Mika Brzezinski Responds To Russell Brand Interview: ‘Never Gotten More Vitriol And Anger And Hatred’

During Morning Joe‘s “News You Can’t Use” segment on Friday, Mika Brzezinski took a moment to address the spectacle that was the show’s interview with actor and comedian Russell Brand. Brzezinski apologized for not exactly knowing who Brand was — and noted the particularly harsh feedback she’s gotten since.

The response stemmed from the news blurb that Brand’s “Messiah Complex” tour — which was to take him to the Middle East and which he was on the show to promote — was canceled due to safety concerns.

“I didn’t know Russell,” Brzezinski noted. “I don’t think Russell liked that.”

She added, “I have never gotten more vitriol and anger and hatred than I have over this. So I apologize for not knowing.”

As Brzezinski talked about how it was a “very long day,” Harold Ford, Jr. and Eugene Robinson simply seemed amused by it all. The roundtable appeared to have a consensus that it was good television.

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