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The real love affair occurred between Ayers and co-host  Mika Brzezinski, whom Ayers flattered by saying how wonderful she would be in a real conversation about the war and the ’60s, and with whom he stressed he agreed on educational questions.

Halperin at least tried to get Ayers to explain himself, and quoted two lines from his book in which Ayers wrote how he would not apologize for anything he had done. But Halperin knows little about the ’60s and what the Weather Underground and Ayers actually stood for, and hence his questions turned out to be softballs. Ayers responded by painting his actions falsely as simply part of the broad anti-war movement that was necessary and correct when the United States was killing thousands of innocent Vietnamese citizens every day. After all, Ayers told Halperin, the U.S. was “waging a genocidal war.”

Ayers got away with presenting himself not as a revolutionary Marxist but as someone who seeks to advance his goals through educational reform meant to create a future generation of leftists through using education to attain revolution — he of course uses the less offensive term “social justice” — as he still tries to hide his own actual views and activities. Had they done some research, they might have asked Ayers why he stood by the side of the late Hugo Chavez and endorsed his regime’s agenda as the one he sought to implement in the United States. Instead, Brzezinski smiled and nodded in approval at every word spoken by Ayers.

Ayers said one thing that is true: He noted that he still is trying to prove true to the “passions and activism” that inspired him decades ago. But since he got away with hiding what these really were and how what he does today is meant to have them succeed in new situations, Morning Joe allowed him to use their program as a vehicle for his subterfuge. Might Brzezinski have asked him about how he and Dohrn organized the violent Hamas-backed flotilla a few years ago meant to help destroy Israel? Evidently, she did not even know about it or perhaps did and preferred not to raise such a divisive issue to a guest she only had kind words for.

Ayers said how happy he would be to have a dialogue which, he said to the smiling Mika, she could “be a community organizer for.” It would include “everyone from Henry Kissinger to John Kerry to Bob Kerrey to me, to Angela Davis, to Bernadine Dohrn, to Jane Fonda” and he would have them all sit down and say what they were sorry for. Notice he did not include John McCain or any of the other POWs who were brutally tortured by his “innocent” Vietnamese comrades. “In that company,” Ayers said, “I would be fine and would say what I’m sorry about.” Since that gathering never will take place, Ayers can keep on saying he has nothing to apologize for.

The very subtitle of his book, in which he refers to himself as an “American dissident,” is an insult to all the real dissidents of the former Soviet Union, today’s Communist Cuba, or today’s China, all of whom suffered greatly and still suffer today in the little Gulags that still exist, or are hardly little, if one includes North Korea. Bill Ayers is welcomed on major network TV programs, hardly a fate any real dissident ever experienced.

The only thing left is for MSNBC to offer Ayers his own program. Don’t think that is impossible. And once again, why did you leave the set, Joe? Were you told to disappear, or was it a private statement of your disapproval of Ayers appearing on your program? Your viewers are owed an explanation.

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The phrase "palling around with terrorists," incredibly, came from a memo written by current Morning Joe contributor Nicole Wallace. Palin was told to deliver those words, as written. This was revealed by Washington Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti in his book on Palin.
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How nice it would have been for one of these "journalists" to inquire about FBI undercover informant Larry Grathwohl - God rest his brave soul - and his testimony before Congress about Little Billy's WU discussing putting 25 million Americans to death in Southwestern re-education camps, after they refused the curriculum. Someone could have also brought up how even Joan Baez chastised the "dissidents" for their callous disregard for the millions put to death in SE Asia after the North Vietnamese colonized the entire area. Imperialism, anyone? Or, for real ratings appeal, how about identifying his lovely bride, Bernardine, as the only human on record to react to the Manson slayings with a shout of "Dig it!" On the honest side, there was no one better for Barry to choose for ghost writing his autobiography than Little Billy. A dyed in the wool disinformation specialist, straight from Central Committee Casting. Unless Scarborough was busy having an emergency appendectomy, he should resign.
45 weeks ago
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Ayers is a punk and a coward. A night bomber, a vicious, wordy juvenile who sees no vileness in standing on the American Flag any more than his acolyte Obama sees no pathological crassness in propping his foot on national heirlooms in the White House.
45 weeks ago
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Hahahaha. Institutional dissidents. There's Orwell coming at ya again folks. Courtesy once again of the hopelessly moronic progressives, who demonstrate a large minority of Americans are the stupidest and most ignorant in our history.

Criminals aren't responsible for their crimes, illegal aliens aren't illegal and EBT cards make our permanent Third World populace keep quiet while I pay for their "oppression."
45 weeks ago
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""Conservative" Joe Scarborough left the set, allowing Ayers to spew unchallenged propaganda."
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No doubt prearranged. Ayers doesn't do well when poked and prodded over his past anti-american activities. Not that Joe would have done any such thing. I think Joe would have been as uncomfortable with hard-line questioning of Ayers as Ayers would have been in answering such questions.

'Conservative Joe' IS a conservative - at NBC. If you compare his views to those of some of the other rabble working there - eh - not much difference really. Joe wouldn't even make a wart on a real conservative's butt. I can declare myself a fish - it doesn't mean I can breathe underwater.

At any rate so few watch NBC and it's affiliates that I'm sure Ayers' 'message' didn't hit many eardrums.



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45 weeks ago
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I was part of the 60's radical, anti-Vietnam movement. What is funny to me today, is how guys like Ayers are such good little Democrats now, when back then, it wasn't about Democrats versus Republicans, after all, the Democrats started and escalated the Vietnam War, it was about not trusting what the Government tells you and to seek out the truth. Many of these former, so-called radicals, like Ayers, just cashed in on the tails of Democrats becoming what they once abhorred.
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Joe Scarborough likes to call himself a journalist- he is obviously a gutless wonder who knew he couldn't confront Ayers without imperiling his carefully groomed "centrist" reputation. The other two did nothing more that I would expect from brain-dead Liberal zombies. The whole charade was disgusting, but then so is the whole network.
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If history is written by the victors, I guess we know who won...
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Perhaps being off the set was the best way to protest the booking of such an odious guest. Daddy's money, pure and simple, kept this nobody out of jail. Which friend of Barry will be featured next to hock their wares?
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