Joe Scarborough apparently “can’t take it anymore.” The host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe went on a 5-minute rant this morning criticizing a pre-game demonstration yesterday in which several St. Louis Rams took the field with their hands held up in solidarity with Ferguson protesters.
“They might as well have come out with a flying saucer attached on all their heads in solidarity of Michael Brown being transported to Venus on a flying saucer,” said Scarborough, “because that happened as much as that happened. And 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.”
He then went on to discuss his frustration with the coverage of a story in which a 12 year old boy with a toy gun was shot and killed by police in Cleveland. Referring to a New York Times video header reading ‘Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shot Boy in 2 Seconds,’ Scarborough said, ”I don’t know exactly who puts those, attaches those, but we’re 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.”