On Friday’s installment of Real Time with Bill Maher, erstwhile MSNBC host Krystal Ball delivered a message that would’ve been at home on RedState: Her former network’s coverage of President Trump has only served to hurt Democrats.
“Do you feel [that] networks like MSNBC, which you used to work for…help or hurt progressive causes?”
Krystal was crystal:
“Overall, I think MSNBC in the Trump era has done real damage to the Left, and I’ll tell you why.”
Yes! She’ll tell us why! Here we go:
“And I say that with love. I mean, these are my former colleagues, friends. Look, the Russia story and what happened there was important, but it was not all-important. And they went so far in the realm of conspiracy theorizing – I mean, they had Jonathan Chait on…”
Bill confirmed, “Well, it was a conspiracy.”
Krystal said it got downright absurd:
“They had Jonathan Chait on to talk about how Trump may have been a Russian plant since 1987. This is ridiculous, okay? This is way out from what journalistic facts said, and it’s to the exclusion of other stories that people actually care about – about health care, about trade, about the future of their lives, automation.”
Ridiculous? Does MSNBC partake in such? Let’s test her claim:
Yeah — yeah, I’d say she’s good.
Krystal claimed her former employer overshot it:
“These things are real, and they don’t get focus when you only look at one thing. So yeah, they built up expectations so much that when the report came out, people were like, ‘Oh, it was no big deal,’ when it was a big deal.”
Ya know how I said her message was RedState-ish? Cancel that. Krystal inferred Mueller was a giant cause of the whole Russian collusion disappointment — after all, the guy was a you-know-what:
“Why did we put our faith in a Republican? He’s a Republican; he’s a lifelong Republican. What [did] we think?”
What the heck were they thinkin’? Although, if I recall correctly, the mainstream media’s willing to put its faith in anything and everything opposed to Donald Trump.
Just look to the video above, in which Nicolle Wallace schooled us all:
“People would be foolish to underestimate Michael Avenatti.”
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