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MSNBC Host Calls Men in Their Twenties Weak, Unmarriable Gamers

Kotaku - In the middle of a dated metaphor about cavemen killing dinosaurs to make ends meet Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, called men in their twenties weak, unmarriable gamers. (Culture)

Snookies12  +   990d ago
Oh boy, I'm 22. Looks like I'll just never get married lol. What a fail this dude is.
Blacktric  +   990d ago
Goddamn man you're really old. When I was your age, I had four wives and my very own business along with two condos and one farm. And right now, I'm 23 and I'm the owner of five different hotels around the world.

You need to get your life together dude.

ThanatosDMC  +   989d ago
Damn, dude you're 23 and you only accomplished that much? You need to get your act straight. You should be running a country by now.
Bimkoblerutso  +   989d ago
Get back to me when you've tamed a bear for bareback riding.

Or should I say...bear back riding.
Snookies12  +   989d ago
I meant to become royalty by now, I've just been slacking off is all...
omi25p  +   989d ago
Pfft im 19 and i pay Richard Branson to look after all my money and my businesses.
morganfell  +   989d ago
What did anyone expect? MSNBC is the most hypocritical and judgemental group of know it alls on TV. There is a reason why they are the worst rated news network. When you have idiots like this along with Rachel Madcow you are going to get narrowminded morons with perceptions the size of a supermodels dinner.
TwistedMetal  +   989d ago
its true in most cases. just look at all the baby mommas who dont know where the baby daddy is or has mutliple baby daddies before the age of 26 or vise versa. you can already see how weak most of them are that they give up there consumers rights to get a xbox one when the same man from the past generations would fight for more rights.

when someone says i dont care what they do to me or my fellow friends i just want the game, or money, or whateverr it is they are weak.
YNWA96  +   989d ago
You would link syria to xbox.... You are bitter, get run over by an xbox? You embarrass even sony fanboys..
Lone_Man  +   989d ago
i am the one who trained Chuck Norris....
arronax-1  +   989d ago
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MaideninBlack  +   990d ago
MSNBC Host Calls Men in Their Twenties Weak, Unmarriable Gamers
So what?
Unicron  +   990d ago
On one hand, its unfortunate that despite the age of the average gamer being 34, and that over 61% of the population games, gaming itself still has this negative stigma about it. It's a bit silly and backwater.

On the other hand, you're right, **** this guy. Pundits are the worst and the world would be better off without them.
FullmetalAlchemist  +   990d ago
sigh... slow news day, Kotaku?
cyguration  +   989d ago
When isn't it?

Even with XB1's reveal there's still troll bait to wade through. =/
DeadSpaced  +   990d ago
Is it me, or do morning news anchors have a higher rate of stupid words/overall words ratio than any other time slot anchors?

It's almost as if they assume we're still half-asleep and would believe anything they say.
sarcastoid  +   990d ago
Wonder how many divorces this man has gone through.
rainslacker  +   989d ago
Once according to Wikipedia. He's now remarried. So guess he's not unmarriable...whatever that means.
Catoplepas  +   990d ago
Witless right-wing dipshit says something unbelievably stupid, with no basis in reality.

I fail to see how this is news.
Ilovetheps4  +   990d ago
MSNBC is known for being a left wing news channel though.
mydyingparadiselost  +   989d ago
Joe Scarborough is an old school Republican though
AKS  +   989d ago
It's a "news" channel of the corporate Democrats, which is very different than anything that could reasonably be considered "left wing."

All of the 3 major corporate news stations are pretty wretched.

As for Scarborough, he's a far right dipshit as described above. He was a Republican member of the House of Representatives. He had a 95% rating from the American Conservative Union. If a right wing law came through, he voted for it.
DrRichtofen  +   990d ago
First off msnbc is known for leaning more towards the left than the right. And second, why on earth does this twat of a news host, make you assume he's "right-winged"? People like you who assume peoples political preference based on zero evidence make me sick. And you give other left sided people a bad name.
Catoplepas  +   989d ago
Zero evidence?

Other than the fact I know him to be "Joe Scarborough", ex Republican representative of the 1st district of Florida. A man well known for his right leaning politics.

But yeah. Stick with that no evidence angle. It doesn't make you look stupid at all.
dcbronco  +   989d ago
Joe Scarborough is a republican. He is MSNBC's fair and balanced effort. He's one of the closer to decent ones, but still a republican. Part of the reason he is no longer in office. Not the most popular guy in the party and is often critical of fellow party members. If you watch US politics he is well know. He appears on Real Time with Bill Maher a bit and also appeared on Maher's old ABC show.
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AKS  +   989d ago
You have no idea what you're talking about. You clearly don't know who Joe Scarborough is. He's VERY conservative. Easily more conservative than average for a Republican, let alone compared to the general population.
Dirtnapstor  +   989d ago
Are you clueless? Check it, this show is on MSLSD, errr, I mean MSNBC. A Leftwing media outlet.
Catoplepas  +   989d ago

It appears I have a fair few more clues than you do.

