On MSNBC Live, New York Times columnist and MSNBC contributor, Bret Stephens, recently compared White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, to mobster and murderer John Gotti because of the Communications Director’s Italian heritage. The show’s panelists laughed hysterically at Stephens’ comments, displaying the hypocrisy from the left in findings humor in racially charged jokes only when directed at those on the right.
As noted by the Daily Caller, during Stephens’ interview with MSNBC, he compared a video clip of Anthony Scaramucci to “Hearing ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People’ reinterpreted by John Gotti.” MSNBC Live’s host, Stephanie Ruhle, then slapped the desk in hysterics and asked Stephens to repeat his remark, which she called “amazing.” MSNBC correspondents, however, would have labeled the lighthearted comments by Stephens as racist if directed at an individual following their liberal ideology.
MSNBC has frequently hosted replays of President Trump’s lighthearted, humorous remarks, referring to them as racist and offensive. During the 2016 presidential general election, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton exploded over President Trump’s reference to Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, as a “Nasty Women,” stating that it was “just the latest in a string of anti-woman remarks” by Trump. During her show, Stephanie Ruhle also voiced her opinions on President Trump’s use of the phrases “Nasty Women” and “Bad Hombres,” which referred to illegal immigrants involved in criminal activity. Ruhle criticized Trump’s use of the phrases as highly politically incorrect, racist, and sexist. However, Ruhle neglected to give equal treatment to Stephens’ comments of comparing Anthony Scarmucci to murderer and mobster John Gotti because of his Italian heritage. Seemingly, if Anthony Scarmucci adhered to the liberal ideology, MSNBC would have labeled Stephens’ as a racist.
Liberty Nation’s Jeff Charles examined the political strategy by liberals of labeling those on the right as racists.
News outlets and liberal pundits are notorious for portraying conservatives as bigots. By relying on false accusations of racism, they have destroyed any chance for healthy dialogue. Because of their liberal (pun intended) use of the word racist, they have all but stripped the word of its meaning. But why has the social justice left embraced this tactic? Put simply; it’s easier to win a debate if you discredit your opponent before any real discussion can begin.When you dismiss individuals with whom you disagree as racists, you avoid having to engage with them on the issues.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle only found humor in Stephens’ comments because they were directed towards someone with which she strongly disagrees.
Hypocrisy has become commonplace within the leftist media; the subjection of others to rules and standards they refuse to apply to themselves instills not only distrust in the nation’s media, but apathy towards what would otherwise be important issues.