Dr. Ben Carson and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough got into a heated exchange on Friday morning after Carson referred to Scarborough and his hosts as "you people in the media."
Scarborough and Carson were engaged in a conversation about morality in America and how it has become a topic in this year's presidential election in the wake of re-emerging sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. Carson said that moral issues were not important any more in this election because there are more important and pressing issues that the candidates must discuss.
"Shouldn't they apply right now as much as usual? As much as at any time?" Scarborough asked after hearing Carson suggest overlooking morality issues in this election.
Dr. Carson shot back "why is it that you people in the media—" but was cut off before he could finish.
Scarborough did not take kindly to Carson's assertion and quickly interrupted him.
"Stop saying you people. Stop saying you people. You know what. Stop using you people. Why can't you just give a straight answer?" Scarborough exclaimed to Dr. Carson.
They proceeded to get in a back-and-forth about the objectivity of the media and whether MSNBC or other networks held a certain bias. Scarborough stated that he did not believe any media outlet is truly unbiased.
"There is a point of view at Fox. There's a point of view at CNN. There's a point of view at MSNBC, with the New York Times, with the Wall Street Journal. I mean, I'm smart enough to read all of those and filter through it," Scarborough said.
At the end of the interview Carson implored Scarborough to "work on his colleagues" to report the news objectively.
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