Mainstream Media Scream: Mika on Hillary

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features MSNBC "Morning Joe's" Mika Brzezinski cooing over Hillary Clinton's call for more taxes during a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Said Brzezinski: "Let's get to Hillary Clinton, who was fantastic. And she totally went there yesterday. She was talking taxes." The show cut to Clinton, who said, "One of the issues that I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country." Clinton added, "The elites of every country are making money. There are rich people everywhere. And, yet, they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries."

Concluded Brzezinski: "I love her. She's right."

Brent Baker, vice president for research and publications at the Media Research Center, explains our pick: "If you think the media are infatuated with Barack Obama, wait until Hillary Clinton runs for the Oval Office. Brzezinski is Exhibit A in how female journalists will swoon over her liberal pronouncements."

Rating: Two out of five screams