morning oprah

Thank you StylishGurl 😉

Joe Scarborough: “All I saw was a guy and a woman who I went to law school with. Or the type of….I didn’t go to law school, I’m just saying……”.


(Ignore Joe, just listen to Oprah, loved what she had to say).

37 Responses to “morning oprah”

  1. 1 Sonjia Duncan
    February 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for posting that, I never watch MSNBC during the daytime. I must watch my blood pressure. I love Oprah since she was in Baltimore and her tell it like it is attitude. She was a great mentor and role model for my daughter when she was in high school.

  2. 2 FiredUpInCA
    February 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    “All I saw was a guy and a woman who I went to law school with. Or the type of….I didn’t go to law school, I’m just saying……”

    HaHaHaHaHaHa! This is how he got the name ‘Morning Joke.’ It seems like Oprah is speaking to a cold and slightly hostile room but she handles all of them well.

  3. 5 VC prezOfan2
    February 11, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    That seemed like a snippet of a really interesting conversation – is there any way to see all of it? Tell me where to find it. I’m not a TV fan so I’ve never watched a complete Oprah show, but this one looks like it would be worth the effort. Thanks for the taste; now I’m eager to get the rest of the meal.

    I particularly loved the fact that Oprah got involved in politics in a different way this time because she saw something in Prez Obama. IMO so many people can’t be wrong – there is something different about this president! He is definitely picking up steam as he rolls towards November 2012!!

    LANDSLIDE! LANDSLIDE! LANDSLIDE! PLEASE!!! He needs to be allowed to lay such a strong foundation that the Republicans will be so vanquished, that they won’t be much of an obstacle to the regrowth of the country.

  4. 8 Sue in Minnesota
    February 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Initially I didn’t want to watch this, that is the depth of my disdain for both Joe and Mika….theirs was the first political show I quit watching. I am addicted to coffee, but after Starbucks partnered with Morning Joe, I am proud to say their coffee hasn’t touched my lips. Joe Scarborough is a sanctimonious blowhard, and Mika…if she has a brain I rarely saw her using it. She seems to be comfortable with being eye candy, toleartes alot of disrespect and abuse from Joe, and for those reasons I find her hard to appreciate.

    Although, Joe is trying so hard to be “post-racial”, my impression is…BIG FAIL!

    I appreciated Oprah’s responses….although I wish someone would speak more forcefully to the level of disrespect being demonstrated in our media to our President, specifically, and to the decline in media credibility in general.

    • 9 Theo67
      February 12, 2011 at 2:25 am

      I totally agree with everything you wrote. Morning Joke pretended that he hasn’t been bashing the President for the last two years, talking about “praying for our leaders”. And, to be honest, I lost some respect for Oprah when she had the Quitter from Wasilla on her show, twice, and pandered to her both times.

      • 10 Sue in Minnesota
        February 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

        Theo67, that really hurt when she had Palin on……not so much that she was a guest, but that as has been the case with all of her interviews, outside of Gibson and Couric during the campaign, no one is willing to challenge her on her BS.
        The deference that is paid to her is stunning, and reflects little determination or interest in honestly examining her beyond her public persona.

        I don’t think this is going to be a good year for Palin….I think Karma is coming to get her, and as they say “payback is a bitch.”

      • 11 Dorothy Rissman
        February 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

        I can not standing Morning Blow. Theo and Sue, Blow is the most pompous air bag on television. (I am excluding the group of big mouths on Faux). I too was a bit upset about Oprah having the Quitter on also, but I think Oprah was just trying to get a read of her and perhaps get her to say something that would make her look more foolish than she normally is.

        In fact, I thought perhaps Oprah was expressing disappointment in our dear Obama. Chipsticks thank you so much for this clip because it settled the issue for me. Thank you Oprah.

        PS. How in the world do the two of you stay up so late? I am amazed.

    • 13 stylishgurl
      February 12, 2011 at 7:54 am

      YES TO EVERYTHING YOU SAID. I cant stand Joe & Mika for the simple reason that they insult my intelligence. aaaaaaaugh!

