The previous few weeks have seen journalists specific hatred for a Gold Star father, Donald Trump and the Nationwide Anthem itself, however on the similar time present love for an anti-Trump Republican and sympathy for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Gold Star father and White Home chief of workers John Kelly’s criticism of a liberal congresswoman induced MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to rant concerning the Gold Star father’s supposed racism and misogynism. Donald Trump’s protection of the Nationwide Anthem made CNN’s Brian Stelter query “Is President Trump a racist?” Different journalists just like the Detroit Free Press’s Stephen Henderson and CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill attacked the Anthem itself as a “white supremacist” “affirmation of the American empire.”
However up to now month journalists and hosts have hailed unpopular and outgoing Republican Senator Jeff Flake as a mythic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” hero for slamming Trump in his retirement speech. They’ve additionally supplied phrases of sympathy for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as NBC Right this moment host Matt Lauer requested Clinton if the rejection of the voters nonetheless “damage?” and ABC’s The View co-host Pleasure Behar pried: “Did you cry? Did Invoice cry?”
The next is a set of the worst journalist outbursts from the previous few weeks:
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Gen. John Kelly a Racist Who “Dehumanized” Liberal Congresswoman
“[White House Chief of Staff John Kelly] took time, a number of further time, to name a black lady [Rep. Frederica Wilson] who he doesn’t know and he doesn’t like an empty barrel…However I used to be shocked. Surprised after I watched him dehumanize her and really intentionally proceed to dehumanize her and refuse to present her the dignity of a reputation and name her an empty barrel….You noticed John Kelly started to slide right into a little bit of stream of consciousness about what was sacred, when he was a child rising up. You recognize what wasn’t sacred when he was a child rising up the place he was rising up? Black ladies or black individuals. And, oh by the way in which, ladies weren’t sacred both. They weren’t honored.”
— Host Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Final Phrase, October 19.
Unpopular Flake Newest Hero of Anti-Trump Media
“It’s uncommon within the political world the place you witness a second straight from an awesome novel or film. Right this moment, I noticed the junior Senator from Arizona stand in that chamber and ship an indictment of Donald Trump worthy of advise and consent on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, October 24.
“This was our Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the place you had a senator saying on the ground that the President of america in his occasion was a menace to constitutional norms, societal norms, and our youngsters.”
— Co-host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, October 25.
“You recognize Joe McCarthy began within the late forties his campaign of indecency and smears and lies. And you already know President Trump and Joe McCarthy are very totally different historic figures, however there’s something related….Persons are gonna look again at this period and say what had been you doing with all – it’s not McCarthyism however it’s one thing else – all this indecency and all these lies, what did you do throughout that point?”
— CNN host Jake Tapper on CBS’s Late Present with Stephen Colbert, October 24.
Wouldn’t We Be Higher Off If Hillary Gained?
“When it comes to defending democracy, defending respect for the Workplace of the Presidency and defending our picture overseas, is it potential in your thoughts to think about that it could have been higher if Hillary Clinton gained this election?”
— Co-host Matt Lauer’s query to Sen. Jeff Flake on NBC’s Right this moment, October 25.
“If he’s harmful to democracy, as you say, ought to he be faraway from workplace?”
— Co-host Norah O’Donnell query to Sen. Jeff Flake on CBS This Morning, October 25
Right this moment’s Trump Republicans Would Reject Reagan and Lincoln
“I believe that what must be acknowledged by Republicans and lots of conservatives who’ve resisted Donald Trump is that the Republican Social gathering as they know it’s gone. This can be a occasion that will by no means nominate Lincoln once more, would by no means nominate Teddy Roosevelt. Definitely wouldn’t nominate Ronald Reagan. And that occasion is gone. They could as nicely get H.G. Wells on the road, get again in a time machine, and discover the occasion they assume nonetheless exists. It’s gone.”
— Political analyst Matthew Dowd on ABC’s This Week, October 22.
