Last Word? Twitter loses it after MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell blows up in leaked tirade
Footage released by Mediaite on Wednesday shows the host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” overreacting to noises coming through his earpiece while filming his show, which aired on August 29. O’Donnell stated there was “insanity in my earpiece,” and “somebody talking on our lines,” before throwing pens and crunching pieces of paper.
As the video continues, O’Donnell’s attitude gets a little more out of hand. The host starts muttering obscenities to himself, before shouting them out loud. The noises continued, at which point O’Donnell can be seen and heard saying, "Stop the hammering!"
"I'll go down to the goddamn floor myself and stop it, keep the goddamn commercial break going," the enraged host said to his studio crew.
O’Donnell even mentioned the president of MSNBC during his tantrum.
Hey everyone, it's not a liberal vs. conservative broadcaster thing. It's just treating your co-workers with respect. #LawrenceODonnell— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) September 21, 2017
"Call f**king Phil Griffin, I don't care who the f**k you have to call. Stop the hammering," he said.
Then, toward the end of the video, O’Donnell complains to his staff about the segment he had just appeared in, because it did not end at the time he requested.
Wouldn't it be nice if it was impossible to suspect Putin ok'd Assad's gas attack so Trump could fire missiles & change the subject in USA?— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) April 7, 2017
"I don't know why I bother to say how to cut the slots when you don't do it… now I have to chase those stupid goddamn end trails," he said. "Jesus Christ! Crazy f**cking sound coming in my ear, this f**king stupid hammering… I told you why I wanted those f**king words cut."
Tonight @TheLastWord let's see if anyone can convince me that Putin didn't plan all of this to help his fan in the White House. 10pm— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) April 7, 2017
Following a chemical attack in Syria earlier this year, O’Donnell accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating the killings to help distract from other issues facing President Donald Trump.
A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) September 20, 2017