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‘Shut up — you’re going to kill more people’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe shreds Rush Limbaugh for pushing to reopen economy

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted President Donald Trump’s media allies for pushing to reopen the economy and exposing millions of workers to new coronavirus infections.

The “Morning Joe” called out Rush Limbaugh for urging his listeners to return to work from his home studio in Florida, when he would almost certainly not be willing to expose himself to the virus.

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“All these Trump talking heads that are saying we should reopen the economy now, that it is all a hoax — hey, Rush Limbaugh, go to your local Publix and bag groceries,” Scarborough said. “If you think it’s such a great idea, if you think it is such a great idea to reopen the economy, you can lead by example by going to a grocery store and bagging groceries. You can do it today.”

“There are other people at other news outlets that say one thing on the air and, yet, do something completely different off the air regarding the economy,” he added. “Saying, oh, it’s a — you know what? If you think the economy should be opened up, why don’t you go out and go out unprotected, without a mask. Do whatever you think we should do. You go out and bag groceries, or go out and pump gas. You know, I know and you know you’re not going to do that. You’re purposefully trying to amp your ratings by attacking doctors, like Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, by attacking science.”

Limbaugh and other conservative media figures are risking their audience’s lives by urging them to return to work before the outbreak widespread testing is available and the outbreak can be contained, he said.

“You think it’ll help with your ratings,” Scarborough said. “You’re telling Americans to go out and do things that will kill them, that will kill their loved ones, that will kill senior citizens, and you’re doing it for ratings. But you won’t do it yourself, so if you’re not willing to go out and work in an office with hundreds of people around you, don’t tell other people to do that, because it’s just — it’s not only hypocrisy, it is also deadly advice.”

Those same media figures already bear responsibility for some of the coronavirus deaths so far, Scarborough said, because they downplayed the threat instead of encouraging listeners to trust the warnings and take precautions.

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“You were going along with the president during that time,” he said, “giving senior citizens bad advice, giving the children of senior citizens bad advice, giving the grandchildren of senior citizens bad advice, giving false security that ended up, yes, we can say this, that ended up killing thousands of people who didn’t get the message soon enough. So maybe you should just shut up right now and let the doctors and let the scientists and let the medical experts do everything they can do to save the lives of senior citizens.”

“We’re talking about Republican senior citizens, I’m talking about saving the lives of Democratic senior citizens, I’m talking about saving the lives of conservative senior citizens,” Scarborough added. “I’m actually talking about saving the lives of the very people who make up the heart of your audience. You need to shut up, stop talking about rushing straight into the economy because you’re going to kill more people.”

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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