The self-edit buttons are completely off when it comes to leftist journalists discussing GOPers like Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott. They just let any horrific description or charge fly out of their mouths.
Just recently MSNBC host Joy Reid accused Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott of murdering women and children at the border. Her colleague Nicolle Wallace conjectured that it was time to cover Trump the same way “organized crime” is treated. New York Times podcast Jane Coaston derided Florida GOP Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis as a meaner version of Trump.
Hollyweird types have also been spouting off. Actress Ellen Barkin rage-tweeted against Trump: “Don’t forget Hitler also launched a failed coup. A few years later he lost an election. A few more years later he was back stronger than ever. Then he murdered 6 million Jews. Sound familiar?”
The following are some of the most outrageous outbursts from lefty media-types and celebrities from the month of July:
GOP Governor Greg Abbott Wants to “Cause Death” to Migrant “Women and Children”
“Let’s talk about what’s happening here. This appears to be an attempt to cause death to migrants including women and children. Is that the way you see it?”
— Host Joy Reid to MSNBC contributor Julian Castro on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, July 24.
DeSantis = A Meaner Donald Trump
“This entire campaign from [Ron] DeSantis, seems to be arguing, ‘Remember those things that you liked about Donald Trump? I’m him but I’m really mean also.’... It’s a very strange campaign….‘I am going to run as the most right-wing, edge-lord person you have ever seen on the internet and make Donald Trump seem kind of chill.’ Do you know how hard it is to make Donald Trump seem chill? He’s doing it!”
— New York Times podcast host Jane Coaston on ABC’s This Week, July 9.
Time to Treat Trump Like a Mobster
“There’s never a good time to charge Donald Trump because he’s a kamikaze politician. You come for him over crimes he doesn’t actually ever deny committing and he’ll blow everything up and burn it all down. And I wonder if we make a mistake by not drawing more parallels to organized crime prosecutions and examining how the country gets through this.”
— Host Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, July 20.
Subway Sandwich Purchase is “Important” “Imagery”
“Turns out even Jack Smith can’t resist a $5 footlong….New and exclusive CNN video of the special counsel at Subway declining, though, to respond to reporters’ questions about today’s big news, a target letter sent to the former president of the United States. CNN’s Evan Perez was there trying to track down the special counsel. I won’t ask you all of the less important things about what he got and how he paid and all that, but what is important is the imagery here. They clearly wanted us to see him and that image to be very different from what we saw in the former President’s post, which is that he’s a deranged individual.”
— Host Dana Bash on CNN’s Inside Politics with Dana Bash, July 18.
“Move On” From Hunter, Nothing to See Here
“There are so many legal issues in this campaign, and I want to ask you about one involving the President’s son Hunter Biden, who’s gonna appear in court this week to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and will enter into an agreement that could avert conviction on a gun-related charge. The deal has infuriated many congressional Republicans who were holding their own hearings. And I wonder after this plea happens if you would advise your party to move on?”
— Host Margaret Brennan to former New Jersey Governor and current GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie on CBS’s Face the Nation, July 23.
Trump Promises to Be a Dictator, Could Start Jailing People
“Why did Donald Trump choose this moment to tell the American people that he will become a dictator if elected?...The major reason is, if Americans think that Donald Trump is inevitable and that fascism is the wave of the American future, people will begin in their minds to censor themselves and they will make adjustments and everything they do between now and 16 months from now at the time of the election, they might say, ‘Well, maybe I shouldn’t say this because if Trump is re-elected, he may start jailing people, he may retaliate against people.’”
— MSNBC presidential historian Michael Beschloss on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, July 17.
A Joe Manchin Third Party Run Would Elect a “Fascist” Republican President
“Do you think he really wants to help a fascist get elected president? Because that will be his legacy for the rest of his life. [West Virginia Democratic Senator] Joe Manchin helped elect a fascist.”
— Co-host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, July 18.
Joe “Sharp as a Tack” Biden Is Making “Europe Safe for Democracy”
Co-host Joe Scarborough: “Some NATO leaders have told me they were very surprised, the contrast between the image in public and the Joe Biden behind closed doors. Because he is so sharp, and he’s on top of everything….If people want to focus on him falling on a sandbag or falling off of a bike, that's fine. But while they're talking about that, Joe Biden's making, you know, Europe safe for democracy.”...
