Two days before Thanksgiving I stood just off-camera in the main studio of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Behind me rows of NBC employees typed furiously away, the ones you see in the background of studio shots and always wonder about. I was struck most by how quiet the on-set conversation of the Morning Joe panel was even just feet away despite the vibrancy I’ve long equated with the venerable cable news fixture.
There in the 8 a.m. hour, the conversation swayed from Trump to foreign policy; author Peggy Noonan sat at the end of the table, feet away from Morning Joe favorite Mike Barnicle; Huffington Post’s Sam Stein appeared on that morning’s episode as well, and off camera next to me I recognized BBC’s Katty Kay. These four anchors, writers, and contributors are a percentage of the larger revolving door of on-camera media influencers many have grown Continue reading "Mediaite Interview: Scarborough and Brzezinski on Who They’re Really Looking to Impress on Morning Joe"