CNN is widely acknowledged, even among some Democrats, to be the most laughable excuse for a news network on cable TV. Its absymal ratings ever since the 2020 election deprived it of its favorite punching bag last November are ample evidence of its lack of seriousness as a news medium.
But MSNBC, the other liberal news network, has been giving CNN a run for its money for some time now. The latest bit of evidence of how out of touch with reality the network is comes to us courtesy of Matt Negrin, the warm body chosen to host “Hardball,” now that Chris Matthews is gone.
Personally, I hadn’t been aware that anyone had taken that show over since Matthews left. But Negrin’s reaction to the news that Rep. Elise Stefanik had been chosen to replace Liz Cheney as the GOP House Conference leader is proof positive of his suitability for the post:
The top three House Republicans are now officially three anti-democracy terrorists who incited the Jan. 6 insurrection and are still adamantly spreading the Big Lie that the election was stolen, and instead of calling this fascism the news media will say they’re shaking things up https://t.co/UVlu7fBu7v
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) May 14, 2021
Murder? Treason? Matthews at his level “best” could never match this level of detachment from reality.
Twitter lit up with reaction to his unfortunate inclusion of Steve Scalise in his list of murderers:
- REEEE! Rep. Elise Stefanik elected as new House GOP Conference Chair and the Left (and some Never Trump) just can’t DEAL
- ‘My God, do you hear yourself?!’ Both the Right and the LEFT torch Jill Filipovic for demanding people be forced to get vaccine passports NOW
- OMG, NO WAY, REALLY?! CDC and Biden finally admit vaccine WORKS, vaccinated people can take their masks off under new guidance