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Check out Joy Reid in the screencap, raising her hand to stop and shut down a black Republican who had the audacity to decline her Trump-hating script. The Republican in question was Lenny McCallister, a GOP strategist, seen in the upper left-hand corner.
Reid had put it to McCallister that since, supposedly, Trump's policies hurt the poor, the only thing he has to offer poor whites is racism. In a particularly obnoxious turn of phrase, Reid described Trump as offering his base "maximum whiteness."
McAllister - School - Choice - Something - Republicans
When McAllister tried to raise school choice as something Republicans can support and that would have particular appeal to African-Americans, Reid immediately began to interrupt. She was patently peeved that McAllister was effectively refuting her hypothesis. He soldiered on, trying to get a word in over Reid's objections, at one point telling her, "you asked me a question, let me answer."
But Reid wouldn't. Declaring that she wasn't going to permit a discussion of the matter, she cut off McAllister and changed the subject by turning to the reliably liberal Maria Hinojosa of NPR.
Reid - History - Guests - Examples - Phenomenon
Reid has a history of shutting down her Republican guests. You'll find several examples of the phenomenon linked here. In doing so, Reid gives the lie to liberals' supposed love of "diversity." In fact, Reid enforces a rigid ideological conformity. She, like many liberals, is intolerant of true diversity, that of thought.
Here's the transcript. Click "expand" to read more.
JOY - REID - Everybody - Moment - Leonard
JOY REID: I'm going to let everybody else in, but I want to stay with you for just one moment, Leonard....
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