      • 14 stylishgurl
        February 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

        Also, my take on why Oprah didnt press FALIN on her is the simple reason that Oprah is Obama fan. And the way, quitta from wasilla works = any critism from Oprah would have been dismissed as “liberal Agenda, Obama bots” etc. I think she showed restraint in having her on her show (the woman is a ratings bonanza whether we like it or not sadly!) and being friendly.

        p.s. remember how Falin spinned Katie Couric interview!

        • 15 Theo67
          February 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

          Very reasonable analysis. I never thought about it that way. But, I still think that Oprah didn’t need to have her on during her last year, and then act like she was the best thing since sliced bread.

        • 16 Dorothy Rissman
          February 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm


        • 17 VC prezOfan2
          February 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

          Another point to consider: Maybe Oprah was doing what we berate O’Riely for not doing – showing respect to her guest? Yeah, we all know that the interviewee in question has done nothing in politics to deserve respect, but consider a) would you invite someone to your home and then be disrespectful toward them?
          b) poor manners (as per O’Riely)is a reflection on you, the ‘giver’.

          While I admit I was disappointed that the Twitter Queen did not embarass herself on the Oprah Show, I appreciated the fact that Oprah did not set her up – shows some class IMO. Also as Stylishgurl said, Oprah’s behaviour did not contribute to the Twitterer’s pile of complaints – though it did anger ‘the base’.;)

  5. 18 africa
    February 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Really, Joe. The one who gets the Republican talking points and subtlely injects it in the daily discourse? The one trying to get Alabama’s Bob Riley to run in 2012? Like you don’t sit there and bash this president daily.

    I too, stopped watching him a long time ago. My moment came when I used to watch him regularly during the primaries. At the time both he and Pat Buchanan thought that POTUS didn’t stand a chance of winning. And so, they bashed Hillary relentlessly, thinking if they sully her enough, when she and McCain go at it, she would have been badly bruised. Then came Iowa. After POTUS’ win there, the narrative for those two changed. I began to see a pattern where they turned their ire on to the president. It was constant. That was it for me. I have never watched him since. I may read on different blogs something he and has panel say about the president, but he doesn’t come on in my house.

    Playing innocent — talking about praying for the president, yeah. Ha.


  6. 19 Asher in Boston
    February 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I soo despise joe The morning joke. Who is he trying to fool? He has bashed Prez. Obama from the get go, and he was one of those spin masters that didnt see anything of use/value from then Sen. Obama. Now he has had to eat crow and egg on his face since the elecion of Potus. Morning joke, seems to think that we dont know what he stands for. Wonder why msnbc wastes 3 hours five days a week on such crap.

    • 20 Dorothy Rissman
      February 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      Asher, in my mind, Joe is like O’Reily. OH, do you think I have been unfair unfair to you Mr. President? BS

    • 21 Sue in Minnesota
      February 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Asher, it is crap….it’s like witnessing a clique of arrogant, self absorbed know nothings, that spend their time stroking each others egos, and blowing air into each others inflated egos. I probably watched the show for 3 months post election. About 3 months later, my brother who doesn’t run from a fight and is more comfortable in argumentative debate said he had to turn them off permanently, they were negatively impacting his outlook for the day. I asked him what took him so long.

      Granted, I think Oprah was in a tough position…..but she still went easy on Palin. I think Palin has much industry protection because of her association with Ruppert Murdoch, power baron, who demonstrates no sense of Patriotism or concern for the role that ethical journalism plays in a healthy Democracy. My personal opinion, is that his intentions are nefarious, and driven by his ambitions for power and wealth.

      I often wonder if too much is made of Oprah’s endorsement of Obama, I know it didn’t hurt, but over blowing the importance of it, to me is another, more subtle attempt to diminish the abilities and gifts of President Obama. And I think smacks of racism, if not overtly. God Bless Oprah, she has earned her success, and is respected and loved. But President Obama, is IMO an even greater force of nature, Americans would be wise to wake up to this reality, if only, we could move so much farther ahead.

      • 22 Theo67
        February 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

        You are too right on everything you wrote. President Obama is indeed a “greater force of nature”. He’s really in a league of his own.

