‘Even the locations are fake news!?’ Mockery ensues when mystery behind awkward ‘Morning Joe’ set revealed

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An unfolding mystery at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” has given the term “fake news” a whole new meaning.

Viewer’s questions on the whereabouts of the show’s hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, even while they were still appearing on air, piqued the interest of the Washington Post’s Paul Farhi who launched a bit of an investigation.

Farhi noted that the couple, who were married in November, appear to be in different locations though no on-screen information reveals where that could be.

In a series of tweets, Farhi went on to show that while the “Morning Joe” panel was in the New York City studio – despite the confusing Washington, D.C. backdrop, the show’s hosts were in fact in Florida.

Though MSNBC would not give Farhi more details, he noted that the couple have parents in the state and they own a home in the town of Jupiter in the same Palm Beach County where President Trump’s private resort Mar-a-Lago is located.

As for the on-screen shot that appears to show the hosts in different locations, Farhi offered the technical explanation for the camera shots.

The “awkward” set-up makes for more challenges for producers of the show but Farhi added that the lack of transparency about the couple’s whereabouts and the set backdrops were “not the usual MO of news or news-discussion programs.”

Farhi’s request for a comment from Scarborough has so far gone unanswered.

But there was no lack of commentary on Twitter where the reactions and general mockery rolled in while viewers of the show probably raised some concern at the network.

Frieda Powers


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