FAST FIVE: Daily Beast Editor Calls For "Humiliation" And "Incarceration" For Trump Supporters
Others are calling for banning those “complicit” from college campuses while still others are demanding a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to “hold Trump and his enablers accountable for the crimes they have committed.” Now, Daily Beast editor-at-large Rick Wilson has added his own call for “humiliation,” “incarceration” and even ritualistic suicides for Trump supporters in an unhinged, vulgar column.
It should start at the top and work down from there.” Wilson notes that he is not interested in the “reconciliation” part of “truth and reconciliation,” declaring a “hearty f- no” to people calling for reconciliation.
Others like Elie Mystal, The Nation's justice correspondent, have called for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to investigate “[a]ll of these moral and ethical failures – and that's before we get into the actual statutory crimes potentially committed by Trump, his administration, his enablers, and his family.” The call for a commission to establish the truth of past controversies is ironic given Mystal's abuse of teenager Nicholas Sandmann. We previously discussed the case and the example of one such segment involving “Above the Law” writer Joe Patrice in his interview with Mystal, where he attacked this 16 year old boy as a racist. Patrice agreed with Mystal's objections to Sandmann wearing his “racist [MAGA] hat.” They also objected to Sandmann doing interviews trying to defend himself with Mystal deriding how this “17-year-old kid makes the George Zimmerman defense for why he was allowed to deny access to a person of color.” Putting aside the fact that Sandmann was not denying “access to a person of color,” Mystal and Patrice were comparing this high school student to a man who was accused of murdering an unarmed African American kid and even assailing his effort to clear his name as the media continued to label him a racist.
I was not one of them, but that is roughly half of this nation.
It is the distortive effect of existing entirely in siloed media spaces where an alternative reality can be maintained and fostered.