Commiserating with Clinton
“You write within the e-book about attempting to return to phrases with this concept that there are lots of people on this nation who merely don’t such as you, not for political causes, however it appears extra private causes. At this stage in your life, does even having to ask your self the query of why, damage?”
— Co-host Matt Lauer’s query to Hillary Clinton, on to advertise her e-book What Occurred, as aired on NBC’s Right this moment, September 13.
“I used to be optimistic you had been going to win. Everybody was. Then after I noticed that you just weren’t, we confirmed an image. I went into mourning. I had a veil….Folks had been crying. It was like at a sure second we had been on the air after I realized you weren’t going to win. I felt like I had misplaced a buddy or one thing….Did you cry? Did Invoice cry?”
— Co-host Pleasure Behar to Hillary Clinton on ABC’s The View, September 13.
Mika’s “Thoughts Meld” with North Korean Propagandists
Correspondent Keir Simmons: “I spoke to 1 Lieutenant Colonel who is predicated right here [North Korea]. I requested him: what do you consider President Trump? He, fairly plainly, mentioned he believes that President Trump is mentally sick.”…
Co-Host Mika Brzezinski: “And Joe, a pair issues that come to thoughts right here. Initially, they’re saying what lots of people are pondering, that the President is mentally sick. It’s thought-about inappropriate to say.”
Co-Host Joe Scarborough: “I used to be gonna say, I used to be gonna say, Mika, you’ve obtained a thoughts meld with some individuals in North Korea.”
— MSNBC’s Morning Joe, October 19.
Trump Keen To Let American Die, To Get His Means
“I’ve by no means seen a President of america keen to harm People to get his means. Keen to have People be sick. Keen to have People, you already know, probably lose their lives, watch their youngsters with situations, as a result of he needs to get his means. I haven’t seen that earlier than.”
— CNN political analyst Van Jones on ABC’s This Week, October 15.
Indignant at “Emperor” Trump
“Jim, why aren’t you saying the President is performing like an emperor and his job is to execute legal guidelines which might be handed, not write his personal and Congress should maintain him into consideration for doing so?”
— Host Chris Cuomo to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, discussing President Trump ending ObamaCare subsidies, as aired on CNN’s New Day, October 13.
America Doesn’t Need to Be “Arbiter” on Nukes
“Why is it the one nation on Earth to have set off nuclear weapons in anger, they’ve flown by way of two of our bomb bay doorways and no different nation, will get to form of be the arbiter of who else will get to have them on the planet?”
— Host Brian Williams on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, October 11.
Republicans Imagine in a “Non secular” Proper to a Tank
“Properly, you already know what the Republicans say of their platform? That the suitable to bear arms precedes the Structure. It’s a God-given, form of theological proper. They deal with this like faith. …I don’t know the best way to clarify it. It’s a non secular, important notion to them that everyone ought to have any form of gun they need, any – a bazooka, a tank. They by no means put a restrict on it, ever.”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, October 5.
Criticizing the Press = Slippery Slope to Totalitarianism
“It [Trump’s “fake news” charge] could be very, very harmful, I believe, Andrea, as a result of when individuals attempt to undermine the press, this is among the foundations of democracy. A democracy will depend on getting access to independently gathered info that they will examine to the federal government’s model of occasions. That’s what units us off from a totalitarian society. And when you don’t have that, you possibly can’t have our form of democracy.”
— CBS Information political contributor Bob Schieffer on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Experiences, October 6.
Any Press Hostility to Trump is All His Fault
“They [Trump administration] have created a really hostile ambiance. It’s not that we had such a beautiful relationship with the earlier administration. There’s generally an assumption that the press had a heat, cozy relationship with the Obama administration. That wasn’t the case. We had a number of conflicts with the Obama administration….there wasn’t a heat relationship.”
— Washington Put up chief Marty Baron on CNN’s Dependable Sources, October eight.
Trump Supporters Need “Eugenics” to “Get rid of” Minorities
“We discuss rather a lot about fascism, however let’s additionally discuss eugenics, which is the betterment of the race led by white supremacy to mainly transfer poor individuals, individuals of shade to eradicate us.
