Scarborough Defends Fox from Obama: When Have They Ever Called the Poor Lazy?

One day after President Barack Obama criticized Fox News for portraying the poor as lazy leeches during a poverty forum at Georgetown University, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough called out Obama for an “embarrassing” level arrogance and hypocrisy.

“Saying that Roger Ailes’ network calls people leeches, sponges, and lazy, at a summit that’s supposed to bring both sides together on poverty, is stunning to me,” Scarborough said.

“Have you ever heard that on Fox News?” Scarborough asked the table. “Has anybody ever heard that on Fox News?”

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“I don’t really watch,” co-host Mika Brzezinski replied, as the panel agreed that such sentiments could definitely be heard on conservative talk radio if nothing else.

Scarborough went on to critique Obama for declaring himself the “sole arbiter” of right and wrong. “The arrogance of it all is staggering,” he said. “That’s such an illuminating moment in this presidency — I’m a little embarrassed for him.”

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