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The White House Responds to Nobel Crticism

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Scarborough and Time’s Mark Halperin—whom no one would accuse of being a right-wing hack—had some good-natured fun with the Nobel news. A laughing-out-loud Scarborough suggested among other things that Marisa Tomei was more deserving of her Academy Award. But the Messiah will not be mocked, and it wasn’t long before NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, on the set, announced that she had received an email from “a senior White House official” telling Joe to “stop being an a——e” [spelled out in the original, according to Savannah].  Mika Brzezinski tried to soft-pedal the insult, claiming the White House was “joking.”  Real side-splitter!  Is this the new standard of civility from Dems so offended by “you lie”?

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