The Lincoln Challenge could also be collapsing from inside, however CNN and MSNBC have stored selling their spokesmen with out asking them troublesome questions on their John Weaver sex-harassment scandal. The Each day Caller counted 17 MSNBC interviews in January with out a single Weaver-scandal query. On Morning Joe on February 1, co-host Mika Brezinski threw George Conway one lame last question, and he claimed he barely knew the man (although they apparently authored articles collectively.)
Since then, it is an ideal document of avoidance in 9 extra interviews:
— February 3: Rick Wilson on MSNBC’s Deadline White Home
— February 4: Kurt Bardella on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber
— February 6: Michael Steele on MSNBC’s The Cross Connection
— February 8: Kurt Bardella on MSNBC’s Morning Joe
— February 8: Tara Setmayer on MSNBC’s Deadline White Home
— February 8: George Conway on MSNBC’s All In
— February 9: George Conway on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360
— February 11: George Conway on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360
— February 11: Kurt Bardella on MSNBC’s The Reidout
These friends had been uniformly invited to thrash Trump and his Republican enablers. Worse but, they had been described as conservatives (for electing Biden?) On Monday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes stated “I wish to herald conservative legal professional George Conway, a staunch Trump critic, co-founder of the Lincoln Challenge.’ On Tuesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper echoed: “Becoming a member of us now, conservative legal professional and Lincoln Challenge co-founder, George Conway.”
On Friday, MSNBC wasn’t backing down on their favourite ex-Republicans:
Given all of the investigations and potential violations of federal legislation, I requested MSNBC in the event that they deliberate on reserving anybody related to Lincoln Challenge on their exhibits.
Per a supply:
“We’ll proceed to e-book friends who’re related to the Lincoln Challenge as information warrants.”
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 13, 2021
PS: Within the midnight hour on CNN Worldwide early Thursday, they had been giving free play to a nasty Lincoln Challenge advert:
JOHN VAUSE, ANCHOR: And with that in thoughts, the anti-Trump Lincoln Challenge has a brand new advert concentrating on Republicans who backed the previous president, repeated his lies about rigged election. Marco Rubio, I assume, as soon as was additionally fired up that mob which attacked the Capitol, he is a part of the advert.
VIDEO CLIP, UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE NARRATOR: Now the individuals who fed that mob try to flee accountability. Donald Trump is accountable. Rudy Giuliani is accountable. Josh Hawley is accountable, Kevin McCarthy, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott, Ron Johnson, FOX Information, Newsmax, OANN. They did not strike the lots of of blows that killed Brian Sicknick and harm his colleagues. However they advised the lie that led their followers to behave, and the blood is on their arms.
VAUSE: It is a fairly highly effective advert. Will it have any impact? Will there be a political value on the finish of all of this?
CNN senior political analyst Ron Brownstein gave the standard CNN reply: “All of those dynamics recommend the Republican Social gathering is morphing out of the western political small-“D” democratic custom into one thing else: a celebration that believes any means essential is justified to take care of energy at a time when the nation is demographically evolving away from it.”