Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough criticized Fox News host Sean Hannity and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over their attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller.
After running video clips of a Hannity segment named “Mueller Crime Family,” Scarborough said, “It’s beneath contempt. Sean Hannity is a desperate, desperate man. Desperately defending a desperate, desperate president.”
He continued, “Sean Hannity has a show that Shep Smith and the rest of the news people at Fox News consider to be a joke. They call it fake news, they call it entertainment. And that’s fine if people want to be entertained that way at night. People watch the Kardashians, too. But when you have people at Fox News saying that’s not really news, that’s entertainment, it is. It’s just trash, though. The fact that he is entertained and the fact that other people are entertained, by trashing a hero in Vietnam. By trashing a man that’s guided America through 9/11, a man that’s dedicated his entire life to protecting Americans at home and abroad, is beneath contempt. And it shows how desperate they all are.”
Scarborough then criticized Gingrich who was a guest on the show saying, “And it’s the same thing with Newt Gingrich. I don’t know exactly what Newt Gingrich is getting out of this. Newt Gingrich skips the Vietnam War. Robert Mueller goes there and serves admirably. And Newt Gingrich is comparing a war hero and a man who is dedicated his entire life to protecting the U.S. Constitution, to Stalin?”
He continued, “For Newt Gingrich to shame himself, for Newt Gingrich to disgrace himself, for Newt Gingrich to humiliate himself, for Newt Gingrich to lay waste to his legacy, by comparing a Vietnam War hero, who is dedicated his entire life to protecting the U.S. Constitution of Americans. To compare Bob Mueller to Joseph Stalin, the most evil man of the 20th century? Shows you how contemptible Newt Gingrich is as a man. And shows you how desperate he and everything else involved in this wretched exercise are, that now they understand that 70 percent of Americans want the Mueller investigation to be completed.”
He added, “Sadly, it is the sign of just how low people will go to denigrate themselves and forever sully their historical reputation by defending the indefensible. Donald Trump once again proves, that no one around him leaves without a sullied and tarnished reputation.”
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