Woohoo! It's dogpile on Morning Joke again. I'm game.
but Joe really comes off as a misogynist
I really hate to defend Joe during a dogpile, but on this I disagree. I don't like the Morning Joe show. I think that this time slot and this news show format is wrong for Joe. But I don't think that he is incapable of anchoring a better show in a different time slot. He has proven that. I don't dislike Joe as a person. I just don't like his morning zoo show. And I don't sense that Joe is misogynist, but he is a superiorist. Joe cannot ever allow a woman to be better than him at anything, ever. He seems to be insecure around capable, intellegent, independent, powerful women, and he immediately attempts to dominate them by petty put downs and juvenile teasing. It is disgusting to watch, and I cannot understand why the women on his show put up with it. He does the same thing with the men on his show, but it comes across more as locker room antics with the guys. None of these leg humping behaviors are exhibited with people that he tries to impress or suck up to, but if they are around him long enough they will fall prey.
How much longer will MSNBC keep this train wreck on in the mornings? I don't really care one way or another. Since Imus is gone I watch Sports Center while getting ready for work. How's that decision to fire Imus working out for you now, MSNBC? Idiots. Payback.