This is exactly what happens when inmates are allowed to run the asylum. When children are in charge, the country falls apart.
It is really that simple.
How Joy Reid has her own show on any channel is a question that may never be answered.
Hyperbole is among the most frequently used rhetorical devices, maybe the most in fact. Intentionally using exaggeration or for emphasis for the effect to make a point is a tricky bit of sophistry consistently used across the political media spectrum, but there are times when one can go so far as to enter the realm of absurdly irresponsible. Or maybe irresponsibly absurd?
This came to mind Tuesday evening when MSNBC’s Joy Reid flatly claimed that Fox News hosts “let their viewers and fans die because they don’t give a damn.”
Of course, she is talking about irresponsible rhetoric surrounding vaccinations, a serious issue that we have called out on a number of occasions. But to pivot to just letting viewers “die,” seems a stretch too far. But her point was made.
But then she amplified that idea adding, “It’s just clicks to them. It’s just — they don’t care what happens,” suggesting that prioritizing ratings around anti-vax rhetoric is what is motivating many opinion hosts. She added, “this is fun for them. You know.”