MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Denounces Glenn Beck’s Right-Wing ‘Hatred’

September 23, 2009

(ChattahBox)—“I don’t care if right-wing nuts get upset with me, that’s just the reality,” said Joe Scarborough on Tuesday during his MSNBC show, Morning Joe, referring to his new efforts to denounce the right-wing rhetoric of hate, racial animus and conspiracy theories peddled to the American public by media personalities like, Fox News’ Glenn Beck.

Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman, is certainly not known for his progressive views, but he is so incensed at the dangerous levels of hatred and fear-mongering predominating the conservative right-wing, that he is instituting a “conservative honor roll” to reward GOP politicians who denounce it.

Scarborugh served in Congress during the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, caried out by right-wing extremist Timothy McVeigh. “You cannot stir up things that could have very deadly consequences. I was in congress in 1995, I know where this can end,” said Scarbrough on his program.

Since the election of our nation’s first black President, the rhetoric of the right-wing has become unhinged, with smears of Socialism, Facism, Communism and Marxism lodged against President Obama.

Scarborugh said he expects Republican leaders to denounce the mindless and dangerous hatred, or risk owning it, in the event some deranged right-winger commits an act of violence because of it.

“I’m talking to you Mitt Romney, and I’m talking to anybody who wants to be president in 2012 — you need to call out this type of hatred. Because it always blows up in your face,” said the MSNBC host.

Scarborough reserved his harshest criticism for Fox News’ Glenn Beck. Beck airs a nightly show filled with over-the-top rhetoric of hatred, race baiting and bizarre conspiracy theories. Beck recently lost dozens of advertisers when he said Obama was a “racist”, who “has a deep seated hatred of white people.”

“You cannot say that the President of the United States … hates all white people. You cannot call the President of the United States a racist. You cannot wallow in conspiracy theories — as [Beck] did for about a month — suggesting that FEMA might be setting up concentration camps and going on Fox & Friends and saying. ‘I can’t disprove it.’ … You can’t stir up that type of hatred … and then say, ‘Oh, I’m just a rodeo clown,'” said Scarborough on his program.

Let’s see who makes Scarborough’s honor roll. Most Republican leaders have been unwilling to denounce the hateful and violent rhetoric coming from their party, for fear of alienating their base supporters.

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10 Responses to “MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Denounces Glenn Beck’s Right-Wing ‘Hatred’”

  1. Jon-in-CA on September 23rd, 2009 12:55 pm

    What???

    An MSNBC commentator said something uncomplimentary about Glenn Beck???

    NOOOOOO – I can’t be true!!!

    (eyes rolling)

    It’s called p-nis envy, Joe. GB has 3-4+ million people tuning into his radio & TV program. You have…300,000 on a good day???

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  3. Old Man Dotes on September 23rd, 2009 4:30 pm

    @Jon-in-CA: Quantity is not the same as quality. Even advertisers know that. 4 million “trailer trash” listeners with essentially zero disposable income, versus 300,000 upper-middle-class people with a couple of grand to spend after the bills are paid.

    Which audience is more valuable to, say, Dyson, or Best Buy?

    And which host will be remembered in the future as having contributed something positive to Humanity? Walter Winchell and Walter Cronkite were widely respected while they lived and never said anything even remotely like Beck’s continuous steam of hate speech and mindless conspiracy-theorist rhetoric. They are still remembered and respected. When Beck is dead and gone, he may be remembered – after all, we still remember Hermann Goerring – but he’ll never be respected, or held up as a good example

  4. Jon-in-CA on September 23rd, 2009 8:31 pm

    Old Man says,

    “Quantity is not the same as quality.”

    Spoken like an NPR spoon-fed liberal. Of COURSE you’ll suggest Glenn Beck’s audience consists of “trailer-trash” – why else would anyone listen to Glenn Beck.

    Keep up the arrogance. It matches quite nicely with your esteemed leader, Obama.

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