Barack Obama’s Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” earlier, and the affection was palpable:
As Valerie Jarrett came onto the set for her segment that was to follow the commercial break, there was a brief love-in with the MSNBC panel:
Jarrett’s first step is toward the BBC’s Katty Kay. “Hi, there,” Jarrett’s heard whispering as she leans in for a hug and kiss. Kay is “Anchor for BBC World News America in Washington.”
Then the senior White House adviser just as warmly greets Cokie Roberts, a National Public Radio contirbutor.
As the segment heads toward a commercial break, host Joe Scarborough can be heard saying, “Valerie, come give me a hug.”
Isn’t it refreshing to see real professional journalists on the job once in a while? Too bad this wasn’t one of those times.
Well, as long as “journalists” is said using the exaggerated finger quotes gesture.
Naturally some topics were left off the table:
Who needs tough questions when things can just be hugged out?
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