L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham / February 7, 2018

Treason: A Common Liberal Accusation

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell “treasonous” as he mentioned the Democrats’ pouting at the State of the Union address. “Somebody said ‘treasonous,’” he mused. “I mean, yeah, I guess. Why not?” Meltdown.

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell “treasonous” as he mentioned the Democrats’ pouting at the State of the Union address. “Somebody said ‘treasonous,’” he mused. “I mean, yeah, I guess. Why not?”

Meltdown.

The media outrage was summarized by CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: “It is so grotesque! It is so appalling. … I just wonder what the cost is, in terms of the future of our civic discourse!”

At this point, we should just start laughing at the press. These self-appointed watchdogs of the “civic discourse” weren’t a bit outraged when liberals tossed that T-word like a frisbee at anyone criticizing former President Obama. Here are just a few examples.

  • June 11, 2014: Then-CNN anchor Carol Costello brought on leftist Cliff Schecter to promote his article suggesting leaders of the National Rifle Association are “treasonous and murderous.” Costello could only add: “I don’t know. … That’s really strong.”

  • July 9, 2014: MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson went ballistic over former Gov. Sarah Palin’s suggestion that Obama be impeached: “The president’s push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations.”

  • June 27, 2015: The Daily Beast posted an article on dissenters of the Supreme Court’s same-sex-marriage decision. The headline read: “Did the Four Dissenting Justices in Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason?” Columnist Jay Michaelson suggested that those criticizing the court majority created a “shocking display of treason.”

  • Oct. 1, 2015: Leftist radio host Thom Hartmann was incensed that anyone could consider then-House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for House speaker, citing some Republican inauguration-night conspiracy to deny Obama any success. He said, “They have committed treason, maybe not the kind of treason that is elevated to the level of … prosecution or firing squad … [but] a moral treason.”

In fact, this liberal treason talk just kept going once Trump took office, but he became the perpetrator.

  • March 2, 2017: On Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CNN political commentator Maria Cardona said: “He knows that he is smack in the middle of this investigation having to do with, perhaps, treasonous activities by the Trump campaign.”

  • March 28, 2017: MSNBC anchor Kate Snow brought on liberal CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley to discuss the Trump-Russia investigation and promoted his quote: “You told the Washington Post last week that … ‘There’s a smell of treason in the air’ when it comes to this investigation.”

  • May 11, 2017: On ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar screeched about the press having been barred from a Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: “This is … treason to me! This is un-American…”

  • June 25, 2017: Hollywood director Rob Reiner uncorked treason as a Twitter hashtag, tweeting: “When Fox says that [Trump] colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason.”

  • July 18, 2017: In reply to the president asserting that most politicians would have met a foreign official to get negative information on their opponent, as Donald Trump Jr. had, then-MSNBC star host Keith Olbermann tweeted: “Sure! Benedict Arnold would have. And Aaron Burr. And Charles Lindbergh. And Quisling. And Marshal Petain. That’s politics! Annnnnd treason!”

Speaking of “grotesque” and “appalling” overstatements, let’s consult the accuser himself, Jeffrey Toobin. On CNN on Jan. 3, 2018, he referenced former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s suggestion that Trump Jr. is treasonous, saying, “The idea that people involved in an American presidential campaign would greedily reach out to the Russian government for dirt on their opponent, as Donald Trump Jr. and company did, does feel treasonous in a sort of colloquial sense.”

Liberals are the worst hypocrites on “civic discourse.”

COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.