“angrily called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s buttboy” on Wednesday”
In April of this year, Laura Ingraham of FOX News faced a full-blown boycott campaign for being mildly critical of David Hogg. Just last week, comedian Kevin Hart lost his gig as host of the Oscars when the media dredged up gay jokes he made on Twitter years ago.
Yesterday, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, used a gay slur to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Where is the angry mob?
Why does Mika get a pass?
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon has details:
Brzezinski Blasts Pompeo Over Response to Khashoggi Murder: He’s Like a ‘Wannabe Dictator’s Buttboy’
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski angrily called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s buttboy” on Wednesday in criticism of his response to Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reported role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Pompeo appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, where he toed the Trump administration’s line on the murder, saying it was unclear what role the crown prince played and touting the importance of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
“The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was a tragic incident. It was heinous. It is not something America approves of,” he said. “But America has an important ally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”…
“I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care … But why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now?” she asked. “Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox and Friends, is that a patriot speaking, or a wannabe dictator’s buttboy? I’m dead serious. I’m asking, are these the words of a patriot?”
Here’s the video:
Mika later addressed the comment with an “oops” on Twitter:
Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words .. I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! SO SORRY! https://t.co/zIqsGdK3Tk
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) December 12, 2018
Richard Grennell responded:
accepting apologies is important. We all fail. But I don’t see that you’ve actually apologized to gays? Your words demean, mock and therefore try to control whole groups by minimizing our humanity. @morningmika https://t.co/whNqjHYjfn
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 12, 2018
So did Donald Trump Jr.:
This is disgusting! How can @KevinHart4real essentially be forced to lose his Oscar’s gig for comments he made years ago as a comedian, but Mika can make a seriously homophobic slur on a major news station, have the network try to cover it up & its not an issue? Give me a break! https://t.co/dTaBMkJa7x
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 12, 2018
Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill is probably right about this:
This “butt boy” comment could be problematic for Mika. Good news for her is that Colbert made similar comments some dubbed homophobic last year and no reprimand came. Smart money here is apology and no consequences. https://t.co/NSDGdkwnfW
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 12, 2018
This is not an isolated incident on MSNBC, either. In June, MSNBC’s Joy Reid came under fire for homophobic content on her own blog, which she denied writing.
We are living in a time of blatant double standards. People on the left get away with things that are more outrageous than anything that would be tolerated from anyone on the right.
Does anyone believe Mika’s apology would be accepted if she worked at FOX News?
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