Daily Beast Editor Calls For “Humiliation” and “Incarceration” For Trump Supporters

We have been discussing the rising threats against Trump supporters, lawyers, and officials in recent weeks from Democratic members are calling for blacklists to the Lincoln Project leading a a national effort to harass and abuse any lawyers representing the Republican party or President Trump. Others are calling for banning those “complicit” from college campuses while still others are demanding a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to “hold Trump and his enablers accountable for the crimes they have committed.” Now, Daily Beast editor-at-large Rick Wilson has added his own call for “humiliation,” “incarceration” and even ritualistic suicides for Trump supporters in an unhinged, vulgar column. Wilson declared “[o]nly exposure, pain, humiliation, and (inshallah) incarceration will lead to a moment of reckoning for the GOP.”

 Not surprisingly, Wilson is a key advisor to the Lincoln Project which was blocked recently on Twitter for abusive doxxing efforts directed at Republican lawyers.  His column captures the level of hateful rhetoric fueled by the Lincoln Project, which is funded by thousands of lawyers despite its attacks on fellow members of the bar for their representation.

“Remember, the Trump GOP is shorn of all ideological and philosophical pretense, and even when Trump leaves office, it’s not over. ‘His cultists’ reign of terror will shape elected GOP members as long as he and his foul spawn walk the earth unpunished. Only exposure, pain, humiliation, and (inshallah) incarceration will lead to a moment of reckoning for the GOP. It should start at the top and work down from there.”

Wilson notes that he is not interested in the “reconciliation” part of “truth and reconciliation,” declaring a “hearty f— no” to people calling for reconciliation. Inside he called for the “motherf—ers” to consider “seppuku.”

Just as I recently criticized Trump counsel Joe diGenova for his rhetoric about drawing and quartering Chris Krebs, I will assume that Wilson is not seriously calling for ritualistic suicides.  However, he is clearly calling for retaliation against Trump supporters as the Lincoln Project has carried out in its campaign.

Others like Elie Mystal, The Nation’s justice correspondent, have called for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to investigate “[a]ll of these moral and ethical failures … and that’s before we get into the actual statutory crimes potentially committed by Trump, his administration, his enablers, and his family.”

The call for a commission to establish the truth of past controversies is ironic given Mystal’s abuse of teenager Nicholas Sandmann.  We previously discussed the case and the example of one such segment involving “Above the Law” writer Joe Patrice in his interview with Mystal, where he attacked this 16 year old boy as a racist.  Patrice agreed with Mystal’s objections to Sandmann wearing his “racist [MAGA] hat.” They also objected to Sandmann doing interviews trying to defend himself with Mystal deriding how this “17-year-old kid makes the George Zimmerman defense for why he was allowed to deny access to a person of color.” Putting aside the fact that Sandmann was not denying “access to a person of color,”  Mystal and Patrice were comparing this high school student to a man who was accused of murdering an unarmed African American kid and even assailing his effort to clear his name as the media continued to label him a racist. Mystal continued to slam Sandmann in postings on “Above the Law.”  In one such posting, Mystal derided Sandmann for filing for defamation. Various media outfits later apologized or settled with Sandmann for their false reporting.

What is most striking about these views is how disconnected they are to the actual election.  Instead a “blue wave” and the widely predicted Democratic takeover of both houses, Republicans picked up a sizable number of seats in the House where Democrats have been reduced to the thinnest margin since World War II. The Republicans may retain the Senate and won handily in many state races across the country. Roughly 74 million people voted for Trump. I was not one of them, but that is roughly half of this nation. Yet, these writers continue to write as if the nation is now unified in rejecting the policies and priorities of the Trump Administration. It is the distortive effect of existing entirely in siloed media spaces where an alternative reality can be maintained and fostered.

My greatest concern is how the media remain detached not only from roughly half of the country but from reality. It has decided that it will cater to literally one half of the country and foster openly biased narratives of what is still unfolding in this country. As I previously discussed, the loss is considerable since the public now has a deep and widening distrust for the media.  The result is that our media is no longer viewed as a place for citizens to resolve questions over things like contested elections. There is only rage where reason once prevailed.

