Harmonic Convergence? Morning Joe Gives Rare Journalistic Praise to Fox & Friends for Tough Pompeo Interview

This actually happened — we swear.

On Wednesday morning, Morning Joe‘s lead duo — Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski — actually praised their a.m. rivals, Fox & Friends, for an act of journalism. The husband and wife host team gave props to their timeslot foes for an interview they conducted with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which they confronted the nation’s chief diplomat over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

“We want to extend our thanks to hosts of Fox & Friends,” Scarborough said.

“Yeah,” Brzezinski added.

“We know at least two of them pretty well, and we really, really respect what they did this morning,” Scarborugh said. “They asked the Secretary of State the questions that needed to be asked. He thought that he was going to go on Fox & Friends and was gonna have a bunch of softballs lobbed at him. Instead, they asked him questions that needed to be asked.”

“Absolutely,” Brzezinski said, concurring.

“And my God,” Scarborough added as a postscript. “Pompeo’s answers were horrifying.”

“Horrifying.” Brzezinski said.

There you have it. A rare moment of harmony between rivals.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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