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I'm watching "Morning Joe" on MSNBC with the discussion focusing on the Super PAC ad featuring the guy laid off when Bain bought his plant and how his wife died. Joe Scarborough chimes in with a rant about what he'd do if some husband accused him of killing his wife.

Nobody at the round table wanted to open their mouths for fear of spitting out their Starbucks coffee. But you can smell that someone wanted to chime in with "Lori Klausutis was married."

Back in 2001, Lori Klausutis turned up dead in Joe's Florida office shortly after he had resigned from Congress. How she died is still a mystery. But there are what seems to be hundreds of postings on the internet that hint that Scarborough had something to do with her death.  

So why couldn't Joe share what it's like to be a man accused of murder by his detractors? Why couldn't Joe have said, "Do you want to know what it's like to be the target of such vile rumors? Let me explain." But he didn't. He acted like he had never been a man who had a woman turn up dead in his office and rumors swirl.

We often discuss "teachable moments," but this could have been a "preachable moment" so that Joe would speak as someone in that position. That would be too much to expect from a guy who has mastered at being a TV phoney who can't expose anything that sensitive.

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  •  Where are you watching this? it's 5:41 am here in (0+ / 0-)

    EST, and I"m waiting for it to come on in 20 minutes?   First Look is still on with Willie Geist.

    I wasn't aware of Joe's past.  

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 02:42:37 AM PDT

  •  How are you posting this from yesterday morning? (0+ / 0-)

    Are you talking about yesterday's show?  I only caught the tail end of that one.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 02:50:49 AM PDT

  •  I can't watch Morning Blow (0+ / 0-)

    anymore.  He is the living example of blow hard buffoon.  I get embarrassed for him as a fellow human being and have to turn the channel.

    "The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." - Flannery O'Conner

    by Dixiedemocrat on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 03:28:25 AM PDT

    •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

      And I just got to see Zoraida Sambolin take on someone from NOM! What's happening to the media?! Are they growing some cojones?

      “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

      by minglewood on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 04:04:35 AM PDT

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  •  You know... (0+ / 0-)
    Back in 2001, Lori Klausutis turned up dead in Joe's Florida office shortly after he had resigned from Congress. How she died is still a mystery. But there are what seems to be hundreds of postings on the internet that hint that Scarborough had something to do with her death.
     

    Those hundreds of postings are dwarfed by the number of postings hinting that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.  

    In other words, why should he give a bunch of crackpots any more attention than they deserve?

  •  Really? (1+ / 0-)
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    Nobody at the round table wanted to open their mouths for fear of spitting out their Starbucks coffee. But you can smell that someone wanted to chime in with "Lori Klausutis was married."
    I guess KOS was not there!

    "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room." - President Merkin Muffley

    by Farkletoo on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 04:43:47 AM PDT

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