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Leftists Fume at Lesley Stahl for Being Soft With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Leftists Fume at Lesley Stahl for Being Soft With Marjorie Taylor Greene

“I will never watch 60 Minutes again. Shame on you for trying to normalize fascism in America. Shame!”

Leftists are mad because Lesley Stahl wasn’t mean to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she said, “The Democrats are a party of pedophiles”:

STAHL: “They are not pedophiles. Why would you say that?”
TAYLOR GREENE: “Democrats — Democrats support — even Joe Biden, the president himself, supports children being sexualized and having transgender surgeries. Sexualizing children is what pedophiles do to children.”
STAHL: “Wow. Okay.”

Why wouldn’t she?

Minds exploded.


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Face it. These Leftists would be just as apoplectic at Stahl if she had done nothing but scream at MTG and beat on her with a stick.

“Why didn’t you scream louder? That stick was too small!”

PrincetonAl | April 3, 2023 at 1:10 pm

I’m genuinely shocked that they didn’t try harder to make her look worse with misleading edits and what not.

Any theories?

    Ironclaw in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Maybe she gave them nothing to work with.

    randian in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 3, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Maybe she has her own video of the interview. I wouldn’t go on any interview show (not that anybody wants to interview me) unless I had the right to record my own video and audio. If they refuse, it’s an open admission they intend to make misleading edits.

    Olinser in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 3, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Seems like the interviewer was just stupid, arrogant, and unprepared.

    She listened to her bubble that said that MTG was just a knuckle-dragging MAGA skank that spewed talking points, so she didn’t bother to prep.

    So she had to just sit there when MTG called out her NPC propaganda crap, because she was simply incapable of refuting it.

      MattMusson in reply to Olinser. | April 4, 2023 at 7:04 am

      For 60 Minutes the things that MTG was saying were so foreign, they just let her speak. They believed that when MTG said the Democrats were pedophiles viewers would explode in outrage. Instead, viewers watched quietly nodding in agreement.

    Martin in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 3, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    They think they made her look bad. They think that her calling Democrats pedos is a bad look. I hope they are wrong but I fear they are not. We are moving rapidly into the “not that there’s anything wrong with that” stage of the change from Pedophiles to MAPs.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to Martin. | April 4, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      They think they made her look bad. They think that her calling Democrats pedos is a bad look.

      Exactly so.

    henrybowman in reply to PrincetonAl. | April 3, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    My tinfoil hat is fairly screaming “Unjust Steward gambit!” in my ears.
    Has Leslie applied for a new job somewhere righter?

Honestly, MTG went way too soft on all of the groomers, including the pedophile-in-chief. Perhaps that was because the fascists that run that show would have cut off the interview had she called it out harder, perhaps not. But it is telling that the communist don’t apologize, even for the obvious things that were pointed out.

texansamurai | April 3, 2023 at 1:32 pm

I have been on a month-long book tour, pushing the importance of tougher interviews & need for follow-up Qs. I had a piece in The Atlantic on how to deal with Gish Galloping by bad faith interviewees.

And then… Leslie Stahl goes & does *that* interview with MTG.

Kill. Me. Now.

— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) April 3, 2023


who cares?–do the rest of us a favor (if you’re up to it) and take yourself out–not interested in cleaning up your mess

    MattMusson in reply to texansamurai. | April 4, 2023 at 7:06 am

    Interviewers should realize that the Guest is not their friend. The Audience is their friend.
    Always ask tough questions.

Close The Fed | April 3, 2023 at 2:03 pm

Stahl’s conduct and questioning was biased and offensive.

Leftists have nothing to complain about. Stahl’s pretend-incredulity was quite enough.

    henrybowman in reply to Close The Fed. | April 3, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I’m sure Leslie no more reads the alt-press, where (and in fact the ONLY place where) Democrat pedophilia is well-established, any more than Pauline Kael had more than one acquaintance who voted for Nixon (who carried 49/50 states) instead of McGovern (who carried MA and DC alone).

Maybe 60 Minutes figured they’d get more social media play / reaction if they published a viewpoint that went against the narrative? Which plays better: Leslie Stahl eviscerates MTG – which is what the left expects – or MTG leaves Leslie Stahl speechless?

