Even Red Cross Can't Take MSNBC, Publicly Corrects Fake News About Trump


The frothing forces fighting President Donald Trump have been making quite a name for themselves in recent days.

Between a D.C.-area restaurant kicking out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Friday night and the reliably deranged Rep. Maxine Waters calling on her followers on Sunday to physically harass Trump cabinet members they happen to see out in public, it’s been an interesting time to watch liberals in action.

But “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, on the uber liberal MSNBC network, might have outdone them all.

Pretending to take the side of the American Red Cross, an iconic philanthropic group in American culture, Scarborough ended up essentially calling its leaders liars – because they had the temerity to correct him in public.

The incident started Friday evening, when Scarborough pounced on a Red Cross announcement that it had not yet been granted permission by the federal government to visit facilities where illegal immigrant children have been detained.

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Scarborough inflamed that rather dry bureaucratic statement into the idea that the Trump administration “is even banning” the Red Cross from the detention centers.

By any honest reckoning, that’s “fake news.”

To be fair to the turncoat former Republican, Scarborough wasn’t the only Trump hater to leap to that conclusion. The responses to the Red Cross Twitter post were replete with references to the Nazi concentration camps and genocide. (They’re the kinds of tricks leftists like Hitler and Stalin pull when they get their hands on absolute power.)

But the Red Cross still had to respond to Scarborough, explaining that the MSNBC host was in error. The response was politely worded and even apologized unnecessarily for Scarborough leaping to a conclusion that played into his biases, but the message was that he was simply wrong. “No one is ‘banning’ us from anything,” the Red Cross wrote.

Another man might have let it go. Scarborough had already used the Red Cross as a prop to attack the Trump administration, he could have dropped it and declared victory. But that’s not the way the anti-Trump crowd works these days.

He ended up attacking the organization he started out defending.

“Leave the spin to Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” he practically sneering in a responding tweet.

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Scarborough’s reaction is typical of the anti-Trump partisans these days.

Blinded by fury at an administration they despise, they are unable to see that there might be something – anything – that’s beyond what they think of as a malicious White House.

And when an innocuous group like the Red Cross dares to correct them in the humblest, mildest terms, they turn on what had only a moment before been a victim of Trump – and brand it essentially as a collaborationist organization lying to the American public on behalf of the Trump administration.

The saner part of the American public understands this, even if Scarborough and his crowd of deranged followers don’t. And the results of November’s midterms are likely to show it.

The past few days of liberal lunacy could well be setting up a liberal defeat come the fall.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.