Feud of the week: FNC’s Bob Beckel vs. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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An unlikely feud has broken out between two left-of-center cable TV commentators who appear in almost opposite time slots. Nonetheless, Fox News Channel contributor and “The Five” co-panelist Bob Beckel has taken issue with something MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski may or may not have said.

On both the Tuesday and Wednesday broadcasts of “The Five,” Beckel chimed in on some vague details of Brzezinski’s ignorance of the existence of “The Five.”

“Before we get into [Tim] Tebow, I understand that Mika Brzezinski said that she didn’t know what ‘The Five’ was,” Beckel said on Tuesday’s show. “Let me tell you something, darling — It’s about 18 times bigger than the dumpy show you got.”

Beckel carried it over to Wednesday’s show, but his co-panelists Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld also chimed in about “Morning Joe.”

BECKEL: Can I say one thing about … MSNBC? You know, you talked about CNN. MSNBC – you talk about the 1 percenters? There it is. I’m still ticked off about this Mika, Micah – what’s her name? Brzezinski, the one whose father was National Security Adviser? I’m just saying that she had the gall to say what is “The Five?” Now I just find that really bothers me coming from MSNBC who nobody knows what it is.
PERINO: It’s not “Morning Mika.”
BECKEL: Is it “Morning Mika?” I never heard of the other guy.
GUTFELD: “Morning Joe.” I believe it is a medical condition.
BECKEL: Joe Sauce-borough, is that it?


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“The Five” is a relatively young show, having debuted in July to replace “Glenn Beck.” However, it does draw roughly 1.5 million viewers in its 5 p.m. time slot, whereas “Morning Joe,” a show that premiered in May 2007 to replace “Imus in the Morning,” averages between 400,000-to-500,000 viewers in its 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. time slot.

Brzezinski declined to comment to The Daily Caller about any of Beckel’s remarks.

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