It was an eventful year for Morning Joe. The primaries, the debates, the election–and our show turned five-years-old!
Here’s a look back at memorable interviews and discussions from the middle of 2012:
“This was newsworthy. Why? Because this administration appears poised to change its position on same-sex marriage.” – David Gregory on May 7, 2012
“What the president did yesterday was have his words match his deeds, his considerable deeds.”—Jonathan Capehart on May 10, 2012
The Morning Joe panel pays tribute to Nora Ephron
On June 29, 2012, the Morning Joe panel looked at Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
“We’re leaving for the most part…but we haven’t defeated the Taliban and that’s the main thing. We’re handing that off to the Afghan Army, and we’re hoping they can carry the ball.” – Dexter Filkins on July 11, 2012.
“It was discordant…this was a terrible mistake, terrible staging for what I thought otherwise was a pretty brilliantly run three-day truncated convention,” Joe Scarborough on August 31, 2012 on Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech.
“[The Bush Administration] got this information, and they weren’t looking at it in the context of here is this huge threat that’s developed…it was a frame of mind that was not unreasonable for them to have because they hadn’t been getting the intelligence until very recently about the evolution and change of al-Qaida. Or of the nature of the threat.”—Kurt Eichenwald on Sept. 11, 2012
“I just think this is incredibly unfortunate, to be perfectly honest. Because, first of all, having been there, on September 11 and for weeks, months thereafter, President Bush provided inspired, effective leadership.”—Former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y. responds to Eichenwald.
Richard Engel reports from Cairo on the Libyan attacks, Sept. 12.