There are photo-ops, after which there are photo-ops. For the liberal media, the dangerous ones are these staged by Republicans. The nice ones are these orchestrated by Democrats!
Take Mika Brzezinski on at the moment’s Morning Joe, tearing into Ted Cruz for posting pictures of himself handing out water to victims of the Texas freeze and power-and-water outages. This coming after what Cruz has admitted was a mistake in touring to Cancun in the course of the disaster.
“Now, the senator seemingly in damage-control mode after dashing again and posting pictures over the weekend of himself loading water into Texans’ vehicles with the hashtag #TexasStrong,” she famous. “Are you kidding me? Many on-line criticized the transfer as merely a photo-op. Clearly it’s.”
In fact, some photo-ops had been way more honest. “In the meantime Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — from New York — and Beto O’Rourke, who at present doesn’t even maintain public workplace in Texas, amassed $5 million in complete to this point to assist struggling Texans.”
Mika mentioned Cruz was “very Trumpian,” and requested Michael Steele about Cruz’s political demise. “I’ve heard of senators being introduced down for various issues. That is about as a lot shut as you get to dereliction of responsibility. Will he skate?”
And when Dr. Jill Biden staged a gooey Valentine’s Day photo-op on the White Home garden that featured not solely large hearts, but in addition the Bidens’ two canine, the liberal media did nothing however gush over it, as NBC Information did right here.
Mika additionally cited the “many on-line” criticizing Cruz. Shades of the “some say” that Katie Couric made well-known and has since been adopted throughout the MSM to work in a shot at Republicans and conservatives.
What’s fascinating is looking for a Mika Brzezinski “photograph op” performing acts of charity. We Google-searched for photos underneath “Mika Brzezinski charity work,” “Mika Brzezinski meals financial institution,” and “Mika Brzezinski homeless” and got here up empty.
A bit later, the present supplied up one other instance of how, within the eyes of the liberal media, scandals are at all times worse for Republicans than for Democrats. When Joe Scarborough requested John Heilemann how dangerous issues at present are for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Heilemann responded that they had been “fairly dangerous”—however not as dangerous as they’re for Cruz.
Let’s evaluation: Cuomo compelled COVID-infected seniors into nursing houses, leading to hundreds of extra deaths. Then he threatened to destroy an assemblyman except he lied in regards to the Cuomo administration overlaying up the variety of deaths.
However that is not as dangerous as Ted Cruz taking his household to Cancun. Gotcha!
This is the transcript.
6:09 am ET
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Effectively, talking of management, Ted Cruz, when his home was freezing, similar to the individuals who died, a lady who was present in her yard, the person who was present in his home, the little boy who died in his house, Ted Cruz left his freezing home and went to Cancun.
Now, the senator seemingly in damage-control mode after dashing again and posting pictures over the weekend of himself loading water into Texans’ vehicles with the hashtag #TexasStrong. Are you kidding me? Many on-line criticized the transfer as merely a photo-op. Clearly it’s. He wasn’t planning on being there. He was going to be on the seashore together with his household. With some stating that the senator broke quarantine protocol after touring worldwide….
In the meantime Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — from New York — and Beto O’Rourke, who at present doesn’t even maintain public workplace in Texas, amassed $5 million in complete to this point to assist struggling Texans.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: So, John Heilemann, there’s an article that posted within the New York Occasions this morning, 3:00 am. Headline: “Can Andrew Cuomo’s bullying type nonetheless work in politics?” . . . And I am simply curious, how dangerous are issues proper now for the New York governor?
JOHN HEILEMANN: Uh, fairly dangerous, Joe. I imply, I feel, if you happen to rank them on the dimensions of, are they as dangerous as they’re for Ted Cruz, the reply would in all probability be no.