In a previous blog I pointed out that, however low class and immature Donald Trump’s tweet about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski was, they have no right to complain, since they’ve engaged in a torrent of vicious personal attacks against him for weeks. You keep crapping on someone, eventually they’re going to crap back.
In that blog, I also mentioned that Scarborough and Brzezinski have allowed their guests to go after Mr. Trump in a similar manner.
Well, via Mark Finkelstein’s post at legalinsurrection.com, is the transcript of dialogue on this morning’s show, “featuring” that classy, high-minded regular visitor to the “Morning Joe” show, Donnie Deutsch:
DEUTSCH: First of all, he picked the wrong schoolyard to come into, I have to tell you this. I’m not an employee of NBC so I can, I’m going to go thug here, okay?
I’m sorry. Because Mika’s a friend of ours, she’s a good woman, she’s a great mom and he’s a pig. He’s a vulgar pig. And I find what’s ironic about it. Michelle Obama says when they go high, I mean, when they go low, we go. When he goes low, I’m going low. You guys will take the high road, I’m going to take the low road.
He’s physically disgusting to look at. I mean, that’s what I find ironic about the way he always starts to go after other people’s physical attributes. So, beyond the fact he’s obviously not well, and Joe and Mika have a great column on it, he’s clearly, forget, the obvious misogynism, the obvious vulgarity, the obvious stupidity, he’s not mentally okay. This is a man with nuclear codes, we have to start paying attention to it, and he’s disgusting to look at. I know, everybody’s going to say —
KATTY KAY: That is irrelevant —
ELISE JORDAN: — on so many levels.
DEUTSCH: No, no: let me tell you why it’s not irrelevant. Enough is enough! Enough is enough with this disgusting, vulgar man. And to talk about women that way and the irony is that — you physically look like you do — beyond the stupidity of it, you’re a pig, you are a bully and you are doing disgusting things to this country.
WILLIE: But, Donny, doesn’t it lower, again, the discourse to say what you said about his physical appearance?
DEUTSCH: Yes, for me, yes. You know what? It absolutely does. And maybe it’s time that we all stop tippy-toeing. I’m taking the low ground here. You know what? He goes after a woman that way. he goes after a friend that way. He is a vulgar human being. He’s vulgar to look at. He’s disgusting the way he behaves himself as the president. And I’m sorry. I probably won’t be on this show again.
Don’t you just love those “Gee, you really shouldn’t say that” rejoinders? As sincere as a Christmas card from a bank.
And not one word, even an ineffectual word, from Scarborough or Brzezinski.
They have nothing to complain about.