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Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, AGE 77, concerned about Biden's age (Original Post) Captain Zero Nov 2023 OP
I am concerned about Andrea Mitchell gopiscrap Nov 2023 #1
I have been concerned about Ms. Mitchell for years. Polly Hennessey Nov 2023 #27
You mean how "left" you are compared to her. The Right isn't right. Wonder Why Nov 2023 #76
Question? Katcat Nov 2023 #58
yup gopiscrap Nov 2023 #75
Andrea Mitchell is The Indispensable Woman, doncha know? gratuitous Nov 2023 #2
She probably... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #9
Define A "Shitload" ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #36
Enough to matter... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #43
At One Time, She Was A Pioneer ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #53
Sadly.... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #57
Seriously, is lardass Slobbys age A-ok? NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #3
That is all CNN and daytime MSNBC talk about it. The elephant in the room of course is the hidden JohnSJ Nov 2023 #4
This is why I don't watch cable, gab13by13 Nov 2023 #5
The antidote is Rachel Maddow. Duppers Nov 2023 #82
Andrea Mitchell is a relentless journalist... dchill Nov 2023 #6
Then she was going on about Rump being seen by voters as a "fighter" Captain Zero Nov 2023 #17
I turned the channel at that XanaDUer2 Nov 2023 #37
"Toe pick!" nt Wednesdays Nov 2023 #52
Yup! XanaDUer2 Nov 2023 #67
I'm not sure why her age would be relevant. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #7
This is the correct takeaway obamanut2012 Nov 2023 #15
+1 MustLoveBeagles Nov 2023 #32
Actually, I Think It Can Be Both ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #41
Maybe, because she's on a national new program and is at times incoherent, obviously confused and the Whataboutisms rlexx Nov 2023 #45
Andrea and I share the same birthday, same year as well. tavernier Nov 2023 #65
She's actually peddling that BS? I don't watch her anymore. Ever. Vinca Nov 2023 #8
She'll retire when she doesn't get an audience...the blogosphere notwithstanding. brooklynite Nov 2023 #10
Mr. Alan Greenspan is 97. Kid Berwyn Nov 2023 #11
What the actual hell is that supposed to mean? How is she a gold digger obamanut2012 Nov 2023 #16
She says Biden is too old and you get angry at me... Kid Berwyn Nov 2023 #20
I didn't know she was married to Alan Greenspan JoseBalow Nov 2023 #25
She has always been with much older men PCIntern Nov 2023 #26
PCIntern, I am not being sarcastic but I have not Polly Hennessey Nov 2023 #29
Ok... PCIntern Nov 2023 #42
Thanks. Quite a story. As usual the backstory is Polly Hennessey Nov 2023 #54
Since 1997...They dated for 12 years. Kid Berwyn Nov 2023 #33
Wow, just look at the deliriously happy couple. Xavier Breath Nov 2023 #80
Really? Katinfl Nov 2023 #47
Apparently with my head up my ass JoseBalow Nov 2023 #59
Respectfully, the "gold digger" thing was clearly intended as humor. Stinky The Clown Nov 2023 #83
DU may be DU4 now, but some things never change. NT mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2023 #79
Delay Jughead Nov 2023 #12
Swear I saw her nod of in mid-sentence a couple of times Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #40
Now I'm feeling left out that she isn't concerned about me and my age. DFW Nov 2023 #13
Not soon enough! Sky Jewels Nov 2023 #14
You beat me to it! Golden Raisin Nov 2023 #24
You and me both. Katinfl Nov 2023 #48
she's a bit of a misogynist, racist. WhiteTara Nov 2023 #18
I think of her as SocialDemocrat61 Nov 2023 #19
It's time to say it: Andrea Mitchell is a concern troll Hekate Nov 2023 #21
concern troll JoseBalow Nov 2023 #28
MSNBC is barely tolerable; it'll be a lot better with more Rachels and far fewer Andreas! Red Raider 85 Nov 2023 #22
Who has the more concerning mental state: Biden or TFG? Martin Eden Nov 2023 #23
Emails is in election mode. sarcasmo Nov 2023 #30
She's an opinionated has-been in my book after what she did to HRC in 2016 ffr Nov 2023 #31
Shouldn't today be the day they discuss how the election was a referendum on Joe Biden's policies? ffr Nov 2023 #34
And, isn't her huband claudette Nov 2023 #35
The last of the old power moniss Nov 2023 #38
"He's too old, elect the guy 3 years younger who tried to destroy the country, ok?" themaguffin Nov 2023 #39
Wow, that's rich. iluvtennis Nov 2023 #44
And since Pendejo45 is also 77 years old, ... aggiesal Nov 2023 #46
Irony is dead. hay rick Nov 2023 #49
Because she knows how flaky HER brain is. nilram Nov 2023 #50
They've gotten their talking points nowforever Nov 2023 #51
Turned on MSNBC - Mitchell was on with Chuck Todd rurallib Nov 2023 #55
Cut the cable three years ago. The Unmitigated Gall Nov 2023 #56
They should change it from Mandela Effect to Mitchell Effect... W_HAMILTON Nov 2023 #60
She announced a couple of years ago she was retiring....why not do it lady!! PortTack Nov 2023 #61
Andrea can STFU Jilly_in_VA Nov 2023 #62
Embarrassing budkin Nov 2023 #63
She isn't concerned about his age. She is concerned about her numbers. Caliman73 Nov 2023 #64
Helluva question. And Drumpf is three years younger and NOBODY talks about that. Pretty obvious Evolve Dammit Nov 2023 #66
ps. Tired of this ageism crap. Got nothing to do with job performance. At all. Evolve Dammit Nov 2023 #68
Insight has never been that dingbat's strong suit Warpy Nov 2023 #69
Like she was "cncerned" about Hillary's But Her Emails!!!! Cha Nov 2023 #70
At noon everyone scrambles Hope22 Nov 2023 #71
This begs for a meme.... Roy Rolling Nov 2023 #72
Irony has been long dead. Harker Nov 2023 #73
It's the elephant in the room Tribetime Nov 2023 #74
That's the ticket Andrea........... talk about someone's age..... turbinetree Nov 2023 #77
i am concered that the charged and convicted and traitor orange dumpser and traitor AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #78
Mitchell needs to retire or be fired LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #81

