MSNBC’s Katy Tur — the firefighter — opened “Meet the Press Daily” with a piece on the death of Sen. John McCain, and not surprisingly, she had plenty of kind words for the senator from Arizona.
Like so many liberals, though, Tur seemed to be mourning not just the death of McCain, but the death of the “good” Republican party — the one that was always ready to reach across the aisle.
Mediaite has the video:
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 27, 2018
It’s really too bad that Twitter was in its early days in 2008, because we’d love to go back and see all the nice things all these journalists and Democrats were saying about McCain as he ran a presidential campaign against Barack Obama. You remember: entire think pieces were written on McCain referring to Obama as “that one” during a debate, which obviously was racist.
So what has Tur so glum? Mediate reports:
Katy Tur opened today’s MTP Daily with a blunt message about the current state of the Republican party as the nation mourns the passing of John McCain.
“The bipartisan, truth-seeking, country-first, principled brand of Republican politics that John McCain embodied is gone,” she said. “Replaced by a populist brand of reality-TV-show truth-isn’t-truth base-pounding politics that is pretty much the opposite of everything John McCain stood for.”
CNN’s Chris Cillizza has assured us reporters don’t root for a side, but isn’t it interesting that Tur’s first word in describing her “principled brand of Republican politics” was “bipartisan”?
I think this is what they call "concern trolling" https://t.co/N0P7Jc9zUI
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 27, 2018
There’s a lot of that going around.
Goody, let’s hear what the Democrat propaganda arm has to say about what Republican politics is ?
— Joey Baguvdonuts (@JayPenison) August 27, 2018
Zero self examination. Zero.
— B Ginna (@bginna) August 27, 2018
She’s not qualified to speak on this topic.
— Aztec Death Whistle (@speshalist1) August 27, 2018
????? – where was the pro-McCain media in 2008?
— GrilledTomatoes (@TomatoesGrilled) August 27, 2018
They were calling McCain the same shit they do now to Trump. They are so freaking phony
— Shane Flannagan (@shaneflannagan) August 27, 2018
Wasn't the press calling JM racist during his 2008 presidential run?
Which is it are liberals celebrating a racist because he was anti Trump or was the press lying back then?
— Officer_Doofy (@Gail_Swallows) August 27, 2018
Seriously. Puuulleeease. They called this guy a war criminal like 2 years ago.
— Andrew J. Pace (@AndrewJPace1) August 27, 2018
— Brian Hickey (@BrianOHickey) August 27, 2018
By 'principled' she means subservient to Democrats.
— Big Bri (@Roundishball) August 27, 2018
Wasn’t he known to buck the system and go against traditional republican politics? Maverick McCain is who we are talking about right?
— Brian Eggen?? (@BrianEggen) August 27, 2018
The media has made McCain’s death more about Trump than McCain.
— IrishMarley (@IrishFootball19) August 27, 2018
What Katy means is that they plan to openly treat all Republicans as unprincipled since there's no one "decent" left in their view. But we all know this has been their MO for decades. Nothing new here.
— Fresh (@FreshAiracle) August 27, 2018
Nope. But we’ll be hearing this a lot from the cable news pundits over the next few days.
Here's a handful of some of the worst tributes to the late Sen. John McCain (with celebrity cameos!) https://t.co/Ms5DZkvbRz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 26, 2018