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Talk about dehumanizing your political opponents . . .
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show today, guest Elie Mystal called supporters of President Trump "idiots" and "zombies," saying "we have to stop them from infecting everybody else." He elaborated on his ugly message at the end of his rant, saying: "we have to cauterize the wound that is Donald Trump and his supporters, and worry about the people who aren't infected yet."
Mystal - Solution - Coverage - President - Trump
Mystal's solution was to ban live coverage of President Trump. Instead, exhorted Mystal, Trump should be put on a 30-second delay, with someone in an on-screen box "to explain to people that he is lying in real time." Wonder whom Mystal has in mind to serve as that objective arbiter of truth?
The highly-animated Mystal [view the video] was apparently enraged by the fact that Trump supporters are counting on the President to fulfill his promise to build the wall.
Liberals - Mystal - Conservatives - People - Threat
When liberals like Mystal cast conservatives as less-than-human, as people who represent a threat of "infecting" others, we are heading down a potentially very dangerous path.
Here's the transcript.
JOY - REID - Donald - Trump - Thing
JOY REID: Donald Trump has taken a fictional thing, a thing that was just a campaign slogan [build the wall], that now his base is like, oh no, we actually want you to do it. You said it in your...
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