Monday, after MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” spent about two hours blasting the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 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.
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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