03/08/2011 09:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mika Brzezinski, 'Morning Joe' Trash CNN For Treatment Of Kathleen Parker (VIDEO)

Mika Brzezinski had unkind words--and sounds--for CNN on Tuesday's "Morning Joe."

At issue was the network's handling of Kathleen Parker, the conservative columnist who co-hosted "Parker Spitzer" before being ousted by the network in late February after just a few months on the air.

Brzezinski was speaking to Newsweek editor Tina Brown, who is on a publicity campaign for her first issue of the revamped magazine.

"One of your writers in the very first issue is one of my favorite people, Kathleen Parker, has a piece," Brzezinski said.

Brown described the piece, which she said was about Parker being "re-energized as a feminist" by the women involved in the uprisings across the Middle East.

"I can't wait to catch up with her," Brzezisnki said. "I'm so glad to see her emerging on a number of different fronts...we're trying to get her on the show. I'm just, you know, I'm so glad that she's done with that--" she then made a sound which cannot be transcribed but which indicated clear distaste--"that situation wherever she was before--at an unnamed network."

"She was brutalized by her professional experience," Brezizinki's co-host, Mike Barnicle, said. "She was," Brzezinki concurred.


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