Mika Brzezinski, of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," is famous for several things - her excessive use of scarves, her outsized and vocal support for President Obama, her aggressive attempts to police the speech of her fellow panelists and her constant exasperation at having to do so.
And apparently, also, the ability to laugh at herself for all of these idiosyncrasies. This was on full display on today's "Morning Joe," where Scarborough played a clip of a Youtube comedian calling herself OneQuirkyGirl mocking Brzezinski's distinctive hosting style, as well as her political convictions. Needless to say, it involved a lot of speculation as to what is really in Brzezinski's ever-present coffee cup, and more than a few digs at her speaking style:
"Are you saying the economy is Obama's fault? Are you saying the unemployment rate is Obama's fault? Are you saying that the ridiculous amount of people on food stamps is Obama's fault? He's just the President. He is one man. He can't be expected to do it all. I'm not even talking to you anymore. What, we're on the air?" Fake Mika Brzezinski whines in the video. "And no, I don't have any homeless people living with me, because that's something the government should take care of, not me."
The catch? Brzezinski herself thought it was funny, as evinced both by her reaction on Twitter:
And by her reaction on "Morning Joe."
Or did she? True, Brzezinski says "I love her" of the anonymous comedienne, but check out the face she makes immediately afterwards:
To many people, that expression looks more like the face of a woman who can't believe she's being forced to be a good sport about this on live TV.
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