As Twitchy told you, yesterday on “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski asked if Mike Pompeo is “a patriot speaking, or just a wannabe-dictator’s butt boy?” Brzezinski issued a half-assed Twitter apology:
Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words .. I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! SO SORRY! https://t.co/zIqsGdK3Tk
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) December 12, 2018
It didn’t fool us, but apparently it was good enough for S.E. Cupp:
I HATE homophobic slurs of any kind. And I believe this was one meant to demean and degrade, the way slurs always do. But I also believe @morningmika didn’t actually mean to disparage our gay friends. Hopefully, it’s a learning experience. https://t.co/18MyHqSJiy
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) December 13, 2018
Now, who out there actually believes Cupp would be even remotely as generous with a Republican or conservative pundit who referred to a Democrat as “a wannabe dictator’s butt boy”? Anyone? Anyone?
Oh shut up, if a conservative pundit said it you would be outraged.
— Owen (@owenxmzee) December 13, 2018
Don’t give her cover! If it were a conservative pundit who had said this their careers would be in question if not over.
— Dudebro (@davethewave10) December 13, 2018
Not buying it. If this came out of Martha MacCallum about John Kerry…?
— Jimmy D (@JimmyDrenn) December 13, 2018
I understand, but let's try to think what we would think if Ann Coulter said this instead of Mika.
— Katherine Keszkowski (@esk5212) December 13, 2018
Lol. What a load. If ANYONE associated with Trump had said the exact same thing in the same context you would be unforgiving in your condemnation.
— David Tuszynski (@DTuszynski) December 13, 2018
I wonder if you would be so forgiving and call it a 'learning experience' if Laura Ingraham had said it? ?
— Real Marko (@MarkSinatra) December 13, 2018
Why do liberals always get the benefit of the doubt @secupp?! If it were an anchor on Fox News like @TuckerCarlson you and everyone else in the media would be calling for a boycott of his advertisers and for him to resign. The double standard is glaring!
— Chris Beck (@chris_beck7) December 13, 2018
Would a fellow conservative get the same benefit of the doubt? What if Hannity had said that? Or Glenn Beck? Is it still just a slip, or does it then become "a window into their soul"?
— Brad Wuhs (@bradwuhs) December 13, 2018
Funny how you protect your own. You would be all over this if @IngrahamAngle or any other Fox person on Fox said this and you know it!
— Diane Nawn (@DianeNawn) December 13, 2018
She knows it. We all know it.
— Doug Neely (@Divot1000) December 13, 2018
BS, and you know better.
— decano23 (@cuinmass451) December 13, 2018
A learning experience? A fricking learning experience? What is she 10? That expression implies a naïveté where none exists in order to minimize the severity of an action that is found unacceptable. It is a stupid expression and excuses nothing!
— albert thai (@washbar) December 13, 2018
— ball-striker 06 (@fhollandjr) December 13, 2018
You’re such a hypocrite. Your interpretation of an insult is based on your allegiance to the the person making the insult. ?♂️
— Joe (@hemitruck1234) December 13, 2018
Show me where you forgave anyone else on the right Ms cupp, or simply admit you're a hypocrite
— JP is All In (@jimiscalling) December 13, 2018
Two sets of rules.
— FNU LNU (@head_detective) December 13, 2018
Stop excusing her bad behavior.
— Michelle (@michnic70) December 13, 2018
Apparently bad behavior’s only bad when Republicans or conservatives do it.
In other words, It is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged, when referring to a Republican.
— Deb Ramey (@ramey_deb) December 13, 2018
As long as she is trying demean and degrade President Trump or his advisers.
— Pat andrews (@Broncoinseattle) December 13, 2018
Those on the left always get a break because they really didn't mean it. It was just a mistake and hopefully a learning experience. Bottom line, she knows better and said it anyway knowing she will get a pass.
— Marcie Scott (@nc_marcie) December 13, 2018
Lol! Double standard. pic.twitter.com/eP4P25gPnV
— Sean t (@AintNoTime973) December 13, 2018
Remember intellectual consistency? Intellectual honesty? Those were good times.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) December 13, 2018
Didn’t mean to? Hahahahahahaha, and this is why you’re fake news.
— Jamie Werz (@jwerz) December 13, 2018