Thursday on MSNBC’s propaganda outlet The ReidOut, guest legal analyst Brittany Packnett Cunningham told racist host Joy Reid that the slogan Make America Great Again, associated with former President Trump and his supporters, reflects a desire to return to “days when you could lynch or murder black folks.”
Discussing a proposed Missouri self-defense law, demagogue Reid claimed that “Mark McCloskey, who is running for the open Missouri Senate seat, praised the bill. Because it means that he essentially, and his wife, could have been in their slippers and shoot every single Black Lives Matter person that walked by, legally, and they would not even be detained.”
What an utterly absurd lie. No one in conservative media would ever get away with making such an outrageously stupid claim, but no one in the mainstream (i.e. leftist) media will even bat an eye over it.
Packnett Cunningham replied, “This was, of course, the couple that was made famous by stepping outside of their restricted Covenant mansion in St. Louis, Glocks in tow, pulling their guns out on unarmed black protestors. But of course, to people like the McCloskeys, black skin is weapon enough, and this is precisely the problem. This is exactly what this bill is designed to do. It is to legitimize seeing blackness as a weapon in and of itself and then justify our murders.”
The McCloskeys did not display their weapons because of racism, but because their neighborhood was being threatened by rioters and looters. Moreover, the proposed Missouri self-defense law has nothing to do with race. It would apply to every legal citizen, blacks included — and blacks statistically benefit more from self-defense laws and 2nd Amendment rights than whites do.
She added, “So when folks talk about making America great again, that’s the kind of Missouri grand ol’ tradition that they want to return to. They want to return to days when you could lynch or murder black folks, and there would be absolutely no retribution for it. That’s not hyperbole. I’m telling you as a black Missourian, and as a protestor, that is reality.”
That’s not hyperbole? Of course it is. It’s beyond hyperbole. It’s a hate-mongering lie that bears no relation whatsoever to reality. But that’s how MSNBC and Joy Reid roll.