On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, conservative Latino Alfonso Aguilar cited Hillary Clinton’s praise of the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Hillary has said that she “admire[s] Margaret Sanger enormously.” Reid responded by saying Sanger was not a legitimate issue because she is a “dead person.”

Even worse, when Aguilar tried to make that point that a majority of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are on minority women, Reid shut Aguilar down, calling his statement “incredibly offensive. I think that smear of Planned Parenthood cannot go forward and we’re not going to continue with that line of questioning.” Reid abruptly returned to another Trump-bashing topic.

JOY REID: Trump retweeted Alfonso, white nationalists. Normal people don’t normally retweet over and over again white nationalists.

ALFONSO AGUILAR: I don’t want to give the impression in any measure that I love Mr. Trump’s comments, the comments that he’s made now or during the primary. I find many of those comments offensive. And yes, I think they have encouraged some of those groups, absolutely. To say that it was intentional, very well-organized, strategic, I think that’s going —

REID: He intentionally hired — I want to talk — he does control his own Twitter account. And he is retweeting white nationalists. If you’re following them and they’e somehow in the stream of your social media, that is not moral.

AGUILAR: I would argue we shouldn’t have a double standard. Margaret Sanger, let’s talk about —

REID: That is not a double standard. You’re mentioning a dead person. Hold on a second. Planned Parenthood is not a eugenicist organization. I think that’s incredibly offensive.

AGUILAR: 52% of all abortions are performed on Latino and African-Americans.

REID: I think that smear of Planned Parenthood cannot go forward. We’re not going to continue with that line of questioning.

Reid’s tactic of silencing a calm, substantive Hillary critic epitomizes the lengths to which the MSM will go to protect its favored candidate. A truly lamentable performance by Reid.