Less than 24 hours after Salon's Joan Walsh trashed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, she was invited on MSNBC to attack him and his colleagues further.
Appearing on Hardball, Walsh said of the GOP, "They’re writing off women, they're writing off Latinos, they’re writing off Asians, they’re writing off young people. It’s really the party of old white men basically" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JOAN WALSH: We’re talking about making the climate so horrible for immigrants that they will leave. That is, there’s a whole theory around it. And it’s quite right-wing. It’s not even just a funny word. It’s actual, it’s an actual policy and program where they’re, you know, passing all these laws to make people’s lives miserable.
And they’re not going after the Latino vote. They really are, I mean, it is their last stand. It’s like they’re writing off women, they're writing off Latinos, they’re writing off Asians, they’re writing off young people. It’s really the party of old white men basically.
Quite comically, the segment ended with host Chris Matthews saying, "Maybe we ought to have lie detector tests for these politicians. Wouldn't that be interesting?"
I'm all for it, Chris. How 'bout you?
Let's also have lie detectors for television anchors, hosts, and their contributors so that the public will know when folks supposedly giving them the news aren't telling the truth.
Somehow I doubt there'd be a lot of takers in the liberal media ESPECIALLY at MSNBC.