Joe Scarborough has crowned himself King of All Truth and Light coming from Ferguson, Missouri. In addition to ranting about Rams players' 'hands-up' gesture and how he knows it was based on lies, he proclaimed that he is right, because "95 percent of Americans agree with him."
Lucky me, to be in the 5 percent class! We're the ones who actually understand what a Grand Jury is, what their decision means, and how they were lied to by the prosecutors in order to arrive at that decision. That's before we get to Darren Wilson's testimony, which reads like a pre-teen's attempt to write a superhero comic.
"The cops have every reason to be pissed off this morning," Scarborough said. He argued that the five players on the St. Louis Rams who raised their arms in solidarity with Ferguson on Sunday based their gesture on "lies" that contradicted findings of a grand jury investigation.
The morning show host compared Brown to George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in 2012 and who Scarborough said was a "thug."
The show's self-designated liberal panelist and former ad man Donny Deutsch stepped in to register his full agreement with Scarborough.
"I'm a little left of center. You're a little right of center. You say potato. I say potato," Deutsch began. "I could not agree with every word you said more passionately."
"It's not a black-white situation. It's a thug-police officer situation," said Deutsch, beginning to chuckle.
When Twitter started blowing out with objections to Scarborough's arrogance, he tweeted this:
The word 'uppity' is the perfect description of his attitude there.
Can I just take a moment to register my anger at a bunch of privileged rich white guys sitting around a table shitting on every poor black kid out there who has the unfortunate luck to dare to walk around in a hoodie or jaywalk?
One of the two people they're joking about is dead, for God's sake, and they're cracking jokes about thugs, while nodding solemnly in agreement over the fact that Mike Brown would be alive today if he weren't black, unarmed, and a big guy.
If it makes me this angry, how do you suppose it makes black people who endure this kind of profiling every damned day?
Screw Scarborough and his gang. That show should be cancelled, and when it is, I'm going to be one of the first to step up and declare that he deserved it, and 95% of America agrees with me.