NewsBusters - Warning, sensitive viewers may want to look away. That’s essentially what Rachel Maddow told liberal watchers on Wednesday night before showing a picture of anti-Hillary Clinton buttons at the Republican convention. Considering the hateful rhetoric that’s come out of MSNBC for years, perhaps that viewer warning should have appeared in the past.
The buttons included ones that read “Hillary for prison” and “Vote no to Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife in 2016.” Maddow informed viewers, “You may find it uncomfortable. And so, you may not want to look at this stuff. But these are some of the pins that are being sold at the venue.”
Maddow continued, “But from calling Hillary Clinton a bitch, to the KFC special referring to her breasts and thighs and left-wing and all of those other things. That's part of the merchandise of the RNC.”
Certainly, journalist using bad language towards people in public life or making vulgar comments is inappropriate. But that’s never stopped the journalists on MSNBC. Former network anchor Martin Bashir in 2013 wished that someone would defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin.
In 2008, then-anchor Keith Olbermann accused George W. Bush of “murderous deceit” and told the Republican to “shut the hell up.” In 2016, Chris Matthews slimed that Ted Cruz “operates below the level of human life.”You can view the video here. But only at your own risk, snowflakes. You've been warned!