Homophobia on Display from Joe Scarborough

Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough’s co-host on Morning Joe (sponsored by Starbucks) cut him short (she’s the smart one), but yeah.

0:54

SCARBOROUGH: It’s a bit dainty, I’m just going to say it.

This probably wouldn’t be that big a deal if it weren’t for Scarborough’s history on this kind of thing. From March 31, 2008, after then-Candidate Obama went bowling at a campaign stop:

(I decided not to catalog all the times Scarborough said “Wheee!”)

0:00

SCARBOROUGH: You know, Willie, the thing is, Americans want their president, if it’s a man, to be a real man.

0:46

SCARBOROUGH: You get 150, you’re a man —

BRZEZINSKI: OK.

SCARBOROUGH: — or a good woman.

1:03

SCARBOROUGH: Baby, if you go to Altoona, Pennsylvania, on a Saturday night and you’re going to try to bowl — Oh, that’s so dainty. Ugh.

1:57

FORD: He probably shouldn’t do that again, but I tell you, it showed a human side to him. I mean, it showed a very humble side to him.

SCARBOROUGH: Well, yeah, yeah, yeah.

BRZEZINSKI: He is a politician.

SCARBOROUGH: A very human side? A prissy side.

Why is it homophobic? Because “dainty”, “prissy”, and “not a real man” are just standards-approved versions of “fuckin’ faggot.”

(Thanks to Media Matters for the heads up.)


Update: Rush Limbaugh had the same reaction to the pitch, saying “he throws like a girl”. Seriously, what’s up with these guys worrying about how well the president can throw?

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