In a forceful rebuke to Sean Hannity’s remarks last week where he suggested Trayvon Martin and President Obama are similar because they both “smoked pot, did a little blow,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed the Fox host for suggesting that the deceased teen “had it coming.”
“It seems we keep hearing that Trayvon had it coming because he had pot in his system,” Scarborough said on his show, Morning Joe. “I keep hearing this from people like Sean Hannity and others on the right. Really? Is that the new standard? Would we like to go across college campuses all across America and tell all white boys that if they have marijuana in their system, then they are fair game?”
Scarborough went on to say that Hannity reflects an outdated and dangerous mindset that looks for superficial reasons to justify a reckless killing.
“It’s straight out of Reefer Madness,” he added, referring to a propaganda film from the 1930s that demonized marijuana as a hard drug that caused its users to resort to suicide and rape. “Really? Really? In 2013, Sean? Whatever excuse there is to say this young black man in a middle class neighborhood with Skittles. Armed with Skittles.”
Watch the entire Morning Joe segment in the video below.