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Joe Scarborough Goes Off On Newt Gingrich (VIDEO)

06/17/2011 03:55 pm ET | Updated Aug 17, 2011

Joe Scarborough let loose on Newt Gingrich during Friday's "Morning Joe."

Scarborough was eating a bun of some kind when Mika Brzezinski played a clip of Gingrich saying in a speech that President Obama favored "the opposite of freedom." This was too much for him, and, with food still in his mouth, he went on a sarcastic rant about Gingrich.

"It's not the opposite of freedom," he said. "If you're scoring at home, kids, Barack Obama and his sort of mushy progressive but moderate, extending the Bush tax cuts and tripling the number of troops in Afghanistan, that is not left-wing Marxism or socialism. That is not the opposite of freedom. The opposite of freedom would be, oh, I don't know, Gaddafi."

Brzezinski let out a shriek of laughter. "Ok, you can finish your morning bun now," she told Scarborough, who wasn't done.

"Why can't you just say I disagree with his viewpoints?" he shouted. "Instead of bringing up Stalin and Hitler ... why does he keep saying stupid things like that?!"

It's not the first time Gingrich has riled Scarborough up. The MSNBC host lost it over Gingrich's awkward encounter with an Iowa voter in May, and condemned his stance on the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.

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