MSNBC Host Slams “Cheeto Eating” Bloggers For Highlighting Use Of White House Talking Points

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It’s actually called reporting” according to Joe Scarborough

Steve Watson
Tuesday, Jun 22nd, 2010

Following our article highlighting the use of a file of White House talking points by MSNBC Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, her co-host Joe Scarborough hit back today, describing it as “reporting”.

Brzezinski yesterday admitted that she was reading from White House talking points she had been advised to include in MSNBC news programming regarding the ongoing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ironically, it was only following repeated raillery from Scarborough and the other guests on the show that Brzezinski admitted she had been “working with the White House” on a file of talking points:

“You keep reading these… you keep reading these… these…”

“White House talking points.” said Brzezinski, finishing Scarborough’s sentence.

“You keep reading these talking points,” Scarborough continued, “but there is no evidence whatsoever, from looking through all the evidence, that they had from the very beginning, that they had for the first 56 days a concerted plan and a war room to fix this.”

“Do you want to know why I have a file that I’ve been working on with the White House—and I’ll be very transparent about that?” Brzezinski, said.

“Because of your friend Rudy Giuliani who came here last week spewing out a whole bunch of nothing.”

It seems that following that interview with Giuliani, in which he was overtly critical of Obama’s handling of the spill, Mika, the daughter of Trilateral Commission co-founder and and former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, was called to the White House to work on oil spill talking points.

Today, however, Scarborough changed his tune somewhat, following Infowars coverage of the incident, in addition to blogs at and a video posting at

“Mika yesterday, she gets pounded by—you know, I won’t even call them names—because then they’ll say ‘Scarborough called us mwa mwa mwa’ while they’re eating the Cheetos.” the MSNBC host said.

“But bloggers said oh, Mika is just reading White House talking points. Well, it’s actually called reporting.” Scarborough continued. “We asked. Because Rudy came on here and said [Obama] hasn’t talked to any industry people, and so I said, let’s call the White House and get a list of all the meetings. And that’s exactly what we did. And we got the list. And it said that actually he had been reaching out to industry types from the beginning. And so, we read the list. Now, we read the list differently. Mika interpreted it one way and I another…”

Watch the video: