Scarborough To Guest: Being Interviewed By Me, Not Mika, Was 'Sloppy Seconds'

May 6th, 2014 9:14 AM

Has Morning Joe sunk to a new vulgarity low? On today's show, Joe Scarborough told a guest that being interviewed by himself rather than Mika Brzezinski represented "sloppy seconds."

Scarborough's crude comment was made in response to Walter Isaacson's complaint, after his previous appearance on the show, that Mika had not been present and he had to content himself with Joe.  "Sloppy seconds, that's horrible," said Scarborough. H/t Mike S.  View the video after the jump.

Scarborough's indelicate line was self-deprecating—he was suggesting that being interviewed by himself rather than Mika was a second-rate experience. Even so, it was unquestionably uncouth. And by extrapolation, what did it suggest that being interviewed by Brzezinski constituted?

Scarborough's language has got him in hot water before.  Dropping an f-bomb some years ago resulted in the institution of a seven-second delay at Morning Joe.  How will the MSNBC suits handle his latest verbal indiscretion?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Welcome back to Morning Joe. It's the top of the hour. Mark Halperin is still with us and joining the table, the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson. I'm here, Walter. You complained --

WALTER ISAACSON: I came last week and all I got was Joe. 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Sloppy seconds, that's horrible.