Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBCs’ Morning Joe, came under fire for what some of have described as pathetic attempt at posing as an on-air Sexual Assault Counselor.
Mika took it upon herself to arrange a “live on nationwide television” meeting on behalf of Mark Halperin.
Halperin as you may recall, was fired by MSNBC amid multiple misconduct accusations.
At least ten (10) women accusing Halperin of inappropriate misconduct, tweeted a statement calling the actions of Brzezinski as “inappropriate” and that she has a conflict of interest because of her “personal friendship” with Mark Halperin.
The statement read –
“Sexual harassment and assault is illegal in the workplace, and represents a violation of the policies and standards of NBC News.”
“It is an unethical and harmful request to ask that sexual assault victims confront their accusers in person and, in particular, on live TV.”
The statement also called for Mika Brzezinski to practice “higher standards of editorial judgment, compassion and human decency.”
Mika took it upon herself to take an extremely private, personal and painful situation for these women and open it up to public debate, Brzezinski said Halperin, was “more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face.”
This type of amateur move is the exact reason why we have trained professionals for victims of sexual abuse.
Perhaps Mika Brzezinski would like to provide the public with documentation showing she is a trained and licensed professional certified to counsel women of sexual abuse.
If so, she should have her licensed yanked as the first rule is to provide a “safe and confidential” environment of accusers.
Meanwhile, oblivious Mika is going on about the holiday weekend tweeting out Christmas cheer –
The weather outside is frightful and so is the traffic! But my girls and I can’t wait to see Bamba.
And Mika, Trump has “no shame”?
What “is frightful” as well as “shameful” is when a tv talk show host attempts to use her network to confront, challenge and perhaps even ambush victims of sexual misconduct for ratings and ultimately to help out a friend.
Oh yeah, in this case Mikas’ friend happens to be former MSNBC (as well as NBC and HBO) employee Mark Halperin. A man accused of sexual misconduct by at least ten (10) women.
Perhaps Mika should stick with Christmas stories and leave sexual assault counseling to the professionals.