Morning Joe Forgets that Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Bernie Sanders Exist

On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, while discussing Roy Moore’s victory in the Republican Alabama Senate primary, Joe Scarborough and Jon Meacham mused about the possibility of a ‘chaotic,’ ‘left-wing,’ ‘populist’ political movement coming about in the future in response to politicians like Moore. In the process, everyone on the panel apparently forgot about the existence of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or even the insurgent candidacy of Bernie Sanders last year in the Democratic presidential primaries.

 

 

Jon Meacham, former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, talked a bit about Moore’s victory and what it meant to him:

It’s a really interesting moment when the Republican voters of the state of Alabama think that Donald Trump's candidate is not conservative enough. I think we should think about that for a minute. [...] [T]he clever thing to say here would be that Roy Moore is doing a spin-off of the Trump show. But Moore represents at least a cultural force. You mentioned Todd Aiken. I remember on election night 2012, you said that we were trying to figure out how the ‘rape’ candidate had done and you couldn’t remember which one it was, which was not a good sign for your former party.

“Bad time for the GOP,” agreed Scarborough. Meacham continued:

I think it goes back to this idea that I believe in fervently, which is: we are living through the political equivalent of climate change. It's just extreme weather. I wouldn't be stunned to see some sort of left wing, more populist kind of chaotic moment at the first opportunity.

Mainstream media outlets have gone to extraordinary lengths to ignore, downplay, whitewash, or promote Antifa and their open espousal of anarcho-communist terror and violence, but still, it is difficult to imagine that Meacham and the rest of Morning Joe’s panel simply forgot about the group’s recent violent tendencies, which have been condemned or admitted to in at least a couple of instances by The Washington Post and even NPR.

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Moreover, it seems that Black Lives Matter’s calls to kill cops and white people (see here, here, and here) in both the U.S. and Canada and their support for communist terrorists and convicted cop-killers such as Assata Shakur would also fit the definition of a ‘chaotic’ ‘left-wing’ political movement.

However, nobody thought to bring any of this up. Scarborough merely replied to Meacham: “I think that [left-wing moment] is coming as well.”

Joe, please read The Washington Post and get updated on the violent far left at least a little bit. Hopefully they’re not too ‘far, far, far right-wing,’ are they?

Below is a transcript of the segment:

6:04 AM EST

(...)

JON MEACHAM [RANDOM HOUSE, EXECUTIVE EDITOR; TIME, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR]: It’s a really interesting moment when the Republican voters of the state of Alabama think that Donald Trump's candidate is not conservative enough. I think we should think about that for a minute.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Yeah.

MEACHAM: And, you know, and, and, you know, the clever thing to say here would be that Roy Moore is doing a spin-off of the Trump show. But Moore represents at least a cultural force. You mentioned Todd Aiken. I remember on election night 2012, you said that we were trying to figure out how the ‘rape’ candidate had done and you couldn’t remember which one it was, which was not a good sign for your former party.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: [interrupting] Bad time for the GOP.

MEACHAM: So, yeah, and, and, so, it’s, it’s, I think it goes back to this idea that I believe in fervently, which is: we are living through the political equivalent of climate change. It's just extreme weather. I wouldn't be stunned to see some sort of left wing, more populist kind of chaotic moment at the first opportunity.

SCARBOROUGH: I think that is coming as well.

(...)

 


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