MSNBC Panelist: ‘All of Those Babies Are Dead’ Because of Evil Israel

The media’s anti-Israel nonsense was firing on all cylinders Monday as the United States officially opened its embassy in their capital city of Jerusalem. And in an over-the-top, disgusting, and downright hysterical display on MSNBC’s MTP Daily, Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude suggested that Israel was killing scores of babies in border clashes with Hamas backed agitators where over 50 people were allegedly killed. He was basically given the green light for his outburst by host Katy Tur, who herself suggested that the U.S.'s choice in the matter was between peace or siding with Israel.

Towards the end of the segment and after Republican strategist Susan Del Percio discussed the midterm election implications for the embassy move, an emotional Glaude lashed out at Israel: “All of that is important. And all of those babies are dead. All of those people are dead. They’re dead. And we are talking about racehorses. I mean the politics,” he exclaimed sounding as though he were on the verge of tears. It’s doubtful that Glaude would say the same thing about Planned Parenthood and abortion.

I mean, there are a lot of folks who are dead today. For what? I'm sorry, this is me being a moralist, I suppose,” he added, serruptitiously patting himself on the back. Host Katy Tur even thanked him for his ridiculousness, saying, “I’m happy you’re always the moralist. You bring it back down to Earth, that’s important.” That wasn’t even Glaude’s first anti-Israel smears of the show.

Earlier on, he parroted the talking points of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDSM) which targets Israel with what many call anti-Semitic attacks. “And the moral gymnastics around the carnage we just saw yesterday, right, to my mind indicts and convicts those who are committed to this process as it's playing out,” he spat. He also charged the Jewish state with creating an “open-air prison” in Gaza and accused them of being an apartheid state by recalling a South African massacre.

 

 

Glaude was given the okay to spew his anti-Israel rhetoric by fill-in host Katy Tur, who began her show by lamenting how the day was “a split screen of celebration, confusion, and bloodshed.” She gave the anti-Israel game away early in the show when reported how “Israel has been using-- accused of using excessive force.” Tur was also peeved that the White House called Gaza “South Israel” in statements instead of “occupied territories.

And in talking to Chris Hill, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq under Obama, Tur suggested President Trump was revealing the true choice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Peace in the region or Israel:

Chris, do you think, though that there are those out there who might say, “listen, is Donald Trump lifting off the veil and showing the reality of the way thing work, the reality of our foreign policy, the reality of Washington.” Were we really trying to be the arbiters of peace in the Middle East or were we really always on the side of Israel? Is this just him being-- Can you say this is just him being more honest?

Tur leaned on New York Times correspondent Nick Confessore to speculate and opine about how the Trump administration had given up on the peace process. “What this tells me is that the Trump administration has given up on the peace process, that there is no way forward,” he huffed. “That they have essentially reconciled themselves to the stalemate, and that might be true, by the way.” He also chided the White House for “adopt[ing] the worldview of Israel right now on these issues.

Interestingly, there was no talk of the fact that the Gaza “protests” at the border had been going on for some six weeks and involved explosive devices, according to reports, and were organized by the Hama terrorist organization. Tur decried how the violence had “the health system in Gaza is on the verge of collapse,” but failed to mention that Hamas uses all of the foreign aid Gaza receives on their operations.

The relevant portions of the transcript are below, click expand to read: 

 

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MSNBC
MTP Daily
May 14, 2018
5:01:58 PM Eastern

KATY TUR: Foreign policy crisis and domestic scandal: Welcome to the Trump presidency in a nutshell! And welcome to a highly unstable political environment lurching from one to the other. Today was a split screen of celebration, confusion, and bloodshed as the U.S. formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem, fulfilling a key campaign promise for Mr. Trump. But dozens have been killed in clashes over the move, thousands wounded, and the red cross is warning that the health system in Gaza is on the verge of collapse because of it. Israel has been using-- accused of using excessive force, but the White House is standing by its ally today.

(…)

5:07:14 PM Eastern

TUR: There is no word on when the administration or if the administration is even going to be talking to the other side, being the Palestinians. And in their statements today, they used the term “South Israel.” They didn't even use the term "Occupied territories" or "Gaza". South Israel. I had never heard that before. People at NBC had never heard that before.

(…)

5:09:07 PM Eastern

TUR: Nick what do you make of all of this?

NICK CONFESSORE: I see today as a flare going off in the sky. It's been the official policy of the U.S. for three presidents before President Trump that this is the capital of Israel. And each of those past presidents have seen fit to withhold that as a bargaining chip in the peace process. What this tells me is that the Trump administration has given up on the peace process, that there is no way forward. That they have essentially reconciled themselves to the stalemate, and that might be true, by the way. But to do this without getting anything in return seems like an admission that there is nothing to get in return.

TUR: Why use the term "South Israel"? Why give no condolences or offer any real concern for the amount of life lost?

CONFESSORE: It's very clear I think that they have adopted the worldview -- of the current administration in Israel, that they have gone from treating the U.S. as an arbiter in this debate and in this fight to taking firm sides with a long-time ally. But basically abandoning the idea of the U.S. as being somewhere in between these two parties. They have taken and adopted the worldview of Israel right now on these issues.

(…)

5:10:46 PM Eastern

EDDIE GLAUDE: But let’s be very clear about what happened. We have to understand what happened today against the backdrop of two historical events, in my mind. One in March 1961 in the Sharpsville massacre in South Africa and the other is the April of 1919 and what happened in India with the British viceroy. In both instances, the moral high ground was lost and a different register of the movement happened as a result. And the moral gymnastics around the carnage we just saw yesterday, right, to my mind indicts and convicts those who are committed to this process as it's playing out. There is the domestic issue that's happening and there is the reality on the ground that Gaza is an open-air prison. It’s blockaded. It's about twice the size of Washington, D.C. How people are parsing what constitutes peace here, and Nick hit it, how they are parsing peace is the Israeli position.

(…)

5:12:57 PM Eastern

TUR: Chris, do you think, though that there are those out there who might say, “listen, is Donald Trump lifting off the veil and showing the reality of the way thing work, the reality of our foreign policy, the reality of Washington.” Were we really trying to be the arbiters of peace in the Middle East or were we really always on the side of Israel? Is this just him being-- Can you say this is just him being more honest? Will there be those looking at this and saying this is a president who said he was going to be more honest, and that is what he’s doing?

(…)

5:16:34 PM Eastern

GLAUDE: All of that is important. And all of those babies are dead. All of those people are dead. They’re dead. And we are talking about racehorses. I mean the politics. I mean, there are a lot of folks who are dead today. For what? I'm sorry, this is me being a moralist, I suppose.

TUR: No, I understand. And the White House today their response to THAT was it is Hamas’s fault and they are using them as tools for propaganda.

GLAUDE: That's like saying the children in the Children’s March of Birmingham it was their fault that Bull Connor attacked them.

TUR: We’ll leave it there. Eddie Glaude, thank you very much. I’m happy you’re always the moralist. You bring it back down to Earth, that’s important.

(…)


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