From the people who brought you, "Joe Biden is sharp as a tack". . .
On Thursay's Morning Joe, Jennifer Palmieri, who served as White House communications director for Obama and campaign communications director for Hillary Clinton, was feeling cocky equating Democrat spin and facts. Commenting on the admissions Rudy Giuliani made about false statements in a lawsuit brought against him by two Georgia election workers, Palmieri proclaimed:
"I saw [Never Trumper] Tim Miller was on the show yesterday, and he referred to "the fact-based community." I still think the show, that's a good way to describe the show. It's part of the fact-based community in America."
She added "I still look at that ruling yesterday -- I mean, I heard everything Danny said, the qualifications about what Giuliani wasn't admitting to, but the truth is that Giuliani did not -- is not objecting to what these women are saying, he is, and that is a win for the fact-based community. That is a win for truth."
In addition to the absolute side-splitter of Morning Joe calling Joe Biden "sharp as a tack," a review of Morning Joe items just in recent days reveals multiple instances of the show straying far from that mythical "fact-based community."
- Dismissing as a mere boogieman any concerns over Hunter Biden's crimes and the Biden family's influence-peddling empire.
- Fully endorsing House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries smearing Hunter Biden hearings as a "malignant clown show."
- Smearing Tennessee as a fascist dictatorship because the voters there have elected a Republican supermajority.
- Calling Israel an "apartheid state."
So Jen Palmieri, spare us your sanctimony about the membership of Morning Joe, and the liberal media at large, in the "fact-based community!" Like Jen, Morning Joe specializes in Democrat communications, not facts. It's okay, Jen, have Chuck Todd throw you another Democrat dinner party after you fawned over his Daily Rundown show on MSNBC.
Here's the transcript.
6:10 am EDT
MIKE BARNICLE: So Jen, during the course of your working life, you go out, you meet people on the campaignt rail, you talk to them, you look at focus groups.
So how would one go about today, talking about the, America's mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and this display that we saw this morning, which reprised what he did, actually, to these two women.
How do we convince people, normal people, that Rudy Giuliani is going to skate on something like this with really no penalty paid, and yet, the system isn't rigged? We're going to tell people the system isn't rigged for the wealthy and the connected? How, hoow do we do that?
JENNIFER PALMIERI: All right. The way I look at it, Mike, I saw [Never Trumper] Tim Miller was on the show yesterday, and he referred to "the fact-based community." I still think the show, the show, that's a good way to describe the show. It's part of the fact-based community in America.
I still look at that ruling yesterday -- I mean, I heard everything Danny said, the qualifications about what Giuliani wasn't admitting to, but the truth is that Giuliani did not -- is not objecting to what these women are saying, he is, and that is a win for the fact-based community. That is a win for truth.
And, I mean, I look at it, yes, Mike, I guess at some level, Giuliani may skate on this. But democracy, if you step back all the way back, as I know you do, democracy has been under a major stress test for the last eight years that Trump's been part of our political system, right?
And now is the accountability phase in the justice, you know, with the criminal, criminal justice and these civil cases, as well.
And, you know, Trump is being held accountable. Like, we may get another indictment today. We've already had one federal indictment. We've had, we've had the New York indictment.
Giuliani had to back off on his statements. You saw Mark Meadows say, yesterday, not wanting to talk about Jan 6 at all. Whether or not, maybe, Mark Meadows is cooperating with the federal prosecutors, too. The people that have lied are having to back, eithere back off in some way, or they're being held accountable in some way. And I think that, you know, we don't get an easy win here. It's not a process that's at all linear. But I still think what's happening in the criminal justice courts, happening in the courts in general, when it comes to Trump, is accountability that has been lacking prior to this year.