MSNBC’s obsession with ‘fascism’ blasted as ‘constant fear-mongering’ as network uses term 1,614 times in 2022
MSNBC contains files Fascist triggersor used the term “fascism” 1,614 times this year alone as critics believe the network is “trying to divide” with polarizing rhetoric.
From the start of 2022 through October 23, the word “fascist” was uttered 627 times on MSNBC and the word “fascist” was mentioned a staggering 987 times, according to text searches with Grabien Media. The total includes restarts.
MSNBC’s mania is strong enough that the totals jump off the page compared to CNN, which used “fascism” or “fascism” 491 times during the same period. Fascism is a far-right and authoritarian ideology that was used notably in Nazi Germany and Italy before and during World War II.
Fox News reported that “fascism” or “fascism” was aired 1,113 times, but the vast majority of references were during discussions about the left’s use of rhetoric.
President Biden tried to describe some Republicans as embracing “quasi-fascism” during a fundraising campaign in late August, a comment that sparked widespread media debate and criticism. More than half of Fox News’ references to the terms under discussion have come since Biden’s August 25 statement.
MSNBC’s use of “fascist” or “fascist” language also saw a slight uptick after Biden. However, MSNBC numbers have been popping up the term regularly, and it was mentioned on the network 160 times in June alone, before Biden put “quasi-fascists” into the zeitgeist.
America, which describes itself as an organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and core American values, doesn’t appreciate many Americans who are labeled fascists. Barrington Martin II, the group’s co-national director, admits that “there are negative actors within our nation and yes, there are those with extremist views within this country,” but they are a small group.
“The ongoing fear-mongering rhetoric that MSNBC publishes is not intended to inform or educate Americans on issues but to influence Americans, indoctrinate and radicalize Americans toward a radical left-wing ideology. Contrary to what MSNBC might think, America is a good country that should be a good country,” Martin II told Fox News Digital. They stop trying to divide us all the time.”
MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough He felt that Biden did not go far enough in his “semi-fascist” comments, and instead should have outright called MAGA Republican fascists.
“I must actually say, because quasi-fascist sayings only lead me to the question – what is quasi-fascism?” Scarborough said. “It’s a complete outbreak.”
MSNBC’s use of the term rebounded as midterm approached, and the word “fascist” or “fascist” was said on the air 369 times in September and 229 times during the first three weeks of October. Last week, MSNBC’s Joy Reed attacked anyone who voted Republican as choosing “literal fascism.”
“It’s horrifying how many Americans will choose literal fascism, female slavery, climate breakdown, and the reversal of everything from Social Security and Medicare to BC student loan benefit, and believe that giving Republicans the power to investigate Hunter Biden will lead to an investigation of Hunter Biden,” she said on Twitter. lowering gas prices. .
MSNBC political analyst Anand Giridhardas recently announced that he sees the 2022 election between “pro-democracy” and pro-fascist.
He claimed on the network, “It’s not about the identity of the party at this point…it’s a dead heat between democracy and fascism.”
Gabriel Nadalis, the other co-national director for America, believes that “MSNBC is just making a mountain out of a hill” with the term overused.
“Fascism is clearly a dangerous ideology, but these outlets only use the label as a pejorative to attack ordinary Americans so that their side can win the election,” Nadalis told Fox News Digital. “But it just shows how far from the mainstream left-wing media outlets are to connect with ordinary Americans.”
Comedian Russell Brand recently criticized figures on the left for using the term so often to describe political opponents, asking “Is ‘fascist’ just an appropriate term to bring down people with whom you don’t agree?”
All data provided by Grabien Media texts.
Nicholas Lanum and Kristen Parks of Fox News contributed to this report.