Friday, June 5, 2009
Dr. George Tiller wasn’t the first abortion doctor murdered by a pro-life jihadist.
In 1993, Dr. David Gunn (save the puns, please) was shot and killed in Florida by anti-abortion lunatic, Michael Griffin. And who was Griffin’s attorney? MSNBC not-too bright morning host, Joe “Pig Eyes” Scarborough!
Long before Scarborough was a Republican member of Congress and an MSNBC chatterbox, Scarborough was a practicing attorney based out of Pensacola, FL, the same city where Dr. David Gunn practiced medicine and was murdered. In fact, Pensacola also happens to be the site of the the nation’s first two abortion doctor murders.
Fast forward ten years to 2009 and the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Both Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow devoted much of their respective programs to Dr. Tiller’s assassination the day after the killing, but nether host mentioned the connection between their colleague Scarborough and the anti-abortion movement. As a blogger and a journalist, I find this more than a little curious.
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s newest personality, even led with a headshot of Michael Griffin, the man who killed Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola in 1993. Wasn’t Maddow even remotely interested to have her colleague Scarborough join her to talk about his experiences in the Griffin case? Scarborough was, after all, Griffin’s pro-bono lawyer in the 1993 case.
Scarborough’s hometown of Pensacola — where his TV show would later frequently originate, happens to also be the site of the nation’s first two abortion doctor murders. When Scarborough ran as a Republican Congressman from Pensacola, his victorious campaign was principally funded by anti-abortion groups. He immediately went to Washington and voted against several bills designed to protect abortion clinics.
Although Olbermann and Maddow (even Chris Matthews) all did major segments on the killing of Dr. George Tiller, Morning Joe hasn’t. Scarborough has been given a “Pass” by everyone at his network, too. Very curious, indeed.