Joe Scarborough is not moved by the two reporters arrested in Ferguson, Mo.
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested at a McDonald’s Wednesday evening. Video shows Lowery questioning why armed SWAT teams had come into the fast food restaurant and insisted everyone leave the premises.
During a Morning Joe discussion of the arrests, Scarborough said if it were his own son, he’d scold him for having not moved after the police told him to do so.
Channeling his best Sean Hannity impression, the MSNBC host continued:
I’ve been in places where police officers have said, “You know what, this is cordoned off, you guys need to move along.” And you know what I do? I go, “Yes, sir,” or “Yes, ma’am.” I don’t sit there and have the debate and film the police officer, unless I want to get on TV and have people talk about me the next day.
“I am sure I am just the worst person in the world for saying this,” he added.
New York Times reporter Nick Confessore noted that there were no riots outside that McDonald’s at the time. “What was the rush to get them out of there?” he asked.
Watch below, via MSNBC:
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