It's great to see TV news hosts actually, you know, do their job. Mika Brzezinski is ace here:
a) She calls out her co-host for his ratings-driven speculative theories about the Malaysian missing plane by pulling the focus back onto *real* news and facts the public needs to hear. But also...
b) Even when her co-host is ridiculously patronizing by telling her to "relax" and that she's "upset" simply because she is spelling out in black and white what needs to be done, she carries on. It's a stark reminder that so often when women call out bullsh*t, they're just belittled.
Have a watch below.
Joe Scarborough: Number one is you just don’t have this happen. So the airlines haven’t felt the need to do this . . .
Joe Scarborough: . . . and, two, it’s not cost prohibitive, but it doesn’t make any sense to do it because this happens so rarely. They could track these planes if they wanted to.
Male: Sure. It’s a lot of money.
Joe Scarborough: And, by the way, they will from now on.
Male: And they’ll pay the extra money from now on, but this just never happens.
Mika Brzezinski: Can we go to news school for a second, please. That’s last week’s question and the theories are for later in the show and I’ll tell you why.
Mika Brzezinski: Everyone stop for a second.
Joe Scarborough: Mika, you stop and relax.
Mika Brzezinski: Everyone . . .
Joe Scarborough: You just, come on, you just come on.
Mika Brzezinski: Stop for a second.
Joe Scarborough: I’m going to have to ask you to just bring it down and relax a little bit. I think you’re a little upset.
Mika Brzezinski: Because here’s what we’ve got at this point. Its 17 minutes past the hour. We shouldn’t be talking about theories.
Joe Scarborough: I tried some meditation over spring break.
Mika Brzezinski: If you want to go to a network that has . . .
Joe Scarborough: How was your weekend?
Mika Brzezinski: . . . theories about Pakistan just blare it across for hours and hours and hours. You’ve got many choices out there.
Joe Scarborough: I love Pakistan.
Mika Brzezinski: Okay, but that’s actually capitalizing on a non-story for the sake of ratings because people’s imaginations are pricked by this and that’s not responsible.
Joe Scarborough: Shhh, come one.
Mika Brzezinski: We did the plane.
Joe Scarborough: Come on.
Mika Brzezinski: We will do the plane.
Joe Scarborough: We suck at doing planes.
Mika Brzezinski: It will be done again. We will do the facts.
Joe Scarborough: Okay. I feel like, I feel like [inaudible 00:01:11]. Handlers can I get the cape and say, “Come on [inaudible 00:01:13].
Mika Brzezinski: Just stop. We’ve got to go to Ukraine.