Joe Scarborough Blasts ‘Useful Idiots in the Media’ Who Defend ‘Gun Lobby’

The MSNBC host goes on a rant after another deadly mass shooting

Last Updated: February 15, 2018 @ 6:14 AM

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough treated viewers of “Morning Joe” to a gun control diatribe Thursday, repeatedly blasting “useful idiots” in the media for not being tougher on the NRA.

“Who will be the useful idiots that will promote an agenda that’s not about gun rights and not about gun safety, but instead is just about the bloody bottom line? Selling more guns that can be used to kill more people,” said Scarborough.

“I’m going to be curious to see what Republicans cower in the corner on Capitol Hill today and what useful idiots in the media go out and trot out their same tired excuses for why we can’t do anything while revenue from the NRA and other gun groups flood into their websites, their TV channels, or maybe their think tanks. It’s just offensive”

Scarborough repeated the message, which comes a day after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

“Who are going to be the useful idiots in the media, on websites and on Capitol Hill that will make excuses for the gun lobby?” he asked.

“Who are are going to be the useful idiots that are going to make excuses and that are going to go against 95 percent of Americans and say we don’t need enhanced background checks to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.”

As in previous instances, the attack involved a person who used an AR-15, and who displayed warnings signs that were overlooked.