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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:32 AM

Why is MSNBC'S Richard Engel giving Steve Bannon a platform to shit on the Pope?

A 'special' program.

Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis

The pontiff has expressed support for migrants and the poor, while warning against nationalism and unfettered capitalism.

By Richard Engel and Kennett Werner CITY —

Strolling through St. Peter’s Square, the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, Steve Bannon surveyed the enemy camp.

The populist political consultant has a new target in his crusade against “globalism” — Pope Francis.

“He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician,” said Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump. “This is the problem. ... He’s constantly putting all the faults in the world on the populist nationalist movement.”

Since becoming pope in 2013, Francis has expressed a consistent message on the type of “America First” nationalism championed by Bannon.


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/steve-bannon-u-s-ultra-conservatives-take-aim-pope-francis-n991411

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Reply Why is MSNBC'S Richard Engel giving Steve Bannon a platform to shit on the Pope? (Original post)
spanone Apr 12 OP
greymattermom Apr 12 #1
50 Shades Of Blue Apr 12 #2
True Blue American Apr 12 #3
bullwinkle428 Apr 12 #4
Mc Mike Apr 12 #5
manor321 Apr 12 #6
Eyeball_Kid Apr 12 #11
kstewart33 Apr 12 #7
Fritz67 Apr 12 #8
Blue Owl Apr 12 #9
malaise Apr 12 #10
real Cannabis calm Apr 12 #13
malaise Apr 12 #14
Act_of_Reparation Apr 12 #12

Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:39 AM

1. Maybe he knows that a lot of right wing politicians

are Catholic?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 08:49 AM

2. Or giving that POS a platform for anything?! I hope ratings hit the floor for it!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. I just saw a clip and flipped it off

Bannon is more gross than Trump if that is possible.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:26 AM

4. Didn't MSNBC already have Ari Melber interview that filthy clown for a one-hour

special several months back?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:29 AM

5. Don't worry, Bill Donohue will be along to express outrage, momentarily.

Either that, or Bannon is more catholic than the pope.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:42 AM

6. The mainstream media will not save us from the Nazis

The corporate press only cares about selling advertisements for profit. If that means advancing white nationalist Nazis, they will do it.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:00 AM

11. I saw the ads for the Bannon interview with Engels...

... and I planned on doing something else when it was scheduled to air. Bannon is scum. Nothing he nor Engels says will change that. He's a white supremacist who hides behind Aleksandr Dugin's Russian bullshit.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:16 AM

7. Surprising and disappointing.

I don't see why anyone other than Trumpers would be interested in anything Bannon says. Does he even presently have a job?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:38 AM

8. To a right winger...

Disagreeing with the Pope on birth control and abortion is a "War on religion". Disagreeing with the Pope on the death penalty, immigration, caring for the poor, and the excesses of capitalism is not.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:51 AM

9. All anyone can really do for Bannon...

is give him a platform to shit from...

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:52 AM

10. Ah well apparently the catholics aren't as

pro-facist or racist as in times past.

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:12 AM

13. And, judging from this news, Republicans might just give Democrats plenty of Catholic votes...

Pass the Offering Plate

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Response to real Cannabis calm (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:13 AM

14. That would be good

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:00 AM

12. The way you put it...

...sounds like you don't think MSNBC should let anyone shit on the Pope. If that's the case, I have to disagree.

Steve Bannon has no business being platformed by anyone for any reason. The Pope, meanwhile, deserves plenty of criticism. Just not from Steve Bannon because see above.

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