Joe Scarborough

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Joe Scarborough tweets that the youths need to experience war, gets roasted

Morning Joe did a 'kids these days' tweet.

Aug 7, 2017, 2:48 pm*

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David Covucci

I know it’s summer and school is not in session, but I’m sorry. It’s time for a pop quiz.

What is better for men in their late teens and early 20s?

  1. Playing video games
  2. Going to war and dying

I think we’re all in agreement that a world where teens don’t have to march off to foreign lands and give their life for quixotic national causes is probably—in an ideal world—better. War is—uhh, duhhh—bad. It makes people die. Most all agree with that.

So the answer to that quiz is No. 1.

Unless you are MSNBC commentator Joe Scarborough.

It began with him tweeting this morning about how smartphones are ruining teens. A laudable—if essentially imbecilic—cause.

But he continued with this non-sequitur over how video games are to blame for… the lack of world wars over the past half century?


Sure, too many video games is not great, but also isn’t too much war not great as well? Like, shouldn’t we be happy that those things are not happening and that our youngest and brightest are shooting virtual zombies instead of other real humans? Like… wouldn’t that be great? If you thought so, welcome to what EVERYONE on Twitter thought as well.

As some also let Scarborough know that America has been involved in a constant state of war ever since 9/11. So there’s that too.

After a constant barrage of roasting, Scarborough doubled down.

When someone called his take dumb, Scarborough just said that everyone else was dumb.

In the end, though, Morning Joe literally rode off into the sunset.

You can be a functioning member of society without having participated in the storming of Normandy, as proven by literally currently every member of society, who was not directly involved.

Also Joe Scarborough was born in 1963.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2017, 12:39 pm