The set of “Morning Joe” mocked Alan Dershowitz on Thursday over the news this week that the Harvard Law professor was being shunned in Martha’s Vineyard’s social scene because of his outspoken defense of Donald Trump on Fox News.
“Unfortunately the scourge of McCarthyism is back,” said show co-host Joe Scarborough. ‘The Boston Globe says that Alan Dershowitz is receiving the cold should in the Vineyard.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski wasn’t too surprised.
“Ohhhh,” she said sarcastically. “Can you believe it? He can’t even go to Martha’s Vineyard. This is wrong.”
“As my grandmother would say, Alan, when you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas,” added Scarborough adding a touch of seriousness.
Earlier this week, Dershowitz ignited what has become days of mocking after complaining about being excluded from the island’s social life.
“I am a liberal Democrat in politics… but that is not good enough for some of my old friends on Martha’s Vineyard. For them, it is enough that what I have said about the Constitution might help Trump. So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha’s Vineyard,” he wrote in The Hill Monday.
When asked about the matter, Dershowitz remained defiant, telling the “Curtis and Cosby” radio show that he wore the rejection like “a red badge of courage,” and suggested he would remember the slights when the same people came calling for legal advice for their miscreant children.
“These are people who have asked me for help over the years, who have asked me for support when their kid gets busted on a marijuana charge, or on possession of alcohol, I’m the first one they call,” he said. “But as soon as I defend the rights of Donald Trump or anybody else they disagree with, I’m am a pariah.”