Agree 100%. Willie is great in the morning. I don't need yelling and bragging and whining and sighing, and it's interesting Willie has no trouble pronouncing people's names, their titles, etc. This is the first time since the twins were both gone last time that I've watched the whole show. I like replaying the Swan interview, it's important that people see how an interview of this type can be conducted, there's push back, and it highlights the obvious in more than the shouting matches at the briefings. Swan makes a point of not berating Trump in his interviews on the various channels, then he doesn't come off as having an ax to grind.
I'm tweeting at MSNBC how much better the show was. Joe & Mika have been gone more than they've been on air the last few weeks. Joe was off 2 weeks, then again most of last week, and now she's gone, and he's gone. Good. Stay away.
I guess we are stuck with boxes since we can't have 3 or 4 people around the desk. Sometimes the other shows have 2 or 3 along the side of the screen. I will say I don't know why Barnicle is still on. He's as useless as Joe & Mika.