At this point, all you can do is laugh at these poor deluded souls pushing a 1950s style McCarthyism in 2019. This tired xenophobic narrative might still pay Rachel Maddow’s bills (she’s paid around $30,000 a day to spout this nonsense), but it’s telling that comedians are starting to play clips of her show during live gigs. No joke. LANGUAGE WARNING:
As many of our readers will already know, the establishment (pro-war) left is already using the #Russia conspiracy narrative to smear candidates and journalists on the left who dare to question status quo foreign policy positions. Will these otherwise intelligent people ever realize that they sound exactly like Dick Cheney pushing the “War on Terror?” Just look at these tweets from a former Daily Show and Letterman writer.
YOU ARE NOT ANTI WAR IF YOU SUPPORT PUTIN AND ASSAD.— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) February 5, 2019
Translation: If you support bringing our troops home from Syria (arguably an illegal war)…or if you oppose President Trump’s threat of military force in Venezuela…you support Putin and therefor, you are PRO WAR! Try wrapping your head around that!
Hate Greenwald all you want, but he’s right. You can oppose war in Syria and still not support Assad or Putin. There is no conflict in that position. Lay off the neoconservative McCarthyism. It isn’t a good look for liberals.https://t.co/xHQpheecED— Josh the Pagan (@JoshthePagan) February 5, 2019
The insanity is endless…
This is insane. Do you all see how much Putin‘s machine is already attacking anyone who questions Tulsi? If we don’t do something soon people will be brainwashed online all over again. Talk to your friends. Fight fascism by supporting progressive Dems with solid voting records. https://t.co/zMN0TCVHid— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) February 5, 2019
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