On MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” O’Donnell stated of Mormonism and Mitt Romney:
Mormonism was created by a guy in Upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. 48 wives later Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go along with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.
Notwithstanding the fact that O’Donnell is an unhinged leftist, would MSNBC tolerate such open bigotry? Of course they would.
Try Chris Matthews on Christianity, circa 2009: “The group in this country that most resembles the Taliban, ironically, is the religious right.”
Or how about Matthews, in September of 2007, when confronted by Ron Christie, a special assistant to former President George W. Bush, with the evidence that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planned to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel: “Slow it down on the word exterminate. Exterminate? He’s obviously anti-Israeli, but exterminate? Exterminate?“
With regard to Islam – well, not so much. In fact, when Congressman Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called for an investigation into Islamic terror groups growing in America, Ed Schultz stated, “Some American-Muslims think King’s proposal has bigoted intentions. I think they’re spot on. This guy has a track record of hate against Muslims. I think he’s trying to demonize an entire religion …”
Demonize an entire religion? No, that’s reserved for the brilliant minds at MSNBC, who do it on a regular basis.