Via Jossip, a bad morning turns worse as our heroine gamely endures a roundtable about how to handle things the Bernie Goetz way:

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was mugged outside a well-known Washington hotel while waiting for a car to pick her up for the 6 a.m. broadcast of the show she co-hosts with Joe Scarborough, “Morning Joe.”…

Mrs. Brzezinski said she was embarrassed and didn’t want him to tell viewers about the experience, but he detailed the mugging and complained the bell desk should have been paying attention.

“A guy walks across the street straight for her,” Mr. Scarborough said, adding the hotel should “at least police five feet outside their own doors.” Mrs. Brzezinski said she gave the mugger the $6 in cash she had with her, adding that he asked her for $20 and said something along the lines of “Give me money and nothing will happen.”

Just by coincidence, their special guest this morning? D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. Awesome.