Joe Scarborough is speaking out on the Ferguson protests that are continuing this week, and he is finally saying he “can’t take it anymore.” The “Morning Joe” host, featured on the MSNBC News program, says that he as at last made it to a “tipping point” with all of the coverage surrounding the Ferguson shooting, trial, and now demonstrations. News Max reports this Monday, December 1, 2014, that the main point of focus for Scarborough’s anger was the media coverage that is relentlessly harping on the incident.
While he may be open to talking about many topics — “Morning Joe” news host Joe Scarborough — Ferguson is not one issue he wants to hear more about any longer this week. The man took a majority of his show segment to bash all of the ongoing publicity surrounding the Ferguson protest, including the objections themselves. He ultimately believes that the whole U.S. country is putting way too much time and energy into the Michael Brown shooting by police officer (having now resigned) Darren Wilson. It seems that after some St. Louis Rams football players decided to take to the football field with their hands in the air as a peaceful protest of their own, he finally reached the “tipping point.”
“I’m sorry, this Ram thing, this was the final straw for me,” Scarborough stated. “I have sat here quietly and listened to B.S. being spewed all over this network, and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore.”
According to Business 2 Community News, Joe Scarborough thinks the Ferguson protests and ongoing news coverage is painting Michael Brown in the wrong light. The past Republican congressman and current host wants to remind the U.S. public that the 18-year-old black teen reportedly robbed a local convenience store, and then proceeded to “provoke” Darren Wilson, a law enforcement officer. Scarborough noted that his children behaved in the same saw Brown did, they might have ended up in a similar harrowing situation.
Black teen Michael Brown was shot and killed earlier this 2014 as a result of white policeman Darren Wilson firing at him. When it was confirmed that Wilson was not to be indicted by a Missouri grand jury in late December, protests ignited across the U.S. nation, particularly in Ferguson, Missouri. Scarborough acknowledged that the American system, including that of the legal proceedings, may sometimes be set against blacks, particularly young men, he said that Brown should not be a “role model” for anyone.
The Joe Scarborough Ferguson story concludes with the host’s statement in his newscast. He mentioned a significant difference between the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case, calling Zimmerman no more than a common “thug.” “There are so many great people to embrace as heroes in the black community that deciding you’re going to embrace a guy who knocked over a convenience store, and then according to grand jury testimony, acted in ways that would get my children shot … That’s your hero? … That’s the reason you want to burn down black businesses?”
He went on to add, “You know what pisses me off too is I have people around this set all the time,” he said. “They let me say what I say on set and they sit and stare at me, slack-jawed. 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.”