MSNBC on Non-Sanders Democrats: ‘Moderate,’ ‘Moderate,’ ‘Moderate,’ ‘Moderate’

By Scott Whitlock

In case you haven’t gotten the memo, the keyword is “moderate.” In a single hour, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and one of her guests on Wednesday referred to the non-Bernie Sanders 2020 candidates as “moderate” four times. This despite the fact that Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Mike Bloomberg and others are quite liberal. 

Talking to DNC Chairman Tom Steyer, Mitchell wondered, “You’ve got more than 50 percent, if you combine Buttigieg and Klobuchar and some of the other candidates, in that moderate lane. Is that a rejection of Bernie Sanders and the liberal or progressive voters who are the most energetic, the most passionate?” 

Talking to Bloomberg campaign adviser Tim O’Brien, the journalist insisted, “You’ve got more than 50 percent of the vote was in the moderate lane.” Speaking of Klobuchar, Mitchell echoed Democratic talking points: “She would argue that she might have come in first if Pete hadn’t been in that moderate lane.” Democratic operative Jim Messina appeared on the show and claimed of New Hampshire: “Over 55 percent of voters voted for a moderate candidate.” 

Klobuchar has an extremely liberal voting record. She is radically pro abortion, promising to “reverse Trump abortion policies in the first 100 days.” Bloomerg is very pro-abortion and rabidly pro-gun control. Buttigieg is pro-abortion, pro-gun control and has talked about expanding and packing the Supreme Court. 

These are not moderates. Yet, CBS promoted this idea on Monday. On Tuesday, NBC hyped the “centrists” could stop Sanders. 

Apparently if you didn’t honeymoon in the USSR, you’re now a moderate, according to the media.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.