Mika: ‘I Question the Patriotism of Someone Who Questions President’s Patriotism’

‘[Rudy Giuliani] doesn’t own 9/11 ... my God, his comments were off the hook. They were crazy’

BRZEZINSKI: “Josh Earnest was absolutely right. And quite frankly, I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president’s patriotism without any policy that he’s talking about behind there or any decision that he’s made behind it, just genuinely questioning his patriotism.”
SCARBOROUGH: “I disagree. I disagree, Mika.”
BRZEZINSKI: “He doesn’t own 9/11. He was great during 9/11 but, my God, his comments were off the hook. They were crazy.” 
SCARBOROUGH: “Mika can I say?I think they were off the hook, too. But again, I just have to bring up, again, if Democrats are going to beet their chest in self-righteous indignation -- I’m sorry. How many times have Democrats called George W. Bush or Republicans unpatriotic over the past 10, 15 years?” 
HALPERIN: “It’s a huge double standard in the media.” 
SCARBOROUGH: “It happens all the time.” 
HALPERIN: “Every reporter has to look at this as a case and say, is this a standard we’re going to hold everybody to or is this a double standard?” 
BRZEZINSKI: “Something didn’t seem off and random about it?” 
SCARBOROUGH: “Yeah, it seemed off and random but it seems off and random when Nancy Pelosi calls Republicans unpatriotic but nobody in the mainstream media notices or cares. I didn’t hear you going on a tirade any time Democrats call Republicans unpatriotic.”
BRZEZINSKI: “I don’t disagree.”
SCARBOROUGH: “Keith Olbermann on this network said some of the most horrific things about the president of the United States. I didn’t see people’s hair going up in flames then. You were certainly here when Keith Olbermann would say things at night on this network that would make Rudy Giuliani look like he was at a tea party.” 
BRZEZINSKI: “I think that’s a false parallel.” 
SCARBOROUGH: “No, that is not a false parallel. I heard nobody in the mainstream media’s hair catching on fire going crazy. He got away with it for years.”

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