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Fire Joe Scarborough for his remarks about autistic people

    1. Aaron Camp
    2. Petition by

      Aaron Camp

      Westville, IL

After James Holmes killed 12 innocent people and wounded many others in the Aurora theater shooting, Joe Scarborough went on MSNBC and made remarks suggesting that Holmes was on the autism spectrum and made an unfair, sweeping generalization that people with autism and autism spectrum disorders are the types of people who perpetrate mass murders.

As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, what Scarborough did offended me.

What Scarborough did is WRONG. Joe Scarborough has no regard for journalism ethics. MSNBC should fire Joe Scarborough immediately.

I may have a developmental disorder, but I'm not stupid!

Aaron Camp
Westville, Illinois

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    Reasons for signing

    • Elizabeth Worden RALEIGH, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I have AS. Never would I dream of hurting another living thing. This kind of unskilled rhetoric is what sets us back in terms of getting the help we need. Scarborough either needs to be fired, or apologize and do a lot of clean-up.

    • Rick Johnson INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      His intolerable attitude is not worthy of being a TV host...He is a big bully, and America is sick of him!!!

    • Bob Stewart MONTPELIER, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      Joe is increasingly less tolerant. His opinions are very narrow. He is very disrespectful of Mika.

    • Jeffrey Cohen HIGHLAND PARK, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      I have a son with Asperger's who is the least violent person I know. That kind of gross generalization only leads to unsubstantiated fears among those who don't have enough information. Shame on you, Scarborough.

    • Steven McCague HIGHLAND, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      My son is autistic. Not only are autistic people not violent, but I believe that if we were all autistic the world would finally be at peace. No more wars!


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