VIDEO: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slams Sean Hannity’s Trayvon Martin remarks as ‘racially intolerant’

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Scarborough went on to say that Hannity reflects an outdated and dangerous mindset that looks for superficial reasons to justify a reckless killing.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.

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    Jim Slaughter

    July 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    so where is the video?

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    matt higgins

    July 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    WHO CARES? I’m sick and tired of hearing about this crap. The trial is over. Go on w/your lives!

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    July 22, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Link isn’t working.

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    Bob Cull

    July 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Joe is absolutely right of course but I can’t believe he is truly surprised that Sean Hannity, or as Bill Maher has so colorfully nicknamed him, the talking penis, would say these things. Every time this semi literate fool opens his mouth he says something disgraceful. The pot argument is entirely without merit even if he had been high at the time of his death but we will never know whether he was or not. There is no test for pot intoxication all they know is that sometime within the last week or so he had smoked some. Again, even if he was high it has no bearing on what happened, pot heads are not violent.

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    Kirk Hansen

    July 24, 2013 at 5:09 am

    cannot view the video

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    Sabrina Adams, Onoriode

    July 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    The fact that anyone can justify that a security guard is in the right when he kills a
    Teen that is unarmed no matter what color he is, and if he has a drug in his system that it’s ok is sickening!
    We need to make serious changes in the
    Justice system.

    “What we Think, Say, Do, & –
    Believe is who we are”-
    By Sabrina Adams, Onoriode –

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    random mouse (@anoynamouse)

    August 5, 2013 at 3:51 am

    so sad a response…the outcome of that case and the facts of that case affect us all. The justice (or injustice) of the outcome tells the free world what kind of society we have become…

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    antonio pruitt

    August 7, 2013 at 7:04 am

    never…NEVER! In a million years thought that I would be in tears about something Joe Scarborough said on Morning Joe! I’m an African American father of 3 teen sons….Yet even [I] could not have sad it better! Joe….God put the absolute truth in your mouth and hopefully in your heart that day!
    ~~Thank u Joe Scarborough~~
    Thank U dearly

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