Polly Hennessey

(6,772 posts)
27. I have been concerned about Ms. Mitchell for years.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:25 PM
Nov 2023

Occasionally, I will take a peek at her news program just to remind myself how right I am.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
2. Andrea Mitchell is The Indispensable Woman, doncha know?
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:20 PM
Nov 2023

How would the National Broadcasting Company ever continue if Andrea Mitchell wasn't on the payroll to give us her deathless political pronouncements?

ProfessorGAC

(64,728 posts)
36. Define A "Shitload"
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:39 PM
Nov 2023

Because the top 20 largest shareholders in Comcast/NBC are managed portfolio or mutual funds, with no one fund holding more than 6.9%.
Since she's been working there forever, she probably has a 401-A with company stock, but i doubt it's enough for them to try to make editorial judgments based upon the return.

2naSalit

(86,233 posts)
43. Enough to matter...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:57 PM
Nov 2023

To answer the question.

I really don't know how she holds the sway she does at the network but she gets to do whatever she wants and say whatever, it seems. I can't stand to watch her, causes me to yell at the screen.

When there was a wave of Biden bashing going on last year, I think it was leaving Afghanistan at the time, where she made sure she had time on every newscast on the network, within a couple days, to shit-talk Biden. When she was on RMS, Rachel looked rather uncomfortable about her. It looked, to me, like Mitchell elbowed her way into the RMS B block.

