It looks like the liberal media's panic at the prospect of Bernie Sanders winning the Democrat nomination is leading MSM members to offer some hare-brained analysis about him. The syndrome was on stunning display this morning on both CNN and MSNBC.
On CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota actually fretted that Sanders is too "nuanced" to take on President Trump. What? Sure, Alisyn. Because nothing says "nuance" like literally preaching "revolution" while thrusting a socialist fist in the air!
There was also irony in the chyron [see screecap] CNN displayed as poor Alisyn expressed her concern about overly "nuanced" Bernie: "Sanders defends some policies of Cuba's Castro regime." Once again, hard to get more "nuanced" than defending a brutal Communist dictator!
Here's the exchange on CNN:
7:11 am ET
ALISYN CAMEROTA: I guess I would just say the one difference between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump that I can tell so far, is that Sanders does deal in more nuance.
MARK MCKINNON: Oh, sure.
CAMEROTA: You know: democratic socialism. He makes the distinction between socialism. President Trump very effectively deals in slogans. And deals in kind of one word, gut-level slogans. And so I don’t know that the Sanders — do we have an appetite for nuance right now in this country?
Meanwhile, over on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough offered his own pearl of wisdom, suggesting that Elizabeth Warren drop out of the race in order to "consolidate efforts against Bernie Sanders." Just one little problem with that. Warren, despite her recent calls for "unity," is firmly in Bernie's far-left lane. If she were to drop out, surely many of her supporters would "consolidate" around Sanders! Talk about a backfiring strategy, Joe!
Here's the transcript. for MSNBC:
6:10 am ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: A lot of people starting to talk about Elizabeth Warren, who finished weak again. She finished in fourth place in her neighboring home state where she was supposed to win in New Hampshire last week. This week, another disappointing finish. She may be in single digits. She's up to 10% now but she's in single digits in most of these counts. Is it time for Elizabeth Warren, if she keeps finishing in fourth, fifth place. Is it time for her to get out of the race to help consolidate efforts against Bernie Sanders?