Scarborough Warns Media and Pols: I Know A Lot About You So Don't Cast First Stone at Brian Williams

Joe Scarborough's defense of Brian Williams amounts to a warning to people in the media and politics: I know a lot about many of you, too.

On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough ominously said: "in over a decade in this news business, it is fair to say looking straight in the camera, I've seen a lot, I know a lot, and I know that there are very few people in this industry or in politics that could live by the standard of perfection. Cast the first stone? I would be careful."

Note how Scarborough prefaced his statement: "looking straight into the camera." Translation: this is not some offhand remark.  This is very deliberate. So listen up, you people out there who might be thinking of calling for Williams' head.  There are beans out there that could be spilled about you, too.

Scarborough says that he's "always" nervous about judging other people.   But in the Trayvon Martin case, Joe's nervousness didn't stop him from branding George Zimmerman a "murderer" before he had even been arrested.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: You know, one of the things -- one of the verses in the Bible that always -- always makes me a little nervous before I start judging other people is the one that says that you will be judged and you will be given the mercy that you show others. I think we should all step back and ask whether we are so perfect that we want to be the ones to cast that first stone. Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone. I'm in no position to cast the first stone. And quite frankly, in over a decade in this news business, it is fair to say, looking straight in the camera, I've seen a lot, I know a lot, and I know that there are very few people in this industry or in politics that could live by the standard of perfection. Cast the first stone? I would be careful.

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