Scarborough Says a Naughty Word on MSNBC

Nov 10, 2008  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” anchor Joe Scarborough dropped the f-bomb Monday, provoking a round of stunned you-can’t-say-thats from his on-air coterie.
Speaking from Washington, D.C., Mr. Scarborough was talking about President-elect Obama’s inner circle when he said, “These are good, steady, decent men who don’t go around flipping people off or saying ‘fuck you’ at the top of their lungs.”
He first protested that he was just retelling a story told a short time before by Jay Carney, the Time magazine deputy bureau chief in Washington who was appearing on the show.
“I didn’t use the word,” protested Mr. Carney.
“Ommm, honey,” “Scarborough” sidekick Mika Brzezinski said.
Once he was finally convinced that Mr. Carney’s use of the word had been off-air, whereas his was not, Mr. Scarborough offered “great apologies if I said the word, instead of the letter. My wife is going to kill me when I get home.”
“I’m going to go get some soap,” he said.
After a commercial break, Mr. Scarborough said his apology was aimed at the children he sometimes hears are in his audience and their mothers, but “adults” should get over it.
“Joe made a mistake this morning and apologized to his viewers immediately,” read a statement issued later by MSNBC. “As he noted, the language he used was completely inappropriate.”
An MSNBC spokesman said there is no delay on the news channel’s live programming.


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