It’s not that the jokes weren’t funny. It’s that they weren’t actually jokes.
OK, there was one. Even with a professional comedian on the panel, only the host, Melissa Harris-Perry, told a joke—a Jewish mother-in-law gag, no less.
The other panelists–well, the crew of the Pueblo looked more relaxed and certainly made their points more effectively.
These MSNBC guests served up meandering word sequences without punch lines, all of which limply mocked—you’ll never guess—white men.
So much for those brave, iconoclastic, ever-so-clever progressives, who insist ad nauseam that on top of everything else, they’re funnier than conservatives, too.