I refer you to my above post.
Dirtnapstor  +   989d ago
I continually flip between MSNBC and FOX; yes Joe S is a bit "fairer" and more balanced than his cohost's, and will pose topics and questions considered taboo for the Left...but he is still the face for a Leftist organization. He's partook of the koolaid.
kostchtchie_  +   990d ago
because normal men and woman have done such epic job with the world and society... keep up that great work
dcbronco  +   989d ago
They need to focus on non-gamers stealing their 401k and homes. They don't give people much to encourage them to fully participate in the system.
Asuka  +   990d ago
ummm, im 23 and have been going steady with the same woman for 7 years. Married her 3 years ago and couldnt be any happier, and i consider myself a hardcore gamer. So yeah this article is BS to me XD
cyguration  +   989d ago
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SpideySpeakz  +   989d ago
Well, I happened to be a 23 year old male, unmarried gamer. I live in a small studio apartment, with college tuition to pay. I normally eat fast food and play Anno 2070 for hours straight and some indie games.
So yeah, I'm not marriage material for the typical American female, but I'm totally fine with that.
KwietStorm  +   989d ago
So does he have much experience trying to marry men in their 20s or.....
Dr Pepper  +   989d ago
This guy again. He was all over video games and gamers when the school shooting happened a while back. It is clear where he stands on the issue.

What is weird, is how insistent he is on insulting a younger generation (repeating "WEAK WEAK WEAK"), when it is the younger generation that will be keeping members of his generation alive a decade or two from now if they are unfortunate enough to be suffering from an unknown malady in their older age. He will expect younger doctors to find a cure, or his younger relatives (whether they be his children or otherwise) to help him with the things he can't do on his own.

Insulting a younger generation, which seems to be a common thing to do among those of an older generation, is not productive and adds nothing to the conversation. It just makes you look like a typical old, grumpy individual. Don't insult the people you will eventually depend on.
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iceman06  +   989d ago
Not only this, which I agree with. But, isn't it the job of the previous generations to impart their vast amounts of wisdom to the younger generations...i.e. strengthen them!?!? So, it's really his dismissive attitude toward the younger generations that have made them weak and tuned them out.
Bakkies  +   989d ago
That's the most misandric thing I've heard in a long time.

Imagine someone says all women in their twenties are weak for slutting around, not bothering to marry and push babies out.

Misandry is the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex). - Wikipedia
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ShadowGhost  +   989d ago
I hate how the media always wants to put down and blame gamers for tragic events, but this is just an all time low. I'm 25, unmarried and still finishing college. I'm also single by the way and let me tell you that I'm enjoying it right now. I wanted to find a girlfriend to have some quality fun with, but where I live, I'll never find that special someone because most of the women in my town are nothing but has beens. Always wanting to use you for money and don't really care for you much until they have kids on their own and want someone to take care of them and their kids. NO THANK YOU!!!

Bottom line, I'm in my mid 20s, I'm single, I'm a gamer, and I'm proud of it!
those pre-e3 weeks are hard aren't they?
ylwzx3  +   989d ago
Funny... I got married when I was 24 and I game like nuts. Fools.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   989d ago
Joe Scarborough is a weak, unmarriable Republican fool
brettski  +   989d ago
And so are most democrats... Aren't most dems unmarried women who want free crap? Oh and lazy union workers
Fergusonxplainsall  +   989d ago
I'm not married. I need a fembot that looks like Halle Berry.

She would call me Billy Bob. No complaining or judging.Just always there for pumping.

Until then i have to deal with girls that secretly want to cut off my private and run off with a sports player.(xbox one in a nutshell)
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L6RD7BLU3  +   989d ago
Marriage LMFAO I'm trying to handle my own shi* right now.
aLucidMind  +   989d ago
I'm 23, in a very successful marriage, got myself into a $35,000 per year job by bypassing the chain of command by going after and talking with a corporate rep that came into my work on the basis of refusing to be overlooked for idiotic reasons (such as the other guy being the favorite or they have seniority without experience, etc). Oh, and I'm a hardcore gamer and I know there are plenty of men in their 20's that are definitely marriable and as strong as I am.

Guess he needs to pull his head out of his ass. It astounds me how idiots like him manage to have careers, much less a job at all.
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jeeves86  +   989d ago
Yes. Because your current situation in life is indicative of everyone.
aLucidMind  +   986d ago
Who said my personal experiences are indicative of everyone? Because I certainly didn't say anything that even comes close to insinuating that, much less outright saying it. I merely stated that there are plenty of people my own age that are strong-willed enough to go after what they deserve regardless of whether or not they get it.

Saying "My existence disproves your assertion and there are many with the same or a similar personality type as me" is not the same as claiming my experiences and opportunities in life are the same as anyone else's.
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jeeves86  +   986d ago
I was being sarcastic. The man made a broad generalization of a group of people who, let's face it, many of them do fit that description, like it or not.

Just because you don't fit the mold, doesn't negate the fact that there are many people out there that do, perpetuating that generalization.

That's what I was getting at.
whamlollypop7  +   989d ago
Well msnbc is the worst of the awful US media they all suck fox included.
Reborn  +   989d ago
Yeah, still not going to make me marry anyone right now. Sorry.
Hicken  +   989d ago
Hey! I am NOT unmarriable!

Health conditions keep me weak.

Plus I'm almost out of my 20s! HA!

... damn, I'm getting old..
dcbronco  +   989d ago
Sounds like Mr.Scarborough is having a hard time meeting a guy that checks all of his boxes. Keep looking Joe. He's out there waiting.
ShaunCameron  +   989d ago
Spoken like the typical mangina. And I'm 33.

He's just saying that probably because society is slowly running out of men to rob.
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ChipChipperson  +   989d ago
Sick and tired of that liberal garbage propaganda channel. How about we keep anything from any political news channel, whether it be left, right, or whatever, off this already poisoned site?
FunkMacNasty  +   989d ago
Gamers in their 20's call MSNBC host 'stiff and devoid of passion.'
There.. fixed it.

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