Network pilloried over excuse for silencing Trump

MSNBC is facing backlash for censoring former President Donald Trump’s post-Iowa speech this week for the most ridiculous, unbelievable reasons ever.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced the censorship campaign as Trump was delivering his victory speech late Tuesday.

“I just have to get to business just for a second,” she began. “At this point in the evening, the projected winner of the Iowa caucuses has just started giving his victory speech. We will keep an eye on that as it happens. We will let you know if there is any news made in that speech — anything noteworthy, something substantive and important.”

“The reason why I am saying this is, of course, there is a reason that we and other news organizations have generally stopped giving an unfiltered, live platform to remarks by former President Trump. It’s not out of spite. It is not a decision that we relish,” she added.

“It is a decision that we regularly revisit and, honestly, earnestly, it is not an easy decision. But there is a cost to us, as a news organization, of knowingly broadcasting untrue things. And that is a fundamental truth of our business and who we are. So his remarks, tonight, will not air here live. We will monitor them and let you know about any news that he makes,” she continued.

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Critics were absolutely floored by the network’s justifications, especially given how many years MSNBC hosts — particularly Maddow — had spent pushing the fraudulent Russian collusion delusion smear.

“This is a woman who spent THREE YEARS talking about Russian collusion, and Donald Trump apparently going to Moscow and hiring prostitutes to urinate on a bed that supposedly former President Barack Obama had used when he visited Russia,” conservative radio show host Larry O’Connor said.

“And she’s now lecturing us about the cost to their news agency when they allow ‘untruths’ to be broadcast!?” he added.

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MSNBC also lied about the vaccines, according to social media platform X user David Gray.

“These are the same people, same network that said Fox News was literally killing people with their COVID misinformation while saying if you get the vaccine you won’t catch covid and won’t transmit COVID,” he tweeted.

True.

Others meanwhile slammed MSNBC for assuming its viewers are too stupid to judge the validity of Trump’s statements themselves.

“They decided that we’re too stupid to hear it and make up our own minds about whether the information is truthful or not,” a conservative TikTok user named Irene said.

“And this is the ‘democracy’ that they speak of? How is this different than certain countries that filter everything so that people don’t get the information that’s out there?” she added.

Good point.

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Over on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” meanwhile, the eponymous host also slammed the network.

“Maddow’s pretending like she’s protecting the network when she broadcasts more hoaxes than Scooby-Doo,” he said. “And what kind of business model is a news channel that doesn’t take live news?”

“Drag queens twerking in front of kids’ faces is fine, but MSNBC needs to protect you from hearing Trump say, ‘Build the wall,’” he added.

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Fox News host Sean Hannity, the host of “Hannity,” also hit out at the network, slamming Maddow in particular for her lack of self-awareness.

“This is a joke, right? Serious question: Does Maddow not have any self-awareness at all?” he said. “No one in the media mob has peddled more lies, more conspiracy theories than Rachel Maddow. Every night for about five solid years, and it still goes on to this day, Maddow proudly donned that tinfoil hat and spread some of the most insane, craziest conspiracy theories that we’ve ever heard.”

“Now, she denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election, an election denier, telling her viewers that it was hacked by Vladimir Putin. She also suggested that Russia was in charge of our federal government and that Donald Trump was a Russian agent,” he added.

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Dovetailing back to the social media platform X, user James Hutton speculated that the entire media will wind up adopting this strategy of censoring Trump.

“The far left media (also known as ‘the media’) is going to pull out every trick to shut up Trump,” he wrote. “They are so dedicated to this attempt that they are willing to prevent their own viewers from hearing from the candidate from one of the two major parties in the US.”

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