Washington Post reporter calls out Joe Scarborough for criticizing journalists in Ferguson, Missouri

Washington Post reporter calls out Joe Scarborough for criticizing journalists in Ferguson, Missouri

The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, who along the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, were arrested in a McDonalds last night, called out MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough after the MSNBC host criticized the journalists and accused them of just wanting to “get on TV:”

“Well, I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting and sipping his Starbucks smugly,” Lowery said during a Thursday morning appearance on CNN.

“I invite him to come and talk to the residents of Ferguson, where I’ve been since Monday afternoon having tear gas shot at me, having rubber bullets shot at me … I would invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground, then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening here.”

Lowery and Reilly are covering the events on the ground in Ferguson, where tensions continue to rise after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer last weekend.

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