MSNBC’s Mika of Morning Joe recently said she wanted to get sexual harasser Mark Halperin together with his victims. She seemed amazed that none of the victims wanted to see him. It was a colossally stupid thing to say and now she has been forced to apologize.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Mika Brzezinski apologizes for comments about Mark Halperin accusers
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski apologized late Friday for comments she had made earlier in the day about Mark Halperin’s sexual assault or harassment accusers…
“We have been trying our best on Morning Joe to have an honest conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault,” Brzezinski said in a statement Friday. “The issue has hit close to home given that Mark Halperin was on our show. I have spent a lot of time talking to some of his accusers and to Mark himself. Often I bring up the issue on our show because I think it would be less than genuine to talk about the growing number of cases without recognizing that a former member of our team acted very badly.”…
Brzezinski came under fire when she said earlier on Friday that she had tried to arrange a meeting between the women and Halperin so that he could apologize.
Halperin, she said, was “more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face.”
Brzezinski added that she “actually tried to offer him to them,” but the women “don’t want to talk to him.”
Paul Farhi, a Washington Post reporter, then tweeted a letter signed by 10 women who have accused Halperin that was sent to MSNBC calling Brzezinski’s suggestion “inappropriate.”
Could she possibly be any more tone deaf? It seems like she was trying to get Halperin off the hook.