Speaking of the Handsome Mika

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Speaking of the Handsome Mika

Howard Kurtz today talks about Mika Brzezin­ski and her gigs on both Morn­ing Joe and the New Radio pro­gram that I haven’t lis­tened to yet.

I’ve been in a box as a jour­nal­ist for 20 years,” she says. “That is a very safe and lazy place to be. You can hide behind objec­tiv­ity. It is much harder to put your­self out there.”

Brzezinski’s come­back occu­pies the erod­ing line between news and com­men­tary, but it reflects more than that. In a fickle cul­ture that swoons over celebri­ties and spits them out, media peo­ple can be hot and then, sud­denly, not –par­tic­u­larly women who reach a cer­tain age and are sup­planted by younger rivals.

The fact that she puts is not shy about her opin­ions out there makes me trust her on a sub­ject more than any other lib­eral who pre­tends otherwise.

Howard Kurtz today talks about Mika Brzezinski and her gigs on both Morning Joe and the New Radio program that I haven’t listened to yet.

“I’ve been in a box as a journalist for 20 years,” she says. “That is a very safe and lazy place to be. You can hide behind objectivity. It is much harder to put yourself out there.”

Brzezinski’s comeback occupies the eroding line between news and commentary, but it reflects more than that. In a fickle culture that swoons over celebrities and spits them out, media people can be hot and then, suddenly, not –particularly women who reach a certain age and are supplanted by younger rivals.

The fact that she puts is not shy about her opinions out there makes me trust her on a subject more than any other liberal who pretends otherwise.