The Beat

The Beat With Ari Melber and a White Supremacist


Your DGB for today is to let MSNBC know that Nazis don’t deserve airtime.

The left has a bad habit of intellectualizing extremism (and everything else, but that’s another Grab for another day.) Friday saw Ari Melber, host of MSNBC’s The Beat, interviewing an unemployed nazi by the name of Steve Bannon. In this political chaos, there are so many voices to amplify to the betterment of our country - why Bannon? Giving this jackass a platform not only caters to his overinflated sense of self, but also normalizes hate speech and equates opportunistic racists with actual political pundits. After perpetuating the Keeping Up With The KKK reality show that made it all the way to the White House, the media now has a responsibility to shape the narrative of hate as flatly unacceptable and unworthy of consideration. DGB thinks we should sentence those suffering from “economic anxiety” to a lifetime of promoting their platform on Reddit under the dim fluorescent light of their parents’ basement.

When you are telling MSNBC, its producers, and Ari himself that this is not acceptable, feel free to suggest other guests you’d rather see interviewed. Like a camel. Or a hand puppet. Or just an empty chair.