MSNBC Anchor, Karen Finney, Refuses To Acknowledge Objective Reality
NOTE: All posts in the “PC Water Torture” series are meant to illustrate the arguments presented in one of The OYL’s primary secondary topic series. The “PC Water Torture” posts are intended to provide a constant drip of posts about related stories that – when taken individually – may not appear to indicate an agenda, but when taken collectively, over time, form a clear picture of an agenda. It is hoped that, over time, the constant ‘dripping’ of these stories will make the point – much the same way the constant dripping in the proverbial Chinese water torture is intended to break the victims will to resist. In this case, this post illustrates how the media deliberately uses a modern day form of McCarthyism against its political opponents by claiming they are modern day McCarthy’s.
Aside from the usual historic revisionism, one of the ways the media tries to protect its narrative is by refusing to acknowledge objective fact. This is usually easy to spot. If you are watching a supposed news piece or listening to a journalist in an interview where they are asked a direct question that they refuse to answer, or try to reframe then answer, the chances are you are watching a refusal to acknowledge an objective fact. If the proof of this fact is presented to try and force an acknowledgment, the journalist will most often respond by denying the fact and the evidence that proves it. It essence, these people play a child’s game of sticking their fingers in their ears, squeezing their eyes shut and screaming “I can’t hear you!” What’s more, they do this until rational people realize they are dealing with a child in an adult’s body and give up. Then the journalist puts on their happy face and starts pretending like they made their point and won the argument. Any time you see this dance, you need to understand you are watching a person who has lost touch with the real world. Here’s a perfect example:
Flustered MSNBC Anchor Hangs Up on Conservative Radio Host in the Middle of Explosive Debate: ‘I’m Not Doing This Game with You!’
Hewitt began the interview with a clip from Finney’s weekend MSNBC show in which she compared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to Joe McCarthy in their shared “paranoia” and “fear-stoking” behavior. Things just got more and more tense from there.
Hewitt then pressed Finney on whether she believed there was any actual communist infiltration of the government during the McCarthy-era.
After being extremely evasive, Finney finally said: “No, there weren’t communists that infiltrated our government. That’s like Michele Bachmann accusing my friend Huma Abedin of being Muslim Brotherhood…”
Finney eventually hangs up on the call because she didn’t know how to deal with someone who was willing to confront her on the facts of her own claim. Her problem is made all the more difficult for her because she is making a claim that is known to be false. McCarthy may have been a despicable person, but he was right! Time has revealed that there were Communist infiltrators in our government, and many of the people he named proved to be among them.
Scholars: Joseph McCarthy’s charges ‘now accepted as fact’
WASHINGTON — Although Joseph McCarthy was one of the most demonized American politicians of the last century, new information — including half-century-old FBI recordings of Soviet embassy conversations — are showing that McCarthy was right in nearly all his accusations.