Mika Defends Joe in NYTimes, and Shows Her Stripes

By Chris Ariens 

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In a letter to the The New York Times, published in the A section of today’s paper, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski defends her co-host Joe Scarborough while describing herself as a “liberal.”

My television and radio co-host has spent the last five years being equally tough on Republican and Democratic leaders in Washington. Joe was one of the first TV reporters to criticize the Bush White House during Hurricane Katrina. And while others were writing of a permanent Republican majority, Joe was predicting the collapse of the G.O.P. because of its reckless economic policies.

Joe’s evenhanded approach angers harsh ideologues on both sides. Last week, he was attacked by right-wing hosts for being too open-minded, and now by your liberal editorial page.

This liberal thinks The New York Times should follow Joe Scarborough’s example of speaking truth to power – regardless of which party is in power.

Mika Brzezinski

New York, May 11, 2009

(via ICN. Yes, he’s back)