This week's Mainstream Media Scream features New York Daily News and MSNBC regular Mike Lupica blasting the GOP Obamacare repeal plan, claiming that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is more dangerous than Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On MSNBC Monday, he referenced his column in which he wrote:

"To the 22 million Americans who will be without health insurance by 2026 if this bill passes, it actually makes McConnell and all the 12 other angry men in the room who helped him draft this bill a lot more dangerous than even a bum like Vladimir Putin."

He repeated that while on MSNBC's Live with Stephanie Ruhle on Monday morning July 10:

"I think it is, and I actually wrote about this today. If you are an at-risk American, if you are the poor or the elderly or somebody with a pre-existing condition or somebody who relies on a rural hospital, Mitch McConnell is more of a danger to your life right now than Vladimir Putin is. If he gets this thing through, it attacks so many people in this country who will end up, eventually, without health care and without health insurance."

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains the pick: "Lupica is a ‘sports' columnist in name only, putting politics ahead of sports. In this case, enabled by MSNBC to espouse the all-too-common left-wing pretense that Republican policies will kill people. He should stick to sports."

Rating: Four out of five screams.

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