While I do not watch MSNBC's Morning Joe, I ran across a Facebook post reporting an early morning interview with Rob Reiner, noted liberal, and the shows chief conservative: Joe Scarborough. It should be noted Reiner's predominate mission seemed to have been to deliver a message critical of media's failure to pin Trump down on his over-the-top demagoguery. He is correct. Ther is no network which is actually challenging the nascent GOP leader. But, Joe's denial of race in politics is disheartening.
The level of denial regarding the role race plays in both US politics and our society was stupifying. One would think people who allegedly possess a higher level of intellect regardless of political affiliation have knowledge of growing racist support from Donald Trump and the GOP. Simply denying the reality is pointless and fuels the reality such so-called news shows and show hosts are merely purveying propaganda vs. true discussion of issues critical to the nation.
Right Wing Watch has published a piece regarding former KKK Leader and noted white supremacists support forum. As I think of Morning Joe segment context regarding racist support for Trump, it is impossible to phantom anyone in America living in a state of mind oblivious to Trumps support from white supremacists. We offer an excerpt from the Right Wing Watch piece.on Duke's Trump celebration. If Duke's support isn't positive validation of white supremacist support for Trump, how about support from a current leader of a faction of the US Ku Klux Klan
Read and listen to audio linked in the article title above. Crooks & Liars also ran a
David Duke Hails Donald Trump For Thwarting The 'Jewish Supremacists Who Control Our Country'
Submitted by Brian Tashman on Wednesday, 5/4/2016 3:00 pm
On his radio program today, white nationalist leader David Duke celebrated Donald Trump’s “amazing victory” in the Indiana primary, which allowed him to become the presumptive Republican nominee for president, hailing Trump for terrifying wealthy “Jewish extremists” and exposing the “Jewish supremacists who control our country.”
Trump, who earlier this year briefly refused to reject Duke’s endorsement, has been a favorite of white nationalist leaders like Duke, who predicted that the GOP presidential candidate will rehabilitate the image of Adolf Hitler.
The former KKK leader said that Republican elites have been working to undermine Trump just as they worked against him when he ran for governor of Louisiana as a Republican in 1991. He particularly took issue with Trump’s former Republican rival Ted Cruz taking money from a “Jewish leftist commie,” arguing that Jewish financiers are bent on “destroying the Republican Party” by targeting people like Trump and himself.
“Jewish chutzpah knows no bounds,” he said.
Many conservatives and far too many so-called progressives expand considerable energy avoidng the reality of US racism. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, as well as other on the morning set, know the reality of deeply ingrained racism in the US. Why deny the reality? Why deny all too frequent reprots of right-wing supprot for thye GOP?
The producers and hosts of the morning competition to Fox News' Fox & Friends, truly offered a segment that validated US media is no logner about the business of reporting and discussing news and current events. On the contrary, most cable media is about the business of promulgating political points of view and offering mind-altering points of view for anyone naive enough to buy into the bull crap.
Joe sat with his cast of conservative sycophant co-hosts and a conservative shill who called Obama a "dick", and effectively disavowed American racism. It was obvious show producers used "whatever you say Joe" Geist to set up the epitome of feeding conservative morning viewers. Additionally, Brzezinski's sitting through the segment with a smirk was as revealing related to her inner core as Joe's inane counterpoints.