Joe Scarborough goes on a moronic tangent about crazy conspiracies and how is “MAGA” friends can’t be convinced to trust the media. During his stupid tirade, the former conservative makes a few references, one being about the death of George Floyd, that was blatantly untrue.
Scarborough said that he begs conservative friends and family to get real information by reading the Wall Street Journal… And the ignorant comment that will comeback to haunt him—I’ll explain why after the video.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: “I talk to friends. I talk to former business partners. I talk — I talk to everybody, and — they — they have a completely different worldview that is completely isolated from fact.
They argue things that are, that, that are, that they picked up on the internet. And you’re exactly right! They’ll go, well, you know, Joe, I just — I don’t really — I don’t watch news anymore, because you — you just don’t know what’s true and what’s — and I try to say, yeah, but you do go to websites that are run by Chinese cults [The Epoch Times]. And you do get Facebook pages that people just make up whole cloth. And that’s your new news source?
And as I say repeatedly to them, read the Wall Street Journal! Like, the Wall Street Journal news section. It’s great reporters, and it’s Murdoch’s newspaper! Ah, they’re, eh, I just don’t know. I say, oh. So you think Murdoch is involved in the deep state? That he’s a left-wing socialist?”
At one point, Mika cited rapper Kanye West as an example of people lying. Fact checkers jumped on West for implying George Floyd was hyped up on fentanyl — and that police officer Derek Chauvin didn’t have his knee on Floyd’s neck. But let’s just isolate the fentanyl. Scarborough said:
“Kanye West is going out, talking about George Floyd being on fentanyl. You know — I guess people thought, Willie, in the age of Trump, that they could say whatever they wanted to say. They could spread whatever lies they wanted to spread.”
So what did the Wall Street Journal report about George Floyd, just take a look:
“The county medical examiner found the cause of death was ‘cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.’ Its autopsy results also indicated heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.”
So now what Joe? I mean… It’s right there in the WSJ, “fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use” were cited by the medical examiner as being part of Floyd’s cause of death. Maybe the WSJ is one of those “Chinese-owned” websites Scarborough warned us about?
Give me a break…
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.