NBC’s Tom Brokaw blasted Joe Biden’s debate antics on Friday’s Morning Joe. “I mean he just can’t contain himself,” note Brokaw. “And he’s become a caricature on the talk shows.”
“I just don’t think you should be laughing during a discussion about thermonuclear war with Iran,” Brokaw called out Biden, who repeatedly shook his head at opponent Paul Ryan while smiling and laughing.
Liberal co-host Mika Brzezinski, of course, had a lame excuse ready for the Vice President: “he was amused at some of Paul Ryan’s approaches toward the concern over Iran.”
Brokaw wouldn’t have it, excoriating Biden yet again. “It’s a very serious issue. It’s a very serious issue. And however amused you are, it’s about tone as well as content.”
A transcript of the segment, which aired on Morning Joe on October 12 at 7:14 a.m. EDT, is as follows:
TOM BROKAW: I think he’s the victim of his old (Inaudible) excesses. I mean he just can’t contain himself. This is how he was raised. I – we arrived in Washington the same year, he was that way when he arrived and he’s been that way every year since then. You remember that it was Clint Eastwood who said Joe Biden, what is he, a body with a smile? And he’s become a caricature on the talk shows. When you want to get a quick laugh, David Letterman or John Stewart, they invoke Joe Biden.