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FYI, this thread is for discussing everything but the show and its hosts. I moved a few posts to the Hosts thread.

Not scolding anyone, just reminding you what should go where.

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Joe reached out to Jared, not knowing that Jared talked to Pecker the National Enquirer publisher about dirt on Joe and Mika.

 

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Starting in late 2016, AMI’s priorities shifted from a potential business deal with Kushner to one focused on access to political power. Shortly after the Trump presidency began, Kushner and Pecker talked repeatedly, on subjects ranging from relations with the Saudi regime, to possible dirt that the Enquirer had on Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to the four sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters.

AMI, like Kushner, cozied up to the despotic Saudi government, which included the production of a glossy propaganda magazine boosting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Last year, Brzezinski and Scarborough, who had increasingly become Trump critics, made the explosive allegation that three senior aides to President Trump “warned” the couple that the Enquirer would publish a negative story on them unless they “begged” Trump to intervene on their behalf. The couple’s account was disputed by White House officials, who said the conversations were far more cordial than the TV hosts described.

As The Daily Beast reported last year, Kushner was one of the senior officials who privately spoke to Scarborough about the matter. According to two White House officials, Scarborough had “calmly sought” advice from Kushner, who “recommended he speak with the president.” Scarborough did not know that Kushner had also been directly in touch with the Enquirer’s publisher at the time, according to a source familiar with the matter.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-jared-kushner-replaced-michael-cohen-as-trumps-national-enquirer-connection

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35 minutes ago, scrb said:

Last year, Brzezinski and Scarborough, who had increasingly become Trump critics, made the explosive allegation that three senior aides to President Trump “warned” the couple that the Enquirer would publish a negative story on them unless they “begged” Trump to intervene on their behalf. The couple’s account was disputed by White House officials, who said the conversations were far more cordial than the TV hosts described.

That's quite the non-denial denial.

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On 12/15/2018 at 8:08 PM, scrb said:

Joe reached out to Jared, not knowing that Jared talked to Pecker the National Enquirer publisher about dirt on Joe and Mika.

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-jared-kushner-replaced-michael-cohen-as-trumps-national-enquirer-connection

Thanks for posting this article as I missed it somehow.  The WH is trying to say the conversations with the Scarborough's were cordial?  Gee, I guess we can add aother job to Jared's resume:  comedian.  Good skillset to have in prison.

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55 minutes ago, XOQueens said:

Is Game of Thrones a good show?

I watched one episode years ago. I know people love it, I think it's just if it's your taste.  As Ben on Parks & Rec described "it's real life situations played out in a fantasy world". Yeah but the beheading and incest and having sex in front of people isn't my real life.   I feel the same about Walking Dead.  Enough with the zombies already. I still can't get the image of that poor horse being killed out of my head.  

I recently discovered Angie Tribeca on TBS. LMAO.  It's idiotic, but that's the point. They spoof EVERYTHING, Fargo, Blindspot, L&O, CSI, Erin Brockovich, Silence of the Lambs, ER, Glee. You name it. And the guest stars are a lot of A list actors. 

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13 minutes ago, xaxat said:

Remember, this is from a man who was happy to be a guest at Trump's New Years party a little over two years ago. Not exactly a Never Trumper.

Joe goes whatever way the wind blows to him being part of an Administration.  That's why he & Mika are kissing Romney's ass now. 

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On 1/3/2019 at 11:54 AM, teddysmom said:

I watched one episode years ago. I know people love it, I think it's just if it's your taste.  As Ben on Parks & Rec described "it's real life situations played out in a fantasy world". Yeah but the beheading and incest and having sex in front of people isn't my real life.   I feel the same about Walking Dead.  Enough with the zombies already. I still can't get the image of that poor horse being killed out of my head.  

I recently discovered Angie Tribeca on TBS. LMAO.  It's idiotic, but that's the point. They spoof EVERYTHING, Fargo, Blindspot, L&O, CSI, Erin Brockovich, Silence of the Lambs, ER, Glee. You name it. And the guest stars are a lot of A list actors. 

