Chuck Todd and Morning Joe go at it over Berdahl’s father…and I agree with Todd

It is fine to disagree with the administration about the handling of Bowe Bergdahl but taking potshots at his father is seemingly a bridge too far. Yesterday Joe Scarborough crossed that bridge and said what he would have done if his son was in a similar situation. Churck Todd who is no fan of the administration challenged him. It is so easy for the media to sit in their comfy chairs and ponder all the “what ifs”, but it is truly another thing to be the parents of a son that has been missing for 5 years. At this point we don’t know all the facts of Bergdahl’s disappearance, and we also know it is impossible to say what we would do for our own child. Joe needs to take a step back from the plank.

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  • GrannyGin  On June 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Excellent point Eb mom-may the yappers hear & heed your wise words!

  • Bill  On June 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    No one can ever really know what he or she will do in a given situation that they have never previously experienced. Therefore for myself, when speculating on how I would personally react in a given situation I always offer the caveat that I would hope I would react by doing what I believe is the right thing do.

    That said I totally agree with Scarborough’s prescription of what a proper response of a father to his son in this situation should be. However, for him to state with total certitude that he would actually give his son this advice is nothing but speculation. But I don’t think he crossed the line in disagreeing with the advice given by this father because I too think it was bad advice.

  • LPM23  On June 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

    My daughter asked me the other day to explain the term “armchair quarterback.” Thanks, Joe, for a perfect example.

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