A staple of "Morning Joe" banter is the eponymous Joe Scarborough's teasing of newsreader-cum-co-host Mika Brzezinski over her fancy upbringing as the daughter of former Carter NSA Zbigniew Brzezinski. Defending herself against the elitist charge on the MSNBC show this morning, Mika twice referred to herself as having grown up among "Polish hillbillies."
But when it came to commenting on popular culture, Brzezinski condescended to both Rosie O'Donnell and average Americans in a way worthy of the high-browest [neologism] of snobs.
At 6:57 am EDT, Scarborough made reference to retiring game show host Bob Barker's recommendation for his replacement.
MSNBC HOST JOE SCARBOROUGH: Bob Barker [said] Rosie O'Donnell would be a great replacement for him on "The Price is Right."
MSNBC'S MIKA BRZEZINSKI: The problem is she's going to look like the people who run down the aisle all excited.
The screengrab shows Mika making like an excited audience member.
SCARBOROUGH [feigning confusion]: What the hell does that mean, Mika?
BRZEZINSKI: Isn't that the show where you go 'come on down!'?
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah. She's going to look like those people? I'm so confused.
No Joe wasn't, and neither are we. We know exactly what Mika meant: Rosie and the audience members don't look like the people in Mika's elite mix.ASIDE:
Earlier in the show Mika congratulated herself for not having a expressed a single opinion during an entire show at the end of last week. Could Brzezinski have been chastened by this
item of mine and/or comments elsewhere in reaction to her having let her liberal Dem slip show on the June 6th episode?
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