MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has been no fan of the National Rifle Association (NRA) of late. As you’re likely aware, TheBlaze has covered his many commentaries against the gun rights group since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in December. But on Friday morning, the host took a u-turn and seemingly defended the organization, while also slamming Hollywood and calling liberals out for hypocrisy.
Why, you ask? Well, Scarborough believes that Hollywood, too, deserves some blame for continuously touting violence. Those on the left, the host charges, avoid blaming Tinseltown, yet they continuously lambaste the NRA. So, he felt like calling the inconsistency out and discussing it on today’s show.
Specifically, the “Morning Joe” host named President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as two individuals who he believes should take the lead in addressing the issue.
“I need to hear the president of the United States come out and go after his own base,” Scarborough said. ”I’ve gone after the NRA. I’ve talked about background checks…the president of the United States needs to do it. Joe Biden needs to do it.”
As for the NRA, rather than taking the harsh tone he’s become known for when speaking about the organization, he filtered his angst and directed it toward liberals and those who are one-sided in waging accusations against group.
“I know it’s a lot of fun kicking around the NRA and kicking around Second Amendment supporters as a bunch of rednecks and people love doing that,” he said. “It makes them feel morally superior. It does! It makes them feel morally superior. Why don’t they do that to Hollywood?”
While he said he isn’t advocating for banning violent video games and entertainment, Scarborough said that Hollywood and its impact should be at least a part of the discussion.
Watch the segment, below: