Former NBC/CNN Reporter Sparks Outrage by Insulting Dinner Guests as ‘MAGAts’ Over Political Differences


Matt Lauer, at the heights of his fame and infamy, was at his peak during a storm that hit the northeastern United States 19 years ago. Lauer was hosting the Today Show when he cut to Michelle Kosinski, a reporter on the field who was performing a “live shot”. She was reporting from Wayne, New Jersey on the storm. Kosinski may have been looking for a stolen Emmy or valor, or perhaps she was lacking self-awareness. In any case, the picture showed Kosinski paddling a canoe. The rest of the story became an internet legend.

Kosinski said:

“Good morning. Well, we’re getting a respite from the rain today but not from the flooding …”

Just as she said “flooding” two men walked through her live shot. The water was ankle-deep. Oops. She looked ridiculous. When the Today hosts lit her up for the absurd optics and her blown Emmy moment, she claimed she wasn’t allowed to canoe into deeper water for fear of drifting away. She said that as she drifted away from the camera.

The shot was meant to evoke a sense of apocalyptic dread, but instead, it made both her and NBC appear ridiculous.

Kosinski went to CNN but this “reporting” did not win an Emmy. She won an Emmy for her coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election, but not for this flood reporting.

Anyway, Kosinski left CNN in 2017. She didn’t have to pretend that she was a partisan hack anymore. Kosinski is against MAGA, aka anyone who doesn’t agree with her. She does not hide this.

Recently, she hosted a dinner with her Retired Banker and Trust Fund Husband Kimbell Duncan. Several couples were invited. Kosinski claims that the conversation turned nasty. She tells how a couple with Ivy League education revealed they were “MAGA.” Not exactly, but she assumed that was the case. Kosinski says the conversation veered into politics after the couple said they would not allow their children to apply to these schools.

We mocked her smugness and her disdain for anything outside her mental circle.

Kosinski seemed very clear that vigilance was the watchword. MAGAs are everywhere and are seemingly normal people. But behind that glass of Chardonnay, they are waiting for the moment when they can force you into the back of a pickup, jam a red hat on your head, make you eat beef jerky or something, and possibly read to you from the Gospel of John.

Kosinski called her (then very unwelcomed) guests “MAGAts” in the middle of a rant.

She continued:

When discussing climate change, another “crew” of MAGAts used air quotes. Kosinski was not done. She says that the MAGAts who were formerly unwanted took “seething anger” when she mentioned to her friend what damage Trump did. Kosinski claimed that the MAGAts stopped talking because:

“They [would have been] eviscerated for all idiotic points, particularly on the economy.”

I imagine Kosinski would have asked the hired helpers to clean the room as she and her spouse retired to the sitting room. Kosinski’s well-trained nasally voice was dripping in venomous contempt, intellectual superiority, and superiority.

“OOooohhh my Gaaad Kimbell, we had dinner with MAGAts…we must fumigate the dining area before we set foot in there again! Let’s use the guest house until it’s done.”

Kimbell: “Oh yes, pumpkin, let’s…”

Kosinski continued to attack “MAGAts” for the next two weeks, claiming they were closed-minded and violent.

What is the likelihood that Kosinski, her husband, and banker/trust-fund manager are on the same page as everyday Americans? Zero point zero.

She bought a home in Coral Gables for $5.3 million, four years after she almost drowned due to floodwaters in New Jersey. For $5.3 million, she bought a 12,000 sq. Four years later, she sold it for an increase of only $1.8 million. She sold her $7,03 million house so she and her Trust Fund Husband can stretch their legs. I don’t know where Michelle and Kimbell now live. She is not living with “poors”, as she used to call them, in her old neighborhood. Her old house is only worth $12.9million. Twelve thousand square feet is “unwashed mass”.

What are the chances that Kimbell or Michelle brought groceries from Costco for their nightmare-with-the-MAGAts dinner party? She has no idea how much butter, or any other staples might cost. Her wine isn’t store-bought, it’s shipped to Mr. and Mrs. Banker and stored in their temperature-controlled wine cellar. Shopping is “common man.”

Kosinski is full of contempt towards anyone who disagrees with her. She didn’t develop her hatred for those who disagreed with her after CNN dropped her. It’s not the Fourth Estate at the forefront of truth-telling; it’s actually the Fifth Column. Kosinskis abound among the working reporters at NBC CNN and WaPo to name just three. They hate you.

Even if you hate legacy media, it might not be enough.