Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we treat listeners to some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: This was the week many in Washington wait for. DC is a town where people in the political realm go to countless stuffy, formal events where dinner starts late, the food is mediocre, and then the speaker starts speaking when you’re falling asleep in your dessert. But one event on the calendar always stands out, an event that’s actually fun, and supplies us here at Liberty Nation with great sound bites. It’s the Media Research Center’s annual DisHonors Awards, which we showcase here on our show every fall, highlighting the most outrageous media bias and celebrity stupidity over the last year. Let’s get right to it because there’s so much material and so little time. But we have called the best of the lot for you. Of course, the screaming headlines about the media in the last year are the most obvious of our generation. The establishment media’s visceral hatred for President Donald J. Trump, to a level not approached even with George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.
From election day forward to now, the coverage of Trump, 90% negative according to The Media Research Center, has featured many things said about this president that have rarely, if ever, been said before, starting on election night, 2016 when stunned personalities and elite media unloaded and provided ample nominees for the MRC’s Trumpocalypse award.
Stephen Colbert: It feels like we’re trying to avoid the apocalypse and half of the country is voting for the asteroid.
Mark Halperin: Outside of the Civil War, World War II, and including 9/11, this may be the most cataclysmic event the country’s ever seen.
Van Jones: You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast. I have Muslim friends who are texting me tonight saying, “Should I leave the country?” This was a whitelash against a changing country. It was a whitelash against a black president.
Thomas Friedman: This is a moral 9/11, only 9/11 was done to us from the outside, and we did this to ourselves.
Tim Donner: But as the ad says, “Wait, there’s more!” So much more. Here are the best of the rest of the establishment media’s full frontal assault on Donald Trump.
Ana Navarro: He’s not only unfit to be president; he’s unfit to be human.
Chris Dickey: People don’t want this kind of leadership and they have historical memories. They remember what fascism was like.
Mika Brzezinski: He’s such a narcissist. It is possible that he’s mentally ill.
Ronald Reagan Jr.: This is a dangerously emotionally and mentally unstable individual in the Oval Office, who is a national security threat. He needs to be removed from office.
Tina Brown: It’s almost like being in the ward of a mental hospital.
And Even More…
Tim Donner: Another one of the MRC’s awards was the Kathy Griffin Celebrity Dumbass Award. Now, remember, Kathy Griffin was the comedienne who held up the fake severed head of Donald Trump for the entire world to see, and one of the entries was from the weekend after Trump’s inauguration. Remember the Women’s March with all those women somehow deciding to wear replicas of their most private part on their heads? Class act. And remember actress Ashley Judd?
Ashley Judd: I am a nasty woman. I’m not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust. I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag, and I didn’t know devils could be resurrected but I feel Hitler in these streets. A mustache traded for a toupee, Nazis renamed the cabinet.
Tim Donner: Right, here come the goose-stepping Storm Troopers of the Trump cabinet. Of course, Madonna said at the same rally that she had thought about blowing up the White House. But what makes this unprecedented hatred for Donald Trump even more striking is the contrast in coverage with his predecessor Barack Obama. One of the nominees for the last gas Obama-gasm award from the MRC was the historian Doug Brinkley, who had a bad case of man crush.
Doug Brinkley: It’s very hard to set the Barack Obama standard. In my mind he’s like Dwight Eisenhower. He’s almost unimpeachable. He has governed with such honesty and integrity. He’s not only leaving with that 60% we keep talking, but a growing reputation. The legacy … larger. Ranked presidents on ethical standards, Barack Obama is the highest.
Tim Donner: Tell that to those of us whose organizations were targeted by the IRS for our conservative beliefs. No scandal there. Of course no scandal wire-tapping the Trump campaign, which reports indicate actually did happen. That broke this week after the media mocked Trump for saying that he had his wires tapped by Obama in a tweet months ago. But then historian Mr. Brinkley may have been outdone by these simple words from Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC.
Lawrence O’Donnell: President Obama is the most noble man who has ever lived in the White House.
Tim Donner: Okay. I guess that settles the issue. O’Donnell went on and on gushing about Obama but that’s all you need to hear. But we have to leave you with the absolutely inane, clueless comments of Brian Williams, the MSNBC anchor who used to be on NBC until they discovered he was making stuff up. You’ll understand why he was a nominee for the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the stupidest analysis when you listen to what he said about Cuba.
Brian Williams: It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars, trucks, and buses in downtown Havana because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation.
Tim Donner: I mean, I don’t even know what to say. Those Cubans living under the tyranny of the Castro brothers all these years are happy they have donkey carts instead of cars. You just can’t make this stuff up. When it comes to the establishment media, the truth is indeed stranger than fiction.