Tuesday’s episode of Nicolle Wallace’s MSNBC present provided a triple-header of obtuse liberal hypocrisy. First up, Yamiche Alcindor—apparently devoid of the slightest shred of self-awareness—stated:
“Fox Information, whereas it is form of presupposed to be a cable information channel, what it actually was, I imply, and continues to be, is form of this fringe wing of the GOP.”
Want we remind Alcindor that she is among the many most egregiously biased liberal commentators within the media universe?If Fox Information is a fringe wing of the GOP, how would Alcindor, a PBS host and MSNBC contributor, describe herself and the networks that signal her paychecks?
This, from an individual who a yr in the past honored Martin Luther King as a mannequin, as somebody who wanted radical change.” And somebody who demanded the White Home back Rep. Maxine Waters after she made feedback threatening jurors.
Certainly, Alcindor and her ilk are not any “fringe” component of the Democrat celebration. They’re a central a part of it, key gamers within the celebration’s drive to acquire and retain energy for an more and more radical base.
Subsequent up within the obtuse-liberal-hypocrisy hit parade: Alcindor’s commentary got here throughout a dialogue of the information that Adam Schiff has confirmed that the January sixth committee has requested Sean Hannity’s “voluntary cooperation” to be interviewed concerning his communications with the White Home touching upon January sixth.
Wallace requested New York Instances reporter Katie Benner what she thought the prospects had been that Hannity would cooperate with the committee.
Benner replied that, aside from fearing that Trump may retaliate in ways in which would harm Hannity at Fox and along with his viewers: “there isn’t any cause for him to not testify.”
Absolutely Katie cannot be severe! Think about it is 2023, and Republicans have the Home majority. They create a particular committee to look into some side of Democrat wrongdoing, and invite, say, Benner, Wallace, and Alcindor to “voluntarily cooperate” by sharing their communications with the Biden White Home.
Now think about the outraged cries from these three, and from the liberal media at giant, in regards to the “menace to democracy” that such request represented. And we might certainly be handled to an countless parade of allegedly nonpartisan “professional” professors pontificating in regards to the First Modification, the independence of the press, and many others.
In a ultimate little bit of clueless irony, Wallace stated of Sean Hannity:
“I do not know the appropriate phrase, however he was as soon as for the Bush-Cheney worldview. He was as soon as one of many closest cable hosts to the Bush White Home. I do know that as a result of I used to be his communications director. He [pauses] adapts, and he now form of sees the world very in another way. The way in which Donald Trump does.”
Together with her declare to not know “the appropriate phrase,” and her pause earlier than describing Hannity as somebody who “adapts” his views, Wallace was implicitly accusing Hannity of flip-flopping political opportunism. But when Hannity has moved with the Republican mainstream from Bush to Trump, what about shape-shifting Wallace?
As she herself talked about, Wallace had as soon as been W’s communications director. She subsequently transmogrified into one of many MSM’s most vitriolic, down-the-line liberals. She might need thought of that earlier than casting aspersions on Hannity.
This is the transcript.
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NICOLLE WALLACE: Congressman Adam Schiff has confirmed some reporting from Axios that the January sixth choose committee has invited one Sean Hannity to voluntarily go to with the committee, chat with them, about what he could or could not know.
As you all know, his, I imagine his textual content messages had been among the many many who Liz Cheney learn from, that knowledge dump that they obtained from Mark Meadows earlier than he defied the subpoena, was held in felony contempt of Congress. He did flip over textual content messages he’d obtained from Fox Information anchors, Trump members of the family.
One of many Fox Information anchors was Sean Hannity, and Congressman Adam Schiff confirming that the committee would really like for Sean Hannity to voluntarily meet with them.
Yamiche, the individuals near the president that they’re fascinated about, that they’ve engaged, is absolutely, actually getting nearer and nearer to Donald Trump.
YAMICHE ALCINDOR: That is positively true. You possibly can see that this can be a committee that’s ramping up its work, that is actually attempting to shut in on that inside, inside circle of President Trump, former President Trump, and to essentially perceive, form of, who was speaking to him, and who he actually revered sufficient to form of weigh their opinion.
And Sean Hannity, for anybody who has coated former President Trump, everybody is aware of that he’s somebody who’s within the president’s orbit. They had been talking commonly. The president actually took his, his form of recommendation to coronary heart.
It is also in some methods is a reminder that Fox Information, whereas it is form of presupposed to be a cable-news channel, what is absolutely was, I imply, and continues to be, is form of this fringe wing of the GOP, and actually the hosts on there, particularly the late-night opinion hosts on there, they’ve in some methods turned out to be much more highly effective than the elected officers that had been attempting to pay attention, that had been attempting to speak to former President Trump.
WALLACE: And Sean Hannity shouldn’t be Steve Bannon. I imply, Steve Bannon’s complete political identification begins and stops with Donald Trump. There was nothing earlier than. There can be nothing after. Sean Hannity is, I do not know the appropriate phrase, however he was as soon as for the Bush-Cheney worldview. He was as soon as one of many closest cable hosts to the Bush White Home. I do know that as a result of I used to be his communications director. He as soon as noticed the world that method.
He [pause] adapts, and he now form of sees the world very in another way. The way in which Donald Trump does. However he is not Tucker Carlson. He isn’t Laura Ingraham. He has not made his mattress in Trumplandia.
And I ponder what you assume the prospects are that he comes and— he is executed nothing improper, he does not assume Donald Trump did something improper—he comes and talks to this committee?
KATIE BENNER: You already know, ought to any individual like Hannity determine to not come converse earlier than the committee, I feel it actually says so much in regards to the perceived energy of Donald Trump. And the concept Donald Trump may retaliate indirectly. That it may harm Hannity’s standing at Fox. It may harm his standing with viewers, or may harm his standing along with his colleagues. In any other case to your level, there isn’t any cause for him to not testify.