Talk about sickeningly misplaced sympathies . . . Waking up to the news that two police officers had been shot during a protest in Ferguson, MO last night, and turning on Morning Joe, I expected the first interviews to be with family members of the wounded policemen, or perhaps with the head of a police organization, condemning the outrage.
Instead, there were Al Sharpton, and Marc Morial [of the National Urban League.] And rather than focusing on the wounded policemen, Scarborough's first line to Sharpton painted him as a victim: "this has got to be terribly frustrating to you." Even more outrageous was Morial's statement that even after the resignation of several officials in Ferguson, the shootings show "that people want further change." Incredibly, Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, instead of bringing the focus back onto the victims, seconded Morial's notion.