Left-wing comedian Sarah Silverman shot back at liberals who criticized her last week after she told MSNBC host Joy Reid, the most misnamed news host in the business, that she should read articles before making public comments about them on social media.
Early in December, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis revealed plans to revive the Florida State Guard, a civilian force that he would have total control over. Leftists of all types, including Reid, responded hysterically, claiming that it was proof that DeSantis has authoritarian impulses.
Reid never made that connection with President Joe Biden mandating American citizens get the COVID vaccine against their will or they lose their job, but for Ron DeSantis, she goes all in without even knowing the details. This is why we call Reid #FakeNews.
Reid took to social media to insult the Republican Florida governor, linking a story about DeSantis’ plan written by her network, CNN.
“So… y’all know this is fascisty bananas, right…?”
Sarah Silverman, who actually read the article, responded to Reid by tweeting, “Please read the article before you post this stuff you’re a news outlet. The truth has to matter”
Since Silverman read the story before commenting, she knew the article stated that Florida would become the 23rd state in the United States to activate a civilian guard. There was nothing fascistic about DeSantis’s behavior and Reid would have known that if she put aside her own anti Republican and anti-American biases and read the story before making her comment.
And then the world attacked Silverman, the sane one for, you guessed it: racism.
On her podcast last week, Silverman responded to the incident by pushing back against all the criticism she received from fellow liberals. That’s the thing about the woke supremacy. You could be a member in good standing for years and make one comment that goes against the orthodoxy of the supremacy, truthful or not, and you’re out.
“We’re so divided we can’t even criticize, critique the people our own side,” Silverman said. “We can’t even critique anyone in your own party without punishment,” Silverman pointed out on her podcast.
“One of the hosts of ‘The View’ was like, ‘What hubris for Sarah Silverman to accuse a black woman of not reading,’ Oy! Jesus H— What the f— I f***ing— I surrender! Good grief!” Silverman continued. “I cannot believe I need to say this, but I did not criticize Joy Ann because she’s black, but because she’s a Harvard-educated journalist with the responsibility ideally of showing the whole picture and not just a piece of a picture.”
Silverman gets it. She went over intricacies of political journalism, pretty much that people like Joy Reid are not real news anchors but opinion hosts of what the network calls a news program, and she then bemoaned that most news today is biased politically.
“Where do I get just the plain old news?” Silverman asked. “I need a news outlet that’s just the facts, something that I can draw my own opinion. It’s just facts, and then I draw my own opinion on it. That’d be so nice. I’d like to draw my own conclusions sometimes. I mean, I’m interested in other people’s thoughts, but, um, it can’t only be that.”
Someone should introduce Silverman to One America News Network. They come across as conservative, but that’s only because they report both sides of a story and let you make up your own mind. It’s something Fox News used to do but doesn’t anymore.
“And good grief!” she continued. “You dare criticize anything in your own party, you’re the enemy. And that kind of black and white thinking on both sides – it’s such a turnoff to me: That ‘you’re either with us or against us’ kind of vibe with no room for questions or critique — it feels very not liberal to me.”
Welcome to how conservatives feel every day.