Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, spoke out on the news media’s coverage of the protests in Ferguson, calling it “B.S.”
A frustrated Scarborough said on Monday’s program that “I have sat here quietly and listened to B.S. being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore.”
Noting that Michael Brown had allegedly robbed a convenience store moments before being shot, Scarborough said that using his case was a poor excuse for protesting the U.S. justice system:
There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy that 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?
Scarborough also blasted the St. Louis Rams players who recently expressed solidarity with Ferguson protestors stating: “I’m sorry, this Ram thing, this was the final straw for me.” He also went on to attack guests on his show for agreeing with in in private but refusing to speak out in public:
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. They’re afraid to say anything on the air, even though they know it’s B.S. 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.
Scarborough also stated that a vast majority of American agree with him, stating: “If I’ve offended anybody by saying what I’ve said, trust me, 95 percent 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.”
You can watch the segment, below, courtesy of MSNBC;