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POTUS loves an ad deemed too racist for TV. Van responds | 11/5/2018

January 16, 2020


>>Brian Stelter, thanks. Back now with our political what do you make of the fact that Fox News chose not to run this ad? Surprising?>>I just think we’ve been punched numb. We’ve been punched numb. The idea that the president of the United States likes an ad, loved it, tweets it out, and it is so racist and so offensive that Fox News, no great friend of civil rights, can’t even run it, we act like that’s just normal. Now we’re talk about Connecticut or something else. That is horrible. That is really, really bad. And, you know, we got young people tuning in for the first times in their lives to try to watch politics and understand what’s going on and this is their first exposure to American politics. The president of the united States is such a raving bigot that he likes stuff that cannot be shown to them on television. There’s something wrong with that.>>So just a quick observation before I delve in there. NBC quickly denounces the ad but doesn’t say a word about snl taking on a combat wounded severely veteran, kind of turns my stomach a little bit there. So that’s –>>Do you hold the president to a higher standard than NBC? Because I do.>>I said the first thing. Let me talk about that first. They should have come out and condemned that, it’s equally as offensive. I’m not a fan of this ad. It’s a terrible thing to run. I’ve been talking about the economy. We should stick on that message. Look, the caravan, let’s go back to talking about the caravan, the caravan itself was a great messaging piece. What happened with the president when he talked about birthright citizenship, it immediately made people go to a whole different place in the ad. You go from the hordes at the gate shaking down the thing to kids being taken away from their parents and a whole — it changed the discourse.>>You think birthright citizenship was a mistake?>>You had these visuals — I’m saying talking about the campaign ad. I’m not saying the Willie Horton ad was a great ad. Was it effective? Was it the right thing to do? No. There’s two distinct pieces here.>>First of all, I disagree with you on both ends of it. I don’t think the president of the United States demonizing this band of refugees was great in the first place. It may have been good politics. I think it was bad for the country. But I also think that these things all tie together. And what’s happening is the dominos are falling so that our overall humanity, compassion, what makes us great as Americans is going down, down, down, down, down. I don’t think you can separate those two the way you are.>>This is the closing ad of a campaign that the president says has been about him, all about him. And networks can’t run it. I mean just think about that.>>That’s bad.>>Networks cannot run it because they believe that it is too racist. And I think that’s kind of stunning. I’m sort of with van on this, which is have we gotten to the

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  • Reply Turd Doodlesworth November 6, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I love the obligatory jacking off the soldiers that you Americans need to do on TV, all the while letting them starve on the streets and not funding their healthcare or rehabilitation lolll. Not that I care about them. They can go fuck themselves for all I care. They're nothing but a bunch of torturing war criminals that defend corporations. But the hypocrisy is astounding.

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