'Morning Joe': Derision for Tea Party, Respect for Bill Ayers
Monday, after MSNBC's "Morning Joe" spent about two hours blasting the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and Ted Cruz as bubbled, dangerous, and stupid -- in other words, a typical Monday on "Morning Joe" -- the show hosted Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist. To no one's surprise, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Time's Mark Halperin treated the co-founder of the Weather Underground and friend of Barack Obama with extraordinary deference as he hawked a new book.
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The "Morning Joe" crew even allowed Ayers to describe his terrorism as "extreme tactics," as opposed to what it really was: a bombing campaign of government buildings, including the Pentagon and United States Capitol. Ayers once dedicated a book to Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert Kennedy.
What a striking and revealing contrast between the "Morning Joe" crew's respectful treatment of an unrepentant left-wing enemy of America and the relentless derision and name-calling this same herd regularly hurls at conservative lawmakers and the everyday Americans who make up the Tea Party.
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