She's got pull to make sure she has a microphone/camera to spew her antidemocratic bile and nobody seems able to stop her. If she were correct in her assumptions and critiques, that would be different but she's playing for the magats here.


NoMoreRepugs

(9,346 posts)
3. Seriously, is lardass Slobbys age A-ok?
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:21 PM
Nov 2023

Maybe we need a physical contest of some sort to satisfy these nitwits.

JohnSJ

(92,023 posts)
4. That is all CNN and daytime MSNBC talk about it. The elephant in the room of course is the hidden
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:24 PM
Nov 2023

racist and misogynistic message the media is really saying about VP Harris, the FIRST woman of color to be Vice President, who would become President should Joe Biden have to leave office early.

Not surprisingly this is the same bullshit they did to Hillary, except they are hiding it behind Biden's age

The reason I know that is true, is because they rarely talk about the person who tried to over throw the U.S. government's age, and who is leading the republican party nomination for president.

gab13by13

(21,184 posts)
5. This is why I don't watch cable,
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:26 PM
Nov 2023

They have to change the narrative away from Magat candidates losing elections, that should be what she is talking about.

dchill

(38,409 posts)
6. Andrea Mitchell is a relentless journalist...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:27 PM
Nov 2023

... who holds the NBC News title for Whatabout Reporting. The worse things go for Trump, the more questions she will have about Biden and the Democrats. At least 12 questions per indictment! A true champion.

Captain Zero

(6,764 posts)
17. Then she was going on about Rump being seen by voters as a "fighter"
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:46 PM
Nov 2023

He's fighting the LAW, and the law is winning.

TwilightZone

(25,401 posts)
7. I'm not sure why her age would be relevant.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:28 PM
Nov 2023

She's not running for president, and her job isn't exactly on the same level as the presidency.

A better question would be why she's not similarly concerned about Trump's age and, more importantly, his mental acuity. Biden can run circles around Trump from that standpoint.

ProfessorGAC

(64,728 posts)
41. Actually, I Think It Can Be Both
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:49 PM
Nov 2023

If she considers herself vital and mentally sharp, why would she infer that someone only 3 years older would not be.
It's duplicitous.
We do agree that she should show equal or greater concern about the other guy who was never as sharp or vital.

rlexx

(59 posts)
45. Maybe, because she's on a national new program and is at times incoherent, obviously confused and the Whataboutisms
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:02 PM
Nov 2023

I change the stream when Andrea Mitchell Distorts comes on...

As a fellow PENN alum - I find her several orders of magnitude less annoying than the trump crime family yet still annoying

tavernier

(12,354 posts)
65. Andrea and I share the same birthday, same year as well.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:51 PM
Nov 2023

I also am not retired and work full time most of the year. Of course, unlike Mitchell/Greenspan, I make an honest living working for a reputable employer.

obamanut2012

(26,019 posts)
16. What the actual hell is that supposed to mean? How is she a gold digger
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:45 PM
Nov 2023

My God, I loathe Andrea Mitchell, but the weird sexist stuff tossed at her by some on DU is weird AF to me.

And "gold digger" is itself a misogynistic construct.

Kid Berwyn

(14,709 posts)
20. She says Biden is too old and you get angry at me...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:53 PM
Nov 2023

…for pointing out her husband’s age.

She’s 20 years his Junior, hence the gold digger reference.

PCIntern

(25,420 posts)
26. She has always been with much older men
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:21 PM
Nov 2023

I have a story about her in Philly, which I’ve posted about 175 times, perhaps in the future I will re-post it, but I am too busy to dictate and proofread the whole story right now

Polly Hennessey

(6,772 posts)
29. PCIntern, I am not being sarcastic but I have not
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:31 PM
Nov 2023

read one of your 175 times about Mitchell and Philly. Now I am honestly curious. 🤔

PCIntern

(25,420 posts)
42. Ok...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:54 PM
Nov 2023

I am going to dictate this, so I apologize if I missed any errors. Andrea Mitchell graduated from Penn and immediately got a job working for KYW news in Philadelphia. She was courted by and married a much older gentleman who had children in his twenties, who had a very significant job in the city, employed by what used to be called SmithKline and French, which has now become Glaxo. He happened to be African-American, and his name was Gil Jackson.

