Joe Scarborough- Still an Asshole

Wesley Lowery is quickly becoming my favorite reporter. Here he is responding to Joe Scarborouogh, who earlier chided Lowery for not being more compliant with the cops as they illegally detained him for sitting in a McDonalds:

I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting sipping his Starbucks, smugly. I would invite him to come down and talk to the residents of Ferguson where I’ve been since Monday afternoon having tear gas and rubber bullets shot at me, having mothers and daughters crying, a 19-year-old boy crying — he had to run and pull his 21-year-old sister out from a cloud of tear gas, thinking she was going to die. I invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground. Then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening here.

[…] Let me be clear about this: I have little patience for talking heads. This is too important. This is a community, a community in the United States of America, where are things on fire. This community is on edge. There’s so much happening here, and instead of putting more reporters on the ground we have people like Joe Scarborough running their mouth and have no idea what they’re talking about.

That will leave a mark.

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40 replies
  1. 1
    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    I wish it really would. Lowery was more gracious than I would have been.

  2. 2
    Culture of Truth says:

    where he’s sitting

    trespassing sipping his Starbucks, smugly.

  3. 3
    Kylroy says:

    Y’know, if Machivaelli was running Ferguson, by this point he would have publicly executed both the offending officer and the Chief of Police. The people backing the police here really have no idea how ruthlessly effective rulership actually works.

  4. 4
    Another Holocene Human (now with new computer) says:

    Scarborough’s not a journalist–he’s a pundit. Which is exactly what’s wrong with cable nooz.

  5. 5
    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    Scarborough won’t go. It might mess up his motherfucking hair.

  6. 6
    Botsplainer says:

    I started looking up stuff about the name Anonymous leaked. There’s a rumor afloat that he left his facebook account open a little long and there may be uncomfortable screen grabs of him LOLing.

  7. 7
    Robin G. says:

    @Kylroy: This. The only thing the PD wants to shoot as much as black people is their own foot.

  8. 8
    dmsilev says:

    That will leave a mark.

    Unfortunately, it won’t. Scarborough will either ignore it or laugh it off. Since when has exhibited either a sense of introspection or of shame?

  9. 9
    Patrick says:

    Does anybody know what Joe S’s response was? I don’t know since I wouldn’t be caught dead watching his useless show.

  10. 10
    NotMax says:

    Always wondered if Scarborough has someone on staff to do a sweep though his offices each day for dead interns.

  11. 11
    Botsplainer says:

    Just tried the St Louis County assessor site (property tax rolls are public information, primarily for ease of real estate closings), and it just won’t load. I had no trouble with it earlier in the week on the two police chiefs.

  12. 12
    raven says:

    @Another Holocene Human (now with new computer): He’s a fucking punk is what he is.

  13. 13

    Joe Scarborough- Still an Asshole

    In other news:
    * Water is wet
    * The Pope is Catholic
    * Bears shit in the woods

  14. 14
    Betty Cracker says:

    Scarborough is such a thin-skinned prick; I predict a multi-episode hissy fit over this. Remember when Mika’s dad schooled him that time? He couldn’t let it go, kept returning to it again and again, blustering ignorantly about issues he wasn’t able to address in real time because he never expected to be challenged on his clueless bloviations. It was like seeing the school bully get pantsed on the playground.

  15. 15
    Emma says:

    @Certified Mutant Enemy: And the Sun rises every day. And it will rain in South Florida today. And….

  16. 16
    NotMax says:

    @Botsplainer

    While cannot confirm it as the cause, there have been reports of hackers attacking municipal websites in St. Louis area.

  17. 17
    Thunderbird says:

    @Betty Cracker: I’ve seen about five minutes of MJ once. I’ll never forget the “just fucking kill me now” look on Mika’s face while ol’ Joe just went on and on. What a blowhard.

  18. 18
    raven says:

    @Thunderbird: She gets what she deserves.

  19. 19
    jayboat says:

    @raven:
    Not enough, sadly.

  20. 20
    The Thin Black Duke says:

    @Thunderbird: As long as the checks keep coming, I’m sure Mika doesn’t care.

  21. 21
    Ruckus says:

    That will leave a mark.

