MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is being called unhinged, an abusive bully and accused of “absolutely losing his mind” after a leaked tape shows the anchorman cussing out staff.Mediaite, which obtained 8 minutes of outtakes from an Aug. 29 show, said the footage shows a furious O’Donnell “absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show.”
“The MSNBC anchor [is seen] fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff,” the media watchdog site said.
Within hours of the tapes being posted, O’Donnell tweeted: “A better anchorman and a better person would’ve had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I’m sorry.”
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
But right-wing outlets and figures had a field day at the expense of the left-wing host.
This IS the same Mr O'Donnell who's so appalled by Trump's temperament issues – right?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 21, 2017
WARNING: Lawrence O'Donnell is unhinged. If there are any viewers of his left in America, please watch with caution… pic.twitter.com/I2bpHoYcOo
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) September 21, 2017
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 20, 2017
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