Entries from Dec 2018
Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough,Willie Geist, Mike Barnicle and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) about Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reported involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement in an interview on Fox & Friends that while the murder was a “tragic incident” that America doesn’t approve of, the Saudis are still “an important ally” of the United States.

Country numbness?

Veteran columnist and Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle poses this question to viewers: “Has this president so numbed us that we don’t react anymore to this epic weekend of a president of the United States being involved in directing a conspiracy, involved in felonious behavior, lying, to the destruction of institutions like the Justice Department and even the presidency? Has this constant repetitive behavior so numbed us to outrage that nothing is going to happen?” asks Barnicle during a conversation with former President George W. Bush aide Elise Jordan about President Donald Trump.

The danger of anger

Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with award-winning writers Mike Barnicle, Charles Duhigg and Walter Isaacson about the extreme danger of anger on social media. “Anger has to have a productive impact,” says Duhigg. Only on MSNBC.

Sour grapes in Wisconsin

“The Wisconsin legislature led by the Republican Speaker of the House basically stripped democracy from the state of Wisconsin yesterday by passing two pieces of legislation….,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel discusses the Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly shepherding through a series of lame-duck bills to nullify the power of the state Democrats, who won big in the midterm elections. Listen to more of the discussion here with Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough.

Savor this moment: Remembering Bush #41

Listen in as the Morning Joe panel remembers and reflects on President George H.W. Bush hours before his memorial is set to begin in Washington D.C. “It’s going to be an American moment, a unique American moment that we should savor,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle.

Anne Finucane: “global powerhouse”

The Morning Joe panel congratulates “global powerhouse” Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chairman and chairman of the board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe (and Mike Barnicle’s wife) for being named #42 on Forbes’ annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Show co-host Mika Brzezinski praises her good friend Finucane for being “calm, clear and confident.” And Barnicle jokes: “What are the odds that I can get a boost in my allowance?” Hear more about Finucane’s accomplishments.

Remembering President George H.W. Bush

“This is an American moment. It’s not a tweet. It’s not a text. It’s not sky writing that’s going to disappear in the clouds as so many words on TV do. This is about one man: George Herbert Walker Bush, who at 18 years of age began serving his country and who served his country until the day he died. It’s about a man who valued and knew the meaning of the office he held, who had loyalty to the country and to the office far above himself. A man who made mistakes, but at the end of the day, his life and his personality—he, himself, was decent, courageous and of tremendous character. I would hope that the country remembers that long, long after we remember what is happening on an ongoing basis around Washington today,” says veteran columnist and MSNBC Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle as he memorializes former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94 years old.