Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough’s post-Thanksgiving Day turkey talk turned out to be a lot of baloney.
The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” tried to pull a fast one on Friday as they pretended their day-after-Thanksgiving show was live. The program, however, had been pre-recorded.
“Day after Thanksgiving… I’m stuffed,” Brzezinski exclaimed as the show opened, with her co-host and fiancé agreeing.
Later in the program, the ruse continued as Brzezinski joked about not removing the packaged turkey parts from inside the “still frozen” bird before cooking it.
“I always cook the turkey with the guts in it!” she said.
“Joe didn’t notice. He ate the bag,” co-anchor Willie Geist said.
“It was good… the game last night made up for it,” Scarborough chimed in, stifling a giggle.
MSNBC contributor, Rick Tyler, shared that his holiday was “very successful” and “the conversations were interesting.”
Although there was no disclaimer or announcement that the show, which airs live on MSNBC five days a week, was pre-recorded, the “Live” graphic at the bottom of the screen was removed.
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The hosts continued their banter and eventually turned to discussing – and attacking – their favorite subject, President Trump.
The “Morning Joe” crew never mentioned the biggest story breaking that morning, however: Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt which obviously had not happened yet when the show was being taped.
The Washington Post reported on the apparent deception after a regular “Morning Joe” viewer contacted the publication asking if MSNBC was airing “fake news.”
“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 viewer said.
Damn, even WaPo is calling out @JoeNBC for fake news. https://t.co/QZXyheOFIM
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) November 25, 2017
An anonymous MSNBC executive confirmed to the Post that the program wasn’t live.
“There was no intention to trick viewers,” she said.
“Would it have helped if there was a disclaimer,” she added. “Maybe. But that’s not typically done.”
Others were not so quick to dismiss the deceit and called out the show on social media.
So, you lot are passing off a show taped before Thanksgiving day as happening of the 24th? What a bunch of frauds.
— Me, Myself & Oi! (Post No Bills, please) (@LifeOnAHorse) November 25, 2017
Why did you lie about your Friday story. Know Your Values Mika even lied about the turkey. Willie added to it. Why did you disrespect your viewers??? Why lie??, I am disappointed with you Joe. Mika I stopped believing her for sometimes. But you??? I respected you
— Kathy Luthy (@luthy_kathy) November 25, 2017
They’ll lie about anything, even little stuff like this. Imagine what else they are lying about. https://t.co/Ih29pdfuBm
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) November 25, 2017
Mika and Joe take it way beyond fake news and get caught doing an entire fake program: https://t.co/0AFJv31A9i
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) November 25, 2017
Your dishonesty in pretending to do a Thanksgiving morning show just lost you a devout viewer. I watched Mika lie about the turkey she “cooked” even stooping so low to embellish lie with leaving giblets inside. Joe and Willie complicit. Deceitful.
— Patrice J Noonan (@patrice_noonan) November 26, 2017
Fake news Morning Joe exposed as truly stupendous A-Holes. Guess they forgot about terrorist attack in Egypt. Nope, they pre-taped an attack against 45. Disgusting!
— Seamus McGowan (@SeamusMcGowen) November 26, 2017
Nobody cares if your lazy, irrelevant hosts want to pre-tape a show, so why go to such ridiculous lengths to lie to people about when your show is recorded?? You are a fake news show hosted by liars. Nice going.
— Summer (@sunnynodak) November 25, 2017
Joe & Mika caught this morning lying about their Thanksgiving. @Morning_Joe.
Trump is right: It really is fake news. https://t.co/X608Eso4e2
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 25, 2017
#MorningJoe tried to fool the American people into believing they were live with a show recorded Wednesday and shown Friday – how can anyone trust them to tell the truth? #fakenews
— Joe Mama (@IBacitizen) November 25, 2017
Yes, pre-recorded. Never mentioned big Flynn news story Thanksgiving evening, or other news. Doesn’t MSNBC have anyone that can sub for them today? Sad.
— Helen Ehrenhofer (@helenehrenhofer) November 24, 2017
Remember when TV shows had a little disclaimer in the corner when they were pre-recorded, they don’t seem to do that anymore. @Morning_Joe
— edward robinson (@ernesth62) November 24, 2017
@morningmika How do you explain lying to your viewers about your pre-recorded show? You and Joe clearly have no problem lying to the public. https://t.co/BlsfKHRHNt
— Mort (@DoubleSuitedOro) November 25, 2017
@Morning_Joe I guess when @realDonaldTrump calls you fake news, he has a pretty good point following your pre-recorded newscast. Not like anything happened except for the murders in Egypt.
— Greg Lam (@greglamlive) November 25, 2017
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