Andrea Mitchell recently made light of the fact that Louis Farrakhan was at Aretha Franklin’s funeral, standing right near Bill Clinton. It’s amazing the lengths she’ll go to in order to protect a Democrat.
News Busters reports:
Andrea Mitchell Cites Farrakhan as Evidence of ‘Inclusive Group’ at Aretha’s Funeral
On Friday afternoon, during one of the rare liberal media acknowledgements of Louis Farrakhan’s prominent presence at Aretha Franklin’s funeral, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gave an odd underreaction as she cited it as evidence of an “inclusive group” being on stage.
As her Andrea Mitchell Reports show gave live coverage of the event, at 12:06 a.m. Eastern, the MSNBC host listed several of those appearing on stage. She began: “It’s interesting to see the panoply of civil rights leaders. Of course, right there at the church, we see Reverend Al (Sharpton), we see the Reverend Jesse Jackson who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but was so close to Aretha Franklin and is part of that legacy.”
She then got to Farrakhan and noted that he is “very controversial,” but then, rather than doing the obvious thing and commenting on how astonishing or hypocritical it is to see him invited to such a high-profile public event and to have a former President appear with him, she merely called his presence evidence of inclusion.
Mitchell: “Bill Clinton there, of course, and is going to give one of the eulogies. And also the Reverend Farrakhan — a very controversial leader from the Nation of Islam who is also there. So it’s an inclusive group.”
Here’s the video:
Do you think she’d go out of her way to cover for Republicans like that? Not a chance.