Monday, November 10, 2008

The Perils of Live TV

Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe on MSNBC dropped the F-bomb this morning.

I’m sure it wasn’t intentional. He was reiterating a story that Jay Carney had told about one of Jay’s first meetings with Rahm Emmanuel who had used the word repeatedly and forcefully. Mr. Carney had been discrete and used the euphemistic “F-word”. Mr. Scarborough, though, let it slip right out when he re-told the story. The rest of the Morning Joe crew all kind of gasped and told him what had happened. His reaction was genuine: “I did?”

I think that’s what you’d call a “fleeting” reference that the Supreme Court is wrestling with now. C’mon, people, let it go. It’s not like he planned it.