For some on the left, the time for niceties is over. They can no longer sit idly by and allow supporters of President Donald Trump to exist here in America.
No, this isn’t just hyperbole, and it’s not the coffee talking. There are plenty of anti-Trump voices out in the mainstream who believe that the only way to deal with MAGA is through cancellation, censorship, and even “deprogramming”.
During an appearance Friday on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” former CBS News anchor Katie Couric ripped the Republicans in Congress who voted against impeaching President Trump over a charge of inciting rioters on Jan. 6.
“The question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump,” Couric said.
Her language mirrored that of liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson in the aftermath of the riot, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building in a deadly melee.
Robinson said last week on MSNBC “there are millions of Americans, almost all White, almost all Republicans, who somehow need to be deprogrammed,” calling them members of a “Trumpist cult.”
The demeaning language is nothing new for the opponents of President Trump, however, and some are growing irate at the continued abuse that they face.
Reacting on “Fox & Friends” Monday, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino took issue with “activists for the left,” like CNN host Brian Stelter, deciding what platforms should be allowed.
“They want to silence everyone,” Bongino said, questioning how far Big Tech and the left will go in targeting opposing viewpoints.
“What happens when you send out an email questioning, say, climate change and all of a sudden Gmail says, nah, we’re not deliver your email anymore. What, are you going to tell me that it is a conspiracy theory? I thought wiping Parler off the face of the Earth was a conspiracy too until I lived it.”
President Trump has mused in the past about possibly founding a news-media organization, and his recent banishment from social media may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
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