Sunday, May 25, 2014


Update re Joe Scarborough responds to critics of his inaccurate UniteBlueCommentary:

*** I am not usually one to go after the hide of those who are in a field broadly covered by the 1st Amendment, in fact I usually love to hear free speech so we-all know where we all stand with each other. But I do feel we need to stand up and talk back to professionals, especially, who work under the auspices of the 1st Amendment when they don't speak the truth to the best of their ability. And, it was Scarborough's inattention to that responsibility, re UniteBlue, that prompted me to join in the effort to call him out on it. The simple fact is -- media gives us our 1st draft of history and it is critical to our participation as citizens in this country that those in that field respect the constitutional gift they have been given and that they go to the source of their subject matter for confirmation ~ or not ~ and/or Google it! Having said that, we are all flawed, including Joe, and Morning Joe has attempted to rectify the error of his ways and you should know that. Here's what he said this a.m.:

(WARNING: If you are not following MSNBC faux political commentator Joe Scarborough and his recent attack on the entire UniteBlue membership you will have some catching up to do before understanding the issue and/or before deciding to take recommended action [below] ~ or not.)

My point of view, Joe Scarborough (aka lead pundit on the GOP front show Morning Joe/aka Dear Right Wing Leader), is a primary consequence of free speech that is not true must be that it’s lack of factual evidence is challenged with Truth ~ as UniteBlue Members are doing as we speak today in response to your attacks on them in recent days. 

And, huge props to them for taking you on! They are your consequence!!!

 In the case of real journalism, reporting is the first draft of history for readers for eternity, therefore, serious inaccuracies cannot be allowed to stand!

 *** Excerpt of what UniteBlue reported to its membership on May 23, 2014 re Joe Scarborough attack on the group:                             

This morning Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe voiced his distraught disdain for progressives, liberals and Democrats daring to organize under the banner of #UniteBlue. …
… After displaying his willful ignorance of normal, hardworking Americans, Joe Scarborough owes an apology to the mothers, fathers, retirees, millennials, activists, professionals and all other members of UniteBlue. Calling tens of thousands of good, decent people ‘freaks’ is a sweeping condemnation and makes you a hate monger. …

*** Excerpt of what Joe Scarborough said about UniteBlue, with focus on attack and not context ~ hit link below for the entire segment:
This morning Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe voiced his distraught disdain for progressives, liberals and Democrats daring to organize under the banner of #UniteBlue.

“I could just take people who use the hashtag #UniteBlue and make a sweeping condemnation about America’s labor movement if I wanted to, but I don’t because I know that these people are on the fringes; they’re freaks; they’re hate mongers; that there are a lot of people who are in America’s union movements that are good, decent, hardworking people who actually would agree with me on a lot of issues.”  5/23/2014

*** Background reading material, i.e. go to the source ***:

*** Action you can take, if you are so inclined! ***:

*** AND add #SayItAintSoJoe to your Tweet so we can all read it !!!