Gentlemen and Canadians, may I have your attention please

From Scarborough Country (01.26.05):

SCARBOROUGH: Hollywood has a long history of embracing cop killer causes. Michael, I have got to ask you. I don't understand it. Middle America doesn't understand it. What is it about cop killers?

SCARBOROUGH: I was in Philadelphia in 2000 for the GOP convention. And they had all of these protesters out praising a convicted cop killer. Of course, I speak of Mumia Abu-Jamal. And it's just absolutely sickening. Talk about some of the Hollywood stars, again, who are embracing this convicted cop killer. And what do all of the stars see in cop killers that attracts them so much?

MICHAEL SMERCONISH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Joe, I have got in front of me an ad that was run in The New York Times in the mid-90s in which they took out a full-page ad and it listed all of their names. And I'm talking about people like Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover. I'm also talking Alec Baldwin, Ed Asner, Mike Farrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins. It's the whole group of them. Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys held a concert in North Jersey at the Byrne Arena that unfortunately was a sellout. That's how sick this thing got.

SCARBOROUGH: It's a disgrace. I'm sorry. It's a disgrace the way Hollywood has embraced this Mumia clown. It's a disgrace the way they embrace cop killers. They do. They have got their reasons. I don't understand them. And I know most of middle America doesn't either.

Joe Scarborough — spokesman for half of America.

I wonder if there's a career field whose agents people wouldn't mind seeing fall victim to murder with the intent to kill.

Would middle America understand the killing of, say, telemarketers? If Body Count released a song called "Meter Maid Killer," would our country be outraged?

Also, what if Mumia (supposedly) killed a corrupt cop? Let's see Scarborough explain that.

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