MSNBC Hosts Aren’t Just Okay With Lying, They Congratulate the Lies!

While the liberal media is always dishonest, one of the most egregious examples of its dishonesty is how it has adopted false Democratic attacks on the Republican sponsored Georgia voting bill. 

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi continued this trend on Sunday Morning’s Velshi when he brought on co-founder of Black Votes Matter LaTosha Brown, who is a Democratic activist who helps Democrats to win elections, to celebrate corporations boycotting Georgia and smear the GOP by claiming that it opposes democracy. 

Velshi began the segment by congratulating Brown for corporations picking up her woke talking points about the Georgia legislation because “they finally used language that made sense” and lying about the bill:

 

 

She was on this show just a couple weeks ago talking about some of these corporate entities including Delta, who had not come out with as full-throated an assault on what Georgia has done. LaTosha, they finally did. Coca-Cola finally did and they finally used language that made sense, that said that this is actually an attack on democracy, but in the early days of this bill, the corporate entities were not saying that this was an attack on democracy. They were saying it was helping to strengthen voter fraud or work against voter fraud, which was a lie. 

So, now MSNBC is officially not just okay with lies, their journalists are excited by them? 

Velshi is the only one lying here, as the only intention of the bill is to “work against voter fraud.” It is an attempt to address a voting system which caused the drawn out and controversial 2020 Georgia Senate Races. It does this through requiring photo ID for absentee voters, lessening the time period in which Georgians can request an absentee ballot, limiting where ballot drop boxes can be located, and appointing someone other than the secretary of state to head the state election board.

Velshi however is no stranger to lying, as he declared riots to be “not unruly” while standing in front of a burning building last May.

Velshi then gave the Democratic activist a chance to go on a lie filled rant about the bill in which she claimed that it is undoing the “Voting Rights Act of 1965,” bragged about the “economic fallout in Georgia,” and alleged that Republicans are attempting to start a “new Jim Crow era”: [Click “expand” to read more.] 

The bottom line is we cannot allow the Republicans to make access to the ballot become a partisan issue, like a whole premise of creating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was based on this very same thing of what we’re seeing right now. And so it is incumbent and we have to really recognize and we’ve said before, democracy is good for business. We’ve already seeing the economic fallout in Georgia as relates to what Republicans did. It is because of the actions of the Republicans. It is because of the actions of Brian Kemp. It is because of this visual of showing that this is going to be the new Jim Crow era that they are actually losing global business because who wants to do business in a — in a state that can’t even move beyond — on some levels, move beyond basic fundamentals rights — of civil rights of voting rights and race. 

Velshi did not push back against any of these falsehoods but instead praised Brown for a tweet in which she celebrated the boycotts and suggested that there should be more boycotts of Republican run states: [Click “expand” to read more.] 

You actually — I think you put it in a tweet very nicely. “We tried to tell them democracy is good for business and racism ain’t. We can show you better than we can tell you.” What do you want to see next? I mean, this was a cascade this weekend, Coca-Cola, you had Delta, you had the black executives writing to other businesses, you had airlines and other companies across the country. You mentioned Salesforce was at the front end of it and then you saw Major League Baseball. What more do you foresee happening for Republicans in Georgia and in Arizona and in Iowa and in Michigan and across this country to say we are going to lose business, like North Carolina did, with the transgender bathroom business, or that — like Indiana did under Mike Pence with gay marriage? 

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Read the full April 4th transcript here:

Velshi

4/4/21

9:09:14 AM

ALI VELSHI: I want to welcome LaTosha Brown, she is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter. She was on this show just a couple weeks ago talking about some of these corporate entities including Delta, who had not come out as — with as full-throated an — an assault on — on what Georgia has done. LaTosha, they finally did. Coca-Cola finally did and they — they finally used language that made sense, that said that this is actually an attack on democracy, but in the early days of this — this bill, the — the corporate entities were not saying that this was an attack on democracy. They were saying it — its was helping to strengthen voter fraud or — or work against voter fraud, which was a lie. 

LATOSHA BROWN (CO-FOUNDER OF BLACK VOTERS MATTER) That’s right. What they did is they took on the talking points of the GOP that didn’t work. You know, you can actually look at — TargetSmart did a study, a poll for Georgia voters, people in Georgia, 77% of people in Georgia have a problem with what happened in the bill. And so I think that Delta and Coca-Cola were under immense pressure when you look at the Republicans and they wanted to just accept those talking points but they severely underestimated that people — how we would actually fight for our right to vote. And once they were embarrassed I think nationally, I think — I’m glad that they’ve come onboard. You know, it’s wonderful to see a lead — a leader in the space, which was Salesforce, they did a wonderful job of coming out early on making a statement. So yes, organizing works. 

VELSHI: So again, you had some influence on that. You and others like you were out there doing this, the only way you could, really, getting out in the media. You had those black executives who sent an open letter. But the fact is getting out in the media and — and having to shame these companies and suggest that they would be boycotts of — of some of their businesses if they didn’t do this right. But it’s not over. S.B.202 is signed. S. B.– or H.B.1 and H.B.4 are before the United States Senate. Do you believe that corporate America and business interests in America need to do more than they’re doing right now?

BROWN: Absolutely. The bottom line is democracy is, all of us should carry the burden of democracy. All of us should be doing whatever we need to do to protect democracy in this country. Had delta and many of the other businesses come out early on we would not be in the — the situation that we’re in right now. The bottom line is we cannot allow the Republicans to make access to the ballot become a partisan issue, like a whole premise of creating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was based on this very same thing of what we’re seeing right now. And so it is incumbent and we have to really recognize and we’ve said before, democracy is good for business. We’ve already seeing the economic fallout in Georgia as relates to what Republicans did. It is because of the actions of the Republicans. It is because of the actions of Brian Kemp. It is because of this visual of showing that this is going to be the new Jim Crow era that they are actually losing global business because who wants to do business in a — in a state that can’t even move beyond — on some levels, move beyond basic fundamentals rights — of civil rights of voting rights and race. 

VELSHI: You — you actually — I think you put it in a tweet very nicely. “We tried to tell them democracy is good for business and racism ain’t. We can show you better than we can tell you.” What do you want to see next? I mean, this was a cascade this weekend, Coca-Cola, you had Delta, you had the — the black executives writing to other businesses, you had airlines and other companies across the country. You mentioned Salesforce was at the front end of it and then you saw Major League Baseball. What more do you — do you foresee happening for Republicans in Georgia and in Arizona and in Iowa and in Michigan and across this country to say we are going to lose business, like North Carolina did, with the transgender bathroom business, or that — like Indiana did under Mike — Mike Pence with — with — with gay marriage? 

BROWN: You know, there’s a couple things. Let’s just say in Georgia they’ve got to repeal this bill. But there’s a couple things. One, we want those businesses to actually talk about repealing this bill. We want to make sure that our state is economically thriving. They will not be able to economically thrive continuing under this banner of Jim Crow and looking as if it’s a backwards state. So number one we need for the state of Georgia to repeal it. Number two, we need H.R.1 and H.R.-4 to both be passed. We need corporate America to stand behind, making sure that we fight unequivocally for voting rights and it is not a partisan issue. Number four — number three, we need them to divest until — from these organizations and these people who have made voting suppression their number one strategy. That they are focusing to undermine democracy in this country. We have to say that that is a no-no. That if you are working to undermine democracy, that in fact we cannot support you and they need to divest from them. 

VELSHI: LaTosha, thanks as always for your clear messages that come with numbers, which is even more helpful. LaTosha Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter. 

 

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