WTF MSM!? is a newsletter that puts a dose of sunlight on the mainstream media and exposes how the media twist facts, selectively report, and outright lie to advance their left-wing agenda. You can sign up for the WTF MSM!? newsletter here.
On Friday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on ABC's "The View." During his segment, nominal Republican Ana Navarro confronted Paul on why her fellow Republicans frequently state in ads and on social media: "If you vote for Democrats, you'll turn the United States into Venezuela."
After Paul evoked socialism, Navarro screamed, "Maduro is not a socialist," then lit into Paul for "mansplaining" otherwise.
Navarro said that "Maduro is not a socialist" because he's just a "corrupt murderous thug starving his people." When Paul said "that's not true" Navarro went on a rant.
It takes a special kind of ignorance to emphatically say "Maduro is not a socialist." The evidence is clear as day. Let's start with the fact that he's a member of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela — United Socialist Party of Venezuela. He's even front and center on its website.
Let's take the other part of Navarro's statement, that "he's a corrupt murderous thug." She seems to believe that the two are mutually exclusive, that one can't be both a "corrupt murderous thug" and a socialist. History has shown us that being a socialist leader has a high correlation with being a "corrupt murderous thug."
The left has made it a crusade to say that what has happened in Venezuela is due to "corruption, not socialism." To the socialist left, real socialism has never been tried. It's odd that the "Republican" Navarro is parroting its points.
Let's go back to Maduro's party website for a moment. Splashed across the top banner are the words "No + Trump." Maybe that's what is driving the NeverTrump Navarro. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" and all.
- At CNN LGBTQ town hall 2020, Democrats push to end religious liberty protections under guise of ending workplace discrimination
- NBA shuts down CNN reporter who dares to ask stars if they're going to stop speaking about social justice after the China fiasco
- Whoopi Goldberg admits that conservatives have 'done some really good stuff'
- 'Have we not learned the lessons of 9/11?': Meghan McCain blows up over abandoned Kurds
- ESPN uses Chinese propaganda in TV graphic
- Apple, Google pull Hong Kong protest apps amid China uproar
- Vatican forcefully denies reporter's claim Pope Francis said Jesus was not God
- 'South Park' trolls China after country bans the show: 'F*** the Chinese government'
- 'Sesame Street' debuts character whose mother is an opioid addict
- Ridiculous WaPo article declares conservatives were fact-checked on Elizabeth Warren's pregnancy firing lie by random women on social media tweeting about sex discrimination but not the facts of Warren's story
- Texas Tribune smears sheriff over immigrant crime claim
- NPR: 'Twitter analysis shows how Trump tweets differently about nonwhite lawmakers'
- Vox: 'Trump's resistance to the impeachment inquiry is a genuine constitutional crisis'
You can sign up to receive the WTF MSM!? newsletter here.