I really don't know why this raving maniac is still allowed on the air, or why anyone would want to get within twenty feet of him the way he acts morning after morning on MSNBC. Joe Scarborough routinely turns the set of Morning Joe into a hostile work environment for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be appearing on the air with him, but this segment where he's amping up the fake Benghazi outrage to eleven has to be one of the worst I've seen in a long while -- and that's saying a lot for this rotten show.
Here's more from PoliticusUSA: Joe Scarborough Loses His Mind On Air And Bullies Guest Over Benghazi:
The panel was discussing recent emails that were released by the White House, which the right has pointed to as a smoking gun when it comes to Benghazi. For Republicans that have been trying to make this supposed scandal stick, one particular email apparently shows complete and total proof that the White House tried to cover-up the truth about Benghazi. Of course, the email in question is actually one that discusses the administration’s overall foreign policy as it relates to the Middle East and was not a directive to get then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice to mislead the public on the truth about Benghazi, but that hasn’t stopped the media from running with it lately.
Anyway, Scarborough took charge during the discussion and was in full outrage form. After playing a clip of ABC’s Jonathan Karl peppering White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with questions on Wednesday about the email and how it proves that the White House was trying to cover-up what happened in Benghazi for political reasons. Scarborough then went into full-on crazy wingnut mode, claiming that the White House is using ‘doublespeak’ when saying that this email wasn’t about Benghazi as much as it was about the discussion of foreign policy at the time. Frothing at the mouth, Scarborough then threw it to guest Donny Deutsch, who tried to talk about how this email will likely be ‘fool’s gold’ for the Republicans, especially if they try to run on it all the way through 2016. Well, that didn’t sit well with Scarborough [...]
Deutsch trying to bring up the political ramifications down the road regarding the Republicans’ obsession with Benghazi apparently led to Scarborough blowing a gasket, as he ramped up the crazy to 11 and went into full attack mode. For at least a couple of minutes, Scarborough did nothing but yell at Deutsch about how this isn’t about politics but about an administration that is fooling the American people. The fake outrage was strong with Scarborough during this time, as he was spitting, yelling and flinging newspapers everywhere, claiming that the White House feels it can just lie directly to the public and tell them that it is something else. Read on...
As they noted in the rest of their post, there's a good chance that the lot of them didn't even read the emails in full.
I don't know what it's going to take for the Republicans and their allies in the media to finally give their fake Benghazi outrage a rest, but from the looks of it, it's not going to happen any time soon.