Meet the Press Panel Gushes Over Dem Convention, No Mocking Hillary!

In the run up to the Democratic National Convention NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday held a panel discussion to determine what the event would mean for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Since the topic for discussion had to do with Clinton NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell got very excited and began to prattle on, “Well, what they are going to do is— they’re going to have gauzy films, the same kind of films you saw in 1992, the same producers.” She did the same thing when gushing about a staged photo-op for Clinton and President Obama on July 3.

They will have these films, biography, resume,” she continued before whining how millennials didn’t know about her greatness. “They don't know what she actually did, what she accomplished. They’re going to do all of that,” Mitchell explained to the panel. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow questioned if the films would have a reach beyond the convention attendees. “She shouldn’t do it through film, because TV networks don't always take the movies anymore because it’s creepy,” Maddow cautioned.

Mitchell talked them all through the plan for the convention:

Well, they’re going to have validators. They’re going to have people on that podium behind us who are going to talk about things she has done for them. And it’s going to be very much all about her and much less about taking down Trump.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had his own opinion about how wondrous Clinton’s nomination would be, “I think there is going to be a magic moment in this convention, it’s going to be Thursday night.” He imagined people tuning in from all around the country in amazement of the woman who could be president. “And there are going to be misty eyes all across the country,” he predicted.

But Matthews had a warning for anyone who dared to mock Clinton during her special hour. “And in any minute— that moment you make a wisecrack, [you] are going to guarantee another vote for Hillary Clinton,” the Host of Hardball stated trying to suppress dissent. 

Transcript below:

NBC
Meet the Press
July 24, 2016
11:25:04 AM Eastern

CHUCK TODD: I want to show you here very quickly some numbers because it will help us judge whether this is a successful convention for Hillary Clinton. These are favorable ratings, personal favorable ratings whether you're right side up or upside down from our NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll for every Democrat going back to '92. And as you can see, Hillary Clinton in the worst shape of any presumptive nominee going into their convention. Now let me show you what the other -- what everybody else came through after their convention. Successful convention for Bill Clinton, successful one for Al gore, flat for John Kerry, successful Barack Obama. Obviously, we'll find out for Hillary Clinton. What does she need to do?

ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, what they are going to do is— they’re going to have gauzy films, the same kind of films you saw in 1992, the same producers. [Inaudible]

TODD: And JFK, and [Inaudible]

MITCHELL: They will have these films, biography, resume— They know her resume is not resonating with millennials. People know what she did, they know who -- you know, the list of what she was. They don't know what she actually did, what she accomplished. They’re going to do all of that. The balance is going to be very different.

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RACHEL MADDOW: She shouldn’t do it through film, because TV networks don't always take the movies anymore because it’s creepy.

MITCHELL: Well, they’re going to have validators. They’re going to have people on that podium behind us who are going to talk about things she has done for them. And it’s going to be very much all about her and much less about taking down Trump.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think there is going to be a magic moment in this convention, it’s going to be Thursday night. And a lot of women and a lot of men, too, are going to see Hillary Clinton as the first party nominee, who’s probably going to be like the president. She has the advantage right now. And there are going to be misty eyes all across the country. And in any minute— that moment you make a wisecrack are going to guarantee another vote for Hillary Clinton. I think it's a very emotional moment for people that haven't got to, because of all this mishegoss that’s going on this year. I think it's going to be magical and if Hillary Clinton just stands there with a little emotion, this is an amazing historic moment.

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