The GOP Clown Car Update for August 17, 2014

Posted: August 17, 2014 in New Post

This week on Episode 306 of the Tim Corrimal Show the clown car award goes to MSNBC’s answer to Elizabeth Hasslehoff, none other than Joe Scarborough. Now, to those of you who are fortunate enough to have never heard of Joe, back in the 90’s he served in the House of Representatives for 14 minutes and then spent 14 years telling everyone about it. For this achievement, MSNBC decided that he should be given 3 hours each morning to sip coffee and berate anyone who disagrees with him. This week, Joe heaped criticism on two real journalists who were arrested by Ferguson paramilitary police for sitting in a McDonald’s eating French fries and typing on their laptops. One of the reporters filmed the incident, sparking harsh criticism from Starbuck Joe:

“Am I a sucker for when the police officer comes in and says, ‘Hey, we need you to move along?’ … for actually listening and moving along, or should I sit there and question him?”

Now, I understand Joe’s confusion here. First, although Mika and the regular panel of court jesters make him think otherwise, Joe’s closest brush with journalism has been reading newspapers in the men’s room stall. Second, he is used to responding to the words “move along”, but usually uttered by his ex-wives, not the police.

Informed of Joe’s comments in a CNN interview, one of the reporters in question had this to say:

“Well, I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting and sipping his Starbucks smugly, I invite him to come and talk to the residents of Ferguson…”

WOAH, THERE!!! Joe? Come into the actual scene of a hot news story and report from the ground? Nope, that is not going to happen unless there is a local Starbuck’s filled with adoring, cheering fans and a very safe distance from people telling anything resembling the truth. NO WAY! Joe will always remain a safe distance from actual reporting, cuddled by Mika and his band of Merry Yes-persons. Ah, the warm feeling of siting behind a cable news desk. Or was that Joe wetting his pants after being scolded by a real reporter?

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