Fox regular Joe diGenova, who almost became Donald Trump’s attorney, isn’t just ready for another civil war, he promoted it as necessary to Laura Ingraham's podcast listeners last week.
Media Matters caught these chilling comments from diGenova on Ingraham’s podcast:
DIGENOVA: We are in a civil war in this country. There's two standards of justice, one for Democrats one for Republicans. The press is all Democrat, all liberal, all progressive, all left - they hate Republicans, they hate Trump. So the suggestion that there's ever going to be civil discourse in this country for the foreseeable future in this country is over. It's not going to be. It's going to be total war. And as I say to my friends, I do two things - I vote and I buy guns.
But do not dismiss diGenova as just a right-wing nutjob. As MSNBC host Chris Hayes frighteningly explained on his All In show Friday, diGenova is far from alone in salivating for civil war.
Listen to diGenova below, from the February 21, 2019 The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast. Underneath, MSNBC’s February 22, 2019 All In with Chris Hayes shows how diGenova is part of a right-wing campaign.
(diGenova image via screen grab)
Of course, the similarity is the threat of violence to force a political result. diGenova’s RWNJ spew is different and far worse because it’s a case of a ‘strict Constitutionalist’ pissing all over the Constitution because he can’t get his way and believes there’s only one way to think in America.
Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate to parrot entirely right-wing hate radio populism over mainstream establishment conservatism. No wonder it resonates so much with the Fox News wing. Fox News being nothing but a clearinghouse for right-wing talk radio propaganda.
It’s true that there is no price to pay at this moment for engaging in this kind of talk. But sociopaths who encourage civil war while hating the constitution are putting an awful lot of faith in the first amendment to protect them, down the road. After the next election.