Today on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters!
First off is Ari Melber, who was there to “talk GOP and a new poll” but also, it would seem, to walk Willie Geist through his Twitter jitters (and possibly the Starbucks line).
Next Steve runs into NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd who says he was “shocked, just as an observer, of [Jim] Cramer’s criticism of the President.”
And finally we catch up with TVNewser Summit headliners Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who recently shut down her Facebook account “If I know you well enough I will pick up the phone and call you.” She also says that she’s “not sure yet about Twitter…I think it could be a very interesting forum…It was actually a useful tool…People were sending articles and you can kind of get into an intellectual community and start exchanging ideas. I’m intrigued.”
Joe says he was much impressed by the White House’s invitation to come broadcast there, “My takeaway from that was what type of White House we have now. Mika and I have been very critical of the stimulus package…and yet the White House invited us to be the first show on in there, and it shows a much more open minded approach to the media.”
He also notes that he is able to express more personal views on the radio show the two have recently launched at WABC: “We’ve noticed the calls have changed, at the very beginning it was predictably right wing. And what we’re finding now is it’s a lot more people in the middle who haven’t listened to radio an awful lot.” Also, somewhere in there Scarborough says the GOP is being run by a “bunch of hacks.” You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.