MSNBC Anchor: “Our Job” Is To “Control Exactly What People Think”


During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media’s “job” is to “actually control exactly what people think.”

By:  Tyler Durden

This article first appeared at ZeroHedge

SCARBOROUGH: “Exactly. That is exactly what I hear. What Yamiche said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters. They go, ‘Yeah you guys are going crazy. He’s doing — what are you so surprised about? He is doing exactly what he said he is going to do.'”


BRZEZINSKI: “Well, I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts. And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job.”

As grabien points out, the comment failed to raise any eyebrows from her co-panelists. Instead, her co-host, Joe Scarborough, said that Trump’s media antagonism puts him on par with Mussolini and Lenin…

This article first appeared at ZeroHedge

  • Carl

    Your headline is a quote which does not exist in the video. Look I hate those two as much as the next guy but your post/article/analysis is blatantly inaccurate and/or intentionally misleading.

    • Kmac720

      Might want to listen again… (hint it’s right at the end.)

      “that he can actually control exactly what people think, and that is, that is our job.”

      • Carl

        She is making the point that Trump is undermining the distribution of “facts” (by making them up) which is the media’s “job.” She was not very eloquent but describing the sound byte this way is unfair to the point she was trying to make. She was referencing the earlier point of her sentence. Again, I repeat, I can’t stand her and disagree with everything she says and stands for, but I think the portrayal of this sound byte is unfair. The liberal media cuts snippets like this, let’s not stoop to their level

  • Doxiedad3

    It really matters not what Brzezinski said or her intentions in her wording. Right wing parishioners who believe the conservative sales pitch will pick this up as gospel and point to how the Liberal Left Wing media really sees itself.