Mika Brzezinski Rips Irresponsible Malaysia Flight Reporting: ‘We Shouldn't Be Talking About Theories!’ (Video)

Mika Brzezinski Rips Irresponsible Malaysia Flight Reporting: 'We Shouldn't Be Talking About Theories!' (Video)

The “Morning Joe” co-host warned “we have to report on what we know” and slammed speculating on any unsubstantiated theories about the missing Malaysian plane

Mika Brzezinski put the kibosh on MSNBC reporting on Malaysian plane conspiracy theories ala CNN on Monday's “Morning Joe.”

“Right now, we have to report on what we know!” Brzezinski insisted as Joe Scarborough speculated the plane could be somewhere other than the Indian Ocean.

CNN's “New Day” has beaten “Morning Joe” in the ratings for the past six consecutive days with its wall-to-wall coverage of the missing Malaysian plane. “New Day” co-host Chris Cuomo earlier defended his network's coverage by saying it's their job to “have more questions than there are answers, because simply not enough is known. So if it seems like we're nibbling around the edges, it's because we are.”

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“Can we go to news school for a second please?” Brzezinski said. “That's last week's question and the theories are for later in the show and I'll tell you why…”

Scarborough interrupted Brzezinski and told her to bring it down and relax but she ignored him and continued her media criticism.

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“Because — everyone stop for a second — here's what we've got at this point,” Brzezinski explained. “It's 17 minutes past the hour. We shouldn't be talking about theories. If you want to go to a network that has theories about Pakistan just blared across for hours and hours and hours, you've got many choices out there!”

“I love Pakistan, I went there for spring break,” Scarborough riffed.

“But that's actually capitalizing on a non-story for the sake of ratings because people's imaginations are pricked by this, and that's not responsible,” Brzezinski shot back. “We did the plane, we will do the plane, it will be done again. We will do the facts. Just stop! We've got to go to Ukraine!

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  • DCGirl

    …and that is why I no longer watch that show.

  • jay

    I don't watch the show, but Joe Scarborough looks mighty condescending. Is he often like that?

  • Madly

    She's right.

  • RON Allen

    Well, unless you where there, on flight MH370 & could give us a minute by minute account of the incident from your cell phone, all you're gonna get is THEORIES dumb ass!!! How the hell can you report on something that is truly UNKNOWN!? You can't go a couple of weeks on a story this big and report nothing, so you're gonna get a lot of assumptions, speculation, & THEORIES! Just like a murder, before that have a suspect.

    • Jared Miller Brown

      thats why she's saying just report on the FACTS ‘dumbass'. Thats the point of “news”! People watch it to get a report on the FACTS. Until you get more facts you spend your time on more important issues like Ukraine. If you want theories.. watch The View or Wendy Williams..

      She is 100% right

      • RON Allen

        Well good, you'll cut all news broadcasts in half cause the majority of any news is speculation, assumptions, & theories. These days everyone wants the news & information NOW as soon as it happens, before all the so called facts can be gathered. There have been times when there's video of an event that has been disputed. We've had video from the dash cams on our Police cars of an incident that clearly shows our Officers did nothing wrong & a lawyer can still twist & manipulate things just enough to create doubt. Even facts can be misinterpreted or misunderstood.

  • Barrs Saulzberg

    minka can talk?she usually just makes faces and arches her back.

  • Casi

    Yes he is condescending, but Mika can handle him… She did a great job “pulling” the focus back to real news. Here's the facts, no one really knows what happened with the Malaysian flight…so for the past week, we've been listening to theories. Its sickening how the media has played on this missing flight for ratings. Well done Mika, well done!

  • FinC

    Joe Scarborough is a dick and condescending because he was embarrassed she was right. I'll never watch him again.

  • Terry Burke

    Good for you Mika! Objective reporting is what we need, not speculative theorizing to meet some agenda. Joe, you are so condescending toward Mika. This has not just happened this time but often. I can only assume that this is how you treat all women. I don't know why you still have a job.

  • Mark Marquez

    One of the greatest airline disasters in the world due to no communication has made the world stop and think. The Titanic story of the 21st Century in an age of terrorism and fear has brought this story to the forefront. Micka is right on one point-theories but so was theories about JFK, and 911. I want the plane found and with this kind of journalism, and instant media, we are getting what technology has afforded to give us. The pressure is on by public concern to use what is needed to help locate 239 possible lost lives. To me we live in a too quick news and action.