Earlier this year, MSNBC landed itself in hot water after putting out a tweet suggesting that conservatives are racist bigots. The network’s president eventually apologized, and we asked ourselves: Would anything change? Today, we got our answer.
Racism may not be the subject of today’s smear, but MSNBC’s still doing its damnedest to make sure its audience knows that conservatives are bad, bad people:
If you read MSNBC reporter Adam Serwer’s article, you’d think that brave liberals really have their work cut out for them, what with fighting for truth, justice, and the American way. Conservative organizations like Susan B. Anthony List, on the other hand, are lying liars who only tell lies and want to lie all the time:
Despite what you may have heard, the Supreme Court will not consider whether lying in politics violates the First Amendment.
That’s certainly a juicy question, but the one before the high court Tuesday is a far more technical one: whether the anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List can challenge an Ohio law criminalizing knowingly false speech in political campaigns even though the group is not in danger of impending prosecution. Experts say the Supreme Court is more likely to agree that Susan B. Anthony List has reason to challenge the law and send it back to the lower courts than strike it down themselves.
“I think what they will do is make it very easy when they send it down to the lower court for that court to strike it down, and I think that’s the way it’ll stay,” says Ilya Shapiro, an attorney with the libertarian Cato Institute. “We have laws against slander, we have laws against defamation, but anything that doesn’t rise that high should be fair game for the court of public opinion.”
MSNBC knows all about the court of public opinion. It uses that court to try to convict conservatives of all sorts of crimes every single day.
Meanwhile, MSNBC doesn’t seem all that concerned about honesty when it comes to Democrats:
Or to itself, for that matter:
Next time, MSNBC, just come right out and say it:
And put aside any semblance of journalistic integrity once and for all.
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