Ready to kick back and enjoy a good late-February laugh?
On Tiffany Cross's MSNBC show on Saturday, Elie Mystal of The Nation accused the New York Times and the media at large of being biased in favor of Donald Trump! Not a typo!
"The hypocrisy of the New York Times here is off the charts. If you look at what they did with Hillary Clinton and her alleged [air quotes] email scandal, versus how they basically buried the story of Trump eating classified documents! It's off the charts, and shows you just how much bias we have in the media for Trump. "
A quick Googling reveals at least three New York Times articles on the matter: here, here, and this one, whose sub-headline, below, explicitly suggests hypocrisy on Trump's part for having "assailed" Hillary's handling of emails.
"The former president, who assailed Hillary Clinton in 2016 for her handling of sensitive material, was confirmed by the National Archives to have taken classified documents with him when he left office."
And, of course, the Times and the MSM at large have made a cottage industry out of attacking Trump. For Mystal to claim that the media is biased in favor of Trump reflects a disturbing disconnect from reality! Silly Elie!
Mystal followed up his "pro-Trump New York Times" hilarity by insisting that destroying classified documents is "what we got Oliver North on."
So we should maximally prosecute that. And yes, it could be used to prevent him from running for office again. And again, this happened in Iran-Contra. It can happen again if we have prosecutors willing to go to the mattresses to get this guy anyway they can.
This segment began with a clip of New York Attorney General Letitia James, discussing her investigation of Trump, claiming "politics stop at my door." Right! No politics in a Democrat prosecutor looking to build her resume by taking down liberal enemy #1!
And whatever you think of Andrew Cuomo, for James to implicitly claim there was no politics in her decision to go after Cuomo, whose gig as New York governor she coveted, is a joke. After forcing him out of office, James actually launched a short-lived campaign for governor.
Note: Cross continued her tradition of ad hominem attacks, calling Trump a "Mangled Mussolini." Mystal got into the act, labeling Trump a "reptilian father." Cross also made a lame Super Bowl allusion, saying "Trump is taking L's like a Cincinnati Bengal."
On Tiffany Cross's MSNBC show, Elie Mystal of The Nation accusing the New York Times and the media of bias in favor of Donald Trump was sponsored in part by Servpro, Dell, Kraft, maker of Velveeta, Dove, Visionworks.
Here's the transcript.
The Cross Connection
10:17 am ET
LETITIA JAMES: No one is above the law. I pursue cases based on evidence, based on facts, based on an analysis of the law . . . The politics stop at my door. He will not evade us, he will not stop us from investigating and to ensuring that individuals, no matter what title they hold, are following the law. And I'm confident that we will win.
TIFFANY CROSS: The "he" she was referencing, the Mangled Mussolini who's had a very bad week. His long-time accounting firm dumped him over years of unbelievable financial statements.
The National Archives said he illegally brought classified documents out of the White House to Mar-a-Lago. And a judge refusted to dismiss a lawsuit against him for inciting the Capitol insurrection.
I mean, Trump is taking ills like a Cincinnati Bengal. And the biggest loss yet came on Thursday, when a New York judge ordered him, plus Don Jr. and Ivanka, to answer questions in attorney general Trish James's investigation into their business practices. Oh, and they have to do it under oath. And, they have to do it in the next three weeks. Meaning things could soon get a lot worse for the former grifter-in-chief.
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ELIE MYSTAL: Here's the thing that I think most coverage is missing: the reptilian father that is Donald Trump is off the charts here. You cannot tell me as a parent that you would ever be willing to put your own children in jeopardy, in serious legal jeopardy, for some dirt you did. Right? If this was my family, and my kids were subpoenaed to talk to this woman, I'd be running, I'd be begging the court, no, let me take the weight, let me take all the responsibility. Don't go after my kids. What kind of father is this that he's putting his kids in this situation?
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The hypocrisy of the New York Times here is off the charts. If you look at what they did with Hillary Clinton and her alleged [air quotes] email scandal, versus how they basically buried the story of Trump eating classified documents! It's off the charts, and shows you just how much bias we have in the media for Trump.
In terms of punishment, I think that one of the problems here is that the presidential records act has no teeth. But the destroying of classified documents, that's what we got Oliver North on. So we should maximally prosecute that. And yes, it could be used to prevent him from running for office again.
And again, this happened in Iran-Contra. It can happen again if we have prosecutors willing to go to the mattresses to get this guy anyway they can.