Entries from May 2016
Mika Brzezinski highlights Mike Barnicle’s “must read” piece f...

On Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski highlights veteran columnist and fellow panelist Mike Barnicle’s “must read” opinion piece for The Daily Beast. In his latest column, Barnicle tells the very personal story of his grandmother and uncle to bring attention to the sacrifices made every day by those serving in the U.S. military, and to remember those who have been loved and lost serving our country. Hear Brzezinski read an excerpt this morning on MSNBC.

For The Daily Beast: America Is Still a ...

On this Memorial Day, Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast suggests cutting through the toxicity clogging our collective culture to remember those who died giving back to our country, including his own uncle – the one he never knew – Lt. Gerald J. Barnicle: “Killed in action… Battle of Midway… Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.” Barnicle writes: “When you look away from the daily dump of false promises, fake empathy and foolish rhetoric of Trump and Clinton, when you put your phone down and stop staring at the screen, when you pause—actually take the time—to stop, think and remember who we are, still, and have been, always, you cannot help feel a slight sense of optimism as well as an obligation to those who flew off over the Pacific, landed on Okinawa or Omaha Beach, walked out of the Chosin Reservoir, hunkered down at Khe Sanh and Hue City, went door to door in Fallujah or encountered life and death in Helmand Province. We remain the greatest beacon of hope and freedom of expression the world has ever known.”

America Is Still a Gift to the World

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/30/america-is-still-a-gift-to-the-world.html

Mike Barnicle talks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post

On Morning Joe, the panel spoke with national political reporter Robert Costa of The Washington Post about his experience covering the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Asks veteran columnist and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle: “Does anybody have a stronghold on Donald Trump enough to say ‘you’re wrong,’ ‘don’t say this.’? Does anybody have that kind of influence on him? Hear Costa’s opinion on who — if anyone — has Trump’s ear and can or does influence his decisions. Only on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle weighs in on Hillary Clinton’s email debacle

MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle continues the conversation on the email debacle that plagues Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the Morning Joe panel and NBC News’ veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell discussing the Inspector General’s report on the situation. Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle weighs in: “One of the more damming components of the report is when he declares in the report that Secretary Clinton declined the opportunity in a request to be interviewed — when (Secretaries of State) Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and John Kerry were interviewed.” Hear more here about the ramifications of Clinton’s actions – and inactions – here.

TIME magazine’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer stops by Morning Joe and...

TIME magazine’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer stops by Morning Joe to talk about Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign, which is showing continued, significant anger and vitriol against rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Asks veteran columnist and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle: “Do you get the sense… that he is really hurting Hillary Clinton’s campaign and intends to hurt her home going forward, right up to the convention?” Says Scherer: “That’s the most interesting question here.” Listen to Scherer’s answer and discussion of the race between Clinton and Sanders for the Democratic candidacy.

“Do you want Donald Trump in your living room every day for the next four years?...

Which presidential candidate has a temperament most suited for the job? Asks Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe: “Do you want Donald Trump in your living room every day for the next four years?” Listen to what the panelists have to say, as they reach back in history to discuss presidential temperament v. intellect. Only on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on the lack of seriousness coming from Donald Trump and his camp

Continuing the conversation about the presidential candidates, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle about talk about the lack of seriousness coming from Republican candidate Donald Trump and his camp. Asks Scarborough: “How much longer is this going to go on before somebody over there gets serious about the fact that this man is running for president of the United States and not the next CEO of WWE? Barnicle says fault lies with the media: “We have to do a better job at this.” Watch the ongoing discussion about the presidential candidates and the media’s handling of the coverage. Only on Morning Joe.

Mike Barnicle discuss Hillary Clinton’s “honest” and “tr...

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “honest” and “trustworthy” issue related to her personal email debacle. Barnicle says regardless of voters’ opinion on the gravity of the situation, it “adds to the weight of voter exhaustion when it comes to the Clintons and that’s a huge burden for her to carry.” Hear the rest of the conversation here on the integrity question that dogs both Clinton and her Republican rival, presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Mike Barnicle on Donald Trump’s alleged unwanted advances toward women

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss a lead Sunday New York Times article about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s alleged unwanted advances toward women. Says Barnicle: It’s boorish behavior. You wouldn’t want it occurring to your daughter by a guy, but it’s Donald Trump, and when it comes to Donald Trump, it comes with the dinner. People expect it, know it, (and) they’re not surprised.” Hear the rest of the conversation here on what impact the article might have on Trump’s campaign for the presidency.