choose. Whenever you have the media in your pocket, all the cries in

the world about the "free press" go out the window!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2015, 10:21 PM

24. their “graciousness” in philanthropy

 

Is that why they renamed the "NY State Theater" the "David H Koch Theatre"? To be gracious?

If you want to name it after someone, why not the "George M Balanchine Theater"? The architect built it to his specifications....for his ballet company. He's kinda the reason it's there.

If they help preserve Mt Rushmore, will they "graciously" name it "Mt Koch"?


The art of the tax right off....


If we had a robust NEA, we wouldn't need so much gracious patronage, a la the 18th century....

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 07:40 AM

33. No kidding...'their work is philanthropy..'

Apperently, you and I are in the wrong business.
Lol who knew??

Self serving sociopaths gonna be self serving I suppose...
No surprise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:34 AM

25. No surprise from the bought and paid for Joe:



Reid has always been saavy and courageous despite the ignoratti GOP. They derailed momentum when his releases on the Koch agenda came out and was gathering air time. So the media diverted the public with Bundysville. When Reid's disclosure was derailed long enough to make the public forget, they left the story and moved on. It has been played from all sides by the Koch brothers and their shills. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 03:16 AM

26. Go Harry!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 03:19 AM

27. Joe Scum will be crying. We know his lunch.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 03:39 AM

28. JS takes orders from his leader, Limbaugh.

But Reid is partially right. While I personally don't have a problem with dark money, I'm not naive about how people are swayed by its effects in ads. I just don't understand why people get swayed by it. We all know money corrupts politics. Therefore vote against where the big money is going and voila! We'll start getting people elected who really do care about the voters and not the donors.

Simple.

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Response to ffr (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 10:12 AM

34. A very succinct argument for Bernie! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 03:51 AM

29. Down for the count

Go Harry

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 04:01 AM

30. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, kpete.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2015, 12:23 PM

37. Looks like they were auditioning for the next GOP debate moderator gig. nt

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