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The Heat on Mika Brzezinski Isn't Going Away - Page 2

Co-anchor was not on the air Thursday after apologizing for remark seen as homophobic
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2018 1:54 PM CST

  • A late bleep: On Wednesday, while discussing Pompeo's reluctance to blame Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Brzezinski said this: "Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox & Friends—is that a patriot speaking? Or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy? I’m dead serious. I’m asking: Are these the words of a patriot?” Watch it here. The bleep comes too late.
  • More needed? Media reporter David Folkenflik thinks Brzezinski will have to address the controversy. "This is bad," he tweeted. "Will require more from Brzezinski than a Twitterpology."
  • Unlikely defender: Fox News may be the polar opposite of MSNBC, but the Washington Post notes that Fox's Sean Hannity was among the few defending Brzezinski. He criticized her "pretty bad choice of words" but said that he's not the "thought police" and that he believed her apology to be sincere. "People do want to destroy her career over this," he said. "This is a problem we have in all of media.”
  • From the right: Columnist Adriana Cohen wonders where the outcry is on the left for Brzezinski to be fired. "The double standards are endless," she writes at the Boston Herald, citing Kevin Hart and Roseanne Barr.
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