Clueless Journalists Confounded by the Concept of God-Given Rights

March 2nd, 2024 8:00 AM

They just don’t get it. The leftist media really have no clue about the founding principles that made America great. There’s probably no better example of that than when Politico’s Heidi Przybla was absolutely baffled that Republican voters actually believe that Americans’ “rights” “come from God” and not the Supreme Court or Congress.

This past month also saw network hosts like CBS’s Gayle King and cable pontificators like MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough exploit the Kansas City shooting as they urged their viewers to vote away their own right to self-defense.

The Hamas apologists were still out in force this month. CNN’s Abby Phillip hit Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee from the left when she pushed: “Do you consider what Israel is doing in Gaza to be genocide?” Phillip asked the same question to film director Michael Moore who agreed it was “genocide.” 

Speaking of the Hollywood Left, late night talk show hosts CBS’s Stephen Colbert and HBO’s John Oliver spent the last month hoping Donald Trump would get sent to “prison” and Justice Clarence Thomas would “get the f*** off the Supreme Court.” 

The following are the worst media outbursts from the month of February: 

Tell Us You Failed Civics Class, Without Telling Us You Failed Civics Class



“The thing that unites them [Donald Trump supporters] as Christian nationalists, not Christians, by the way — because Christian nationalists is very different — is that they believe that our rights as Americans and as all human beings do not come from any earthly authority. They don’t come from Congress, they don’t come from the Supreme Court, they come from God.”
— Politico’s democracy investigator Heidi Przybyla on MSNBC’s All In, February 22. 


Attacking From the Left: Are U.S. and Israel Committing “Genocide?”



“Two questions for you: Do you consider what Israel is doing in Gaza to be a genocide? And do you consider the President, as a result of that, to be complicit in a genocide?”
— Host Abby Phillip to Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee on CNN’s NewsNight, February 26.


Conservative Justices Have “Waged a Full Frontal Assault on Modern Society”



“The conservative majority on the court led by Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas have already waged a full frontal assault on modern society. Including repealing the Civil Rights era, abortion access and affirmative action, and they are currently gunning for contraceptive access, and maybe even gay marriage. And that is because justices like Alito and Thomas share the religious far-right’s grievances about society’s evolution.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, February 20.


CNNer Finds the Real Killer of Navalny



“Mr. President, would you go so far as to say that [Russian dissident] Alexei Navalny’s blood is on the hands of House Republicans right now?”
— CNN White House correspondent M.J. Lee to President Joe Biden during live coverage on White House South Lawn, February 19.


If You Want “Progress” You Can’t Vote GOP



Co-host Joe Scarborough: “They want the proliferation of these guns all over the place, and it’s led to a far more deadly — deadly situation in places like Kansas City….We have to have a return to some sane gun safety laws that the overwhelming majority of Americans support.”...
Co-host Mika Brzezinski: “This will be one of the key election issues — this along with abortion along with immigration, which are issues now Democrats own. They own over the Republicans….If you want progress on these three issues, you can’t vote Republican in any election.”
— MSNBC’s Morning Joe, February 15. 

Co-host Tony Dokoupil: “The shooting at the Kansas City Super Bowl parade is helping renew the conversation about how to curb gun violence in America, including how to limit easy access to military-style rifles.”...
Co-host Gayle King: “We have to remind people, and nothing changes.”|
Co-host Vladimir Duthiers: “The polling that shows that the majority of Americans want to see that kind of change….Why aren't lawmakers listening?
Dokoupil: “It’s easier said than done, but it’s true that once you pull the trigger you can never un-pull it. And people are tired of it.”
King: “And that’s why it’s important to vote for people who think the way you do.”
CBS Mornings, February 16.


“Poorest White People in the World” Are New Hampshire Trump Supporters 

“I saw the people up in New Hampshire, the poorest white people in the world. I mean the rags on their books. They look like East Germans coming out of East Berlin back in the eighties. They were waiting for Trump for two hours and they believe everything he says. And they had this notion that the family, the flag, the country, this really primitive notion of what they care about. Religion. Everything. He’s tying into that. He’s saying ‘I’m your savior.’”
— Former MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, February 28. 


Biden’s “Age” Has Been “Over-Covered” Say My Trusted Leftists Sources

“Some media watchdogs argue President Biden’s age has been over-covered, overstated, and over-analyzed, particularly when compared to former President Trump’s.”
— Correspondent Robert Costa on CBS News Sunday Morning, February 18 as the logos for ultra-left “media watchdogs” like Mother Jones are shown on-screen.  


Angry at “Gratuitous” Shot at Biden’s Age



“Where he talked about the President’s age. I thought those reports were supposed to be just the facts. That was gratuitous….What Counsel [Robert] Hur has also done is given bed-wetting Democrats another reason to complain about the President’s age. Meanwhile, they’re not focused on the fact that the 82-year-old President of the United States has an incredible record in the three years he’s been president. I wish people would focus on that…. And the fact that he mixed up the president of Egypt with the president of Mexico, I did the same thing on — around this table when talking about the governor of Virginia.”
— Jonathan Capehart on PBS’s NewsHour, February 9. 


MSNBCers Fear: Are We Being Unfair To Biden, Just Like Hillary In 2016?



