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Ann Coulter Bleeped on 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 29th 2011 11:20AM
Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter is notorious for making outrageous, provocative statements that help her sell books and get people worked up. Tuesday morning on 'Morning Joe,' she wheeled her act out again, but the audience didn't hear what she had to say because MSNBC hit the mute button.

Coulter appeared to call John McCain a "douchebag" during a discussion about flip-flopping and consistency among Republican presidential candidates. The audio cut out several times during her comments, and when the sound came back on, Coulter seemed surprised and asked, "What did I say, 'douchebag?'"

"Just blur it all out," Joe Scarborough interjected. "Okay, well they got the general drift of that," Coulter replied. This may be the craziest thing to happen on 'Morning Joe' since Mark Halperin called President Obama a "dick." Check out a clip of the moment from from Politico after the jump.

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Bob Costas Says Jerry Sandusky Interview Was Unplanned (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 16th 2011 7:50AM
Monday night Bob Costas interviewed former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky about his alleged inappropriate contact with young boys and the subsequent 40-count criminal indictment he now faces. The interview on NBC news magazine show 'Rock Center' took many by complete surprise, including Costas.

Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Tuesday, Costas said that he was in a Manhattan TV studio prepping for an interview with Sandusky's attorney, Joseph Amendola, when, "no more than ten, fifteen minutes before the cameras were to roll, Amendola says, 'What if I can get Sandusky on the phone?'"

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Donald Trump and Ron Paul Feud Over Who Is Less Electable (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 14th 2011 4:20PM
Speaking at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Donald Trump, who is considering a run for president as a Republican, bluntly declared that Ron Paul has "zero chance of getting elected" president. Paul ultimately won CPAC's straw poll on who should be the GOP nominee in 2012.

Paul stopped by 'Morning Joe' (weekdays, 6 AM on MSNBC) where Joe Scarborough asked the libertarian congressman if he thinks he can be elected president.

"You always take that risk when you put your name on the ballot," Paul quipped, eliciting laughter. Then he pointed out that despite his strident and often iconoclastic views he has been elected to congress 11 times.

As for Trump calling him out?

"Somebody said 'how many times has Donald Trump been elected?' Paul continued. "Does he really have the right to go and criticize others (by) saying they're unelectable?"

Smart money would say that neither Paul nor Trump would have any chance of being elected president. However, any feud that could potentially pit Donald Trump's runaway ego against Ron Paul's fervent fan base is only to be encouraged.

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John Boehner Breaks Down During Election Night Speech, and Joe Scarborough Can't Help But Make Fun of Him (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 3rd 2010 5:03PM
The GOP's historic gains in the House of Representatives have made soon-to-be Speaker John Boehner one of the most important people in American politics. During his speech Tuesday night, the Ohio Congressmen broke down repeatedly as he recounted his personal history of "chasing the American dream," waiting tables, mopping floors, putting himself through college and working in a small business.

The gang played the clip of Boehner's waterworks on 'Morning Joe,' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on MSNBC), and Joe Scarborough couldn't help but take a little dig at Boehner's man tears.

"Even John Boehner can't believe he's Speaker," Joe quipped, triggering laughter on the panel and in the live audience.

"That was nice," Mika Brzezinski opined.

It should be pointed out that this isn't the first time the perpetually tan Boehner, who is known for getting emotional when speaking, has cried in public.

Whether you think these salty displays show sincerity or are a bit much, we can probably all agree that between Boehner's tan and his tears, the folks over at Saturday Night Live should have some really good material to work with.

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'The Rent Is Too Damn High Party' Candidate Jimmy McMillan Steals Show at NY Governor's Debate (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 19th 2010 4:45PM
Jimmy McMillan, the candidate for the previously unknown 'The Rent Is Too Damn High Party,' stole the show at Monday night's New York gubernatorial debate.

The folks at 'Morning Joe' (weekdays, 6AM ET on MSNBC) were in full agreement with the day-after consensus about McMillan, who wore a Wild West-style mustache, a pair of black gloves and bragged of his karate skills.

Morning Joe played one of McMillan's best one-liners of the night:

"If you want to marry a shoe, I'll marry you," was how the nattily-attired New Yorker responded to a question about if he favored gay marriage.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Nine on-air breakdowns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:00AM
Glenn BeckOn the ninth day of Festivus, TV gave to me... nine on-air breakdowns.

Director Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."

Yes, having a camera stuck in your face for an hour or more a day must take a toll on your sanity. Your privacy is virtually limited. Your every move is scrutinized and criticized by faceless meanies. Your therapist is one session away from owning his own fishing trawler.

It's only a matter of time before the grasp of sanity is clipped away like a loose thread on a homemade snowman sweater and you turn into a blubbering, snotty, incoherent mess for all the world to enjoy. These are the personalities who lost it and may or may not have gained whatever "it" is back.

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After dropping f-bomb, Joe Scarborough gets a seven-second delay - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 12th 2008 10:41AM
Joe ScarboroughThe other day, Bob mentioned the f-bomb Joe Scarborough accidentally dropped during an edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC (video after the jump). Oops! Apparently, Scarborough didn't even realize he dropped the word -- he thought he said "eff you" instead of the full phrase -- and spent the rest of the show alternately apologizing and having his balls busted by Mika Brzezinski and his guests. Since it was on cable, which is not subject to FCC content regulation, It seemed like the story was closed.

But in yet another "closing the barn door" move, MSNBC has decided to put a seven-second delay on the show, mainly in response to the f-bomb. And guess who was instrumental in influencing that decision? The fun folks at the Parents' Television Council, that's who! They wrote a note to NBCU chief executive Jeff Zucker calling for the delay, and voilà! Delay instituted. The next time I need to collect a check, I should ask the PTC to make the call for me. They seem to get pretty quick results.

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Al Roker, NBCU and the Weather Channel

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 7th 2008 2:01PM
RokerSo, you probably heard that the NBC Universal empire will be expanding by one, once it has added The Weather Channel to its media outlets. On MSNBC this morning, the subs on Morning Joe were crowing about CEO Jeff Zucker, sucking up royally, and even hyping GE stock.

It was all really uncomfortable, obvious and out of place when you are tuning in for news, politics, some pop culture and get NBCU corporate cheerleaders in full pom-pom mode.

Okay, enough ranting; there is some news to report. If the deal goes through -- and it will -- Today weatherman Al Roker may be relocating or he'll be repurposed, becoming the face of The Weather Channel.

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Morning Joe's Joe should be back soon

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 2nd 2008 3:40PM
Morning Joe SHave you been wondering where Joe Scarborough has been on Morning Joe the past few weeks? The titular star of the show has been off the air, missing all the doings with Senator Hillary Clinton suspending her campaign for president and Senator Obama Barack becoming the presumptive Democratic candidate.

For months and months of the primaries, Joe and the Morning Joe team were in the thick of it every morning ... and then Joe was gone.

Well, the reason for Scarborough's absence is due to a family illness. In May, Joe's wife Susan gave birth to their son Jack. Unfortunately, Jack wasn't due to arrive until August. He was severely premature, weighing just 2 lbs., 3 oz. He had to be kept at the hospital in an incubator and fattened up. As of this Monday, his weight was up to 4 lbs., 10 oz. and the doctors declared he was ready to go home.

Morning Joe regulars Willie Geist and Mika Brzezinski went on the air Tuesday with the story and assured viewers that Joe will be back on camera soon. I wish the Scarboroughs well and hope baby Jack continues to thrive.

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