Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield grew enraged and had an on-air meltdown during an interview with an Army veteran, eventually cutting the interview short because the vet dared to criticize failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.
According to Jason Campbell of Media Matters, Army veteran Joe Saboe told Stinchfield that “multiple” presidents had made mistakes in Afghanistan, which led the host to counter:
In an attempt to set Stinchfield straight on the facts, Saboe told him:
The way the host responded, you’d have thought Saboe had just set an effigy of the ex-president alight and burned a flag to boot:
Still enraged, Stinchfield continued:
Yeah, Grant, your hypocritical fascist outrage is very impressive. But Trump’s fingerprints are all over the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and it was Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who met with the Taliban in Doha and kissed their asses.
Trump’s foreign policy was a disaster. It could take decades to rebuild the bridges he burned with our allies and distance ourselves from the thugs he so eagerly embraced.
With excerpts of the latest book from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa making headlines, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump had to find the nearest right-wing media outlet and vent his spleen, suggesting that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley is a “traitor” and predicting that the United States will end in three years time.
Appearing on Sean Spicer’s evening Newsmax show, Trump began by whining that “our country has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody’s ever seen before.”
Actually, our country has never been stronger. The economy is doing great, more Americans are getting vaccinated for COVID, and the United States is once again respected and admired because we have a stable, caring person in the White House.
Trump then made his prediction of what he thinks will happen in the near future:
The election was not rigged, and there isn’t a shred of evidence to suggest otherwise. Trump is just upset he lost by a huge margin and is now facing indictment and imprisonment on any number of crimes.
And then there was the matter of Gen. Milley, who, according to Woodward and Costa, assured his Chinese counterpart the U.S. would not launch a surprise strike on China during Trump’s final days in office:
“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
According to Trump, if that’s true, it’s “treason.” Coming from an alleged traitor, that’s pretty damn rich.
The failed ex-president then added:
Why is Trump so upset? Because he knows every word of the new book is true and it shows what a sick, twisted, insane little man he is.
Christopher Worrell wants us to feel sorry for him even though he got himself arrested for being one of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 and now can only think of going home instead of being locked up in pretrial detention.
Worrell is also a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist, neo-fascist gang of thugs that promotes and engages in political violence across the United States.
But according to Worrell, he’s ever so sorry for what he did and thinks the government should give him a break because he’s suffering from a disease and needs urgent medical attention.
During a phone interview with Newmax host Greg Kelly, Worrell whined for nearly ten minutes, telling Kelly:
Boo freaking hoo! You were in the wrong place at the wrong time, huh, Christopher? Then how do you explain the fact that you’re also charged with using pepper spray on a law enforcement officer? That’s not a protest; it’s assault and battery.
That’s not all Worrell had to say.
Once he had whined and sounded as if he was about to cry as he alleged that he’s not getting adequate medical treatment for his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he remarked:
They’re mistreating him? Did he think being in jail would be a pleasant experience? If Chris Worrell was so damn concerned about his health, he should have stayed home on Jan. 6 instead of going to Washington looking for blood and oozing hate from every pore.
Why should we have a shred of sympathy for Worrell or any of the others awaiting their day in court? Are we supposed to buy their bullshit excuses and believe their crocodile tears now that they’re facing a long stint in prison?
There’s an old saying that was popular way back when on a show that ran in the 1970s. The show was called “Baretta” and it featured actor Robert Blake in the lead role. The theme song had this line in it:
That’s my advice for the traitors who stormed the Capitol. You did the crime, and now you have to do the time. End of story.
Today is former President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday, so a very happy birthday, Mr. President, and thank you for all of the many things you did to make this country better during your two terms in office.
Not everyone, however, is happy about the fact that President Obama is turning 60 and holding a birthday party. Some of them are downright angry and even jealous.
A perfect example would be Newsmax host Greg Kelly, who thought he’d suggest that Obama has never had to work hard and is basically just a lazy black guy who managed to get ahead in life due to the color of his skin.
Of course, what Kelly neglected to add is that Obama was in such excellent physical condition that he didn’t have to break a sweat. Apparently, the folks at Newsmax prefer fat pigs who eat KFC and Big Macs endlessly as head of state, especially since that presents such a stellar image to the rest of the world.
However, Kelly was only getting warmed up with what turned out to be an incredibly racist diatribe. He continued:
How many classes has Greg Kelly taught at an elite law school? Probably none. And he also neglected to mention that Obama graduated from Harvard Law School and was even editor of Law Review, the highest honor any law student can receive.
Of course, President Obama has also written some best-selling books, but that doesn’t impress Kelly, either:
Well, at least he didn’t need a ghostwriter like some other presidents we can think of and even name, especially since they only got one term in office and left the country a wreck.
Again, the jealousy. Kelly wishes he could have attracted the attention of a woman as brilliant and classy as Michelle Obama.
Basically, Greg Kelly took an entire segment of his poorly-watched show and let the world know that he cannot stand the fact Barack Obama has accomplished more in his 60 years than 99.9% of conservatives ever will. And he also didn’t file for bankruptcy multiple times or say publicly that he was attracted to his daughter when she was 13.
Happy Birthday, President Obama. And thank you for still driving the right-wingers crazy.
As hospitalizations from COVID-19 in red states continue to skyrocket and the Biden administration urges Americans to get vaccinated as a way to prevent another wave of the deadly disease — this time as a result of the new Delta variant — right-wing media continues its assault on science and rational thought.
For weeks now, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been questioning the need for COVID vaccines, and now Rob Schmitt of Newmax has decided to join the misinformation brigade by proudly asserting that vaccines go “against nature” because diseases are supposed to “wipe out” a certain number of people.
Monday, Schmitt had this to say on the matter of disease and vaccines, according to Media Matters:
Admitting that he’s “not a doctor,” Schmitt then added:
However, if that was the case, children in this country would be dying by the hundreds of thousands each year from preventable diseases such as smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. Millions more would be paralyzed or die from polio. Is that what we want to see happen when we have ways of eliminating such childhood scourges?
In the case of coronavirus, misinformation is literally death. And while most of us believe everyone has a First Amendment right to express their opinion on any subject, that doesn’t mean it’s wise for so-called “news” networks to delude their viewers into being so cavalier with their health or the health of their loved ones.
If you can’t shout “fire!” in a crowded theater, then you damn well shouldn’t be minimizing the seriousness of a virus that has already killed over 600,000 Americans. To do so makes you complicit in adding to the death toll. That may not be a crime, but maybe it should be.