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If the rumors are right that Joy Reid will soon be losing her prime time show on MSNBC, the race-obsessed host seems determined to go out with all guns blazing in her never-ending quest to paint America as a racist nation that treats black Americans as second class citizens, if not worse.
As divisive as the rhetoric can be on The ReidOut, Thursday’s program has to rank near the top for wild and outlandish accusations, as MSNBC legal analyst Brittany Packnett Cunningham claimed on-air that former President Donald Trump’s 2016 “Make America Great Again” slogan is code for wanting to “lynch or murder black folks.”
Not only is the assertion reckless, it’s downright dangerous because some folks who lack the ability, or desire to discern the truth for themselves will actually believe the politically-motivated lie. Yet, executives at NBCUniversal — a subsidiary of Comcast — seem content to continue allowing Reid’s show to spew such hateful nonsense.
Reid was calling attention to a bill being debated in Missouri that looks to establish “a presumption of reasonableness” that a person who uses force to defend themselves “believed such force was necessary” and that “a person who uses or threatens to use force in self-defense is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force.”
“Additionally, a law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use or threatened use of force, but the agency may not arrest the person for using or threatening to use force unless the agency determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used or threatened was unlawful,” the bill further states.
After noting that the opposition has dubbed the bill the “Make Murder Legal Act,” Reid pointed out that Mark McCloskey supports the legislation — McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, who are both attorneys, were politically persecuted in St. Louis after an armed confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters who broke down a gate and marched through their community in June 2020. Eventually pleading guilty to firearm charges, the couple would be pardoned by Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson.
“As expected, Mark McCloskey, who is running for the open Missouri Senate seat, praised the bill,” Reid said. “Because it means that he essentially, and his wife, could have been in their slippers and shoot every single Black Lives Matter person that walked by, legally, and they would not even be detained.”
She then turned the floor over to Cunningham and the radical left political activist did not disappoint, bringing race into the equation.
“I’m so glad you reminded us that the McCloskeys were front row and center to testify on behalf of passing thing bill. This was of course the couple that was made famous by stepping outside of their restricted covenant mansion in St. Louis, Glocks in tow, pulling their guns out on unarmed Black protestors,” she spewed. “But of course, to people like the McCloskeys, black skin is weapon enough, and this is precisely the problem.”
“This is exactly what this bill is designed to do, it’s to legitimize seeing blackness as a weapon in and of itself and justify our murders,” Cunningham continued. “It is meant to terrorize us and frighten us away from ever using our voices.”
With one foot firmly planted deep in the prior century, the progressive zealot then attempted to “set the proper historical context.”
“Back in the day, by 1950, Missouri had the second highest number of lynchings outside of the deep south,” the MSNBC legal analyst said. “So when folks talk about making America great again, that’s the kind of Missouri grand ol’ tradition that they want to return to. They want to return to days when you could lynch or murder black folks and there would be absolutely no retribution for it. That’s not hyperbole. I’m telling you as a Black Missourian and as a protestor, that is reality.”
Reid then affirmed the outrageous analysis in closing out the segment, “And I can’t get around that. This is ‘Fugitive Slave Act’ territory. This is legalizing lynching.”
…on a nationally broadcast cable news program sanctioned by Comcast.
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