Recently, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd really stepped in it when he insulted millions of Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters, trafficked in anti-Semitism, and compared Bernie to Hitler. On Monday, “#FireChuckTodd” was trending on twitter after he read an excerpt from a column slamming Sanders voters while discussing Sanders’ recent surge in the polls.
Reading from a Bulwark Online piece discussing Bernie and his supporters, Chuck said the following, “no other candidate has anything like this sort of ‘Digital Brown Shirt Brigade’ I mean, except for Donald Trump.” Briahna Gray, Bernie Sanders’ national press secretary stated, “’Digital brown shirt brigade.’ That’s how our Jewish candidate’s supporters are being described on the MSM. The contempt shown for ordinary people is really something.”
As the MSM continues their daily attempt at journalism, Chuck Todd has to resort to what is being described as “journalistic sleights of hand.” This comment and his contempt for anyone who disagrees is precisely why there is a populist fervor sweeping across this country. Trump campaign deputy director of communications, Zach Parkinson, stated “If Chuck Todd’s wondering why Trump voters don’t trust the mainstream media, one reason might be they don’t like supposedly impartial reporters insinuating the real reason they support the President is because they ‘want to be lied to’ and comparing the Bible to ‘fairy tales.’”
Chuck Todd’s behavior before the 2016 election and after is the personification of media bias, arrogance, and outright contempt of Trump supporters. At least he’s an equal opportunity bigot who now has the same contempt toward Sanders and his supporters. Of course, he doesn’t have to think for himself when he can resort to other’s viewpoints to “cleverly” disguise his contempt.
Conservatives are no stranger to insults from the MSM. The media have looked down on the GOP for years. The difference now is the GOP finally has a President who is playing the same game the Left and their communications arm (MSNBC and CNN) have been playing for decades.
Similarly a couple of weeks ago, CNN’s Don Lemon was making journalist like noises when his guests began insulting Trump supporters and he began laughing uncontrollably. He consistently makes fun of half of the country and has the audacity to complain it’s divided. Arrogance, mocking Southern accents, and their smug derision of half the country is both disgusting and elitist.
Mr. Lemon attempted to “apologize” for his behavior a few days later. He ended his show with the most pathetic and disingenuous stating, “…one of my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment I found that joke humorous, and I didn’t catch everything that was said. Just to make this perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people. Anyone—ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you, I don’t believe in belittling people, belittling anyone for who they are, for what they believe, or where they’re from.”
A truly fascinating non-apology over a joke that went on for nearly 2 minutes and implied half the country are dumb rednecks!
It’s unclear if Democratic Socialist/Communist Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination. Whether he wins or loses, it is appalling to insult anyone for their beliefs. Sadly, the Sanders supporters now have a small taste of what Trump supporters have been combating since 2015!
In times of bitter divisiveness, it’s important to focus on the rare things all sides can agree on…Chuck Todd and Don Lemon are arrogant and bigoted schmucks.
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