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Media Dings ‘Morning Joe’ For Questioning Trump’s Sanity


Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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The liberal media and select conservative journalists largely despise President Trump. But that widespread sentiment isn’t giving MSNBC “Morning Joe” star couple Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski any cover when it comes to painting Trump as bananas on a daily basis.

Sure, the media may think Trump is nuts. But they’re also wondering if there may be something wrong with Joe and Mika — or JIKA if you want to think of them as a tabloid couple.

“Actual medical professionals will tell you (if they have any integrity) that they don’t conduct diagnostic work based on something they see on a television screen,” HotAir‘s Jazz Shaw wrote over the weekend. “And to be clear, when you’re talking Barnicle, Scarborough and Brzezinski there isn’t a medical school graduate in the bunch.”

Twitter personality Fox News Fan on Saturday suggested that Mika is mental, writing, “I just wonder how many psychotropic drugs Mika is on.”

Referring to MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, freelance photographer Sharon Dennis noted a network personnel move, asking, “MSNBC keeps crazy Joe and sycophant Mika and [MSNBC] gets rid of a guy with brains???”

When I complimented Shaw on his amusing piece, Shaw’s response could be described as, well, crazy: “Even a blind squirrel finds a martini every once in a while.”

But JIKA wasn’t quite off the hook.

On Monday, there was more criticism of their so-called psychiatric analysis of the president.

The Washington Examiner‘s media writer Eddie Scarry wrote about how the fourth estate is trying to diagnose 70-year-old Trump with dementia. He thinks the press might be bipolar.

He pointed to a question “Morning Joe” regular Mike Barnicle asked House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked Friday.

BARNICLE: “Are you concerned about the president’s health?”

“After a three-second blank stare that would have made Medusa swerve, Pelosi responded, ‘It’s about the facts and the law and there’s nothing else.'”

Scarry called Barnicle’s questioning the “face of stupidity.”

The writer proceeded with the R-word.

Fired FBI Director James Comey Trump allegedly told Trump repeatedly that he was not being investigated for his campaign’s ties to Russia.

“But now that that’s all cleared up, the media want to talk about whether Trump is retarded,” he wrote.

In May, RedState‘s Jay Caruso covered the big news of JIKA’s engagement. When he wrote about how Trump offered to officiate the wedding five months after Twitter blackmailing them, he asked, “Do we really want crazy uncles running the government?”

Mika has called Trump a “narcissist,” but could this be an obvious case of ‘pot calls kettle black’ insanity?

Through the post-election coverage, JIKA — not a virus but a TV couple that is often in love with itself — couldn’t stop bragging about how they were among the scant journalists who predicted Trump’s win. Now that they’ve climbed that mountain of greatness, they’re boasting about how they were the ones to pioneer Trump’s mental illness.

Congratulations you two!

“I said it months ago… he’s not well. At the very least he’s not well and he’s so narcissistic that he does not believe the rules apply to him,” Brzezinski said last Thursday. “This is a man who says he can grab women anywhere.”

Fox News’s Sean Hannity, a huge Trump fan with a ferocious ability to suck up to the president, went after “Morning Joe’s”  coverage of Trump last week, calling it “emotionally unhinged.” He went ballistic on Joe on Twitter, divulging that the TV host has begged to work for Fox News.

Mika again turned to mental health last week when she brought up Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” remark on that fateful Access Hollywood bus in 2005. When Joe didn’t automatically get on board with her remarks, Mika preemptively told her fiancée, “Nothing I have said is crazy.”


And scarfing a tub of Nutella in the middle of the night on Ambien while your then-husband watches you in disbelief is COMPLETELY sane.

Mika freely admits that she has an “obsession” with food. She wrote the 2013 memoir, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction–and My Own. 

In 2015 she even literally begged to attend a Weight Watchers meeting with some “Morning Joe” guests.

When the guest told Mika she is thin and therefore not invited, she went a little haywire.

“I want tooooo,” she cooed. “I want to weigh in. I want to weigh in.”

The morale of the story: She that is without crazy among you, let her cast the first stone.