OOPS!! F-Bomb Dropped on Morning Joe!

@anniepa (26629)
United States
November 14, 2008 7:30pm CST
I'm not sure how I missed this because this is the show I wake up to most every morning but I didn't know about this until I heard about it on, I think it was, Jay Leno. Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" said the "big one" the other morning and now the show has a seven second delay. http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/11/12/after-dropping-f-bomb-joe-scarborough-gets-a-seven-second-delay/ Apparently Joe, a former Republican Congressman, apologized profusely throughout the show and said he didn't realize he'd actually said the word (he though he said "F-you") until it was pointed out to him. He also took a lot of good-natured ribbing from his more liberal co-host Mika. The show is on cable so there will be no FCC fines as with the Janet Jackson "nipple-gate" scandal and, let's face it, it's not something small children were likely to have been watching if they weren't in school where they should have been at that hour. Of course, that doesn't keep some parents' groups from being up in arms over this like it was the end of the world. There also have been some comments about Joe having been a big advocate of fines after incidents such as the one involving Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. I think that's irrelevant since his show is on cable, although I also think the fuss made over Jackson was ridiculous. So, is there anyone here who saw and heard this and what do you think, whether you saw it or not? Annie
6 responses
@irishidid (8119)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I wouldn't have thought a thing about it. I hear and use that word quite often. I remember first hearing the beotch on SNL. It was more of a big thing back then.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
You and me both. I was watching the show when he said it and I didn't even notice or think anything of it. I try not to use it too often - I never did around my kids when they were little and I still don't around my mother (despite the fact that she swore like a longshoreman when she was mad), but one of my biggest battles with my teens is trying to get them to understand when it's absolutely inappropriate to use cuss words. Like - in a job interview. Or talking to a teacher.
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@anniepa (26629)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I agree. I can imagine myself watching and listening and not noticing until someone else mentioned it. It's only a word and it's not as if kids would be watching, not that most of them have never heard it anyway. Annie
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I had it on for just a few seconds and turned it because Bill Ayrs was on GMA and I wanted to see what he had to say. I'm disappointed I missed it
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@anniepa (26629)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Me too! I always miss the "good" stuff. Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
16 Nov 08
LOL Great minds....
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I do not watch this show, but I was at my sister's house and she showed it to me from the DVR. It was absolutely hysterical to see him realize what he had said. I'm seeing this discussion pretty late, but I don't recall hearing if there were any repercussions for him. I hope not, because it was clear that he didn't mean to say it, and was mortified when he realized it.
@anniepa (26629)
• United States
2 Feb 09
As far as I know there were no repercussions other than them adding the seven second delay. He hasn't done it again, unless I missed it again...lol! Annie
• United States
15 Nov 08
I actually was watching that morning and didn't even notice that Joe had actually said the word until Mika started teasing him about it. So don't feel bad that you weren't watching and you missed it - I was watching and I missed it.
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@anniepa (26629)
• United States
16 Nov 08
That's like my daughter and her whole family were watching that Super Bowl halftime show when Janet's boob popped out and nobody knew it until the next day when they saw it on the news...lol! Annie
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I didn't see it but I think that every live broadcast should have a second delay. You never know what some bonehead is going to say.
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@anniepa (26629)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I'm kind of surprised they haven't for quite awhile. I can't figure out how I missed it, but I do fall back to sleep now and then while that's on. Wouldn't you know that would happen when something "big" like that happens...lol? Annie
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I saw an article about it. I really don't see what the problem is. Like you said, children probably wouldn't be watching it. Plus, he apologized.