NBC journalist: Stop with the false equivalencies. It’s ‘plain as day’ that Republicans are just worse

NBC journalist: Stop with the false equivalencies. It’s ‘plain as day’ that Republicans are just worse
Donald Trump, John Harwood (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Topic settled]

CNBC journalist John Harwood, who presided over the most aggressively biased moderation of a presidential primary debate I’ve ever seen, is making his contempt for the Right and solidarity with Democrats official.  As he sees it, Republicans are simply worse than Democrats when it comes to their “behavior” and “respect for facts and reason and honesty,” and any claims to the contrary amount to dishonest ‘whataboutism.’  These partisan assertions, dressed up as clear-eyed truth-telling, were pumped into the Twitterverse in response to an MSNBC segment in which radio host Hugh Hewitt invoked this incident as push-back against a different liberal’s claim that “there is no equivalent” to President Trump’s rhetoric within the Democratic Party. …

Left-wing partisans have been hounding public officials out of restaurants with some regularity lately, and have even accosted political figures they oppose at their family homes (a tactic that pre-dates Trump).  This is a problem, and it’s the sort of thing that raises the national temperature, feeds existing resentments, and increases the likelihood of confrontations escalating into worse situations.

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