MSNBC revealed its clear anti-conservative, liberal bias in a now deleted Twitter post that has led to new concern over the network’s leftist emphasis.
“Conservatives don’t mind affirmative action hires so long as the people hired fit their preferred demographic,” the Jan. 29 tweet said. No context was provided, but it appears clear that the post was aimed at conservative criticism of President Biden’s announcement to nominate a Black female as the next Supreme Court justice.
This is a disgusting comment, that shows how little MSNBC grasps conservative’s counterargument. Conservatives are not against the idea of a Black woman on the nation’s highest court, some have been quick to point out that choosing a justice based on solely on gender and race is also discrimination. When it comes to leading the court, Americans deserve the best person for the job regardless of other factors.
The concern is a reasonable one, especially given Biden’s series of bad choices since becoming president. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took a more nuanced approach, knowing the Senate does not have the numbers to block Biden’s nominee.
McConnell simply asked Biden not to select someone with a “radical left” agenda. In other words, the progressives in the House who continue to push the more liberal person possible should not get the attention they seek. Instead, Biden should consider all options from his party and choose someone less divisive and more moderate. He ran on a platform of uniting America, its time he start doing it.
McConnell has been around long enough to know Biden won’t suddenly choose a conservative because Republicans don’t like his choice. He’s only trying to do what damage control he can under the current circumstances.
Despite MSNBC’s targeted trashing of conservatives, there will be some Black female judges who fit the criteria needed to serve in the Supreme Court. There is apparently already a list of seven women that has circulated among some Democratic leaders for consideration.
In an effort to support the least radical of the options, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has come out in support of his state’s District Judge J. Michelle Childs.
“She’s highly qualified. She’s a good character, and we’ll see how she does if she’s nominated. But I cannot say anything bad about Michelle Childs. She is an awesome person,” Graham said during a Sunday interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
The fact that a leading Republican made this statement stands in direct contrast with the accusations of MSNBC’s tweet. There are no Republican leaders sitting around trying to stop a Black woman from serving on the Supreme Court. Conservatives are concerned about the policies of the left and how they are hurting America, not the color of their skin.
For example, Virginia just selected its first Black female Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. She happens to be a conservative Republican. Conservatives are all for such leadership when values are in alignment.
But for MSNBC and others like them, conservatism has been equated with skin color in a way that is racist for the network itself. At least the post has been removed, a sign that someone at the network realizes MSNBC’s bias shouldn’t be that blatant.