279 thoughts on “Daily Beast Editor Calls For “Humiliation” and “Incarceration” For Trump Supporters”

  1. Maria Bartiromo just released this bombshell on Parler

    BREAKING: Eric Coomer has been removed from the Dominion Voting Systems employees on leadcandyhttps://t.co/P1D1mrcGXODr. Eric Coomer and Dominion are scrubbing the internet… The problem is we already have a file with ALL OF IT. Share and follow as I drop more. #reckoning

    — Joe Oltmann (@JoeOltmann) November 12, 2020

    https://populist.press/maria-bartiromo-dirty-cuban-venezuelan-money-behind-dominion-about-to-explode/

  2. 100k ballots were brought in ‘to catch up with Trump’
    November 12, 2020 9:43 pm
    A worker for Dominion in Michigan provided an affidavit to @RudyGiuliani stating 100k ballots for Biden were brought in to “catch up with Trump.”

    For more on this story, watch on PlutoTV 240, Dish 219, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or https://t.co/GJ94skJOPB.@EricGreitenspic.twitter.com/W6qRGPejwb

    https://populist.press/100k-ballots-were-brought-in-to-catch-up-with-trump/

  3. ‘Slow leak’: Text messages cast doubt on Georgia officials’ ‘burst pipe’ excuse for pause in counting
    An “unprecedented” decision on election night caused outrage – and now texts have blown apart the official story, raising more questions.

    https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/us-politics/slow-leak-text-messages-cast-doubt-on-georgia-officials-burst-pipe-excuse-for-pause-in-counting/news-story/19176f5113512210517c82debe684392

  4. BREAKING: Outsiders with USBs and VCards Were Allowed in Pennsylvania Counting Areas with No Observers Present
    An IT specialist reached out to the Gateway Pundit and provided more evidence regarding the weak and non-existent system controls in place in the Dominion voting machines and applications. These machines never should have been used in a Presidential election.
    One IT system expert told us that he never would have approved the Dominion system for use. It is that bad. Another IT expert provided a review of Dominion based on a vendor user guide he obtained.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-outsiders-usbs-vcards-allowed-pennsylvania-counting-areas-no-observers-present/

    Explanation and schematic of Dominion voting at this site.

    1. It’s December 1, Allan, why are you focused on a ruling from 3 weeks ago?

      That’s the one case that Trump won. He’s lost over 3 dozen.

  5. GOP Senator Tim Scott tweets: “On this day, 65 years ago, Rosa Parks helped to change our country for the better by refusing to move to the back of a city bus. May her legacy live on through all of us as we stand up for justice! #RosaParksDay”

    https://twitter.com/SenatorTimScott/status/1333789609352826881

    Democrats had a chance to stand up for Senator Scott’s JUSTICE Act in June of 2020. Instead, Senators Booker and Harris (both of whom I admire, along with Senator Scott) helped throw it under the bus:

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/23/harris-booker-schumer-gop-police-plan-335470

    Now hateful whites like Wilson want to humiliate the GOP, including black Trump supporters like Senator Scott, in the name of Truth and Reconciliation?

    President-elect Biden’s bipartisanship is one of his most promising strengths. Appointing Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Interior would be another good step forward on the path of healing. Spearheading a retaliatory GOP witch-hunt is a bad idea for all concerned.

      1. President-elect Biden is on track to be our next POTUS following an exceptionally rigorous vetting. We should expect him to be lawfully tough on China and intellectually fit for purpose.

        1. Jonathan, how rigorous? Did you already forget the Biden computer and the Biden Family balance sheets?

          1. Well, not rigorous enough to prove that President-elect Biden is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Anonymous.

            I have not forgotten the allegations against Hunter, Joe and the Biden family. But, like a number of allegations against President Trump, I do not consider them proven, either.

            President-elect Biden deserves the benefit of the world’s doubt:

            https://www.voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/pope-francis-congratulates-president-elect-biden

            1. “Well, not rigorous enough to prove that President-elect Biden is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Anonymous.”

              Did you forget how all the bad news about Biden were suppressed and that even non-true stories about Trump were amplified.

              “President-elect Biden deserves the benefit of the world’s doubt:”

              In the past 6 months was Biden vetted? Did the press bother to ask hard questions? If Jesus was handled like Trump he would have been found guilty of sin and perhaps he was treated like Trump and crucified. Had he been handled like Biden he could have been Bernie Madoff and found to be the most honest and charitable man in the world.

              I think you set an extremely low bar ,quite contrary to the “following an exceptionally rigorous vetting” you say Biden went through.

                1. “Beating Trump was not a walk in the park. ”

                  You are right. It involved a lot of people working together to illegally create votes that didn’t exist and make them count.

