February 09, 2011
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Letter to the Editor:
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski should be
suspended immediately for punching Joe Scarborough.
On Wednesday, February 09, 2011, at 6:43
a.m. EST, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski of the “Morning Joe” program punched Joe Scarborough in the right arm. This was not a love–tap punch. This
was a closed-fist, bruise inducing, premeditated punch that she advertised she would throw after the show came back from its
6:40 a.m. three-minute commercial break.
The reason for Brzezinski’s rage
was her director’s instructions to read a morning headline about newly elected Tennessee legislator, Republican state
Rep. Julia Hurley, 29. Hurley wrote in the current issue of Hooters Magazine
that her experience working in the restaurants known for waitresses' skimpy outfits led to her later success in business and
Apparently, Brzezinski felt this was not
news and would not read the story. After some on-set bantering with the other
panel members, Brzezinski told viewers she would punch co-host Scarborough when the show returned from its commercial break.
She did exactly that.
Punishment for physical abuse against the
opposite sex is not a one-way street. Had a male employee punched a women employee
with the same ferocity as Brzezinski launched her punch, he would never see the light of day again.
Brzezinski should be suspended immediately
and ordered to attend “Anger Management” classes just as a male would have been if the male would not already
have been fired from his position.
Brzezinski always claims that having the
reputation as an alleged privileged daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter,
can sometimes be a cross to bear.
She appears to want to be considered as
a serious journalist, but often times falls into a fashion-ista stage by wearing skirts that are too short for the professional
workplace and showing too much cleavage for the professional workplace.
Regardless, in this gender-indeterminate
world, her abusive action cannot and should not go unpunished.
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