On Wednesday night, disgraced former NBC News host Brian Williams was again using his late night perch on MSNBC to display his partisan views as he promoted the anti-Republican Lincoln Project — itself also a disgraced group which Williams has been covering for on his show.
The former NBC Nightly News anchor not only gave free ad time to another Lincoln Project ad at the end of his 11th Hour show, but he also had on frequent guest and Lincoln Project advisor Stuart Stevens to trash the GOP, and even declared that his anti-Republican book is an “important” one.
After Williams introduced Stevens and former Obama administration advisor David Plouffe as guests, an image of Stevens’s book, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump, appeared on screen as Williams pronounced that “it’s important.” Williams notably always mentions the book when Stevens is on the show, but this time he made a point of endorsing it.
A bit later, he mocked McConnell, commenting: “I want to play for you a bit of what Mitch McConnell had to say today. He was up in his office — where he works only by gaslight — came down and said this to reporters.”
After a clip of McConnell blaming Democrats for the impasse over the budget, the MSNBC host then cracked: “Stuart, I am tempted to ask: Does he think we’re stupid? What’s going on here?”
In the next segment, Williams — who has in the past already shown his bias against Senator Joe Manchin because of the moderate Democrat’s role in blocking some of the Democratic agenda — tacitly admitted that he has a predominantly liberal audience as he turned to Stevens and posed: “So, Stuart, just when no one would blame Joe Manchin for hiring a food taster, you are out with a theory that the Democrats could use more Joe Manchins, and I speak for our viewers when I ask you to explain your thoughts.”
The disgruntled ex-Republican admitted that his political views are to left of Senator Manchin, and snarked that West Virginia would likely elect a “wackadoo” Republican if Manchin were gone.
Later on — at the end of the show when Williams often has some sort of anti-conservative video to close with — the MSNBC host showed the latest ad from the Lincoln Project which oddly just consists of various clips of Republicans or Fox News personalities saying things that liberals would likely be offended by without narration.
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MSNBC’s The 11th Hour
October 5, 2021
11:34 p.m. Eastern
BRIAN WILLIAMS: We are back, and for more on what we just heard from Stephanie Grisham, the twice impeached former President’s most elusive White House press secretary, we are joined by two friends of this broadcast — David Plouffe, former Obama campaign manager and senior advisor to the President; and Stuart Stevens, veteran of the Mitt Romney and George W. Bush presidential efforts, now with the Lincoln Project. His latest book — and it’s important – is It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.
Stuart, I want to play for you a bit of what Mitch McConnell had to say today. He was up in his office — where he works only by gaslight — came down and said this to reporters.
MITCH MCCONNELL, SENATE MINORITY LEADER: I implore them one more time not to play Russian roulette with the American economy. We’ve been down this path before when you did not have divided government, and the party in the majority got the job done.
WILLIAMS: Stuart, I am tempted to ask: Does he think we’re stupid? What’s going on here?
So, Stuart, just when no one would blame Joe Manchin for hiring a food taster, you are out with a theory that the Democrats could use more Joe Manchins, and I speak for our viewers when I ask you to explain your thoughts.
STEVENS: Well, look, a choice in West Virginia is not between Joe Manchin and, say, you know, Dick Durbin. The choice is between Joe Manchin or someone who is going to be a wackadoo Republican who’s going to make, you know, the other Senate Republican from West Virginia look like a Marxist. I mean, this is, what, Donald Trump’s best state.
And I think the key to remember here is Joe Manchin, you know my politics has changed — I’m probably to the left of Joe Manchin, you know — but he voted for impeachment twice. If you look at the actual votes that have been cast, he’s supported the Biden agenda in votes cast so far 100 percent. So the Democratic party, I think, the party that has to save American democracy here.