MSNBC's signature early morning program, "Morning Joe," kicked off with a bizarre and heated debate over the growing controversy connected to the hacking of Sony Pictures.
Co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, along with regular panelists Willie Geist, Mike Barnicle and Steve Rattner were discussing George Clooney's letter to Hollywood. Clooney's statement talked about standing up for the First Amendment and against the North Korean threat.
After the Clooney letter was read, Scarborough went off on a bit of a rant, mocking the action taken by Paramount Studios. On Thursday, Paramount ordered a Texas movie theater chain not to run 2004's "Team America: World Police." The chain had chosen to replace "The Interview" with the decade-old comedy that also mocks North Korea.
An incredulous Scarborough could not stop himself from criticizing Paramount's move, ranting, "If we have gotten to the point now, where you are banning puppet movies because you fear North Korea, let me just say, 'You suck!'"
Mika attempted to slow down her partner, but he was not stopping, adding, "I'm glad you don't guard the Pentagon...I'm glad you weren't there in 1944 scaling the walls of Normandy ... you just suck."
Watch Scarborough tee off on the topic.
See the entire segment on MSNBC's video page.
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