While millions of Americans were still working on digesting their Thanksgiving dinners on Black Friday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts were caught in an embarrassing foul-up when talking about the aftermath of their own Turkey Day dinners. Despite being aired on Friday, the segment had actually been recorded before Thanksgiving Day, so the hosts were talking about a big meal that hadn’t actually had yet.
In a video clip that has now gone viral, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and others are seen awkwardly pretending that it’s Friday and completely fabricating — for the benefit of their unaware audience — stories about what their Thanksgiving meal was like.
In the segment, Brzezinski is seen talking about how she is still stuffed and how she forgot to take the bag of guts out of the turkey again when cooking it this Thursday. She joked that Scarborough, who she is engaged to, ate the bag of guts in one bite, despite the fact that the segment was likely pre-recorded on Wednesday.
“It was good,” Scarborough replied, “The game last night made up for it.”
When asked how his yet-to-be-experienced Thanksgiving dinner was, MSNBC contributor Rick Tyler responded, “Very successful. All the conversations were interesting.”
“I bet,” Brzezinski replied enthusiastically.
Watch the clip below and see what happened next, as presented by conservative media analyst Mark Dice.
A keen observer noticed that the lack of a “live” graphic or the normal featuring of breaking news in the “Morning Joe” segment, according to the Washington Post. He called out the network for having their hosts pretend they were working the day after Thanksgiving rather than having the day off.
“I was quite flabbergasted by the way they were so deceptive about this . . . especially when they are always so quick to castigate lying [or] deception they attribute to others,” the unnamed viewer said.
MSNBC admitted that the segment was pre-recorded and tried to defend it, but they were hit with a massive amount of ridicule from viewers and critics.
President Trump weighed in Monday morning as well.
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