OK, that’s quite a headline, we’ll admit, but we’ve watched the video a couple of times, and MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace really does manage to draw a line from Govs. Glenn Youngkin and Ron DeSantis arguing for “parental choice” to Russian soldiers in Ukraine raping children. You see, the legislation that Youngkin and DeSantis are pushing dehumanizes people — we’re assuming the LGBTQIA+ community — and when you dehumanize people, that’s something done in wars to excuse atrocities against the supposed enemy.
As we told you Monday, an NBC News reporter reached out to DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw for comment on a story he was doing about the increased harassment of LGBTQ young people online in the wake of the passing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill. We’re curious how many examples the reporter had to prove a link between the two, but his deadline, as always, was ASAP.
Anyway, prepare for your jaw to drop:
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 20, 2022
Nicole Wallace worked for McCain and Romney and now she’s a big leftist on TV. https://t.co/KOiVEV8MOu
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) April 20, 2022
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) April 20, 2022
She’s putting in the work for 2024.
— Merry Spivey (@MerrySpivey) April 20, 2022
— Dave (@glendalemock) April 20, 2022
— RandyMarsh (@RandyMarsh69420) April 20, 2022
What a disgusting thing to say, and another reminder why the existing media is so useless.
— Joel Plantinga (@jdplantinga) April 20, 2022
Hey, isn’t this the network that Jen Psaki is going to work for?
This is incredible.
I can’t believe she’s comparing the empowerment of parents to have visibility over their kids curriculum with the raping of children.#deranged.
— Ivor McTin📄 👐 (@MutedIrish) April 20, 2022
Remember that accurately calling them groomers is too far and out of bounds.
— Lido Ming (@MingLido) April 20, 2022
I would like them to consider the dehumanization of the children he’s trying to protect from hypersexualized information at utterly inappropriate ages. That is dehumanization as well.
— Jeannie Woodrich (@JeannieWoodrich) April 20, 2022
Again, we’ll note how she put air quotes around “parental choice.” We’ve already been warned by the experts in media that “parents’ rights” are “a centerpiece of a GOP that is increasingly hostile to public education and democracy” and is just code for “white race politics.”
I hate these people. They are loathsome. Deserving of any and all scorn.
— #DeSantisPilled (@fitzy924) April 20, 2022
Go with this: Democrats sit silently as Gov. Glenn Youngkin says he’ll protect parents’ rights to make decisions about their children https://t.co/ASWYQY9BeT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 18, 2022