    No, no it won’t.
    And that is a big part of the problem. People like Joe have no shame, they can’t be shamed. They are all pride and no shame.

  22. 22
    Procopius says:

    @raven: She gets paid well for it, although not as well as Joe.

  23. 23
    ThresherK says:

    A conservative “coastal elite” gets called out for dissing “flyover country”? By a WaPo scribe?

    There may be 99 proverbial problems about this situation, but it’s good to see this from Lowrey.

  24. 24

    Paraphrasing here, but Joe said “I’m sorry, but if that was my son who was reporting that, I would have told him to do exactly what the officer said, I wouldn’t record it, and I wouldn’t stand around telling them (mocking whiny voice) ‘I need to get my stuff.'”

    At that point I tried to turn off the TV with my cell phone thinking it was the remote, then found the real remote, turned off the TV, and then accused Joe of indecent conduct with barnyard creatures at a level that the dog next door barked.

  25. 25
    AxelFoley says:

    @Patrick:

    Does anybody know what Joe S’s response was? I don’t know since I wouldn’t be caught dead watching his useless show.

    If you were his intern, you might be caught dead in his office, though.

  26. 26
    AxelFoley says:

    @NotMax:

    Always wondered if Scarborough has someone on staff to do a sweep though his offices each day for dead interns.

    Sonuvabitch!

    Ninja’d

  27. 27
    Violet says:

    That will leave a mark.

    Doubt it. Why would Scarborough care?

  28. 28
    rikyrah says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    I remember when he ran off the set after Rachel Maddow clocked his ass on tv. He couldn’t take it. Ran like a little biyotch.

  29. 29
    oaguabonita says:

    @Betty Cracker: . . . or his loser’s running feud w/ Krugman! Hard to recall a public person embarrassing himself (while, apparently, never noticing that fact — he’s that stupid and ignorant [not the same thing!]) quite so thoroughly as that episode.

  30. 30
    Quaker in a Basement says:

    we have people like Joe Scarborough running their mouth and have no idea what they’re talking about

    It’s about time we heard someone in media call out the behavior of one of their own. The press has been too willing to look the other way when people like Scarborough, Dowd, Hannity, blahbla act this way.

  31. 31
    Avattoir says:

    @NotMax: That’s totally inaccurate and scurrilous: it’s at least twice daily, and on weekends if he’s working any of the Sunday talkies, plus a courtesy sweep as his essence enters the loving maw of POLITICO.

  32. 32
    slag says:

    @Mustang Bobby:

    “I’m sorry, but if that was my son who was reporting that, I would have told him to do exactly what the officer said, I wouldn’t record it, and I wouldn’t stand around telling them (mocking whiny voice) ‘I need to get my stuff.’”

    When authority is all about protecting prevailing power structures, JoeScar can’t bow down to it fast enough. That’s why he’s a Republican.

  33. 33
    slag says:

    @oaguabonita: And his ridiculously impotent sniping at Jon Stewart.

  34. 34
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I doubt that it will leave a mark.

    Use a Louisville Slugger to deliver it. THEN it will leave a mark.

    Scarborough the intern killer is utter fucking scum.

  35. 35
    jc says:

    @dmsilev: what you and Ruckus and Violet and Quaker said. It’s hard to make an impression on someone who’s paycheck is contingent on his not getting the point.

  36. 36
    Fred says:

    Few years ago I was visiting my mom and sis. They have the cable and other modern stuff like that. I had been watching Maddow, Olberman and such. When I got up in the morning I put on the TV and watched for a couple minutes. What the Fuck was this creep doing on MY network? The smug SOB should have been on FOX.
    The good people that network has fired and they just let that creaton drone on and on. If I ran that network I’d fire the fool and give the slot to Olberman. He would do it up right.

  37. 37
    kathleen says:

    God keep him safe. A real reporter.

  38. 38
    dmbeaster says:

    @NotMax: Someone should phone in a tip that Joe is hiding a dead intern in his office, and when he predictably blows up at the investigating cops, who then cuff his ass, ask him why he wasn’t more compliant.

  39. 39
    RaflW says:

    This Lowery dude seems awesome.

  40. 40
    My Truth Hurts says:

    This is the same Joe Scarborough who cheered the lawlessness of Clive Bundy? Now he’s all about law and order? Only for black people.

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