Over the weekend, as several MSNBC shows covered the backlash to Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar dismissively referring to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something," it was repeatedly claimed that President Donald Trump and other conservatives took her words "out of context." Host David Gura even went so far as to make the ridiculous claim that her comments were similar to President George W. Bush's iconic speech delivered at Ground Zero a few days after the attacks.
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during a discussion of conservative reaction to Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar dismissively referring to the 9/11 attacks as "some people did something," Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin slammed Fox News as an entity that is "endangering people of color" and "destroying political thought."
On Joy Reid's show, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson says "everybody's been kissing [Pete Buttigieg's] butt, too. It's amazing to me. It's because—let's be candid. Most of the reporters are white. And they're looking for a white guy who makes them feel good about themselves."
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, leftist activist and movie director Rob Reiner desperately clung to shreds of hope that someone might still recognize that Donald Trump is a crook that needs to be impeached. "Meathead" has dramatically changed his spin to suggesting special counsel Robert Mueller had a "very, very narrow charge" to investigate. That's funny. In 2017, Reiner tweeted "Soon there will be only one rat left on the sinking ship: A big lying childish racist one. And Mueller has enough extermination equipment."
How can I impeach thee? Let me count the ways....Still reeling from the pain of the Mueller report's failure to deliver any additional indictments, Joy Reid this morning fantasized a list of possibly impeachable offenses. The most hilarious, reflecting Reid's unfamiliarity with the Bill of Rights, was her claim that Trump's "attacking the media" could be grounds for impeachment. Reid said that while the criticism isn't a crime, "it's a violation of the First Amendment in a lot of ways."
At different points during their Saturday programming, MSNBC host Joy Reid and her panelists got out their tin-foil hats as they spun wild conspiracy theories of about the Special Counsel’s report and the Trump family. Between claims of racism by the investigators and claims of a collusion “cover-up”, the crazy train was doing full speed out of the station.
Keep hope alive! Okay, yeah, the Mueller investigation looks like a bust, and won't produce any more indictments. But hey: there are still lots of other investigations out there! The dream continues! That was the theme of Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Check out the mashup we've created, and you'll soon get the idea. From congressional investigations, to the Southern District of New York, it's investigations a go go!
On Sunday's AM Joy show on MSNBC, host Joy Reid and The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan devoted a segment to fretting that there is a double standard in the treatment of Muslims as compared to whites after a mass shooting. Reid also invoked a debunked claim that white supremacist Dylann Roof was given special treatment after the Charleston massacre, and Hasan cited a misleading study claiming that most terrorism in the U.S. in the past decade has been perpetrated by whites.
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, former ABC host Carole Simpson and CNBC editor at large John Harwood -- both former presidential debate moderators -- lauded the Democratic National Committee's decision to evade holding any debates with Fox News Channel, citing the network's right-wing tilt. All seemed oblivious to the solidly left-leaning nature of the network they were appearing on that would make it an inhospitable place for Republicans to appear.
Appearing as a panel member on Saturday's AM Joy on MSNBC, frequent guest Elie Mystal of AboveTheLaw.com went on a rant about Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, calling him a "racist," and declaring that "whites don't get a vote" in deciding who is "racist." For his part, MSNBC Republican Charlie Sykes laughed along approvingly and further complained that Republicans did not do more to combat the "cancer" of birther conspiracy theories.
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, the topic was Kamala Harris's presidential prospects. Guest Tiffany Cross, after claiming that Harris's record as a prosecutor made her suspect among African-American men, said: "Black men: blue-collar black men. They're going to have a problem with her record . . . She needs to find a strong, black man advocate who can be in her corner . . . that's my key advice: find a prominent blue-collar, self-made, black man to be in your corner." MSNBC analyst Jason Johnson took it a step further, disqualifying Harris's white husband as a potential advocate. "Let's just be candid. When you're saying she needs to have an advocate out there, it's not going to be her [white] husband. She needs to surround herself with African-American men."
Appearing as a guest on Saturday's AM Joy, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart blamed President Donald Trump for liberals believing Jussie Smollett's hoax claims of being attacked by Trump supporters as the liberal Washington Post columnist charged that the President "stokes" feelings of "menace" in minorities. He also complained that conservative reaction to the hoax has been "despicable."