Cross posted at the MRC's NewsBusters blog
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, host Joy Reid bizarrely suggested that the media have been too soft on President Donald Trump and even likened coverage of him to treatment of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s as she lumped both together as "white conservatives."
She also pushed a theory that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to tear down the country so that it will be in "pieces" when a "nonwhite majority" takes power in the future.
At 11:07 a.m. .Eastern, MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson helped set up the McConnell bashing as he blamed the Republican leader for helping President Trump allegedly empowering white nationalism:
I got to say this about Mitch McConnell. One of the most disgusting examples of gaslighting I've ever seen. This is the guy who is singularly responsible -- in 50 years, if we are all alive after all of this nonsense, he is the person that political scientists will be saying is almost singularly responsible for bringing down any functional republic -- not the dimwit who is in the White House right now, not the people who are working with him.
It was Mitch McConnell who knew the rules and broke them in order to push forward a white nationalist agenda. And that is the kind of guy we should constantly be holding accountable, and under no circumstances should he ever get a job or anyone who works with him.
Host Reid then jumped in to suggest McConnell is trying to ruin the country for minorities before they take power in the future:
Absolutely. You know, somebody said to me this week, I thought was so smart, that it's almost as if Mitch McConnell's plan is that they know the demographics are what they are, and that the only way they're willing to hand power to the non-white majority in this country ever is if the country is completely a shell and broke, and they'll hand them the broken pieces and keep all the wealth for themselves.
A bit later, the MSNBC host lumped together Trump and Hitler as she complained about the media:
I have this old set of New York Times front covers … to show how benign the coverage was even in the 1930s as the world was about to burn down in World War II. And the just sort of benign things, you know, it's like a tick of wanting to see world leaders -- in that case of Germany -- they just want to see them as normal, and I don't know where that comes from, but it is really -- and I think it wouldn't be so if those leaders were not white men, I have to say.
She soon added:
There's a sense that conservatism is normal, and that white conservative men are the norm, and that anything but that -- I mean, you almost have Elizabeth Warren being depicted as some sort of crazy communist when she's a totally normal politician who just wants people to have health care.