        As for Rupert Murdoch, there’s a reason why they chased him from Australia. He’s destructive.

      • 23 Chi
        February 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm

        “I often wonder if too much is made of Oprah’s endorsement of Obama, I know it didn’t hurt, but over blowing the importance of it, to me is another, more subtle attempt to diminish the abilities and gifts of President Obama. And I think smacks of racism, if not overtly. God Bless Oprah, she has earned her success, and is respected and loved. But President Obama, is IMO an even greater force of nature, Americans would be wise to wake up to this reality, if only, we could move so much farther ahead.”

        I completely agree with you Sue…

        I also have a problem with this idea that everyone accepts that Oprah is entitled to a level of respect that is denied President Obama and the First Lady…

        It somehow helps the culprits pretend that this is not about race after all and in the interim, black celebrities like Oprah who are now been showered with a disproportionate amount of fake love and respect by the same culprits, actually buy into the crap that they are actually being judged on some merit that President Obama and the First Lady somehow fall short of…

        Notice how many of the President’s loudest, racist & hate-filled critics suddenly find the one random black celebrity they suddenly respect or are chummy with – you know the old and worn it’s not because he’s black, it’s his “policies”! See some of my biggest heroes are black and deserving of respect – just not the one in the White House who is the epitome of dignity, integrity, grace, goodness, decency, brilliance and all that is best about us…

        It is also time that every honest person – including Oprah, cut out this intellectually dishonest “it’s his policies, not him they hate” argument made to give cover to the racists in their many forms – t.v hosts, politicians, etc…


        And the idea that nobody will speak up (forcefully) about the disrespect and the denigration is very disturbing…I think Oprah skirting around the issue in this forum is a start, even though I’ve heard her speak more clearly and forcefully about more mundane things…

        President Obama’s time in office has indeed been a most eye-opening experience and I’ll never quite look at a whole lot of people quite the same way ever again…

        In fact, I will never look at some people ever again…

        Let’s just say that my future support of any person and their ventures will be determined entirely on how or what they did to support this President in the midst of such hostility, disrespect and obstruction…

        It is amazing just how so many have been cowed into distancing themselves from President Obama or putting out disclaimers that have the effect of diminishing him and his many incredible accomplishments…

        In the midst of all this madness President Jimmy Carter and Francine the West Indian calypso singer and Jay Z to some extent, have shone so brightly and unlike others, have not shied away from clearly articulating not just their support of this President, but what he really is up against – a whole lot of crap – mostly racist crap…

        They have earned not just my appreciation, but my eternal gratitude and respect…

        • 24 Sue in Minnesota
          February 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

          Bravo! Bravo! I am on your page completely…….and so appreciate your articulation.

        • 25 Hachikō
          February 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

          Heehee! “In fact, I will never look at some people ever again…” Tell it, Chi.

          • 26 Chi
            February 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

            Oh believe me Hachikō not only will I never look at many of these people ever again, I really do believe that once President Obama is done, I will be pretty much done too…

            I will probably make the rare exception of supporting only those who clearly and unequivocally stood by this President…but it will be the clear support that is not only seen but heard – and so far unfortunately, there’s been precious little of that…

  7. 27 CrissieP
    February 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Joe is definitely a blowhard, but I regularly watch his show. I like to hear what the other side is thinking and Fox is a bridge too far for me, so Morning Joe fits the bill. I only wish I had the time to develop a YouTube video that showed clips of every time Joe and his conservative buddies have been wrong about the President and wrong in their views about the overall political landscape. In addition, I love it when the liberal versus conservative dialogue exposes the conservatives for the frauds that they are. There was alot more than Oprah on this show that was worth seeing. David Axelrod was interviewed and Joe tried to challenge him on whether the President has reached out to Republicans. Joe tried to talk over Axelrod – like he is often able to do with his guests – but Ax got the best of him. It was great. Joe also interviewed Rev Jesse Jackson. There was alot of romanticizing of how great Chicago is on the show (don’t get me wrong, Chi-Town is a great city – I love it) but Rev Jackson reminded everyone about the people in Chicago who are not living that high on the hog these days. There was also a Christie Hefner vs. Rick Santelli segment where Christie also brought some reality based insight to both Joe and to Santelli (who is a real idiot). I love Oprah, but there was a lot more worth seeing on Morning Joe this morning.

