Mika: Where I Used To Work, Successful Women Were Sabotaged By Leaks—Maybe By Other Women!

Whoah!  What place was Mika Brzezinski talking about?  On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski said that at a place where she used to work, "any woman who did anything or got to the top immediately had something revealed to the press or online or whatever that would bring them down."  And whatever happened to solidarity among the sisters?  Mika added: I suggest that some might even argue that it's women doing that."

We don't know which employer Mika had in mind, but before coming to MSNBC, by far Brzezinski's longest stints were at CBS. View the video after the jump.



Mika made her comment in the course of discussing Kathleen Parker's column on the criticism that Marissa Mayer, the new head of Yahoo, has been taking for ending the work-at-home option for employees.  Before talking about the way women were sabotaged at her former job, Mika made comments sympathetic to Mayer.

Speculate among yourselves: which employer Mika was talking about?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I've been thinking about this.  I've read the entire email [from Mayer].  She hasn't threatened to fire anybody. She had been sending gifts and other things to employees to cajole them to come to work so she can meet people and collaborate them, and understand how to move the company forward. The delay is until June, and it says come talk to us if it doesn't work for you.  So I think, one, it reminds me of a place where I used to work where any woman who did anything or got to the top, immediately had something revealed to the press or online or whatever that would bring them down, and I suggest that some might even argue that it's women doing that. But I'm the only one here, so . . .

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.