According to liberal journalists, conservative Republicans would do absolutely horrific things to get and stay in power, even wage a “Holy War” and commit “torture“ to bring back “Jim Crow” laws.
One MSNBC political analyst claimed Republicans were so evil they would’ve passed a law to “keep Jesus” from “getting a cup of water” while he was “dying on the cross.”
In the wake of the Boulder, Colorado shooting one CNN analyst condemned America as “a country” that's “decided it’s acceptable” for “moviegoers...club-goers....people just sitting at their desks at work, or going to the spa for a massage...to be killed by guns.”
On the other hand, lefty reporters, hosts and pundits swooned over President Joe Biden’s “common touch” and “empathy.”
The following are some of the worst outbursts from liberal journalists from the last month:
Republicans Would Deny Water to Jesus on the Cross
Host Joy Reid: “Do you think that Joe Biden is ready to….get rid of the filibuster?”...
MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson: “What he needs to do is fill these busters with some fear of the government. These are the kind of people who would pass a law to keep Jesus from be — getting a cup of water while he’s dying on the cross.”
Reid: “Yeah, that is sad but true.”
— MSNBC’s The ReidOut, March 26.
GOP Wants to End Democracy, “Torture” Black Voters
“What Republicans are saying is they’re going to make it torture for you to vote in line by having fewer machines, beat-up machines at places….places where black folks live...make it impossible or torture for you to vote in line. And they’re going to make it impossible for you to vote by mail. They’re going to lock off every way that you can vote….This is the end of democracy in America. This is the beginning of the South Africa strategy…..It’s Jim Crow America.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, March 25.
Republicans Waging “Holy War” to Take America Backwards to Jim Crow
“We have to stop these people [Republicans] at every single turn because they will take America back to the 1930s, ’40s, and ’20s, and make sure that nobody who’s not a straight white male Christian is actually able to vote and exercise their right in this country.”
— MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, March 18.
“Why do you [Republicans] bring back the most odious laws suppressing the black vote, almost by design, since Jim Crow? You want a nice activity? Google ‘Jim Crow Laws’ in states where they existed and compare them to the language, phraseology, and the intention of what’s sold in over 40 states right now, some 250 plus bills. Take a look and be shocked at the similarity….This is becoming some kind of perverse holy war for you guys.”
— Host Chris Cuomo on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, March 15.
“Jim Crow is making a comeback, the fictional black-faced character from minstrel shows who came to symbolize second class citizenship for millions of Americans. Jim Crow is also the name used to describe unequal racial segregation rules that banned black people from eating at white-owned restaurants, staying in white-owned hotels, and fully participating in the election process. Now, as hundreds of new proposals to scale back voter participation in elections make their way through state legislatures, the parallels with the past are inescapable.”
— Reporter Joe Johns on CNN Tonight, March 31.
Boycott An Entire State, Even If It Hurts Black Businesses There
“While Jackie Robinson’s home state enacts laws designed to keep people of color from voting is beyond mere hypocrisy. It is forcing players to participate in a humiliating sham, a virtual minstrel show of racist propaganda....If the baseball players will not or cannot boycott, the consumers must. Fans must boycott the Jackie Robinson Day game and the All Star Game telecast on Fox....After sports, we boycott movies filmed in Georgia and consumer businesses based there, like Delta Airlines and Coca Cola. The list of economic punishments for racism, which we can accomplish, is endless. We already went through this shit with Georgia in 1862. And in 1962. Boycott Georgia.”
— Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann in YouTube video posted March 26.
Surviving a Pandemic Only to Die in a Gun Epidemic
“Yet again tonight, familiar heartbreak and a gut-wrenching irony, that the victims in Boulder managed to survive a global pandemic, only to die in America’s decades-long epidemic of gun violence….While hate and mental problems occur in every country, America is unique with more guns than there are people….Just as the country begins to emerge from the COVID darkness, the question many are asking tonight: is America’s new normal just the old normal once again.”
— Correspondent Tom Costello on NBC Nightly News, March 23.
What’s Wrong With You, America?
“Aren’t you frustrated by this Congressman? I look at countries around the world that look at us and say, ‘What is wrong with you, United States of America?’....We keep pointing fingers at everybody else and nothing gets done here.”
— Host Gayle King to pressing Congressman Joe Neguse about gun control after Boulder, Colorado shooting as aired on CBS This Morning, March 23.
Mass Slaughter Is “Acceptable” to America
“The country must decide yet again whether it’s acceptable for people to be shot dead with a semi-automatic weapon just because they went grocery shopping. It’s a country that’s already decided it’s acceptable enough for moviegoers, concert-goers, food festival-goers, club-goers, Walmart shoppers, people just sitting at their desks at work, or going to the spa for a massage, college students, high school students, and even first graders to be killed by guns and nothing has been done — at the federal level — to address what is clearly a problem.”
— Host Brianna Keilar on CNN Newsroom, March 23.
No Need to Ask About COVID With Biden in Charge!
