This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Mika Brzezinski, of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show, decrying Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans as sexist “little peanuts” for raising Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky when talking about Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid. She also suggests that sexism is at play, and asks what would have happened to Hillary Clinton had she had an affair.
From Monday morning's show, Brzezinski said: “Any Republican who is bringing this up and dredging this up is a misogynistic, sexist hypocrite because if Bill Clinton can win again with all these problems and Hillary Clinton, they can bring down because of this and they think they can even go after it, they are clueless and they are complete sexists because it's not even her affair.
“Now, let me ask you this. If she had an affair in the White House with a younger man, would the same result be 20 years later, ten years later, would she be able to run again and win? Hell, no. This is still a man's world. You guys are all -- I'm sorry, not you but, just please. I better not go on. This whole thing's ridiculous and these Republicans, please. Please keep doing it. Rand Paul, please. I beg you, keep going after it. Because I'll tell you right now, it will backfire so badly. It will backfire so badly and you guys will be in the same exact place where you are right now. ...
“There's a man/woman, sexist misogynistic, hypocritical thing going on here. ... If you’re Hillary Clinton and you’re weighing whether to run, and these little peanuts do this? You’ve just inspired her to run!”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Mika Brzezinski: I am woman, hear me roar! She’s running to head up the media’s Hillary Clinton Protection Squad, resurrecting the vast right-wing conspiracy so she can denigrate anyone who dares bring up a topic harmful to Saint Hillary. Of course, she ignored the underlying point about Democratic hypocrisy in attacking Republicans for a supposed ‘war on women’ while embracing a man who conducted his own war on women.”
Rating: Four out of five screams.Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.