Ah, think I’ll give it a pass.

 

How’s The Americans? I was thinking of starting that too, but none of my friends have seen it.

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I'll throw in an unsolicited recommendation--The Deuce. I watched the first season on Netflix and was completely hooked.

It's not for everyone. The subject matter is NYC in the 1970s, particularly the life and times of the denizens of 42nd Street. The main characters are prostitutes, pimps, and police. As the season progresses, the show moves into the birth of the porn industry.

Yes, I know it sounds rough. And it is. But it's also amazing. It's from the same creative team that gave us The Wire, and, like The Wire, it's about everything--politics, corruption, hypocrisy, and sex. And, like The Wire, it features the most amazing acting. 

I haven't seen the second season yet. I hope it's as good as the first.

I should issue a warning that it contains violence and nudity. And quite a bit of sex. But veterans of The Wire shouldn't find that surprising.

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1 hour ago, teddysmom said:

Joe goes whatever way the wind blows to him being part of an Administration.  That's why he & Mika are kissing Romney's ass now. 

Joe said Trump would be more popular if he listened to his advice. Trump did not accept  his recommendations for the cabinet.  Joe wanted Harold Ford Jr &  Richard Haas to be in the cabinet. Mika's recommendation of Dina Powell for a job with Trump was accepted.

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4 hours ago, XOQueens said:

Ah, think I’ll give it a pass.

 

How’s The Americans? I was thinking of starting that too, but none of my friends have seen it.

I love The Americans. Thumbs up.

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4 hours ago, XOQueens said:

Ah, think I’ll give it a pass.

 

How’s The Americans? I was thinking of starting that too, but none of my friends have seen it.

One of the best shows I've ever seen.  And I'm old.  

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On 1/10/2019 at 5:39 PM, Jordan Baker said:

I'll throw in an unsolicited recommendation--The Deuce. I watched the first season on Netflix and was completely hooked.

It's not for everyone. The subject matter is NYC in the 1970s, particularly the life and times of the denizens of 42nd Street. The main characters are prostitutes, pimps, and police. As the season progresses, the show moves into the birth of the porn industry.

This sounds perfect! 

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I loved the first season of The Deuce but lost interest in the second.   I may go back and give it a try.

I started Escape at Dannemora last night. It's really good. Kind of depressing, I wouldn't say it's a binge the whole thing at once, but it's a compelling story.

Friends From College on Netflix got better in the second season.  They got Keenan Michael Key to stop with those idiotic voices. 

Project Blue Book is an accounting of the actual reports of UFOs, played out dramatically. Aiden Gillen from GoT is the lead.  It's interesting. 

I'm looking forward to True Detective. It has to be better than Season 2. 

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6 hours ago, teddysmom said:

I loved the first season of The Deuce but lost interest in the second.   I may go back and give it a try.

I haven't yet seen the second season. (I have to wait for Netflix.) I'm sorry to hear that it might not be as good as Season 1.

Aiden Gillen might get me to watch the Project Blue Book show. I'm not a GoT watcher, but I know him from The Wire (as the very ambitious Tommy Carcetti). I had no idea he was Irish. He did a great American accent.

The Wire had the most amazing actors, many of them relative unknowns at the time. That's one of the things I liked so much about The Deuce, Season 1. I knew only a few of the actors, but just about everyone was outstanding.

I'm just starting Silicon Valley. I always seem to run months or year behind everyone else.

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Eliot

I made this back when it was discovered Trump was making fake magazine covers of himself.  As a cat owner, thought you'd get a kick out of it.    Mine got locked in the storage shed for a day, after she has been warned repeatedly to stay out of it. I was in tears trying to find her and then heard this "mew mew".  

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4 hours ago, teddysmom said:

Eliot

I made this back when it was discovered Trump was making fake magazine covers of himself.  As a cat owner, thought you'd get a kick out of it.    Mine got locked in the storage shed for a day, after she has been warned repeatedly to stay out of it. I was in tears trying to find her and then heard this "mew mew".  

kitty cover.jpg

Maybe we should form a caravan and rescue Meatball?

