As Twitchy told you earlier, Joe Scarborough thinks that Joaquin Castro’s attempt to doxx private citizens who donated to Donald Trump is totally fine because their information is publicly available and anyway, Donald Trump is a racist.
Well, it’s somewhat encouraging to know that Scarborough’s “Morning Joe” cohost Willie Geist isn’t quite as willing to overlook the danger inherent in Castro’s actions. He confronted Castro about it this morning. Evidently Castro was unprepared to be pressed by an anchor at a reliably Democrat-friendly, anti-Trump network, because his defense was a hot mess:
MSNBC calls out @JoaquinCastrotx for posting info about Trump donors in his city.
His defense is first that its all public information…then pivots to well “I didn’t create the graphic.”
He tweeted it! It wasn’t even a retweet! pic.twitter.com/XboCSQjAb0
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 7, 2019
What a piece of work.
If there's nothing wrong about what he did, what's the point of diminishing his responsibility for it? https://t.co/SojZC0YvNw
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) August 7, 2019
Castro is full of crap and he knows it. Just like he knows exactly what he was doing when he tweeted out that list of donors.
“I want them to think twice”
Meaning, you used your large public platform to incite harassment on civilian political opponents to intimidate them into not supporting your opponents.
— Michael Jones (@MichaelJonesAU) August 7, 2019
It was a public record but used to incite hate against Trump supporters.
Democrats do what they accuse.
— G C (@GC36054719) August 7, 2019
Castro is absolute scum.
— JWF (@JammieWF) August 7, 2019
Good on Willie Geist for holding Castro accountable.
Kudos to @WillieGeist ??
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) August 7, 2019
Good job @WillieGeist
— Jason Roberts (@jdr7648) August 7, 2019
Mika and Joe didn’t like Willie doing it either. But he persisted!
— SusanI56 (@suzn1956) August 7, 2019
Kudos to Willie G here while Joe Scarborough supports what was done.
— Brian Sweeney (@BrianSweeneyPSU) August 7, 2019
Shame on his MSNBC colleagues (and NBC News) for failing to do so.