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Mika Brzezinski on Palin media buzz: So what? Makes her as significant as Paris Hilton


The cast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had quite a morning on Thursday. In an appearance to promote his new book, “The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words,” The Daily Caller’s own Matt Lewis said that Palin was “arguably” the most significant woman of the 21st century.

That statement caught the attention of show co-host Willie Geist, who asked Lewis to elaborate. But after panelist Mark Halperin called President Barack Obama a “dick,” a remark which he later apologized for, co-host Mika Brzezinski determined she would level the playing field and liken former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s fame to that of Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton, leading to a back-and-forth between Brzezinski and show host Joe Scarborough.

Transcript as follows:

GEIST: You said a minute ago, Matt, she’s the most significant woman of the 21st century. I can just hear our viewers screaming at their TVs. What about Hillary Clinton? Do you really think she’s the most significant, more so than Hillary Clinton?
BRZEZINSKI: I can’t, I can’t –
LEWIS: I said arguably, and I think you could make a case for Nancy Pelosi, as well, by the way, and Hillary Clinton and I’m sure some others. But I think you could make a good case for Palin because of the way — look at the Tea Party movement, which she was sort of at the forefront of. I think you could make a good case that Sarah Palin was in fact the most significant woman in terms of driving the debate, and certainly in terms of media coverage Sarah Palin has dominated it.
BRZEZINSKI: Yeah, but so does Paris Hilton, but that doesn’t mean they’re significant.
SCARBOROUGH: Hold on one second, don’t — let me stop right here. Don’t compare her to Paris Hilton.
BRZEZINSKI: I didn’t. I’m just saying –
SCARBOROUGH:  You said so is Paris Hilton. You put her in the same category.
BRZEZINSKI: No. I’m saying there are people who get media coverage that maybe shouldn’t?
SCARBOROUGH: She’s one of two women — hold on a second, Matt.
LEWIS: The death panel comment is –
SCARBOROUGH: Hold on, hold on, hold on. Okay, let’s put it in perspective. I’m tired of her. People ask, “Why do we bring her up.” They’ll ask, “Why are we talking about her here.” You talk about Paris Hilton. I think that feeds into that narrative. Here’s the bottom line: She is one of the two only women who have ever been nominated for vice president of the United States of America. That ain’t nothing. It’s just like Dan Quayle for four years after he was vice president –
BRZEZINSKI: Okay, you’re going to have to let me respond.
SCARBOROUGH: — garnered more attention than that. That is why she remains significant.
BRZEZINSKI: No. I’m going to tell you there already was one and given the women that we have on the global landscape today, like Hillary Clinton, I mean, my lord. I’m sorry.
SCARBOROUGH: She’s in the top 10. I’m not saying she’s the most significant. You compared her to Paris Hilton.
BRZEZINSKI: No. I compared his statement about media coverage to Paris Hilton, okay? So, you know, you can jump on that like some of the –

  • bigsigh

    Mika doesn’t have time to form a thought, she is so busy primping, trying to be the prettiest girl in the room. Watch her soak up any praise about her looks from the men on set. She is a sad little girl with extremely low self-esteem. If you look at most liberals, they suffer from a lack of self-knowledge.

  • bigdave

    Paris Hilton? Brzenski?! Who gives a rat’s ass about those morons? The LOONY LEFT is PARANOID about SMART, ACCOMPLISHED, BEAUTIFUL, FAMILY-ORIENTED WOMEN LIKE SARAH PALIN AND MICHELLE BACHMANN!! They feel MORE AT HOME WITH THE LUNATIC WITCHES!!! NANCY PELOSI?! BARBARA BOXER?! MAXINE WATERS?! SHEILA JACKSON LEE?! HILLARY CLINTON?! BARNEY FRANK?! COMEON MAN!!! AINT AN UGLIER, DUMBER GROUP OF MORONS LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH! WHY US LORD?!AND THROW IN BILL MAHER AND HARRY REID…THEY COULD BOTH PASS FOR UGLYASS OLD WITCHES.

  • jmk1502

    Palin is about the mental equivalent of Paris Hilton. Both women are both shameless media-whores. Very similar indeed. We can thank McCain for getting the GOP nod and enabling Obama to be elected POTUS, but, ironically, he put the Quitter Palin in the limelight, so we are subjected to her nonsense on an almost daily basis. Did you hear how she just quit her “bus tour”?

    • bigdave

      Its absolutely hysterical how the gorgeous Palin plays with the LEFTSTREAM MEDIA and shows them for the total fools they are. The leftists will always show you who they are afraid of and Palin scares them to death. I guess your dumbass would rather have the likes of Pelosi, Boxer, Waters, Jackson lee and Barney Frank! You deserve each other.

    • des1

      Libtards just love to hate women. It’s one of the few things they can support with no reservations.

  • cbpelto

    TO: All
    RE: Brzenzski Reminds Me….

    …..of that ignoramous Obama..

    When did Paris Hilton hold the governor’s office in one of the 50 United States?

    Heck….

    ….when did this dim bulb Brzenzski hold such?

    Indeed….

    ….Brzenzski is more like Paris Hilton than Palin is. By a country mile, you betcha!

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)
    P.S. Psychologists call it ‘projection’……

  • Realist4U

    Mika? Which is your weapon of choice? Revlon or Loreal?