She was assigned to City Hall as a beat reporter and covered Frank Rizzo in City Hall. Those here who are older Philadelphians understand the complexities of this last sentence. Rizzo, when he would call on her and press conferences, rather than calling her, Miss Mitchell called her Mrs. Jackson, because he like poking her choice of spouse, as a tinhorn white supremacist himself.

Now this following incident was reported in a significant Philadelphia publication, and was never refuted. One day Andrea is walking through City Hall wearing sunglasses pass the mayors office and he sees her looking downcast. He calls her over and, as a very, very sharp retired police officer, he asks her to remove her sunglasses, which show a blackeye. She starts to cry, confesses that she had been abused, and Rizzo sends police officers over to her home, to collect some belongings for her, and to instruct her husband that if he ever approaches or damages her again it will be the window treatment for him. the window treatment as exercised by the Philadelphia police department in those days was to take a “miscreant” up to a high floor and throw him out the window. It would be then reported as suicide.

Mr Jackson who suffered from a neuro-degenerative disease was cowed and apparently vanished from her life. Andrea went on to a fabulous career in broadcast journalism. I will say this about the people involved here: while she was a reporter, KYW, she did an excellent job, really superb and was part of a terrific news department, which is no longer exists, of course. Rizzo for his part for whatever he was meted out what he considered street justice and pre-dated Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character. I happen to know one of the police officers involved in this, and as a patient, he swore me to confidentiality which I observed until way after his death. This police officer was the second most frightening Jewish man I ever knew in my life. Someday I will write about the first.

Polly Hennessey

(6,772 posts)
54. Thanks. Quite a story. As usual the backstory is
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:32 PM
Nov 2023

always interesting. I do know in her earlier journalism days she was a very strong reporter and interviewer. Now she seems bewildered at times. My forgiveness, however, is not happening because of her treatment of Hillary. You can include Ruth Marcus and Sally (forgetting her last name). She was married to Ben Bradlee of Washington Post fame.

Xavier Breath

(3,573 posts)
80. Wow, just look at the deliriously happy couple.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 08:03 PM
Nov 2023

Reminds me of the episode of M*A*S*H where they watch Frank Burns' wedding home movie.

Stinky The Clown

(67,743 posts)
83. Respectfully, the "gold digger" thing was clearly intended as humor.
Thu Nov 9, 2023, 01:24 AM
Nov 2023

You may or may not think its funny, but that's all it was, it seems to me.

Admittedly, "gold digger" may be seen as distasteful, but the intent was benign, it seems to me.

Jughead

(42 posts)
12. Delay
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:37 PM
Nov 2023

She’s about 8 seconds behind in every conversation. Time to retire.
Hubby is 97……….ninety friggin seven!

Attilatheblond

(2,102 posts)
40. Swear I saw her nod of in mid-sentence a couple of times
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:43 PM
Nov 2023

Sometimes they have Katy Tur on with her, perhaps on her 'bad days'. Tur actually covered for Mitchell sort of nodding off and she kinda brought her back. Not like Mitch's deer in headlights stare, Andrea actually closed her eyes and her chin dropped a bit. She nodded off.

I almost always change channels when she comes on, but on really 'newsy' days, I may leave it on MSNBC despite her. If I saw her nod off on camera a few times, it mush happen more.

Been disliking her strongly since the Reagan years when she would fawn over him, and almost always wore red because he was said to like women dressed in red.

