You may remember Rick Santelli as the CNBC journalist who sort of kicked off the Tea Party movement with a viral on-the-air rant.
Yesterday on Meet the Press, he took some liberal journalists to the wood shed for their hypocrisy over Trump, Russia and the election.
Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
RICK SANTELLI, CNBC: You know, if Hillary didn’t have her email problem, and we didn’t go back to 2009 and see whether it was Lindsey Graham or John McCain make a bigger issue out of all the hacking that was going on, when Target gets hacked, I don’t hear people saying, “Hey, was it Kohl’s, was it Wal-Mart?” It doesn’t matter. There was a hack, you deal with it.
I think that what’s going on here is really so politically driven. It doesn’t matter who did what when. Working with Russia, we worked with Iran. Are they our friends? You have to take each situation uniquely. Listen, the president-elect has a boatload of issues. I agree with the pull of his ego. But I think that the media in general is just being quite unfair here.
CHUCK TODD: Wait, why is the media an issue?
RICK SANTELLI: Why is the media an issue?…
DAVID BROOKS: Putin is a guy who murders journalists, who’s destroyed the democratic process in his own country, and now suddenly he feels the freedom to try to do that in our country. I don’t know– It’s not normal statecraft.
RICK SANTELLI: –to see Russia is happy because Trump won on election night, I never saw you so unhappy. You picked sides, everybody picked sides.
CHUCK TODD: Who picked sides?
ANDREA MITCHELL: That’s not true, Rick.
Here’s the video:
Here’s a funny bonus video via Conservative Treehouse:
SO AWESOME??? Watch Rick Santelli make liberal?HEADS EXPLODE?when he calls em out for being upset Hillary LOST! He'll never be invited back? pic.twitter.com/7zYgvEN2xJ
— Boston Bobblehead (@DBloom451) January 8, 2017