If you needed another reason to avoid watching MSNBC, check out this footage (see video below) from Boca Raton, Florida.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe was doing an outdoor remote this morning from the city where last night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney took place. Joe Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski brought nine-year-old Annabelle to the microphone.
Brzezinski told the MSNBC audience:
“I have Annabelle She is nine and a half. She has four brothers so she kind of feels my pain this morning. But Annabelle, who do you think should win the election, Annabelle?”
With no hesitation, Annabelle replied, “Mitt Romney,” which according to The Daily Caller, “was met with a chorus of boos on the show’s live set at Racks Downtown Eatery and Tavern in Boca Raton, Fla.’s Mizner Park.”
Willie Geist, one of the other Morning Joe regulars, said “Booing a 9-year-old girl? Clean it up.”
The Blaze also took a dim view of the crowd’s reaction to Annabelle’s expression of support for Mitt Romney for president: “We understand that emotions run high during U.S. presidential elections, but booing a nine-year-old girl because you don’t like her choice of candidate? But really, people?”
To Mika Brzezinski’s great credit, and despite being an Obama fan, she hugged the little girl during the jeering and afterwards. Joe Scarborough told Annabelle she “is a wise, wise girl.”
Putting political preferences aside, do you think the bystanders in Boca Raton were out of line in booing a nine-year-old girl?
Watch the clip from Morning Joe featuring nine-year-old being Annabelle being booed by Obama supporters: