MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski again addressed the scandal surrounding her “friend” Mark Halperin and his suspension by NBC following allegations of sexual harassment.
A regular part of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Halperin was suspended by the network Thursday, hours after the accusations by five female former coworkers were revealed. Brzezinski addressed the breaking story before the suspension was announced Thursday.
On Friday, she spoke again on behalf of herself and co-host Joe Scarborough about the colleague who allegedly propositioned female coworkers for sex, groped women’s breasts and kissed them without consent during his tenure at ABC News.
“Mark and Karen have been a part of Morning Joe’s extended family for years, they’re our friend,” Brzezinski began, mentioning Halperin’s wife.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 27, 2017
“We believe it’s important to stand with our friends for even the most difficult of times.” she continued.
Anyone with no morals is their “Friend”.
— Donald L Burton (@DonBurton) October 27, 2017
Like birds of a feather
— PatriotLady (@AnAmerican4) October 27, 2017
“I’ve spoken to, and heard from, some of these women. I feel their pain and I understand the difficult position they were in, because I’ve been through enough in this business to know what I hear,” Brzezinski said.
“I will speak for both Joe and myself here: Our hearts break for both Mark and his family, because he is our friend,” she concluded, saying they “fully support” NBC’s decision.
Let that term sink in.
— ??Jin USAotome?? (@JinSaotome) October 27, 2017
Their “friend” — the serial sexual harasser? Nice.
— Harry Reid’s Dick (@HarryReidsDick) October 27, 2017
“And we’re not going to avoid the story just because he’s our friend…we’re going to cover it and we’re going to pray for everybody involved,” she added.
— LaurieUSA❤ (@LaurieC710) October 27, 2017
Twitter users were not impressed with Brzezinski’s attempt to walk the line between compassion and justice.
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Oh how noble of them..
— Eson (@emkirk50007) October 27, 2017
If Halprin wasn’t their “friend” they would be reveling in juicy details, snickering, mocking and piling on with glee. See how that works?
— Helz (@Helzbaby) October 27, 2017
MSNBC # Phonies
— Mark Teta (@Markteta) October 27, 2017
@morningmika Did you pray for your friend Bill O’Reilly as well? Allegations against him remain unproven.
— Dan Deubelbeiss (@dandeubelbeiss) October 27, 2017
He’s “sick” cause he’s their friend. If they hated him he’s a predator. The usual hypocrisy.
— Pat St Laurent (@psl_seattle) October 27, 2017
With friends like Mike Halperin who need sexual predators
— MAC (@settefrati1) October 27, 2017
Who does mika pray to? Satan?
— TamaraB (@tamistruth) October 27, 2017
These two gush over the wrong people. Maybe they need to get a different set of friends.
— Spooky_Kat™ (@The_Kat_Roars) October 27, 2017
@Morning_Joe I hope u cover Halperin w same hate and disgust that u covered the stories from Fox. We shall see. We r watching
— Rodney (@daypro600) October 27, 2017
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