Charlie Sykes Blasts Sean Hannity Over Julius Caesar: ‘This is Cringeworthy’

Morning Joe capped off a slow news day which included a discourse on the “realness” of White House men with a fiery discussion of Julius Caesar. The Trump-inspired production which closed last night in New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park was interrupted again by protesters who insisted that the violence portrayed directly led to violence against Republicans like Steve Scalise who survived an attempt on his life last week. “They are promoting again this notion that two wrongs make a right,” said former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro. “The best way to fight against things that are bad are to do goods things, not to do equally bad things.” Fair enough. Shapiro’s crusade against “right wing snowflakery” however was somewhat derailed by Charlie Sykes, who offered a soliloquy of his own denouncing the Shakespeare protestors — and included a pointed shot at Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “First all you have the dumb extremism here,” he said. “My advice is people, you need to read a damn book once in a while it’s William Shakespeare.” The radio host continued. Do you really want to now be storming the stage of a William Shakespeare play to shout it down? Does this make any sense?” he asked.”This may make sense in the minds of people like Sean Hannity.” That was met with uproarious laughter on set. Show co-host Mika Brzezinski seemed particularly amused. Sykes went on, suggesting that those who protest too much probably didn’t even know anything about Shakespeare or Caesar. “How many of these people have read this play? How many of these protesters have actually read this play? How many could tell you what century William Shakespeare wrote? What century Julius Caesar lived? This is cringeworthy.” Sean? Sounds like a challenge? Watch above [image via screengrab]

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