Today on MSNBC, during a discussion about rancher Cliven Bundy’s ignorant and offensive comments about African-Americans, host Alex Wagner took a “one brush fits all” approach and showed a Venn diagram that supposedly outlines the makeup of the right side of the political sphere:
MSNBC actually discussed this very serious Venn diagram on conservatives pic.twitter.com/GVX1tHAOqU
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 24, 2014
Well that pretty much settles things, MSNBC-style.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) April 24, 2014
MSNBC sourced the graphic to an article at The Wire. The article quotes Bundy’s comments about race, and then makes those views representative of much of the right side of the aisle. And we thought it was bad to generalize.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 24, 2014
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— Peter Dugas (@pdugas2000) April 24, 2014
Here’s a brief video featuring the Venn diagram from Wagner’s show:
The “real journalists” at MSNBC strike again.
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— christianmorgan (@cmorganMO) April 24, 2014
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) April 24, 2014
— The Bald Truth (@thebaldtruth) April 24, 2014
Others weighed in with different versions. Is this what MSNBC was really trying to say?
EXCLUSIVE: The real MSNBC Venn diagram of the Republican Party pic.twitter.com/9BKI2Lei8X
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) April 24, 2014
Wagner wouldn’t have any objection to also showing these Venn diagrams of the Left and MSNBC, would she?
Very scientific Venn diagram on progressives pic.twitter.com/8Me69p6XRX
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 24, 2014
Check it out, I can make Venn diagrams just like MSNBC. This one represents LIBRULS pic.twitter.com/nn3MdejpgR
— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) April 24, 2014
MSNBC Venn Diagram pic.twitter.com/0zfu3I2Xly
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) April 24, 2014
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) April 24, 2014