Joe was really about to blow!
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough let loose in a big way on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” when the subject of Monica Lewinski came up.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski sparked the rampage with an observation that female columnists (she left out the part about them being liberal) are raking poor Lewinski over the coals about her recent Vanity Fair interview.
His main point of contention was that Bill Clinton has had a free pass all these years while the intern, then 22, was humiliated and tormented her whole life. She has kept quiet for 18 years, he noted – and has gone through hell. These hypocritical women are still blaming her.
If you can’t listen to the video, at least take a moment to read excerpts below from his dead-on chastisement and all-out tirade. The subject upset him so much that he was visibly shaking and “about to pass out.”
Video from MRC TV.
I mean, I wonder if one of these female columnist’s daughters who worked — had a daughter who worked for an extraordinarily powerful man who is in her early 20s and the man was in his 50s. And the man preyed on their young daughter. Their young daughter in her early 20s was preyed upon by a really powerful man. The most powerful man in the world in their 50s, I wonder if they would be attacking the 22-year-old or the most powerful man in the world? I think these women, if any of them are mothers, would not be attacking the woman who was preyed upon. But for some reason, and, again, we don’t want to bring it up — but for some reason, this is what went on in the 1990s. You want to know what’s in my head all the time? This is what went on in the 1990s. The guy that acted horrifically. The guy who not only to Monica Lewinsky but a lot of other people. He got a free pass. And his approval ratings went up in the ’60s. And I learned when that train was coming just step back and let it pass because there was nothing that was going to be said. He always got free passes. He is still getting free passes. Again, for anybody who has a daughter that has anything to do with these attacks on Monica Lewinsky, ask yourself what you would do if your daughter who lived in shame and was a punch line for 18 years and after 18 years actually spoke for the first time while the man who did what they did to the young woman– . . .
This is not about Bill Clinton. This is about the women who were eviscerating Monica Lewinsky, who Willie [Geist] as you said for 18 years was quiet. And by the way lived a life of shame. And her entire existence, her entire existence reduced to a punch line. And she stays quiet, shows a lot of dignity. A lot more dignity than people who preyed upon her and then tried to turn her into a slut or a nut. A 22-year-old daughter, really? And now, they’re coming out and kicking her in the face. Please, you all are sick. And you were sick in the ’90s. You women’s rights ladies , you were sick in the ’90s. You all went around, you defended the wrong person. Time and time again, whether it was Juanita Broderick, whether it was Monica Lewinsky, you defended him. And you are doing it 18 years later. You’re pathetic. And if you have young daughters, you should be ashamed of yourself. That’s all I’m going to say. I swear to God I will not talk about this again for another 20 years. . . .
Go ahead, Willie. I’m so angry right now, I’m shaking. I still can’t believe the way he was treated in the 1990s. And it was always the women. The victims. And these people come out, and have the nerve to come out after defending him, after defending him, claim to come out wanting to support women and protect women. Women’s rights unless we’re protecting a really, really powerful man who’s on our side politically. Swear to God, I’m going to pass out. . . .