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson: “Anybody who spent any time with Joe Biden since he’s been in the Oval Office knows that the reality is [he is] nothing like the, the, the dystopian picture that the Republicans are trying to paint, of this senile, doddering president. And he’s as sharp as a tack.”
— MSNBC’s Morning Joe, July 14.
Hey Chuck! Isn’t the “Ugly” Part the Fact That the Bidens Are Rejecting a Child?
“[New York Times columnist] Maureen Dowd….had a pretty tough piece on Joe Biden’s — it was about sort of the Biden family isn’t acknowledging all of Hunter Biden’s children. ‘It’s seven grandkids, Mr. President, not six.’ I think we all understand the personal challenge and concern and all of these things that the President has here, but his political foes see this and they’re trying to exploit. There’s no doubt, every day DeSantis or Trump tries to use Hunter to beat up Biden….It’s really kinda ugly the way it’s been done.”
— Moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press, July 9.
Fareed Lays It On Thick, At First: “Great President,” “Brought Economy Back,” “Restored” World “Relations”
“You’ve often said when people ask you about your age, ‘Just watch me.’ And I think a lot of people do watch you and are impressed, and they think you’ve been a great president. You’ve brought the economy back, you’ve restored relations with the world. But many of these people do say and these are hardened supporters of yours, the next thing he should do is step aside and let another generation of Democrats take the baton.”
— Host Fareed Zakaria to President Joe Biden on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, July 9.
Pathetic Attempt to Deny Bias
Rep. Tim Burchett: “You have $10 million coming from Burisma, a company….They accused Trump of doing what Biden actually did, $10 million of bribery, and they fired a guy. I mean, you can follow the money, ma’am. And these are FBI informants. These are FBI confidential.”
Host Sara Sidner: “Right, but it has to be proven. There has to be some proof. You can’t just say it happened. There has to be some proof, right?”
Burchett: “Well, what was the dossier on Trump? There wasn’t really any proof. It was all hearsay. And now, here you’ve got an FBI document, an official document showing that. So, you know, we can sit here and argue about it, and I get it, you know, you've got your base, I’ve got mine, but I’ve seen the documents.”
Sidner: “I don’t have a base. I’m a journalist. I don’t have a base, Democrat or Republican.”
— CNN Tonight, July 26.
CNN Thinks More Babies Being Born Is a Bad Thing?
“Under strict abortion law, Texas had nearly 10,000 more births than expected in last nine months of 2022, research suggests.”
— Headline to July 6 CNN.com article.
Trump and DeSantis Are Like Mussolini
Co-host Sunny Hostin: “[Benito] Mussolini had that same thought that he was going to take away these sort of individual agencies and place them under his power and he was quite successful doing that.”
Co-host Joy Behar: “But do you know what the Italians did to Mussolini, they hung him upside down in a square in Milan and his girlfriend.”
— ABC’s The View, July 19.
You Know Who Else Lost an Election Like Trump and Then Came Back? Hitler!
“Don’t forget Hitler also launched a failed coup. A few years later he lost an election. A few more years later he was back stronger than ever. Then he murdered 6 million Jews. Sound familiar? Cuz that is exactly what’s happening here.”
— July 17 tweet by actress Ellen Barkin.
Was Your Home Destroyed By a Weather Event? “Come For These” CEOs
“When your home burns, floods, or is destroyed in an extreme climate weather event, when someone in your family dies from heat waves, or when crops fail and people starve — come for these three people: Wael Sawan (Shell CEO), Darren Woods (Exxon CEO), and Patrick Pouyanne (TotalEnergies CEO). They knew what was coming and did it to you anyway. Sue them, shame them, heckle them, despise them. These are choices. They are to blame, not society. ‘Corporations are people, my friend.’ -Mitt Romney”
— July 17 tweet by actor Mark Ruffalo.
If You Associate With “Fascist” Donald Trump, You’re Also “Disgusting”
“Anybody who ‘normalizes’ or treats this disgusting fascist, racist, con man, disgusting piece of shit Trump with any level of respect is ALSO disgusting in my book. That’s you Joe Rogan, you Mel Gibson, you Mark Wahlberg, you Guy Fieri. This is a statement from me, not a discussion/debate. -Jack White III.”
— July 10 post from musician Jack White’s official Instagram page.