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MRC Director of Media Analysis and NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham stopped by the Thursday edition of the Fox Business Network’s The Evening Edit and tore into claims by MSNBC host Chris Hayes and Chris Matthews that condemned Trump voters as racist and Republicans as golf-swinging, Wall Street Journal-reading, and sports-watching enthusiasts.
Concerning Hayes, he argued on the May 30 All In that the racist and vulgar behavior by Roseanne Barr “speaks to a certain part of the President's base” and specifically birtherism. He added in a tweet: “Roseanne’s problem turned out to be that she far too authentically represented the actual worldview of a significant chunk of the Trump base.”
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Graham declared that Hayes’s comments are “a big smear” and his implication was “that the average Trump voter would sign off on a Planet of the Apes tweet,” which is “just absurd.”
Hayes then had the tables turned on him by Graham:
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I mean, you know what’s less absurd is to say that when Chris Hayes went out on Memorial Day weekend and said he was uncomfortable using word hero to describe our war dead that he represented a significant chunk of the Obama voters. Is that fair?
Speaking to Roseanne’s conduct, Graham adamantly stated that it was “objectionable in the extreme.”
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Going back to MSNBC, however, Graham drilled home the point that the left worships life through the prism of race (click “expand” to read more):
But these people love talking about race. It is not a mystery that they had all scheduled an hour long town hall meeting to talk about every — their title — Everyday Racism in America because they’re not fond of America and they think that everyday American is a racist and there was no time in those 60 minutes — I watched most of it —...
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