Joe Scarborough has become one of the left’s favorite Republicans – thanks in large part to his time on MSNBC. His friendliness with the left doesn’t mean that he doesn’t drop some truth bombs from time to time… like his most recent rant Monday morning. He had been watching some football on Sunday when he saw five players from the St. Louis Rams walk onto the field with their hands in the air in obvious support of Michael Brown. The display was enough to make Scarborough EXPLODE.
Joe Scarborough: The whole thing in the media, you don’t hear me usually blaming the media for stuff, but it’s been extraordinarily irresponsible over the past several months, and what the media has let pass as narrative, we saw play out yesterday on an NFL football field. Guys came out ‘hands up don’t shoot’ for the St. Louis Rams. Here’s a video of it. And what is so remarkable is they might as welcome out with a flying saucer attached to all of their heads in solidarity of Michael Brown being transported to Venus on a flying saucer, because that happened as much as that happened. That’s according to grand jury testimony. That’s according to witnesses.
They are using his accomplice in the robbery that was with him at the time who also claimed that Michael Brown was shot in the back. And for some reason, the media attaches to these narratives that will stir up further protests. And I gotta say, I just got to a tipping point this weekend.
There’s another story in Cleveland where a young boy tragically was shot dead. Police officers got a 911 call that he was waving a gun scaring the blank out of everybody in this public park. Police officers came up. stopped. Shot the young boy. He was 12 years old. But they had taken off the markings to make it look like a toy gun. It was an actual gun. Do you know what The New York Times put in the caption the video? ‘Police officers shoot child with toy.’ I don’t know exactly who puts those, attaches those, but we are doing such a grave disservice to police officers in this country by pushing a narrative, that they are just going around looking to shoot and kill black people.
And somebody has to tell me, something somebody needs to tell me why Michael Brown has been chosen as the face of black oppression.
Scarborough is 100% right. Completely accurate. Right on the money.
There are inequalities in our nation, our justice system has some problems, but Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin are not the example to use when fighting injustice. If the problem is as bad as the African-American community says (and it may indeed be), there must be better examples – actual examples — of injustice.
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