Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, lost his fuse Monday morning.
.@JazzShaw I told the truth.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) December 1, 2014
Scarborough claims that he was telling the truth in regards to his feelings about the “BS” news that is being broadcasted on television.
After the latest stunt pulled by the St. Louis Rams before their game Sunday– protesting the Michael Brown incident by putting their ‘hands up,’Scarborough made his opinion on the matter well-known. In relation to the media coverage of the Ferguson protests, Scarborough said on the show:
“I’m sorry, this Ram thing, this was the final straw for me. 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.
Scarborough is not convinced that the fact that there was no indictment brought forth to Officer Darren Wilson is an example of discrimination in the court system– although Scarborough does not necessarily disagree with the protesters that there is some sort of racial discrimination against young black men in the justice system. He also referenced the fact that Brown had allegedly robbed a convenience store and charged at Officer Wilson before being shot. He asked his viewers on the show yesterday morning:
“There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy who knocked over a convenience store, and then according to grand jury testimony, acted in ways that would get my children shot … that’s your hero? That’s the reason you want to burn down black businesses?”
But Scarborough didn’t stop there– truly hitting his tipping point.
Interrupting his fellow co-hosts to continue venting, he addressed the notion that people agree with him in private, but refuse to support him while on air– as well as preemptively dismissing any criticism he will receive.
Scarborough finished by saying:
“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.”
“If I’ve offended anybody offended anybody by saying what I’ve said, trust me, 95% of America thinks just like me. Just because there are cowards that won’t say that on TV — that’s your problem, it’s not mine.”
Watch Scarborough’s rant that was aired on live television!
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