Did Scarborough Just Call Maddow 'Intellectually Weak' and 'Afraid'?

Looks like it's not just in Iraq where civil war is breaking out. Seems that it could also be happening at MSNBC, with Iraq ironically being the flashpoint.

Two nights ago, Rachel Maddow condemned TV shows that book original Iraq war hawks like Paul Bremer. Maddow specifically called out her very own MSNBC for having given Bremer air time.  And just where had Bremer appeared on the Lean Forward network? Morning Joe.  So you have to imagine that Joe Scarborough might well have had Maddow in mind when on today's show he said "I don't know why some people are so intellectually weak that they're afraid to actually listen."  Sniped Scarborough: if people "wanted to watch people just saying what they--what everybody else in a little circle believe, they could watch certain shows on prime time cable." Wonder which show Joe had in mind?  View the video after the jump.



Watch Scarborough take his shots.  Should be interesting to see how Rachel responds in coming nights.

 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Here is my question, Mika. We had Paul Bremer on the other morning. I made no secret of the fact that I think Paul Bremer is more responsible than just about anybody for the chaos that has gone in Iraq because of the de-Baathification of it. Do we have Paul Bremer on to talk about it? Are we afraid to let him talk? No. We allow people to talk. We have a free marketplace of ideas and even people with whom we disagree, we allow them to talk. That's why people watch this show. If they wanted to watch people just saying what they -- what everybody else in a little circle believe they could watch certain shows on prime time cable. We challenged Paul Bremer. We challenged Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol and I always have debates. That is a free marketplace of ideas. And I don't know why some people are so intellectually weak that they're afraid to actually listen.

Mark Finkelstein
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