April 18, 2014

Dear Chris Hayes, or his producers who are booking these shows; please stop legitimizing right-wing nut jobs on All In.

I really thought that his recent shouting match with the AFP's Jennifer Stefano, who managed to filibuster the entire segment, was a new low for MSNBC's Chris Hayes, until I watched this train wreck with wingnut Nevada state assemblywoman Michele Fiore this Friday evening.

It seems Hayes' producers still believe that having him argue with crazy women who talk over him and filibuster a segment instead of responding to his questions makes for good television, because that was what we were treated to again on his show tonight.

Fiore was out there with the other nut jobs, otherwise known as "patriots" in right-wing world, who are wanting to take up arms against the federal agents, and voicing their support for the welfare-queen rancher Cliven Bundy, who doesn't believe he should have to abide by the same laws as every other rancher in the United States who has their cattle grazing on federal land.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Clashes with Nevada GOP Assemblywoman over Bundy:

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy continues to have a large group of supporters gathered around his ranch, and on Friday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes squared off with Nevada state assemblywoman Michele Fiore over exactly what the objection is. Fiore told Hayes that the BLM went way out-of-bounds by sending in armed federal agents, declaring, “We will not allow governance by gunpoint.” [...]

Fiore asked, “If you owed the federal government money, Chris, do you want them coming to your house pointing guns at your wife and children? Is that okay with you?” Hayes shot back, “But is is okay with you if every rancher in the country stops paying their grazing fees?”

Fiore is apparently already well practiced in the art of just talking over whoever is trying to interview you instead of actually answering their questions. She looks like she's been taking lessons from Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn.

Local Nevada reporter Jon Ralston knew what Hayes was in for before he allowed this woman on the air with him.

And he continued to comment on the interview while she was on the air.

I might have some sympathy for them if there was a way to say they didn't see this one coming.

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