“The big takeaway is the fact that it goes back to COVID. It’s the only piece of news he intended to make, and he made it. There wasn’t a single question on it, which tells you one other thing, Lester. There’s clearly not any negative questions to ask. A press corps asks you about challenges, they don’t necessarily ask you about things that are going well. COVID’s going well right now for him.”
— NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on NBC News live coverage of President Joe Biden press conference, March 25.
How Do You “Resolve” Being Such a “Moral, Decent Man?”
“You’ve said over and over again that immigrants shouldn’t come to this country, right now. This isn’t the time to come. That message is not being received. Instead the perception of you — that got you elected — as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and are trusting you with unaccompanied minors. How do you resolve that tension?”
— PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to Joe Biden at press conference, March 25.
Ask Tara Reade If Biden “Has a Good Understanding” of Sexual Assault
“[Joe Biden is] actually someone who has a good understanding of what’s supposed to happen in these situations when a woman accuses a man of sexual harassment or assault, given that he was one of the original authors of the Violence Against Women Act. For him to say that one of his big allies [New York Governor Andrew Cuomo] could potentially face prosecution, that’s certainly quite notable.”
— CBS correspondent Ed O’Keefe on CBS This Morning, March 17.
How Did Biden Withstand This Brutal Line of Questioning?
“You probably walked into the Oval Office as President with about as much experience if not more than any other president has ever served more than three decades in the Senate. Eight years as Vice President. So what is it about the job that surprised you that even you didn’t know?...One final question. Is Major [Biden’s German shepherd] out of the doghouse?”
— Host George Stephanopoulos to President Joe Biden on ABC’s Good Morning America, March 17.
Swooning Over Biden’s “Common Touch” and “Empathy”
Co-host John Berman: “You were at the White House after 9/11, and I’m not saying Presidents haven’t called for sacrifice before, David, but I don’t remember seeing a President lean over a podium like that and reach out and basically shake Americans by the lapels and say, ‘I need you, you know, help me.’ It was different.”
CNN political analyst David Gregory: “I was struck by the same thing. He leaned forward….He’s been in this town for decades, as we know, but he has not lost that common touch and that is really what defines him and the empathy.”
— CNN New Day, March 12.
Well At Least He Admitted It
“I think it’s become clearer that fairness is overrated.”
— NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt accepting the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award during a virtual address to Washington State University’s College of Communications, March 30.
Tucker Is the “New” Trump, “Putting Lives on the Line” for “Entertainment”
Host Brian Stelter: “Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump. Tucker has taken Trump’s place as a right-wing leader, as an outrage generator, as a fire starter.”
CNN political analyst April Ryan: “He is stirring a deadly witch’s brew in his cauldron all for the purposes of gaining more attention and more people, which translates to money for Fox. Tucker Carlson has put a lot of people’s lives on the line for his entertainment purposes….This entertainment value of Tucker Carlson is deadly and Fox News should be ashamed of it because people’s lives are in jeopardy.”
— CNN’s Reliable Sources, March 14.
Smearing the Competition
“Why would this television character [Fox News host Tucker Carlson] spend so much time on his show throwing shade at vaccines? Feeding the fears of half of Republican men who say they do not plan to take it? This television character likes to say he’s just asking questions. So here are some questions. Does this character think it’s important to slow the spread of the virus?...Does this character care if the country reaches herd immunity to return to life and work safely?...Does Tucker Carlson really want his viewers to live?”
— Host John Berman on CNN New Day, March 16.
Trump Represents Everything Wrong About America
“He’s [Donald Trump] a clinical symptom of a white male patriarchy. He’s a clinical symptom of white supremacy. He’s the clinical symptom of bigotry. He’s a clinical symptom of a regression, and wanting to live in the past and not wanting to evolve. He is the clinical symptom of voter suppression. He’s the clinical symptom of everything that is wrong with America.”
— CNN host Don Lemon in a March 15 Time magazine interview.
GOP = The Party of White Supremacy
“If you’re [GOP] not the party of white supremacy, then why do you keep letting them in and letting them have a platform including Donald Trump? You have to explain to us how that is not true.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, March 5.
What?! Conservatives Would “Trade” Tax Cuts for the “Ability to Openly” Hurl Racial Slurs
“I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’ To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression.”
— March 3 tweet by MSNBC’s The ReidOut host Joy Reid.
Red States Don’t Care If “Black and Brown People” Die
Host Joy Reid: “There is a term called ‘necropolitics,’ which is essentially the politics of who gets to live and who gets to die. And these states [Texas and Mississippi] — what they have in common is that they have structures which say that black and brown lives matter less….All that matters is that the black and brown people get their behinds into the factory and ‘make me my steaks, make me my stuff. Get there and do my nails. Work. Get back to work now and do things that I, the comfortable, affluent person need.’ Isn’t that what we’re saying?...
MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson: “Oh, yeah….The Hunger Games would be more humane, right? If they made people line up and fight for vaccines, at least then you would have a chance. No, they’re just going to starve people.”
— MSNBC’s The ReidOut, March 3.