Host Andrea Mitchell: “76 percent of those polled in our recent poll are concerned about his [Joe Biden’s] age and far fewer concerned about Donald Trump’s age, who, when he’s not on teleprompter, you know, we’re not addressing that, the White House would point out.”...
Correspondent Mike Memoli: “They [White House] feel that we, frankly, in the media, do not do enough job of holding up what the former President does and says on a regular basis in the same way that we are with President Biden. They’re trying to do it through the campaign and they want to see us do it more in our coverage of the race.” 
Mitchell: “I can understand the basic point of fairness, especially after what happened in 2016 when there was a real argument that is exactly what happened to Hillary Clinton.”
— MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, February 9. 


CNN Falls for Hunter’s Story: He’s Staying Sober to Save Democracy  



Host Dana Bash: “Part of what he [Hunter Biden] is trying to do….is stay clean...for himself, for his family, for his father, and he believes for politics, which is democracy.”...
CNN Justice Correspondent Evan Perez: “[Hunter Biden is] saying….‘They’re going after me because they’re trying to make me use [drugs] so that they could hurt my father’ and that is a crazy thing to have to hear in 2024 politics.”
— CNN’s Inside Politics, February 28. 


Republicans Going To Make It So “You Can’t Be Black” and “In a Classroom”



“GOP governor Ron DeSantis leading the way here in Florida with the most aggressive legislation with teachers facing jail time for simply teaching the truth. One Florida teacher telling Axios that they’re approaching teaching black history, quote, ‘carefully,’ because, quote, ‘no one wants to be fired.’...It sounds like it’s going to get to the point where you can’t be black and actually physically be in a classroom at this rate.”
— Host Katie Phang on MSNBC’s The Beat, February 1.


Former Sportscaster Triggered by Trump

“You have to be in the throes of some sort of toxic delusion in a toxic cult to believe that Trump has ever been, in any sense, emotionally, psychologically, intellectually, or ethically fit to be President of the United States.”
— Former NBC Sports broadcaster and talk show host Bob Costas on CNN’s Smerconish, February 24.


Shamed for His Choice of Chicken Sandwich

“On one of my first days at The New York Times, I went to an orientation with more than a dozen other new hires. We had to do an icebreaker: Pick a Starburst out of a jar and then answer a question. My Starburst was pink, I believe, and so I had to answer the pink prompt, which had me respond with my favorite sandwich….I blurted out, ‘The spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A,’ and considered the ice broken. The HR representative leading the orientation chided me: ‘We don’t do that here. They hate gay people.’ People started snapping their fingers in acclamation. I hadn’t been thinking about the fact that Chick-fil-A was transgressive in liberal circles for its chairman’s opposition to gay marriage. ‘Not the politics, the chicken,’ I quickly said, but it was too late. I sat down, ashamed.”
— Former New York Times Opinion editor and ex-Weekly Standard writer Adam Rubeinstein in a February 26 article for The Atlantic “I Was a Heretic at The New York Times.”


Farewell to Mitch “Mass Shootings” McConnell 

“This is the end of Mitch’s [McConnell] reign in the Senate. And in honor of all that he has done to stop mass shootings, there will be a 21-gun salute at an elementary school later this month.”
— Host Michael Kosta on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, February 28. 


Israel Committing “Genocide” 



Host Abby Phillip: “Would you describe Israel’s campaign in Gaza as a genocide?”
Film director Michael Moore: “I would say that anytime you single out a group of people, and you have what’s called a mass guilt you impose on them simply because they are, in this case, Palestinian….When you indiscriminately bomb a group of people simply because of the color of their skin — because of their religion — because of their heritage or whatever. That is a form of genocide.”
CNN NewsNight, February 23.


John Oliver Bribes Clarence Thomas to “Get the F*** Off the Supreme Court” 



“We know you’ve [to Justice Clarence Thomas] got a lot on your plate right now from stripping away women’s rights to hearing January 6th cases you definitely shouldn’t be hearing to potentially helping roll back decades of federal regulations, and you deserve a break….away from the ‘Meanness of Washington.’ So you can be surrounded by the ‘regular folks’ whose lives you’ve made demonstrably worse for decades now…We’re excited to offer you... this brand new, top-of-the-line Prevost Marathon Motor Coach….So that’s the offer. A million dollars a year, Clarence, and a brand new condo on wheels, and all you have to do in return is sign the contract and get the fuck off the Supreme Court.”
— Host John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, February 18.


So What If Joe is Old, At Least He’s Not a Dictator



“It must be very frustrating for Joe Biden having all these people doubting whether he is fit to be in office when he’s running against Hair Mussolini.”
— Host Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, February 21.


Angry That Georgia DA Might Have Botched a Chance to Send Trump to Prison



“It’s true Donald Trump and his associates are on trial in this, one of the most important cases in the history of our republic. So, and, I’ve just got one follow-up question here: Given that if you [Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis] are removed from the prosecution, it could delay this trial until after the election: How good was the sex? Good enough to risk democracy over? Because I’ve never had sex that good. You know what feels really good? Donald Trump going to prison. That — that, my friends — is what they call the real happy ending.”
— Host Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show, February 15.