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Wesley Lowery, Everybody




Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post  – one of the two reporters arrested during the race riots in Ferguson, Missouri – is feeling his oats.

Yesterday Lowery appeared on CNN to bash MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who suggested Lowery and reporter Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post  should have listened to the police officers who told them to “move along” during their coverage of the ongoing drama.

“I am sure I am just the worst person in the world for saying this,” Scarborough said, before adding “I can only judge how I would treat my son who is a reporter who, if he were in this position, OK, well, you know what? Next time a police officer tells you that you’ve got to move along because you’ve got riots outside, well, you probably should move along.”

Lowery unloaded on Scarborough …

“I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting sipping his Starbucks smugly,” he said. “I invite him to come down here and talk to residents of Ferguson where I have been Monday afternoon having tear gas shot at me, rubber bullets shot at me, having mothers, daughter, a 19-year-old boy, crying, running to pull his 21-year-old sister out from a cloud of tear gas thinking she would die. I would invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground, and then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening down here.”

Damn …

We gotta go +1 to Lowery on that exchange.  Memo to white talking heads in comfy office buildings: Don’t diss reporters in the field.

Lowery’s not done, either.  Today he sounded off on his Twitter page when it was suggested he might leave The Washington Post  for The Politico .

Take a look …

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Too funny …