Joe Scarborough said it was "beneath contempt" for news organizations to go through Trayvon Martin's social media. Note to Joe: It's called social media for a reason. Users shouldn't make their accounts public if they don't want them read. In addition, Joe, since you want to label George Zimmerman "unhinged" without ever having talked to the man, perhaps you shouldn't be surprised when others crop up who will do the same to Trayvon. Want to know who's beneath contempt, Joe? You.

Emasculated, pretend-conservative Joe Scarborough can’t help himself when it comes to lecturing the right. He seems to have made it his mission in life to become the self-anointed, finger-wagging mother hen for the conservative movement. The death of Trayvon Martin has offered him another opportunity to scold conservatives and rack up brownie points with his liberal friends—and he’s taken it:

This has everything to do with a guy that’s trying to play security cop who was unhinged, who chased down and shot a 17-year-old kid, armed with Skittles and iced tea.'”

“And yet, some of these guys on the right are jumping in with both feet on the far right. They should listen to the National Review when wise conservative thinkers—and not take this up as a cause. But they are and they are trashing Trayvon Martin. It’s disgusting,” an appalled Scarborough said.

“This is really—I mean, I wonder if some of these people that are attacking him would like their children’s social media pages gone through. This is beneath contempt. And we’ve talked about this before. This is beneath contempt. And these people on the right, far right, are being fools to try to make this a political issue,” Scarborough said.

Question: Why does Joe focus all of his energy scolding the right when it was an MSNBC coworker, Karen Finney, who out of the box was blaming Trayvon’s murder on conservatives? It was liberal Spike Lee who directed his 250,000 Twitter followers to the house of…and elderly couple, in his disgusting blood-lust fueled dismissal of the rule of law. Over and over again Joe uses his time in front of the camera not to swing his intellectual sword at soldiers on the left who poison political discourse, but at his allies on the right. (Note: it’s a small sword, not a broadsword.) What makes things worse is that the activities he finds “beneath contempt” usually aren’t.

Joe doesn’t want people looking at Trayvon’s “social media.” Note to Joe: If it was a public account, perhaps Trayvon shouldn’t have put it out there for the entire world to see. In addition, if Joe Scarborough wants to go around mocking George Zimmerman as a wannabe security cop who was “unhinged,” then perhaps the world should see if Trayvon Martin was a wannabe “gangsta” who might do something unhinged (i.e., cold-cock a neighborhood watchman who was following him). It’s the Joe Scarborough’s of the world who want to hang George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. They pour gasoline on the fire, and then they get upset when others join in.

The media created a portrayal of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that would encourage people to act like lemmings. The media isn’t measured in their response, and then they want to blame the public when the lowest common denominator takes their marching orders.

Do you know what’s “beneath contempt”, Joe? You and your media-elite friends, inflaming the public with your coverage and then absolving yourself of any culpability when things get out of hand. Spend a little more time in your make-up chair and miss a segment or two. The American people will be better off.


    1. The guy is toxic. Everywhere he goes he burns bridges. You’d think it would dawn on him at a certain point, but no.

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