The Daily Beast wrote the “traditionally staid ‘60 Minutes’” – that to me is a polite way of saying “boring and predictable” … the MTG interview is anything but. Does this prove the saying “There is no such thing as bad publicity”? It has the left abuzz – and brought the right to the show to see MTG.

MoeHowardwasright | April 3, 2023 at 2:07 pm

Leslie who? 60 what? Who cares. It’s a show for beltway insiders and people with memories of Andy Rooney.

And just yesterday, some pre-judged the outcome and implied MTG was dumb for even showing up and that, God forbid, she would provide Democrats with fodder. Can’t have that! But from this post, it looks like the before the fact assertions were overblown. Go figure.

    It’s in the Republican DNA. “Trying is the first step to failure so don’t try.” It’s officially referred to as the Milhouse Law.

    No, MTG isn’t dumb, she just seems to lack judgment when it comes to media opportunities. Why did she agree to it? What the hell was she seeking to accomplish? Maybe you could shed some light on that for us.

      Why not? Who are we to second guess, as if we know better? Afraid that she will offend some Democrats. Is that the standard? Maybe it’s important that she showed she’s not the bogeyman as portrayed, or that she revealed information that some may have not heard before. Why the hand wringing?

        No hand wringing here. Just pointing out some head-scratching media judgment. You think that “it’s important that she showed she’s not the bogeyman”? Showed who? The persons who view 60 Minutes? Do you think they are generally open-minded individuals who are eager to hear new evidence contrary to leftist dogma, and carefully weigh it?

        Trying to get the approval of leftists and their media is a losing game for vocal non-socialists. Been that way a long time. An “oldschool” guy like you should “know better.”

    henrybowman in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 3, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    This is why I can’t cool my tinfoil hat today.
    It’s spinning around wildly, muttering, “It’s a plot! It’s a ploy!”
    It grumbles darkly, “Just wait. The rest of the story us yet to become obvious, but it will.”

    PrincetonAl in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 3, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    I was one of those who thought it would go worse if she didn’t bring her own cameras – which she may have … Not because MTG is bad at interviews but they have a history of misleading editing.

    Maybe it achieved what the left wanted. If MTG had better detailed points on the pedophile/grooming support they were left on the cutting room floor – maybe she looked loony to any independents and persuadable left watching 60
    Minutes (are there any?) … but it’s poor branding to be running around with that clip saying “we aren’t pedophiles! We aren’t pedophiles!”

    Keep saying that, Democrats, please. Help us make it stick.

OleDirtyBarrister | April 3, 2023 at 2:49 pm

Crazy Margie does not have good sense or self awareness. She knew or should have known that all 60 Minutes was going to attempt to do was to make her look dumb and that she is not equipped to handle a slanted liberal interview.

She definitely looks dumb and she did not effectively defend, diffuse, or counterattack the harpy interviewing her for going to so much trouble to defend the Demwits.

Has the harpy ever defended Repubs from what Demwits have said about them?

A more prepared interviewee would defend by counter-attacking against such horseshit.

I can understand some of the comments, but in …
I will never watch 60 Minutes again. Shame on you for trying to normalize fascism in America.

I tend to think the the poster has no idea what fascism is

    henrybowman in reply to Neo. | April 3, 2023 at 5:23 pm

    Probably one of the same ones who doesn’t understand the terms “violence” and “literal threat to our lives.”

    Fat_Freddys_Cat in reply to Neo. | April 4, 2023 at 8:03 am

    I confess I’m more cynical than that. I tend to think the poster knows exactly what fascism is but is counting on his readers to not know.

Potential Presidential debate questions:
Define Fascism

Scott Adams diagnosed her as going into deep cognitive dissonance.

MTG holds a distinct set of views and beliefs and many on the left would rather MTG didn’t have a way to communicate those views. So they ridicule her and lambasted the platform. Seems childish to me.

There are those on the right who demand conformity to their particular orthodoxy and seek to shut down or disparage those who deviate from that orthodoxy as much or more than d/prog do. Equally childish. By all means let’s debate the implications of the objective facts but this demand in many quarters to use opinion and innuendo in place of facts is shortsighted.

