Yesterday, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace shocked and pleased her panel when she followed clips of Laura Ingraham, John Yoo, Brian Kilmeade and Sean Duffy smearing decorated war hero Alexander Vindman by calling them “chickens**t.”
My Crooks and Liars colleague (and editor) Aliza Worthington has a good summary:
Wallace read out Lt. Col. Vindman's condensed biography, supremely impressive and representing "the beating heart of the quintessential American story." But because he is testifying in the impeachment probe against Trump, the GOP cannot help but launch into their reflexive lies and projection, accusing him of being a spy and disloyal. Wallace played a mash-up of three of the most recent disgusting clips from the Trump a$$-lickers.
Wallace followed that by saying that Vindman is not “chickens**t” like the pundits she had just shown attacking him. For good measure, she added, “and they know he passed a background check that the president's daughter and son-in-law didn't.”
Off screen, someone identified by C&L as Donny Deutsch asked, “Did you just say what I think you said?” Someone else off screen, still unidentified, applauded.
It’s long overdue for the Trump goons to be called out.
Watch Wallace’s well-directed fury below, from MSNBC’s October 29, 2019 Deadline: White House, via Crooks and Liars.
(H/T reader Eric Jefferson)
They should rename the White House to the Dark House, based on the evil going on inside.
Some trivia: She’s dating a guy who went to my high school. Small world.
She’s always been a person who tells it like it is but is so nice about it you can’t get angry with her. Unless you’re a vindictive clinical narcissist like Trump or one of his drooling sycophants.
Fox News since its inception has trashed the ‘mainstream media’ as being liberal propaganda and, now in the era of mentally ill Trump, “fake news”. It’s nice to see someone like Nicolle fight back. Though it’s a slippery slope. I don’t want the ‘mainstream media’ to look wholly unprofessional routinely trashing the competition like Fox News.
Sorry Mika and Stephanie, you’re not quite up to the same high standard.