                  “And now, after 47 years of public service”

                  When one adds up the 47 years one doesn’t find much that Biden accomplished but one does see a lot of bad things including the number 1 item on the left’s list, racism. Using and repeating the n word in Congress wasn’t a slip of the tongue. Always remember one can be the biggest racist they wish as long as they are on the left Democrat side of the aisle.

                  Hopefully the slim chance of victory for Trump will play out. If not we will have to face the left’s destruction of American ideals and watch as the Democrats weaken America shipping jobs overseas with a stagnant economy.

                  Durham will be special prosecutor who according to the left cannot be removed or it would be obstruction of justice. But the left is hypocritical for I doubt Durham will be permitted to do very much if anything.

                  Low bar for the American people for the next 4 years unless… You ain’t black if you vote for Trump.

    1. Yes, a retaliatory GOP witch-hunt would be harmful. But so would ignoring wrongdoing that would be identified in a non-retaliatory investigation.

      I read a comment elsewhere that compared it to the need to clean a wound for it to heal properly. Ignoring wrongdoing in the name of bipartisanship or healing is contrary to what’s needed.

      1. We welcome a witch-hunt. Whatever brings people off the fences to the point of hatred and action against the billionaires and their lackeys now is good medicine. Ban us from the internet, humiliate us, take our licenses, lock us up for trifles. When we are finally clear that the “system” is only a system which protects billionaires and their functionaries, then the workers and middle class can unite to finally crush the head of the snake with the organized violence that is the essence of politics and law

        Saloth Sar

        1. “Whatever brings people off the fences to the point of hatred and action against the billionaires and their lackeys now is good medicine”

          The power of the Dark Side, eh? Hmmm.

          https://youtu.be/PqaiKmm8gsY

          There is good in many of them.

          1. Ha ha yes Prarie I always liked that scene

            learn to embrace the shadow

            Star Wars series trivializes and moralizes it but Carl Jung laid it all out

            the truth is billionaires are out to get us. here’s an example of one of their propagandists ie professors

            “law and order is racist dog whistle”

            see if you call the police now for help, you’za racissssssss

            that’s because they want us terrorized, disarmed, and impotent by random crime– so that we can’t attack them

            the billionaires, our enemy

            https://www.zerohedge.com/political/berkeley-prof-law-and-order-racist-dog-whistle

            but there’s no way out except through them.

            1. Luke Mastered his shadow. Darth Vader became it. Acknowledging its existence is understanding, really, that the line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man–even oneself–and then, choosing the good.

      2. What kind of non-retaliatory investigation do you have in mind, CTHD?

        Would it apply only to domestic and international wrongdoings alleged of the Trump Administration, or would it include wrongdoings alleged of past administrations, the Obama and Clinton administrations not excepted?

        1. I don’t have anything specific in mind, other than appointing an ethical A.G. and leaving the DOJ room to do its job without political interference, filing charges if they believe that crimes have been committed and the statute of limitations hasn’t expired, including criminal acts by previous administrations and by current or former members of Congress from both parties.

    2. Another Polictical Hack to lead Interior, really how about someone with land management experience and no agendas. I lived in almost all of the Western States and have yet to see a qualified candidate selected by either party. Poor forest management, range land, and public or private concerns can’t come to a consensus, it’s always eliminate this or that faction. Nevada, Utah and other near by States get little benefit from Federal Management of their lands and suffers depleted development and low taxation.

  6. As a long time Constitutional Centrist and retired infantry veteran I call for the immediate arrest and incarceration ending in rejection and ejection from our Consltitutional Republic I’m not particular as to how the ejection mechanism ……

  7. Election Update:

    Attorney General Barr Responded To Election Today

    Justice Department “Has Not Uncovered Evidence Of Widespread Fraud That Would Change Outcome Of 2020 Election”

    On Friday 16 U.S. Attorneys signed a letter to Barr saying they could ‘not’ verify Trump’s claims of election fraud. They were, in fact, never comfortable with having to even dignify Trump’s claims. The only question now is how Trump might react to this development. Can Trump allege that Barr is part of a ‘deep state plot’?

    When one spins a web of lies they invariably box themselves into a corner with no avenue for escape. Yet Johnathan Turley would have us believe that conservatives are the ‘victims’ of liberal oppression.

    https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-elections-william-barr-b1f1488796c9a98c4b1a9061a6c7f49d

      1. George, this story is playing wide today. It’s not like the AP just put words in Barr’s mouth. But if you believe Trump’s lies, this development is understandably upsetting.