DFW

(54,218 posts)
13. Now I'm feeling left out that she isn't concerned about me and my age.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:37 PM
Nov 2023

In the last couple of weeks, I had to go to Switzerland Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 28-29), then Belgium Monday, then Paris Tuesday, then Lower Saxony Wednesday, then the Netherlands Thursday, then Spain Friday thru Monday (two days ago), when I got home at 11:00 PM. The only reason I wasn't in Frankfurt yesterday is because they canceled at the last moment.

OK, I'm "only" 71, but if I can handle this, then an exceptional guy not even ten years older can handle Joe Biden's job, and he IS exceptional. Granted, not every guy can handle his job, but not every "older" guy can handle my job, either. The fact is, though, that SOME of us can, and Joe Biden is one of them.

Katinfl

(156 posts)
48. You and me both.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:20 PM
Nov 2023

If I happen to have MSNBC on at noon I immediately change the channel or turn it off. She is so past her prime. Barbara Walters knew when to call it quits. Nothing more pathetic than someone, anyone, who chooses to try to remain relevant when they no longer are. She cannot put a complete sentence together anymore. Time to pack it in Andrea.

Hekate

(90,434 posts)
21. It's time to say it: Andrea Mitchell is a concern troll
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:53 PM
Nov 2023

Last edited Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:24 PM - Edit history (1)

I heard her say that about Biden’s age, and off went the tv.

JoseBalow

(2,200 posts)
28. concern troll
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:28 PM
Nov 2023
Concern trolling involves someone opposing an idea or viewpoint, yet acting like they’re an advocate for the cause. A concern troll offers undermining criticisms under the guise of concern. Their goal is to sabotage the cause being discussed, and to inspire doubt among group members. This occurs in groups rallied around a particular issue, especially in political parties, and the goal of concern trolling is to cause dissent within a community.
https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/concern-troll/

Red Raider 85

(99 posts)
22. MSNBC is barely tolerable; it'll be a lot better with more Rachels and far fewer Andreas!
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 01:59 PM
Nov 2023

Jeebus, move to the LEFT already, MSNBC; CNN and Fox and all the rest are so far to the right why can't we have a decent network telling the TRUTH and shoving the GOP talking points up their asses, instead of hacks like Andrea regurgitating them?

Martin Eden

(12,834 posts)
23. Who has the more concerning mental state: Biden or TFG?
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:06 PM
Nov 2023

Seriously, mental faculties should weigh heavily in Joe's favor.

ffr

(22,661 posts)
31. She's an opinionated has-been in my book after what she did to HRC in 2016
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:33 PM
Nov 2023

She helped carry water for the GOP, all so she could self-promote the idea that HRC unlikable, when HRC had mid-60% approval ratings when she was in elected office (SoS & NY Senator).

I always turn the channel or fast-forward through anything has to say. I'm done with her!

ffr

(22,661 posts)
34. Shouldn't today be the day they discuss how the election was a referendum on Joe Biden's policies?
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 02:38 PM
Nov 2023

Because from here, it certainly looks that way!

aggiesal

(8,895 posts)
46. And since Pendejo45 is also 77 years old, ...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:14 PM
Nov 2023

she can't say the same about Pendejo45, otherwise, she'd be implicating that she's concerned about herself.

nowforever

(297 posts)
51. They've gotten their talking points
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:24 PM
Nov 2023
Wish one was "How can anyone think of voting for a lying fraud of a man who abuses everyone and has the intellect of a disobedient emotionally damaged 7 year old."

rurallib

(62,366 posts)
55. Turned on MSNBC - Mitchell was on with Chuck Todd
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:33 PM
Nov 2023

listened to them bash Biden's age and then mention how "forceful and strong" trump sounds. That was all I could stomach.

W_HAMILTON

(7,824 posts)
60. They should change it from Mandela Effect to Mitchell Effect...
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:43 PM
Nov 2023

...because I swear there's been at least twice where I thought news came out that she was going to retire soon, and yet she still is on TV every freaking day.

