Joe Scarborough can expect some angry letters! The Republican politico turned MSNBC host shocked and awed on his MSNBC show, Morning Joe when he derided pregnant trans man Thomas Beatie. A blogger by the name of Scandalous Candice passes on her account of the incident:
[Joe and his colleagues, Mika Brzezinski and Wilie Geist] reported on Thomas Beatie, the transgendered male who is having a baby. I admit that this is an unusual story. But they put the story in what they call an useless news category â€œNews You Canâ€™t Useâ€ and proceeded to make fun of them and call the couple â€œdisgustingâ€ and make â€œewwwâ€ sounds.
The also called it â€œgarbageâ€ and [said] â€œpeople donâ€™t want to wake up to this crap.â€ That was quoted by Mika Brzezinski. Joe used the story to lead into the next story by saying â€œthis is probably why 81% of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.â€ A poll reported by the New York Times.
In an effort to right this fucked up wrong, Candice penned a letter to MSNBC demanding a full apology for the “foul and juvenile” remarks. She’s also contacted GLAAD and other rabble-rousers to put some pressure on Scarborough and his team.
Update: Watch the video, after the jump. We’re especially upset with Mika’s comment: “don’t want to know the deal. I don’t want to hear. I’m gonna be sick. I’m gonna be sick. I am upset. That was not only stupid and useless, but quite frankly, disgusting.” We’re not sure why, but we expected better.