Yes, we know that the folks at MSDNC have been pushing conspiracy theories for a long time.
Indeed, Russia conspiracy theories were what Rachel Maddow basically lived on over the past four years under President Donald Trump.
But I have to admit, just for straight-up crazy libel, it's probably hard to beat what Matt Negrin, the host of Hardball just said about Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca), Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Makes you almost wish for Chris Matthews and his “tingle up the leg” back. Well, almost.
Okay, that's crazy. But it gets worse.
Negrin literally accuses the three lawmakers of trying to kill Democrats and accuses them of treason.
Um, Matt? Please explain how any of these three people tried to murder Democrats? What Democrat did they try to kill? How did they try to do it? There is absolutely no basis in fact or law for anything even close to the accusations.
Negrin isn't living in reality. But unfortunately, MSNBC has given him a platform to libel people. That's more than a little troubling.
What's perhaps most ridiculous about the insane comment is that it was actually Steve Scalise who was the victim of a leftist political attempted murder which he almost didn't survive.
A Bernie Bro, James Hodgkinson, tried to kill Scalise and several over Republicans and staffers after Democrats had been whipping up their followers and demonizing Republicans over health care. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), one of the other people Hodgkinson was trying to kill, said that Hodgkinson also shouted, “This is for healthcare!” as he shot at them. The shooter also had a list of lawmakers. That was an actual attack against members of the Republican Party and an actual effort to do them in.
Hey Matt? Hodgkinson's favorite TV program was “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. So is it any wonder he lost his mind and was whipped into a frenzy?
Instead of learning that maybe they should dial back the rhetoric, they've ramped it up instead.
There's a lot of hyperbole in politics and leftists tend to get away with a lot. But this is just straight-up libel and the three Republicans should hold Negrin to account. Of course, so few people watch his show, the Republicans may figure that not many people are actually seeing anything he tweets.