I wondered yesterday if higher-ups aren't trying to push her out and she tells them she will be retiring soon and they announce it and then forget about it and she just keeps working, much to most of our displeasure...

Jilly_in_VA

(9,915 posts)
62. Andrea can STFU
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:47 PM
Nov 2023

since she us the SAME AGE as the Slobfather, who suffers from Adderall and cocaine dementia, if not regular dementia. She has no business talking about anyone's age, since she's married to Methuselah and was supposed to retire a year ago, or anyway that's what she said.

Caliman73

(11,719 posts)
64. She isn't concerned about his age. She is concerned about her numbers.
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:48 PM
Nov 2023

I think that this is even worse. She is cynical and wants to stay relevant so she is harping on the "most popular" horse race type questions that the pundits are talking about.

We should collectively, be thinking about, not necessarily age, but physical and cognitive conditions. If there is a politician, say Diane Feinstein at the end, or John Fetterman at the early stages after his stroke, where there is concern, I think that attention needs to be paid.

With President Biden, he was making gaffes when he was in his 40's and 50's. He stutters. He also says things that are at times, inartful. Like when he told President Obama, "This is a big fucking deal" about the ACA. He was certainly right, but he spoke in a manner that was not typical of the Vice President. People made a stink over that.

We have had Presidents, like Reagan, Like Woodrow Wilson, Like John F Kennedy, like Franklin Roosevelt, who were at times, incapacitated by Dementia (Reagan), Stroke (Wilson), Addison's Disease (Kennedy), the effects of Polio (Roosevelt) and we didn't even know about it until After the fact. That is scary.

President Biden is in good health. His policy decisions absolutely show that he has enough control of his faculties that he is effective as the President.

Unlike Trump, who is a complete idiot, no matter what age, President Biden is fit to be President now, and will be fit (barring any emergency) in 2024.

This is, unfortunately and disgustingly, about ratings and relevance. There is no "there, there" except for what the media is trying to create.

Evolve Dammit

(16,681 posts)
66. Helluva question. And Drumpf is three years younger and NOBODY talks about that. Pretty obvious
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 03:51 PM
Nov 2023

who MSM wants and that is a fascist dictator. The real owners know why. WE sure don't.

Warpy

(111,088 posts)
69. Insight has never been that dingbat's strong suit
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 04:01 PM
Nov 2023

and she's far too dense to grasp things like irony.

Maybe just change the channel next time.

Hope22

(1,741 posts)
71. At noon everyone scrambles
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 04:12 PM
Nov 2023

To shut the Cryptkeeper off! Age isn’t her problem, alway searching for a way to dis the Dems is! She is a bag of sadness.

Tribetime

(4,680 posts)
74. It's the elephant in the room
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 04:50 PM
Nov 2023

When I voted for Joe in 2020 no way did I think he would run again because of his age.

turbinetree

(24,679 posts)
77. That's the ticket Andrea........... talk about someone's age.....
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 07:17 PM
Nov 2023

no wonder people don't like you........we get beat up by right wingers because we have social security and medicare, we get beat up when someone has a microphone on and says stupid shit about someone age to score points.......

But you can't even mention how a narcissistic fascist that is fucking 78 for example and is a fucking traitor, that blabbed about top secret information concerning one of the nuclear triads that keep you on the air, you know underwater thingy's called submarines.....ato a card board manufacturing CEO and who knows who else.......

But the question needs to be asked.......can you think that far into your wilderness....................

Nope........

You want top spew something about age, and sit in a chair and bypass everyday items that are suppose to be newsworthy .......nope, you want to spin right wing talking points while making millions of dollars and talk about someones age........because you could have retired when you were 65.............to keep your mouth shut along with that other hack Oodles......................

AllaN01Bear

(17,840 posts)
78. i am concered that the charged and convicted and traitor orange dumpser and traitor
Wed Nov 8, 2023, 07:20 PM
Nov 2023

to the usa is ok to run.

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