MSNBC’s Katy Tur, the vanguard of mainstream journalists everywhere, decided to take a stand for the news media. Take a stand for truth—and totally step on a rake in the process. She went after the Daily Caller, denigrating their reporting because, you know, she’s Ms. Perfect. The panel discussion revolved around the FISA warrant against Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign. Yes, she got torched on social media—and you bet the Daily Caller crew caught this as well—big league:
so @KatyTurNBC thinks my colleagues @DailyCaller like @ChuckRossDC and i aren't journalists because we sometimes dare to question the things that they report. when has @DailyCaller ever made a mistake this big @KatyTurNBC?https://t.co/ZON2OUex0D pic.twitter.com/mIXn7BkBH2— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 23, 2018
MSNBC correspondent Ken Dilanian then said “there’s a whole amen chorus out there that is arguing with Donald Trump and that’s what’s fueling this. It isn’t just Trump and his tweets, it’s Fox News, it’s the Daily Caller website. There’s a whole cadre of journalists who are essentially making this argument –“
“Don’t use that term. They’re not journalists if they’re doing that,” Tur said.
“That’s a great point, because the facts as you’ve just laid out very compellingly, don’t comport with this at all,” Dilanian responded.
Joe Gabriel Simonson read off a great history of screw-ups from Tur and Dilanian. Twitchy captured this filleting of the MSNBC network and host. It was brutal, and they had the rundown of the butcher’s bill:
how much are you allowed to get wrong before i can go on television and question whether you're a journalist or not?https://t.co/eEz7iBqZ82— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 23, 2018
it's amazing what you can get away with @KatyTurNBC, isn't it?https://t.co/2oGWuVGzYp
plenty -- but not enough -- of people on the right are doing actual original reporting and journalism, but those in the legacy media won't acknowledge it and just pretends it doesn't exist. it's a betrayal of all their supposed values and maddening.— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 23, 2018
what are we dishonest about @KatyTurNBC and @KenDilanianNBC? what have we misreported? because it i can go through plenty more false statements you and your colleagues have made. i'd love for you to do the same for us.— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) July 23, 2018
Boom. Goes. The. Dynamite. pic.twitter.com/ssiLjcu52s— RightWired? (@_donaldson) May 3, 2018
Pretty messed up for Katy to try to kick people out of her firefighters club like that.— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) July 23, 2018
Tur and company thought fireworks was Israeli shelling, felt that California voters should just move to swing states, and falsely claimed that all 17 intelligence agencies agreed on the 2016 Russian election interference. Oh, and as for gun lexicon, laws, and facts—there’s no refuge there either. It’s just abject stupidity. For Dilinian, his Cohen phone tap story totally blew up in his face. Wait, there’s more: Tur didn’t know aboutthe “transmit to Vladimir” hot mic moment between then Presidents Obama and Medvedev in 2012, she thought the Constitution was written and ratified in 1776, and interviewed an ‘almost school shooter’and yes, pro-gun control overtures were made, and tried to goad a Democratic senator into saying that Trump is a terrorist. Also, let’s not forget this classic: Tur questioning whether she’s out of touch on the slew of bonuses working class Americans received thanks to the Trump tax cuts. Get a grip, lady. You have a side. You’re no better than us. In fact, your whole network is devoted to spewing endless liberal trash to keep Democratic blood pressures low. It’s time for MSDNC to admit this.