We all know that most mainstream media outlets go a long way to purport the political left as the world’s savior while describing its opposition (conservatives) as derision. But it’s still rather shocking to find that some networks are so devoted to that cause that even years before Hillary Clinton was to face off against Donald Trump, they waylaid anyone who stood in her way.
Yes, that’s how deep the loyalty of the Clinton family runs. If I wasn’t so appalled and disgusted by it all, I might say it was rather inspiring on some level.
The story comes to us as political commentator and paranormally named podcast host Krystal Ball recently appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” There, she described a time when she was nearly fired for saying not-so-flattering things about the former Secretary of State and first lady.
And as she noted, the year was 2014.
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During that time, Ball worked for MSNBC, also known as the Democratic Party’s propaganda wing. And it worked for her, for the most part. After all, Ball is a known liberal.
However, unlike most on her side of the aisle, she is known to stray outside of party lines on occasion and even buck the system a bit.
Apparently, she did this in 2014, and her bosses didn’t like it.
As you might remember, this was a full two years before Hillary would face off against Trump, only to lose. Well, a full two years before the general election, that is. It was only one year before she was announced as 1) an presidential candidate and 2) the Democratic nominee for such.
This means that while Hillary might have already made her intentions to run clear, most in the country didn’t even know about it, much less support it.
And yet, when Ball was given an opportunity to talk about the would-be candidate and apparently didn’t give her many favors, her network wasn’t impressed.
As Ball told Rogan, “Shortly before I was let go, I did a monologue when Hillary Clinton was building up to run for president. It was back in 2014, so this was early on. And I did this whole thing that was like, ‘She sold out to Wall Street. People are going to hate this lady. She’s, like, a terrible candidate for the moment. Please don’t run.’”
But afterward, she was pulled into the boss’s office and told that she did a good job on the monologue, but that the next time she spoke of Hillary Clinton, she needed to get it “approved by the president of the network” first.
As she mentioned, she was fired or “let go” shortly after this incident.
So, what she’s describing is a network so devoted to the liberal cause and establishment that even before Hillary Clinton was officially a candidate, they were dressing down those in their ranks who might say a bad word against her.
Apparently, they had already decided that she was going to win the DNC nomination, and they would stand in support of that until their dying breath, as well as silence anyone who might get in their way of such endeavors.
To be clear, this is basically Ball’s word against everyone else. That’s not to say that the network or anyone really is saying that this incident didn’t happen. However, no one else has yet dared to comment on it.
So, Ball could be exaggerating things a bit here. After all, she is a liberal.
Then again, what would she have to gain by claiming this story as true? Nothing actually. In fact, she neither paints herself as the hero nor the victim during her recollection of the event.
Instead, she owns the fact that she blindly followed her bosses’ advice of towing party lines for the sake of her job and whatever. She gave up on being a “truth-teller” when it suited her.
Besides, it’s not like this was Fox News or even CNN. This was MSNBC, the storyteller of all liberal lies. So it’s certainly believable, or at least it should be.
But still, the lengths they go to preserve their narrative are shocking, right?