Obviously, we have to give credit to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough for boldly taking it to George Takei after the “Star Trek” star noted on Twitter that “bigoted, homophobic Rep. Steve Scalise” was saved by a black lesbian (that would be Special Agent Crystal Griner — black lesbians have names too).
He's fighting for his life right now. What is wrong with you? Until he's out of ICU, why don't you take it up with the Pope. https://t.co/UzmTbjn87N
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 17, 2017
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 17, 2017
Phew … looks like he hasn’t yet.
Even if he’d missed the detail that shooter James T. Hodgkinson had in a letter to the editor called MSNBC’s “Maddow” one of his favorite shows, Scarborough really should have stopped there instead of asking what kind of person would attack a man recovering from a near-fatal gunshot. Never ask a question when you don’t really want to hear the answer:
Who would even think for one second that it is appropriate to attack a man who is fighting for his life after an assassination attempt?
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 17, 2017
You clearly have no idea who your core audience is…. https://t.co/1vgA3K4j3Z
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 17, 2017
It's called "your audience." https://t.co/0Pz7PcaUrc
— (((≠))) (@ThomasHCrown) June 17, 2017
— Brett Burris (@brett_burris) June 17, 2017
He's never met his coworkers I guess
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) June 17, 2017
Oooh… I know! @amyjoyshow would.
— John Suprock (@SoopRock) June 17, 2017
— Sunny Winter (@sunnywintersays) June 17, 2017
Are we talking about the Joy Ann Reid who essentially took Takei’s exact slam (which he likely lifted from Fusion) and then added a list of reasons why an MSNBC-watching psycho might shoot up a ball field full of Republicans?
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) June 17, 2017
"He deserved to die" is the heavy implication https://t.co/jxaLKPkdup
— Michael B Dougherty🍃 (@michaelbd) June 17, 2017
Or maybe, "This might be a good time for him to reexamine his positions on these issues." Funny how your mind went directly where it did.
— Curt Purcell (@curtpurcell) June 17, 2017
Yes, when you're in critical condition is precisely the right time to make amends with the party whose deranged member just shot you. https://t.co/2RpSthfVic
— Michael B Dougherty🍃 (@michaelbd) June 18, 2017
We’d be tempted to stay locked in our dressing rooms at MSNBC too, but Scarborough must know something about his on-air colleagues.
Asks MSNBC host.
— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) June 17, 2017
You mean like your co worker JoyReid?
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) June 17, 2017
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) June 17, 2017
Oh, gee….let me think, typical lefties like the guests on your show and network, perhaps?
— But…Conservatives! (@Gooms) June 17, 2017
Everyone else on your network.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) June 18, 2017
Not management, though; they’re too busy hiring every white conservative in sight to even keep up with current events.
The same people who said Love Trumps Hate.
— Bill Pinson (@mr_majestyk_bp) June 17, 2017
Welcome to the world you helped create.
— Steve Lemson (@SteveLemson) June 17, 2017
Who would attack a man fighting for his life? The judges also would have accepted, “Many of your followers on Twitter.”
How about all the people he wants to unmarry or uninsure?
— Scott Gordon #Resist (@scottrgordon) June 18, 2017
Hope he lives and becomes less of a racist homophobe after being saved by a black lesbian.
— DC Women Kicking Ass (@dcwomenkicknass) June 18, 2017
That, again, would be Crystal Griner … better known to progressives as “the black lesbian.”
— UniteWomen.Org® NY (@UniteWomenOrgNY) June 18, 2017
The election was a referendum on decency and decency lost, so don't be surprised when people start to lose their shit.
— Whitney Nicole (@WhitKors) June 17, 2017
Because the law he whipped his party in line to vote for the AHCA is a death sentence for millions of Americans. If they got shot they'd die
— Bo DePaul (@BoDePaul) June 17, 2017
Because he's a white supremacist trying to kill millions of Americans by taking their healthcare.
— Sinjun Balabanoff (@SBalabanoff) June 17, 2017
Is it attacking when you point out that Karma caught up with a clown that voted to allow the mentally ill to buy guns?
— The Anti-Trump (@TheAntiTrump7) June 17, 2017
Gee I don't know – how about if the policies he supports will lead to lots of other deaths? Fuck him!
— cwazywabbit (@cwazywabbit) June 18, 2017
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Mark Ruffalo seeks help in stopping MSNBC’s white conservative hiring spree https://t.co/WhkhX6qpUw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 13, 2017