I agree that Joy and the panel were falling all over themselves to speak kindly to the Drumpf supporter (who insisted she's an independent). Apparently she thinks Drumpf has promised her a tax cut, and therefore nothing else matters. And indeed, she was polite and respectful in return. Nobody cut anyone off or yelled across a table.
Two general complaints about MSNBC opinion shows: why are they always so pressed for time? It's not like they're going to cause the Heidi Bowl by cutting into something scheduled later. Joy today rightly pushed back whatever she had scheduled for later in her show so she could extend the conversation. This almost never happens and almost every interview I see in MSNBC prime time results in little more than a few sound bites where the guest either says yep, you're right, or nope, don't agree, and the guests are shuffled off. If you need more time, schedule fewer guests and fewer segments. Very often CH/Rachel/LOD repeat the same points anyway. You can see what a difference not rushing makes when they don't do it--look at how well Rachel did when she had a full hour to interview KAC. Look how much better this panel did today when they had enough time to have a real discussion. Second point: I am totally sick of MSNBC program flow--segment--commercials--come back with 30 second teaser with the host so you think they're back--commercials--come back with 60 second teaser for something unrelated to the first teaser--commercials--eventually come back to what they originally teased. I've gotten to the point where I record the prime time shows and watch them an hour later just to get through that. Oh, and I hate the sound effect they make when Rachel goes to commercial, something like papers or a deck of cards being shuffled.
One more bitch: yesterday, I think it was on MTP, they ran several minutes of silent live video of a Drumpf rally with Drumpf and Giuliani in the larger part of a split screen while the panel in the smaller screen talked about something completely unrelated. Why bother to show the rally with the sound off? Either show it as it is or don't show it at all. If it's a test to see who lip reads, maybe, but otherwise what's the point???