For the second day in a row, an incensed Joe Scarborough excoriated left-wing race-baiters for using the ‘hands up’ gesture to protest the Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting. On the Tuesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the frustrated host said, “that’s cool to suggest that St. Louis police officers in the town – probably a lot who go to the games and watch the games – that’s cool for them to suggest that St. Louis cops shoot young black men who had their hands up in the air, when we know that that was a lie?” It’s a lie. And what was that gesture on Capitol Hill? More people like going, ‘It doesn’t matter whether it’s the truth or not, I’m going to suggest cops shoot people with their hands up in the air.’ What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with these elected officials? They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot him with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they are doing this on that Capitol floor?”
Scarborough took heat from the left for his rant, yesterday, via Twitchy: Tweeters angry at MSNBC’s ‘stupida*s’ Joe Scarobrough over ‘racist rant’ at Ferguson protesters, media
Get the popcorn. On yesterday’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough went off on Michael Brown supporters and the media covering the protests declaring, “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.”
But it’s this quote from his segment, via Business Insider, that’s the most interesting as Scarborough is accusing his guests of hypocrisy by saying one thing about the protests, ruling on air and another in private:
“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.”
One of those people might be Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who wouldn’t admit that Michael Brown didn’t have his arms up no matter how hard Scarborough tried to pry the truth out of him.
Mediaite: MSNBC ‘Hands Up’ Segment with Eugene Robinson Gets Awkward:
“I don’t believe there’s anything in the record, certainly not in the forensic evidence, that precludes the possibility that he had his hands up at some point when he was approaching the officer,” Robinson said.
“That’s an awfully low standard,” cohost Joe Scarborough replied. “There’s also no evidence that doesn’t suggest a flying saucer from Venus swooped over all of them. There’s no evidence that it’s precluded, Gene. I’m not being difficult. I’m just saying the truth actually does matter.”
Gateway Pundit: Update: 20,000 Support Boycott Rams Page After ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Stunt:
On Monday a Boycott the Rams Facebook page was launched.
The page now has 20,000 supporters.
The Missouri Torch: Nixon’s Failure to Lead a “Deep, Deep Disgrace”:
Inquiring minds want to know: why were the National Guard not deployed to Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Wilson? Where was Governor Nixon while the town burned? There are no good answers.
Moral of the story: Democrats can not be trusted to handle any crisis competently.
Gateway Pundit: Local Officials Are Investigating if Mike Brown’s Step-Father Incited Riot:
At least 18 businesses were torched to the ground and several more were looting and vandalized.
Now authorities are investigating whether to indict Louis Head for inciting a riot.
Authorities are investigating whether Michael Brown’s stepfather intended to incite a riot last week when he urged a crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, to “Burn this bitch down” after the grand jury’s decision was announced, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.
No charges have been filed against Louis Head in the incident, but police have interviewed people who know Head and who were with him November 24, the day a prosecutor announced that Officer Darren Wilson (who has since resigned) would not be indicted in the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Police Chief Tom Jackson said.
The Conversation: Eyewitness: Before St. Louis Hammer Attack, ‘Black People’ Ran Up And Down Street Yelling, ‘Kill The White People’
At the beginning of the one minute video, the woman who recorded the scene, expressed her profound and at times profane disgust with what had just happened in her neighborhood.
“Arrest them all,” she sneered. “F*ck this sh*t.”
At the 45-second mark, she said, “And, of course, it’s a white kid, right after black people running up and down the street saying, ‘Eff the white people, kill the white people.’ This is what we have.”
Conservative Treehouse: Saint Louis Officials Blame Victim Zemir Begic For His Own Brutal Murder: “We think it was wrong place, wrong time”…
In response to the attack, a spokesperson for the Saint Louis police department released the following statement:
“We think it was wrong place, wrong time,” police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said.
Whoa, apparently, there are rules for safe transit in Saint Louis which both victims, Mr Dzananovic and Mr. Begic, violated. Hence, they subjected themselves to the “wrong place, wrong time” murder
The RightScoop: Newt on Ferguson: “Obama should be saying to people, ‘don’t rob stores and don’t disobey police'”:
Newt told Wolf Blitzer today that Obama shouldn’t go meet with the Michael Brown family and that he’s not being honest about what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson. He says that what Obama should be telling people is not to rob stores, not to push around store clerks have your size and not to disobey police.
Minister’s Explosive Video On Ferguson Resurface Amid Latest Protests:
It’s disgusting, the Minister told Neil Cavuto. “What we’re doing is glorifying ignorance.”