That is what I call myself.
And I have a lesson
That I must impart to you.
It's an old expression
But I must insist it's true.
Never punch down.
Never do it.
In fact, here is Joey Joe Joe Junior Scarborough, from today saying that very thing (the goodness picks up at around the 5:07 mark):
You know, there's a lesson I learned very early on. Somebody said "Never punch down". And so if somebody writes a lousy letter to the editor, right, don't do a screaming op-ed that draws more attention to the letter to the editor. If somebody attacks you online, don't go on teevee and respond in-kind.And for your consideration, I offering this small sample of Joey Joe Joe Junior sharing his usual calm and level and not-at-all-punch-downy appraisal of his critics from the last election cycle
See, like every other massively dysfunctional family run by a thin-skinned moron tyrant, everyone on Morning Joe knows Daddy is a braying asshole who can't keep his own lies straight.
But everyone on Morning Joe also knows that if they cross Daddy or make him look like an idiot on camera the next stop on their career trolley might well be working for a 28-year-old named Xander at a discount women's shoe outlet in Paramus.
And so instead they sit vewy, vewy still and imagine their 401K's growing fine and fat on Phil Griffin's blood money.