The closer we get to the 2020 election, the wilder the hyperbole is going to get.
We’ve already seen an incredible amount of negative coverage of the candidates, particularly President Donald Trump, who has often complained about the incessant and unprecedented amount of unflattering coverage he has received from the mainstream media.
All of this muckraking malfeasance has been amplified by the election, of course, and now some of the infotainment industry’s most vociferous opponents to the President are taking the low road, lambasting not only the Commander in Chief but also his supporters.
Former ESPN host Keith Olbermann lashed out at Trump supporters Friday night, calling for the prosecution and conviction of all those connected with the president.
“Trump can be and must be expunged,” Olbermann said in his YouTube rant. “The hate he has triggered, the pandora’s box he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed.”
And there was more…
“So, let us brace ourselves,” he continued. “The task is twofold: the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and he and his enablers and his supporters and his collaborators and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs and the Sean Hannitys and the Mike Pences and the Rudy Giulianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has nearly destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
“Remember it, even as we dream of a return to reality and safety and the country for which our forefathers died, that the fight is not just to win an election but to win it by enough to chase, at least for the moment, Trump and the maggots off the stage,” he inveighed. “And then try to clean up what they left.”
Olbermann has long flip flopped between sportscasting and mainstream punditry, having almost always erred on the side of Democratic causes in his editorial monologues.
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