This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski and her ?Praise Jesus!' moment at the White House helping President Obama push for "Paycheck Fairness Act" April 9.
Co-host Joe Scarborough: “Speaking of women, yesterday, a big event at the White House. You were there along with [top Obama aide] Valerie [Jarrett], and a lot of other people and, of course, the president. Tell us about the event.”
Brzezinski: “So this is the East Room of the White House, and it was sort of like a church revival. I'm telling you, every time the president made a comment about why women should be paid equally to men -- equal pay for equal work, talking about the same jobs -- you'd hear like 'okay,' and there'd be clapping, and like almost 'praise Jesus!' It was fun.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research and Publications Brent Baker explains our pick: “Yes, the Obama White House serves as the media’s temple, a revival house where Brzezinski and other journalists go to praise their deity and get re-energized to promote his policies. Brzezinski is just more open than the rest of the Washington press corps in admitting the obvious.”
Rating: Four out of five screams.Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.