People on the left who get offended by Bill O’Reilly’s fiery segments get their feathers ruffled. But no one bats an eye when an MSNBC anchor loses it on live TV.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell completely lost it when he got pissed. Here is a synopsis of what happened:
“Someone in that control room is out of control,” he said during the Aug. 29 edition of “The Last Word,” adding, “F—. G– d–n it.”
When he can still hear the noise, he bangs his fists on the desk, continuing to yell, “”F—k” and “G-d d–n it.”
“Every time we go to a [clip], there’s a woman talking in my ear about something that has nothing to do with what we’re doing here,” he yelled.
Then, when hammering sounds could be heard, O’Donnell loses it, screaming “Stop the hammering! Stop the hammering out there! Who’s got a hammer? Where is it? Where’s the hammer?”
He kept going: “I’ll go down to the G——ed floor myself and stop it. Keep the G——ed commercial break going! Call f—ing [MSNBC President] Phil Griffin! I don’t care who the f—- you have to call!”
“Stop the hammering,” he added. “Empty out the G——ed control room and find out where this is going on!”
Later in the show he also go upset over the editing of a clip.
“I told you why I wanted those f—ing words cut,” he says to an unknown producer before adding. “It just f—ing sucks. It f—ing sucks to be out here with this out of control s—.”
O’Donnell finally apologized-after the fact. But the damage was already done and the camera footage of the tirade was already taken.
A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry.
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) September 20, 2017
Here is the whole thing.