Hypocrisy overload: on Tuesday, MSNBC welcomed a former member of Bill Clinton's White House staff to lecture the Trump administration on how to treat women.
Ron Klain, former Senior White House Aide to the disreputable Arkansas Democrat, appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports to excoriate Trump's team over its handling of the Rob Porter situation, wherein the recently-resigned White House Staff Secretary has been accused of domestic abuse. Incredibly -- yet unsurprisingly -- Klain was never asked about the rape and sexual harassment allegations against Bill "Slick Willy" Clinton.
During a panel discussion including USA Today's Susan Page and The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, Mitchell said to Klain:
“Ron Klain, you were General Counsel on Senate Judiciary, you were involved in two White Houses and watched the law offices work....The White House gets information from the FBI, who’s good, who’s bad, who’s got stuff in their background, and then they have to act on it.”
In response, Klain had the nerve to criticize what he called the present administration's "horrible...judgment":
“You know, what’s gone on here is not just that there’s been a horrible mistake in judgment by the senior team at the White House at letting Rob Porter be there, the more amazing thing is that they continue to lie about it and think they’re gonna get away with it.”
Really? Does he mean the way the Clintons have lied their way through seemingly endless scandals, or perhaps the way "America's first black president" lied to a grand jury? Furthermore, Klain claimed:
"This is a time of social change on a lot of these issues, but domestic abuse, even 20, 30 years ago, someone with this kind of record would never have been allowed to work in the White House, either under a Democrat or a Republican. It’s inexcusable this was allowed to happen. But doubly inexcusable now that they continue to defend it, lie about it, and not come clean about what they knew when they knew."
Really? Klain actually referenced 20 years ago -- the time during which a politician with a horrible sexual history was allowed to ascend to the nation's highest office. The rest of the MSNBC panel appeared completely oblivious to the staunch hypocrisy of Klain's scolding.
The mainstream media were in the tank for Bill Clinton, and even more so for Barack Obama. Still, no bias has ever paralyzed the national news media as has their hatred for Donald J. Trump. And if MSNBC's legitimization of Klain's hypocritical condemnation of the Trump administration is any indicator, there is much more agendized nonsense to come.