Get the popcorn. On yesterday’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough went off on Michael Brown supporters and the media covering the protests declaring, “I have sat here quietly and listened to BS being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore.”
But it’s this quote from his segment, via Business Insider, that’s the most interesting as Scarborough is accusing his guests of hypocrisy by saying one thing about the protests or ruling on air and another in private:
“You know what pisses me off too is I have people around this set all the time. They let me say what I say on set and they sit and stare at me, slack-jawed,” he said. “They’re afraid to say anything on the air, even though they know it’s BS. People [are] saying one thing when the camera’s on and then saying something completely different when the camera gets turned off, because they’re somehow afraid they’ll be called racist if they tell the truth.”
Video of the entire segment here:
And Scarborough is getting hammered by Brown supporters for his remarks:
Lots of hate out there Joe!
But since he’s gone and accused the guests on his show of basically lying to viewers, isn’t it time for him to name names?
Editor’s note: Mr. Scarborough’s name was initially misspelled in the title of this post. We have corrected the mistake and apologize for the error. Additionally, a brief portion of text was amended for clarity.
Twitchy coverage of Joe Scarborough here.
Twitchy coverage of Ferguson here.