    • 28 Sue in Minnesota
      February 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      I appreciate your tenacity. I need to learn to a better listener, and less reactionary. You know I’m weak when Maddow and Olbermann chased me off with their PBO bashing.

  8. 29 EDP4BHO
    February 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oprah, in her kindness, was surrounded by a bunch of liars. We have all seen their real selves in the course of the last, going on 4 years now. I felt they were condescending to African Americans in general, and to PBO in particular. I would simply love it, like Theo suggested, if we had real warriors in key media positions, to tell it like it is and not apologize. I do not watch these clowns….Brokaw is so damned smug, Joe is a f–cing liar and hater…we all know this. The rest I am not too familiar with, but they are guilty by association. Oprah feels she has to accommodate them to remain the media power she is. I just hope she doesn’t continue to give these grifters a platform in the upcoming election cycle. I too was disappointed she had Palin on. I think she gave in to all the viewer threats of boycott for not. But, I was not surprised. As much as she is highly rated, Oprah’s show material doesn’t hold my interest. Too much fluff in her later years on TV. Just my 2 cents.

    • 30 Chi
      February 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

      I happened to catch one of Oprah’s behind the scenes show on her OWN network recently and it was quite revealing…

      You find that she is surrounded by a lot of questionable producer types that appear to fall into what I consider the shallow, racist, mean white girl Palin/PUMA/republican demographic…

      Her executive producer and senior producers were mostly very unimpressive and appeared rather phony, disrespectful and gossipy with regard to Oprah…

      And then it quickly becomes very clear just how so many of her shows that leave you scratching your head come to be…

      Repeat appearances by the Judds, the 2 appearances by sarah palin, the enthusiastic and celebratory shows on Laura Bush and George Bush and of course the more recent WTF show with the small-minded, silly, petty and oral diarrhea afflicted Trump and his synthetic make-belief “family”…

  9. 33 Asher in Boston
    February 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Forget giving Palin audience, Oprah also, was it this week or last week that she had on that bankrupt billioner Trump and his family and then that despicable Trump was this week parroting the birther issue at the cpac with his fellow RW haters. Geez, maybe its me, but their is something evil and mean about trump and i think something more worse about trump, but cant put my finger on it just yet.

    • 34 Chi
      February 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

      Trump’s a blow-hard arse…

      More disturbing however is the fact that Lt. Dan Choi of the perpetual victim and hate President Obama brigade, was front and center at CPAC still disrespecting the President and touting the promise of a republican president…

      I was reading on another blog and they aptly describe the very hate-filled republican GOProud gay group Choi apparently belongs to as the “Gay Klan”…

      Not surprising since one of the GOProud founders – some Chris barron (?) guy – the same guy who invited Trump to cpac was on some show a few days ago accusing one of the anti-gay conservative groups boycotting the cpac circus, of being (God forbid!), “pro-amnesty and pro-illegal immigration”…

      Yes, show a visceral hate for another minority group or their fight for equal rights, to shore up your own “conservative” bona fides never mind that 3/4’s of the conservative movement will never accept you as a gay man…

      How infinitely self-loathing and pathetic…

      • 35 Stylishgurl
        February 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

        I agree Trump is a Baffoon! and I still think it is insanely funny that he thinks he could be POTUS lol.
        His comments at cpac were designed to attract the crazy! *shakes head*

      • 36 Sue in Minnesota
        February 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm

        I wonder if Rachel Maddow doesn’t feel as if he played her? Her programming prior to the repeal of DADT became painfully subjective, IMO……and I wholeheartedly supported the repeal. I’ld be interested to see if she would challenge his current associations? Lt. Choi is ruthless if he is anything…..not an admirable quality.

        • 37 Chi
          February 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

          I often wonder about that too Sue…

          But then one never knows if Rachel always knew about Dan Choi’s political leanings…

          There’s so much that’s come out these past few years about so many people we once respected and trusted, nothing really surprises me any more…

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