Mika Brzezinski uses an anti-gay slur to challenge Mike Pompeo into attacking the Sauds
In a 13 December 2018 Washington Post article, we find that Mika thinks so little of the gay lifestyle that she can use it as a slur against those with whom she debates. Specifically, the article quotes her in the following way:
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski is facing growing backlash — including criticism from President Trump — after calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy” Wednesday during a segment of the show “Morning Joe.”
The homophobic and vulgar remark was triggered by a less-than-impassioned response from Pompeo about the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo had ducked questions in a “Fox & Friends” interview about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the killing.
(Read more at the Washington Post>)
Several things come to mind:
- Although Mika likely outwardly adheres to the liberal orthodoxy concerning the importance of paying holmage to homosexuality; however, inwardly she thinks so little of it that she uses it as a curse word.
- Rather than arguing for her point, she strikes out with name calling. Therefore, it seems as though she has no argument that will stand against Mr. Pompeo.
- Over the years, liberals have lectured Americans that we cannot impose our morality on other societies (or so they argued while we fought wards in Viet Nam, Afghanistan, and Iraq). However, now that we are talking about Mr. Khashoggi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia (and a vocal critic of the current leadership), now they want to apply Western values to the kingdom.
- Even though Ms. Brzezinski has purportedly offered a heart-felt apology to the LGBT community, I would question its sincerity. If it took her three days to formulate it, it probably was not from the heart (but from the pocket book).
Larry Elder (@larryelder) December 15, 2018
Mika Brzezinski has finally apologized for calling Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy” But the MSNBC host… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
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Yeah, Alec Baldwin Really Is a Bigot
In keeping with his on-screen, tough-guy persona (but in contradiction to his off-screen, ultra-left activist persona), the New York Daily News reports in a 3 November 2018 article on a 2018 attack over a parking spot.
Actor and President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin was arrested for allegedly sucker-punching another man in a fight over a Greenwich Village parking spot, cops said
Baldwin was charged with third-degree assault, misdemeanour harassment and physical contact, officials said.
(Read more at the New York Daily News)
Odd thing is that, while one or two early-published articles mentioned the language used by Baldwin, none of them stayed up. In fact, very few articles on the 2018 confrontation remain. Most articles that turn up from a Google search of “Alec Baldwin, photographer, sucker” return links that cover a 2013 brawl Baldwin forced on a photographer.
For example, one 2013 article in The Atlantic offers a defense of Baldwin’s anti-gay rants.
Responding to Andrew Sullivan’s argument, and my own, that Alec Baldwin is—in fact—kind of a bigot, Wes Alwan offers the following defense:
For calling a photographer a “cocksucking fag” in a blowup caught on video, and another journalist a “fucking little bitch” and “toxic queen” on twitter, Baldwin has been roundly condemned as a “bigot” and “homophobe,” despite the fact that he has been a vocal supporter of gay rights. …
These condemnations are grounded in a number of highly implausible theses that amount to a very flimsy moral psychology. The first is the extremely inhumane idea that we ought to make global judgments about people’s characters based on their worst moments, when they are least in control of themselves: that what people do or say when they’re most angry or incited reveals a kind of essential truth about them. The second is that we are to condemn human beings merely for having certain impulses, regardless of their behaviors and beliefs. The third is that people’s darkest and most irrational thoughts and feelings trump their considered beliefs: Baldwin can’t possibly really believe in gay rights, according to Coates, if he has any negative feelings about homosexuality whatsoever. The fourth, implied premise here – one that comes out in the comical comments section following Coates’ post – is that we are to take no account whatsoever of the possibility of psychological conflict. We refuse to allow ourselves to imagine that a single human being might have a whole host of conflicted thoughts and feelings about homosexuality: that they might be both attracted to it and repelled by it. …
(Read more at The Atlantic)
It just contradicts logic that liberals will circle the wagons around someone who continually abuses others by using anti-gay slurs.
tiredofradicals (@jaketabber82) December 16, 2018
After all the crap that irrelevent shmuck dares to say about Trump, when the smoke is clears we behold...Alec Baldw… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
❌🇺🇸 Freedom's Ring❌ (@APatriotsRage) December 16, 2018
Colbert’s Gay Trump Joke Went Too Far
One 3 May 2017 article in Time at least carried a title (“Colbert’s Gay Trump Joke Went Too Far“) that suggested this media outlet recognized Colbert had taken a step too far. However, when you read the body of the article (and especially the next two paragraphs), you will see that no such recognization came to Time.
Which brings us to Colbert’s recent, controversial monologue in which he directed a homophobic slur at the President, suggesting sarcastically that he engages in penetrative sex acts with Vladimir Putin. What’s most striking about the monologue, which aired Monday night, is how remarkably unmotivated it feels. Notionally angry at Trump for having treated CBS’s Face the Nation host John Dickerson unfairly, Colbert builds up a head of steam in an instant. It’s just as ginned-up as Fallon’s enthusiasm for the lip-syncing abilities of every one of his guests. “You’re not the POTUS, you’re the Bloatus!” Colbert intones, the umbrage in his voice rising. “You’re the glutton with the button. You’re a regular Gorge Washington!”
It’s not hard to see why Colbert ended up defaulting to a joke that presumes the worst thing you can call a man is gay—the rest of his material wouldn’t get him booked as a guest on The Late Show. The show, like all late-night shows, is structured to privilege Colbert’s sensibility and his wit abone all. But Colbert has little to say beyond broad, bland puns about Trump’s physique, intelligence, and relative popularity.
(Read more at Time)
By the time that Colbert made his “c**k holster” comment in 2017, I had been ignoring his show for a year. Now, I make a point of turning to the Travel channel if I get a hint that his show is about to hit the air.
Since the mainstay of comedy comes through the capacity to laugh at one’s self — not the capacity to crassly bash the “other.”
Although Trump has held the place of “other,” the LGBT community might look to the history of his humor to know that they are not being used.
Why aren't liberals outraged over these tweets from Stephen Colbert? Had a conservative said these sings, they'd be… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
JAMES A, PHD⚖🕵 (@DoRtChristians) August 08, 2018
Stephen Colbert is a homophobe. Really almost everyone to come out of TDS views LGBT people as punchlines.—
gender fractal (@Raging_Grace) May 18, 2017