Krystal Ball used to work for MSNBC. Now she works for the Hill and she’s taking aim at her former employer.
She criticized MSNBC on the air this week for their coverage of the Russia hoax and said it damaged the left.
FOX News reports:
Ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball rips former network over Russian hoax: ‘Rachel Maddow, you’ve got some explaining to do’
Ex-MSNBC host Krystal Ball blasted her former network as “not journalism” and singled out “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday for floating wild “Russian conspiracy theories” that blew up during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony.
Mueller’s testimony before two House committees Wednesday was largely considered a “disaster” for Democrats and opponents of President Trump despite MSNBC pushing the collusion narrative. Ball — who now hosts The Hill newspaper’s “Rising” — said on her show she did not mean anything personal when she asked, “Just how much damage has MSNBC, in particular, done to the left?”
The former MSNBC host said “nearly all” of her former colleagues got “swept up in the ratings bubble that was feverish, Russian conspiracy theories” and singled out some anchors she said took things overboard.
“Rachel Maddow, you’ve got some explaining to do,” Ball said before saying that there was a “damning set of facts” related to the Russian probe.
“But, it does not feel like a damning set of facts when, for months, MSNBC built segment after segment, show after show, on building anticipation for a big reveal,” Ball said.
Watch the video:
This has provoked quite a reaction on Twitter:
Ex-MSNBC host @krystalball slams MSNBC's immersion in "feverish Russia conspiracy theories", and asks: "just how much damage has MSNBC done to the Left?." What leftist Russiagate skeptics were attacked for saying long ago is now too obvious to deny: https://t.co/9rx86g9jTx
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) July 25, 2019
Damn, former MSNBC host really goes in hard on MSNBC here. Says her old network has done "immeasurable harm" to the left. https://t.co/JWuHuoGW4y
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) July 25, 2019
— Lefty-Desiree McLeftyFace Slaps back w/ Milkshakes (@TinaDesireeBerg) July 26, 2019
Former MSNBC host @krystalball ripped into her former employer's coverage of the special counsel’s investigation, naming @Maddow in particular as one who has done “damage” to the left. “Seriously this is not journalism. It is Infowars conspiracy theory.” https://t.co/TEfk2gawAC pic.twitter.com/FoKvJ984iH
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) July 25, 2019
Studies will eventually be done about the Russia conspiracy.
We’ll be hearing about it for years.