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16 hours ago, teddysmom said:

Eliot

I made this back when it was discovered Trump was making fake magazine covers of himself.  As a cat owner, thought you'd get a kick out of it.    Mine got locked in the storage shed for a day, after she has been warned repeatedly to stay out of it. I was in tears trying to find her and then heard this "mew mew".  

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That is hilarious!

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I would like to know what the relationship is between JoeMeeka and Mediate?  It seems that they focus on MJ a lot; there are pictures of Joe; pictures of Joe and Meeka with a story on what Joe ranted or said on the show.  And usually the story is favorable.  I don't notice this focus on most other cable news shows.  Is it just because my eyes automatically flare onto a pic of these two; or are there just a lot of recaps and stories about their show?  That is one way of keeping yourselves in the public eye and making people believe your show is "wildly popular" - according to a recent story on (can't remember the site) ratings and who on the MSNBC lineup may be moving to a different timeslot or leaving.

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Okay kids, if you have Netflix and want to have your mind blown, watch "Behind the Curve". It's a doc about people who believe the earth is flat.  

It has the requisite guy who thinks he's the charismatic leader of the group and they're fighting the conspiracy which has brainwashed us with facts, his ego is Joe Scarboroughish off the charts, "people come up to me in airports and say 'OMG are you THE Mark Sargent!?!',  the other guy who thinks he started the group and they're feuding, a woman who thinks she's the sexy babe all the flat earthers are hot for, and various others. 

I found out about when someone I follow on Twitter was asking for something to watch other than The Office, and so we spent all Friday night listing our fave Office episodes (Dinner Party), and talking about Netflix shows. 

Just something to take your mind off the other craziness.  

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2 hours ago, Kemper said:

I would like to know what the relationship is between JoeMeeka and Mediate?  It seems that they focus on MJ a lot; there are pictures of Joe; pictures of Joe and Meeka with a story on what Joe ranted or said on the show.  And usually the story is favorable.  I don't notice this focus on most other cable news shows.  Is it just because my eyes automatically flare onto a pic of these two; or are there just a lot of recaps and stories about their show?  That is one way of keeping yourselves in the public eye and making people believe your show is "wildly popular" - according to a recent story on (can't remember the site) ratings and who on the MSNBC lineup may be moving to a different timeslot or leaving.

Dan Abrams, former General Manager of MSNBC and longtime friend of Joe, founded and runs  Mediaite. They reflexively take Joe’s side and feature MJ. 

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Pod Save America says that no one in 2020 list of POTUS candidates represents the  "fucking Morning Joe green room/Acela Corridor better than Howard Schultz. "

I don't think they're complimenting the show. 

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I know there are morning news shows in the same time slot but for some reason, maybe because the guests on MJ sometimes really are a cut above, certain news days really drive home that Big News quite often happens right after MJ ends - and whatever happens is done to death by the next morning. Is Manafort's sentencing such a big deal that Facebook is broken? Haven't been able to post or even log in for over an hour now. But I've made do with repeatedly enjoying that one clip they keep showing where he doesn't realize the sidewalk ends, oops, that was a curb, and you know it hurts like hell and he just keeps rollin' along like "Be cool, no one noticed." LOL

I was gonna give up snark for Lent but then I didn't. 

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I actually tuned into CNN on Monday thinking I just can't take it anymore. But within minutes turned to MJ because CNN'S top story was the plane crash. Too depressing ☹️

At least MJ is laughable.

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David Jolly, a former Republican Congressman from FL, is now an MSNBC contributor and will be on 11th Hour, if anyone wants to watch someone who had the same position as Joe but isn't a bombastic loudmouthed bully/braggart.   He's actually very pleasant and doesn't scream his politics or dis the other party. 

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Another Friend of Show is getting in some hot water. Joe keeps only the best company. 

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