January 11, 2021

Alysin Camerota is one of the calmest journalists on cable news, always willing to hear other points of view. So this was that much more powerful to hear, because she's just had it with Trump supporters. She's still calm -- but she no longer cares what they think.

"I want to take the notion that we need to listen to Trump supporters for somehow being censored. In the hour at the U.S. Capitol, President Trump told them, 'Make your voices heard.' Let me show you some of the very special people he wants us to hear from.

"For instance, take this wise shaman. This is a prominent Qanon crackpot and long-time Trump supporter. He was taken into custody on Saturday, charged with violent entry into the U.S. Capitol. This morning, I am very hard pressed to see what this mad minotaur has to teach us.

"How about this guy? He left a nasty note in Nancy Pelosi's office and stole some of her mail. I guess he didn't know that's a federal crime. I'm not sure we should take any pointers from him. We are supposed to listen to members of this bloodthirsty mob beating people. For the record, I don't think the arsonists that caused vandalism should be heard from. The violent mob that descended on the Capitol had their chance to have a say on Wednesday. Hundreds of journalists with cameras were positioned along the protest group to capture the rioters feelings and anger. They broke windows, they scaled walls. They entered, carried a Confederate flag into the Capitol rotunda. They defecated in the halls of the U.S. Capitol and they killed a police officer.

"If you are a regular watcher of New Day, you know that for the past five years we put together voter panels with dozens of Trump supporters, for the express purpose of listening to their feelings and motivation. I've always believed in hearing and understanding all sides.

"But the problem with listening to Trump supporters today versus four years ago is how many of them have become delusional and untethered to reality. 68% believe the 2020 election was, quote, 'rigged and stolen,' despite the dozens of Trump-appointed judges and Republican secretaries of state who tell them otherwise. 37% of Trump supporters believe the Qanon conspiracy that a ring of satanic pedophiles have taken over the U.S. government.

"I still believe in hearing all sides -- except the crazy, violent side. If you are someone who keeps falling for these lies, you have also lost your right to be heard. By the way, there are also three networks and dozens of online sites amplifying us.

"So spare us, Congressman Ted Cruz and Mo Brooks and someone that thinks Trump supporters have been silenced. It's not true. We heard them loudly for four years and their words led to an armed insurrection. We don't need to listen to the madness anymore."

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