Brian Williams Touts Liberal Trashing of Sinema, ‘D***head’ Manchin

On Tuesday night, MSNBC host and former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams again demonstrated that he is so far to the left, that he even hits Democrats from the left if they are not liberal enough, using his 11th Hour “news” show to gratuitously hit Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema over her recent choice of clothing. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin received similar mockery on the show less than a month ago.

Closing out his late night show, Williams devoted the final segment to reading tweets from Sinema’s critics who trashed her for what she wore to the Senate as she took her turn presiding. The MSNBC host began:

 

 

Last thing before we go tonight, Kyrsten Sinema is back in the news and getting talked about a lot tonight, which always seems kind of fine with Kyrsten Sinema. Later today, she and her wing man Joe Manchin had the latest in what seemingly have become daily meetings in the Oval Office with the President, all the while assuring us it’s not about them. Except that today when she took her turn presiding over the U.S. Senate, it was about her and her choice of clothing. And that would be a black t-shirt and a denim vest. And the reaction was immediate.

After showing an image of Sinema presiding over the Senate, Williams read tweets from seven different critics of the moderate Arizona Democrat, with one stating that she “doesn’t give a s***,” one calling it “embarrassing, just like everything Kyrsten Sinema does,” and one suggesting she should wear a patch like NASCAR “so we know who owns her.”

He then redirected his fire toward Republicans, complaining because they did not childishly lampoon Senator Sinema’s choice of clothing: “Lots of talk about what used to be the dress code in the Senate chamber. Relatively little criticism from the Republicans in that chamber. There may be a little sensitivity there because of who they have allowed to preside over the Senate chamber in recent months.”

Just under a month ago, on September 30, Williams used the same segment to play a clip from The Daily Show which depicted a fictional board game called “Manchin” in which the “Manchin” player acts like a “d***head” and prevents other players from accomplishing anything.

 

 

Tuesday’s The 11th Hour show was sponsored in part by Chase. Their contact information is liked.

Transcripts follow:

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

October 26, 2021

11:58 p.m. Eastern

BRIAN WILLIAMS: Last thing before we go tonight, Kyrsten Sinema is back in the news and getting talked about a lot tonight, which always seems kind of fine with Kyrsten Sinema. Later today, she and her wing man Joe Manchin had the latest in what seemingly have become daily meetings in the Oval Office with the President, all the while assuring us it’s not about them. Except that today when she took her turn presiding over the U.S. Senate, it was about her and her choice of clothing. And that would be a black t-shirt and a denim vest. And the reaction was immediate.

Ron Filipkowski just posted it, saying, “At this point, she’s just telling us she doesn’t give a blank anymore.” 

Jezebel described the embroidered denim vest as looking like it could have been worn by “an early American Idol, a tailgater, a barback at a really jaunty dive bar, or a clothing hanger that never gets touched at L-Train Vintage.”

Others weighed in: “Denim vest. New low for the U.S. Senate.” “For what it’s worth, I don’t think any man would get away with that.” “Nothing against a denim vest, but presiding over the U.S. Senate in one is embarrassing, just like everything Senator Sinema does.”

And how about these? “She should have patches like NASCAR so we know who owns her.” And, “It’s definitely more insulting to deny Medicare for all with a denim vest on.”

So that’s just a sampling. Lots of talk about what used to be the dress code in the Senate chamber. Relatively little criticism from the Republicans in that chamber. There may be a little sensitivity there because of who they have allowed to preside over the Senate chamber in recent months. (shows image of 1/6 Capitol Hill rioters) That is our broadcast for this Tuesday night with our thanks for being here with us. On behalf of all our colleagues at the networks of NBC News, good night.

(…)

 

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

September 29, 2021

11:58 p.m. Eastern

BRIAN WILLIAMS: Hey, the last thing before we go tonight comes from our friends over at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and it’s word of a new board game that’s apparently fun for the whole family.

NARRATOR: Looking for a fun family game night that’s guaranteed to end in frustration? Introducing Manchin! The politics game where everyone works together. Almost. 

WOMAN (playing game): We’re going to pass an infrastructure bill!

NARRATOR: You play as the Democratic majority in the Senate, but watch out. One player is the “Manchin.”

BOY (playing game): I have concerns over the partisan nature of this legislation.

MAN (playing game): Uh-oh. Looks like someone’s the “Manchin.” 

WOMAN: But, Kyle, we’re all on the same team. You know, America.

BOY: This bill cannot move forward without the support of at least one Republican colleague.

GIRL (playing game): But there are no Republicans here. They didn’t want to play.

NARRATOR: With Manchin, you can feel the excitement of a narrow majority held hostage by one sanctimonious (bleep) head.

WOMAN: Let’s at least do voting rights.

BOY: The people of West Virginia sent me here to compromise.

NARRATOR: But watch out for that legislative calendar.

MAN: The time is about to run out. Come on, let’s just pass something.

BOY:  I’ve written a compromise bill.

WOMAN: Great, let’s pass it. All in favor say aye.

GIRL: Aye.

MAN: Aye.

BOY: I’ve decided that my bill is too partisan.

WOMAN: Come on!

GIRL: I hate this game!

BOY: I’m so disappointed in you all. You should all learn to work together with people the way I do. 

MAN: I need a drink. Are you sure this boy’s mine?

WOMAN: No.

NARRATOR: Manchin, squander the opportunity.

WILLIAMS: A nice family from The Daily Show to take us off the air tonight.

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