During a panel discussion in the 9 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle argued that the White House warning of the Syrian regime possibly preparing to launch another chemical weapons attack against its own people was nothing more that a “political move” to distract people from the Republican health care bill.
On Wednesday's All In, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson still seemed to be clinging to the discredited story that Republican Rep. Steve Scalise spoke to a "white nationalist" group in Louisiana 15 years ago, as he suggested that the congressman has helped "exacerbate" tensions in politics. Near the end of the show, as host Chris Hayes suggested that liberals should ponder what their reaction would be "if the shoe were on the other foot" with regard to the Scalise shooting, Johnson suggested that politicians, including Scalise, do things to get votes that "exacerbate" tensions and "activate" people into violent behavior.
The Root politics editor Jason Johnson has been making regular appearances as a guest on both CNN and MSNBC for the past few years to give liberal political commentary, but now he appears to have tied the knot of sorts with MSNBC as he has just recently attained the status of "contributor." Just in the last couple of years, the race-obsessed Johnson has been known for repeatedly tying Republicans to the KKK and linking Steve Bannon to "terrorist groups"; and he even provocatively quoted a source recently who called the mayor of St. Louis a "f***ing white woman."
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's New Day to discuss the firing of former FBI director James Comey, regular CNN guest Jason Johnson of The Root hyperbolically fretted that "this is how democracy dies" and worried that it was a "constitutional and a sovereignty crisis." A bit later, he even managed to work in a reference to O.J. Simpson as the group discussed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's role in the firing.
As The Root's Jason Johnson appeared as a panel member on Wednesday's New Day on CNN, the race-obsessed political analyst was true to form as he took his latest opportunity to trash White House advisor Steve Bannon, this time calling him an "anti-Semite" and someone who "sympathizes with white terrorist organizations," as he received no pushback from CNN hosts Alisyn Camerota or Chris Cuomo over his incendiary charges.
Appearing as a panel member on Monday's MSNBC Live with Steve Kornacki, The Root's Jason Johnson engaged in his latest smears against President Donald Trump and White House advisor Steve Bannon as the recurring MSNBC guest tried to link Trump to 'Neo-Nazis' and Bannon to "white nationalist terrorists." The race-obsessed politics editor of The Root was quick to bring up "Neo-Nazis" as he began his analysis: "The Trump supporters are really split. I mean, you have his far-right and alt-right and sort of neo-Nazi supporters..."
In his most recent article, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson -- a frequent guest on both CNN and MSNBC who does political analysis -- fretted the failure of black voters to deny re-election to the "whitesplaining, cop-coddling" white mayor of black majority Ferguson, Missouri. Johnson lamented that many black voters were willing to vote for white, instead of black, candidates, and he accused whites of being willing to vote for candidates who would "uphold white supremacy."
On Saturday's AM Joy, MSNBC host Joy Reid lauded guest Jason Johnson of The Root for lecturing the ACU's Matt Schlapp earlier in the week about racism. Johnson touched off a tense exchange with Schlapp when he insisted that "You don't get to tell other people what racism is." On Saturday, Johnson renewed his attack on Schlapp as he snarked; "I think he was angry and intimidated about the fact that an African-American man told him that he is not the arbiter of racism. And I think that's what it boils down to."
On Sunday's AM Joy, MSNBC host Joy Reid spent a couple of minutes fretting over the results of a recent Democratic mayoral primary in black-majority St. Louis in which a white Democrat endorsed by the local police union managed to win the primary because black voters were divided amongst several black candidates.
MSNBC’s ever pleasant Joy Reid set her sights on Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on All In Thursday, with the usual accusation if racism. Reid and her panel of leftists were up in arms that congressional Republicans would only allow two days and four Democratic witnesses for Sessions’ attorney general confirmation hearing. “They have asked for more time because Jeff Sessions hasn't completed his judiciary questionnaire. It’s woefully incomplete. And there’s a lot to get through,” bemoaned Joan Walsh of The Nation.
Appearing as a panel member on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, Jason Johnson of The Root ridiculously claimed, during a discussion before Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that the United States "gives the vast majority of its foreign aid to Israel." In fact, according to the Washington Post, of the approximately $50 billion dollars the U.S. is expected to grant in foreign aid for FY 2017, Israel would only receive about $3 billion.
Appearing as a guest on CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, The Root's Jason Johnson made his latest attempt to tie Republicans to the KKK as he charged that Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon is a "white supremacist with ties to terrorist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan."
The recurring CNN guest, who has a history of making dubious claims of KKK ties to Republicans, went on to assert that Trump could be an "existential and physical threat" to minorities. Johnson: "This President could pose an existential and physical threat to press members, to members of minority communities. And we have to remember that, as we're laughing about him and thinking he's silly, he also could potentially be dangerous."