I knew it was out there, and I knew I could rely on our friends at NewsBusters and the Media Research Center to find them.
On MSNBC you can call a sitting president a “murderous” “fascist” even muse about putting the President on trial for war crimes, so long as that president is a Republican. But if you dare call a Democratic president a “dâ€“ck,” as MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin did this morning it’s grounds for indefinite suspension.
While calling any president the D-word is probably not showing the proper respect for the office, it has to be asked where does it rank compared to essentially accusing a president of mass murder and war crimes?
The following is a collection of quotes from MSNBC employees past (Keith Olbermann) and present (Chris Matthews, Ron Reagan Jr.) who had some particularly distasteful things to say about a then sitting President George W. Bush:
(The videos and more lefty dickiness are at the link, but I’ll bring over some transcripts for what they found.)
“Good evening. A President who lied us into a war and, in so doing, needlessly killed 3,584 of our family and friends and neighbors; a President whose administration initially tried to destroy the first man to nail that lie; a President whose henchmen then ruined the career of the intelligence asset that was his wife when intelligence assets were never more essential to the viability of the Republic; a President like that has tonight freed from the prospect of prison the only man ever to come to trial for one of the component felonies in what may be the greatest crime of this young century.”
â€” Keith Olbermann on Bush commuting Lewis Libby’s prison sentence, MSNBC’s Countdown, July 2, 2007
If you believe in the seamless mutuality of government and big business, come out and say it! There is a dictionary definition, one word that describes that toxic blend. You’re a fascist! Get them to print you a T-shirt with fascist on it!…You, sir, have no place in a government of the people, by the people, for the people. The lot of you are the symbolic descendants of the despotic middle managers of some banana republic to whom â€˜freedom’ is an ironic brand name, a word you reach for when you want to get away with its opposite.”
â€” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann addressing Bush in a “Special Comment” on Countdown, February 14, 2008.
“What happens when you go in the Oval Office is you start living in a bubble, you know….David Kay, for instance, comes out with a report and says Iraq never had weapons of mass destruction. What does George W. Bush say? ‘Well, I still think they had them.â€™ Thatâ€™s not just spin. That’s dementia.”
â€” MSNBC contributor Ron Reagan, Jr., during live coverage of the January 27, 2004 New Hampshire primary.
Of course, the libs are certain that Faux News is the biased bunch. What a bunch of maroons.