This assault on well being care is a chunk of eugenics. Not naming Puerto Rico as U.S. residents is eugenics. Making an attempt to deport households or separate them is eugenics. So I believe a number of the individuals who have willingly put this individual in workplace are keen to forego their entry to primary well being care and clear air with the intention to annihilate, like, eradicate a gaggle of individuals which might be U.S. residents due to racism on this nation.”
— Black Pleasure Mixtape co-host Amber J. Phillips on TV One’s Information One Now, October 13.
Dismissing Reagan’s Legacy on Tax Cuts
“For what it’s price, there was no research that has been in a position to one way or the other reinforce this concept that tax cuts do translate to financial progress. The one time it did was once we went down from 90 p.c with Kennedy down and removed that tax hike, however the place is the evaluation right here? I do know you guys scrubbed one from the Treasury Division on one having to do with company tax cuts. The place is the evaluation that claims that is going to result in financial progress?”
— Host Chuck Todd to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on NBC’s Meet the Press, October 1. “The prosperity of the 1980s, with progress charges increased than 6 p.c, proved the Gipper [Ronald Reagan] appropriate…The Reagan tax-rate reductions elevated tax revenues from $500 billion to $1 trillion by the tip of the 1980s.” – Former Heritage Basis President Ed Feulner in July 13, 2015 Washington Occasions column.
Trashing Trump’s Tax Plan
“Donald Trump ran for president promising to struggle for the center class towards the elites as President Trump simply launched a tax plan that advantages the elites. In different phrases, the plan immediately helps individuals like Donald Trump and his household…He’s the alternative of Robin Hood. He’s the Sheriff of Nottingham.”
— Host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, September 28.
Trump = “Flat-Out, Full Racist”
“Donald Trump is a racist. He isn’t only a white supremacist – he’s a flat-out, full racist, and until your definition of a racist is you hung anyone from a tree, he’s a racist.”
— Former New York Occasions reporter David Cay Johnston about ESPN’s Jemele Hill calling Trump a “white supremacist, as aired on MSNBC’s AM Pleasure, September 16.
Respecting Anthem = Racism
“This story is finally about patriotism, it’s about the suitable to protest, it’s about what it means to be an American. And the subtext, the awkward subtext, is a query we requested just a few weeks in the past on this program: Is President Trump a racist? Is he making racist appeals to his supporters?”
— Host Brian Stelter on CNN’s Dependable Sources, September 24.
“Among the phrases of the Nationwide Anthem are white supremacist….I believe it is a nation whose historical past is racist, whose historical past is steeped in white supremacy, and the anthem displays that in its very phrases.”
— Detroit Free Press author Stephen Henderson on NBC’s Meet the Press, September 24.
Standing For Nationwide Anthem is “Affirmation of American Empire”
“It’s a political assertion to pledge allegiance to the flag. It’s a political assertion to face for the singing of the Nationwide Anthem. The very fact is, Colin Kaepernick and me and lots of different individuals merely have totally different politics. It’s not impartial to pledge allegiance or sing the Nationwide Anthem. It’s an affirmation of the American empire.”
— Political analyst Marc Lamont Hill on CNN Newsroom, September 23.
Response to Unhealthy Burrito or Trump Win?
“The room goes wavy. My abdomen churns. I can really feel the bile at the back of my throat.”
— NBC correspondent Katy Tur describing her response to Donald Trump’s victory in her e-book Unbelievable, launched on September 12.
Save the World, Delete the Tweets
“We’ve change into desensitized to those tweets and that they’re harmful…It’s not the madman [North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un] together with his hand on the button, it’s his, it’s the madman [Donald Trump] together with his finger on his Blackberry or no matter iPhone that might tweet.”
— Co-host Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, September 18.
Romanticizing the Revolution
“For all its flaws, the Communist revolution taught Chinese language ladies to dream massive.”
— September 25 tweet from The New York Occasions’ official Twitter account.