Mitchell, Miscast

Personally, I don’t like my Morning Joe with Mitchell —Andrea Mitchell, who is subbing today for Joe Scarborough’s usual Joe co-host, Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC.

I think Andrea Mitchell is miscast. I think she looked out-of-place (lost, even) in the swirl of pontification and bloviation. As Joe and Tucker Carlson loudly chewed over How Michelle Obama Seems Angry Mitchell waited on the sidelines before politely adding her two cents, “I think that’s a caricature of Michelle Obama.”

I prefer Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent of NBC News. You know, Mitchell With Gravitas (although that woman is more elusive these days, given her hosting of a poli-chat afternoon show on MSNBC). Basically, I don’t want to hear Andrea Mitchell say:

What up with that?

Mitchell’s question to Hillary Clinton this morning, in reference to the New York Times’ angry-at-Clinton’s-angry-campaigning-but-
endorsed-her-can-we -get-a-do-over-on-that?

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.