MSNBC's Glaude Wrongly Claims Record Death Threats Against Obama

November 15th, 2018 4:59 PM

On Wednesday's Deadline: White House, liberal MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude managed to include two myths in his commentary as he repeated a discredited claim that President Barack Obama received "exponentially" more death threats than any other President, and also suggested President Ronald Reagan was "hypocritical" on race as he wrongly claimed Reagan "declared his candidacy" in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

It's not the first time Glaude has repeated a debunked myth on MSNBC as the liberal contributor also claimed that arresting police gave mass murderer and white supremacist Dylann Roof the courtesy of a trip to Burger King before taking him to jail.



On Wednesday's show, none of the panel members -- which included former Republicans Nicolle Wallace, Charlie Sykes, and Elise Jordan, as well as former Time editor Richard Stengel -- bothered to correct Glaude on anything. In fact, it sounded like Sykes even voiced agreement with his liberal colleague on the allegedly unusual number of threats against President Obama.

As host Wallace recalled claims by former First Lady Michelle Obama that birtherism was motivated by racism, Glaude soon commented: "We know the number of death threats that Barack Obama lived under as President, it was exponentially higher than any other President."

A voice sounding like Sykes could be heard injecting, "Yes."

Toward the end of his commentary, Glaude complained about some politicians being "hypocrites" and soon recalled: "Ronald Reagan could decry bigotry and then declare his presidency in Neshoba County (Mississippi) in the name of states' rights. You can say that you're committed to an anti-racist world, that you're committed to racial equality, but everything in your behavior suggests otherwise."

He then complained about politicians operating on "bad faith."

Stengel asked: "Isn't that hypocrisy what you were describing -- you were describing that as hypocrisy, Reagan's behavior."

Glaude responded, "Yes," leading Stengel to laugh.