Joe Scarborough Calls David Gregory One of 14 Communists on Meet the Press

April 13th, 2012 9:55 AM

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Friday gave a tongue-in-cheek introduction to NBC's David Gregory that took an obvious swipe at Republican Florida Congressman Allen West.

"I am holding in my hands a list, a list of fourteen members of the Communist Party that work for Meet the Press. Now we bring in one them" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Obviously channeling the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Scarborough continued, "With us now from Washington, D.C., moderator of Meet the Press, David Gregory. David, a few questions, first, raise your right hand and repeat after me.”

This was met with laughs and guffaws from the other Morning Joe guests, as was Gregory’s response, “Have you no decency, Joe Scarborough?”

Of course, Scarborough was mocking Congressman West’s recent claim that up to 80 House Democrats are Communists.

For those that missed it, the Morning Joe host and his guests excoriated West for this on Thursday’s show.

Although this was clearly a joke, I agree with Gregory’s response.

How ’bout you?