Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski chastises Mark Halperin's sexual harassment victims for not wanting to see him so he can apologize

Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski chastises Mark Halperin's sexual harassment victims for not wanting to see him so he can apologize

Brzezinski: "Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face. I've actually tried to offer him to them. They don't want to talk to him."

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From the December 22 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe

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MIKA BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST): We also have -- some men who are willing to face the music, who are willing to face the facts, who are willing to admit to their actions 10, 20 years ago, even five years ago. Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face. I've actually tried to offer him to them. They don't want to talk to him. They don't want to talk to him. There are some -- there are some hypocrisies here. When things happen and men actually want to validate that truth, that's important that we actually allow that, if we want to grow as a society and learn from each other. If we just want to strike people down for political motivation or for anger, we're not going to get anywhere. And I know I said something incredibly -- what's the word -- explosive. 

JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): Truthful? Truthful.

BRZEZINSKI: But I have been pouring through these case, they're all different. They all involve people, they all involve people who have had terrible experiences in some cases, and some of them involve men who have sought counseling and who want to apologize, who may not ever come back to their careers in full form. But the question is, should they be allowed to apologize? Should they show that they know that things have changed, that perhaps maybe they want to actually come forward and talk about this? I'm not sure what we're doing here, I really don't know. And what happened with Al Franken doesn't feel right. It feels political.

Related:

CNN: Five women accuse journalist and 'Game Change' co-author Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Previously:

How news outlets have treated reports of sexual harassment in their own newsrooms

Vox's Liz Plank recalls watching Mark Halperin incorrectly dismiss sexual harassment reports against Trump as merely politically incorrect

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Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault
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MSNBC
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Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Mark Halperin
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Morning Joe
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