The Washington Post reporter who was arrested Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. doesn’t want Joe Scarborough’s advice.
WaPo’s Wesley Lowery, who said he and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly were arrested in a McDonald’s, unloaded on Scarborough after the MSNBC host chastised the journalists and accused them of just wanting to “get on TV.”
“Well, I would invite Joe Scarborough to come down to Ferguson and get out of 30 Rock where he’s sitting and sipping his Starbucks smugly,” Lowery said during a Thursday morning appearance on CNN. “I invite him to come and talk to the residents of Ferguson, where I’ve been since Monday afternoon having tear gas shot at me, having rubber bullets shot at me … I would invite Joe Scarborough down here to do some reporting on the ground, then maybe we can have an educated conversation about what’s happening here.”
Lowery recorded the events leading up to the arrest.
He and Reilly, a former reporter at TPM, are covering the events on the ground in Ferguson, where tensions have risen after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer last weekend.