How far Left is MSNBC?
- So far Left it’s fallen off the Nielsen ratings; and
- So far Left its favorite guest is being called crazy — by his fellow House Democrats.
According to Politico, when someone asked Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, about colleague Alan Grayson — who made a name for himself by saying Republicans want Americans to “die quickly” — Weiner responded incredulously, “Is this news to you that this guy’s one fry short of a Happy Meal?” A professed “progressive,” Rep. Weiner is pretty far-Left himself, making his condemnation of Grayson’s hate speech more significant.
According to The Huffington Post Weiner has apologized, but for once, he spoke the truth. Grayson’s over-the-top rhetoric made him MSNBC’s favorite Democrat, giving him numerous (albeit low-rated) venues to spew his brand of left-wing venom — something of a Don Rickles-meets-Che Guevara for the latte belt.
In addition to saying, on the House floor, that Republicans want you to “die quickly” and likening American health care to the Holocaust, Grayson the Boy Wonder has compared himself to Jesus and flopped on Hardball with his Dick-Cheney-is-Dracula riff. He moved on, saying Republicans could win “a Nobel Prize for fear, a Nobel Prize for hatred, a Nobel Prize for racism.” Most recently, a comment he made on a radio program has come to light, in which he called a female lobbyist a “K Street whore.”
This predictable hatred won him the Ed Schultz seal of approval: “He’s a great presenter. We need more of that guy on the floor.”
There is no doubt Grayson’s rhetorical record is sickening — sickening enough to put off a “progressive” Congressman — and there is no doubt it is exactly that rhetoric that endeared him to MSNBC. The question is: Is Alan Grayson really a rageaholic or is he auditioning for his own MSNBC show (maybe Ed Schultz’s low-rated time slot?) once the voters in his swing district throw him out?
What do you think?