    The demand for conformity is much greater on the left. It’s not even close. It’s why many self-censor, fearful of retribution from one side, not the other.

      CommoChief in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 3, 2023 at 5:45 pm

      If you mean upon the general public then sure the lefty progressive do that far more frequently, no doubt about it, the lefties have a higher % of Karens.

      If we narrow the field to observe only those who are considered center/right there are plenty of folks who demand compliance to their particular orthodoxy. Here are a few:
      1. Only Trump, for them he is indispensable and no one else is acceptable as a ’24 candidate
      2. Never Trump, basically the opposite of Only Trump
      3. the portion of the anti abortion faction which wants no abortions ever and wants that in Nation legislation preventing any deviation by States exercising Federalism
      4. the portion of the anti immigration folks who want a decade or more to absorb/assimilate prior to any future immigrants being admitted; legal or illegal

      The temptation to call everyone who disagrees ‘a sack full of stupid SOB’ is not limited to the left nor is the willingness to try and purge nonbelievers but it is more prevalent on the left. The internal ideological battles over which policy prescriptions or candidate will prevail among the center/right are no less fierce than those on the left.

        Don’t kid yourself. People on the right are less prone to virtue signal while progressives and Democrats are far more likely to eat their own over “microaggressions.”

        Of course there are internal struggles, as seen here, but the zeal for ideological conformity and “repressive tolerance” are attributes mastered by left-wingers.

          CommoChief in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 3, 2023 at 8:35 pm

          Plenty on the right who want the general public to conform. Less compared to the left? Yes I have already stated that. As for mastery, it seems some on the right are adopting the same messianic zeal that d/prog invoke in pursuit of their objectives. Replace the phrase ‘for the children’ with ‘for our Nation’ and the similarity becomes more clear.

          The left holds no monopoly on peacocking, performative theatre to exhort voters to support the ‘true/vital cause’ as the last several election cycles have very clearly demonstrated.

          The left has about as close to a monopoly on peacocking as you can get. From Code Pink to pride parades to drag queen readings. The need to out virtue the next. Libs of Tik Tok. The list is endless.

          CommoChief in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 4, 2023 at 8:04 am

          Maybe you didn’t notice a certain political figure who emerged in 2015 who took peacocking to a new level?

          Maybe you missed the endless media hits by political figures on right demanding the left stop doing X or start doing Z or there would be ‘consequences’?

          Maybe you missed the cycle of Congressional hearings of the last decade or so? See Benghazi hearings as one example.

          The right has plenty of folks skilled at peacocking who choose to employ that skill early and often. Some of them don’t do anything of substance at all.

Someone in the conversation said Greene is not dumb. Well, if she’s not dumb then her critics must be right, and she is a bigot. Being dumb is the only real defense to make for her appearance at Fuentes’s events. The leftists do her the “courtesy” of assuming she is a genius, and therefore conclude that she is evil. Occam’s law says the opposite; she’s not evil, she’s just not very bright. She made those appearances because not only did she not know who he is and what he stands for, or what it would mean for her to be seen to endorse him, but it never occurred to her to check him out before attending.

If you think she really is a person with an IQ above 115, please explain what she thought she was doing at these events.

    CaptTee in reply to Milhouse. | April 4, 2023 at 9:22 pm

    Milhouse, of course, you know leftists read people’s minds all the time and assume they have the same evil thoughts as they do. You know “Projection” from PSY 101.

      Milhouse in reply to CaptTee. | April 5, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Not talking about leftists. They assume she’s evil, because they assume she’s not stupid. But there are people here who insist she’s a genius. If so, how can they avoid agreeing with the leftists that she attends Fuentes’s events, knowing all about his vile beliefs, because she’s OK with them?


Sara [Haines from The View] adds that MTG shouldn’t be listened to at all because she’s from a “super small [GOP] district,” and thus “not consequential.”

The population of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s district is

The population of Adam Schiff’s district is

2smartforlibs | April 5, 2023 at 3:16 pm

“Sir, sir this is 60 minutes sir” she scolded Trump. She’s been a hack since she went to work for the Clinton Broadcasting System.

In that photo, Leslie Stahl looks like Kamala Harris on her knees, post-climax.