  8. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and

    to provide new Guards for their future security.”
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    In Congress, July 4, 1776

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    1. George, what is the relevance of Massa Tom’s propaganda today?

      billionaires are a thousand times the tyrants as King George. where are the Massa Toms to whip up the troops against them today?

      nowhere. why? because Massa Tom was equivalent to a billionaire in the society of his day, and he set this thing up for his own kind to rule as a new hidden aristocracy, instead of the older one that was bold enough to claim divine right. Tom and his heirs rule instead by money and cunning and greed.

      Saloth Sar

  9. The legislative and executive branches have always been expected to engage in “overreach” and partial behavior.

    The singular American failure has been and is the judicial branch, with emphasis on the Supreme Court, which must have held the line on the Constitution.

    It was never the duty of the Supreme Court to nullify and void, but support, the “manifest tenor” of the Constitution.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    “…courts…must…declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.”

    “…men…do…what their powers do not authorize, …[and] what they forbid.”

    “[A] limited Constitution … can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing … To deny this would be to affirm … that men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    – Alexander Hamilton
    _________________

    Pursuant to the failures of the judicial branch and Supreme Court, not only is the entire American welfare state unconstitutional, the election process has succumbed to fraud and tampering and is now void and utterly without purpose as is the case in China, North Korea, Cuba, Hong Kong and the remnants of the former Soviet Union. America now has “fake,” soviet-style elections with 99% of the vote going to the one and only candidate. America has either been subsumed by global communism or is at a maleficent inflection point, as were the British colonies in 1776.

  10. Sorry failed to identify myself in previous message. It was not intentional just lack of technical knowledge. Believe it or not I am new to this site but I will rectify the problem. But I stand by the content.

  11. In a letter to James Madison in the Autumn of 1787 William Grayson wrote: “It is contended that the present confederation is utterly inefficient, and that if it remain much longer in its present state of imbecility, we shall be one of the most contemptible nations on the face of the earth.” Mr. Grayson must have possessed Precognition.

  12. Trump’s Election Claims Boomerang In Georgia

    Trump has carried on for weeks attacking Georgia’s election results where he lost to Joe Biden by some 12,000 votes. That margin has held despite a recount Trump hoped would reveal extensive fraud. ..It did not..! So now Trump has taken to attacking Georgia’s Republican Governor, Brian Kemp and Republican Secretary Of State, Brad Raffensperger. They have been singled-out as ‘complicit in the fraud’; drawing waves of anger from Trump’s Georgia base.

    But as widely reported Georgia will be the scene of a January run-off election deciding control of the U.S. Senate. The Republican incumbent Senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler find themselves trapped by Trump’s lies. They must parrot the lies to pacify Trump’s Georgia base. But already that base has indicated they may not vote in said run-off. Because if the elections are rigged, with rigged voting systems, ‘what’s the point in voting’?

    Republican party leaders of Georgia are deeply concerned. If they tell voters election machinery is legitimate, they’re contradicting Trump and rightwing media. Yet telling voters to vote with ‘rigged machinery’ sounds ridiculous. This complicated situation illustrates how Trump’s lies create a dangerous web that entangles even Republicans.

    Yet Johnathan Turley feels that conservatives are the victims of ‘liberal oppression’. ..Go figure..!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/30/us/politics/georgia-republicans-trump-kemp.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

  13. If this doesn’t make you sick, then nothing will.

    Suppose “Steve” wants to manipulate the U.S. elections — perhaps by purchasing a voting machines company with a large share of the U.S. market. However, he cannot make such an investment because he’s considered “dirty.” So he finds a “clean” proxy, call her “Mary.” Steve makes the investment through Mary, and now has his “influence.”

    In this scenario, “Mary” (the “clean” proxy) is “UBS Securities,” a Swiss investment bank. “Steve” (the dirty actor) is “UBS Securities CO LTD” — an entity that is 75% owned by the Chinese government.

    Why is this important? Because in the *fall of 2020*, UBS Securities LLC — the entity 75% owned by the Chinese government — invested $400 million in Staple Street Capital. And, wait for it: Staple Street Capital owns Dominion Voting Systems (DVS).

    So here’s the upshot, without the obfuscating links: The Chinese government owns a large (majority?) share of the company (DVS) whose voting machines were widely used in the November election.

    Did somebody say “corruption?” “Fraud?” “Foreign influence in the U.S. elections?” (Payback for Biden?)

    In case some wish to claim that the above is mere “speculation” or “conspiracy theory,” here is a link to the SEC filing. That filing notes the dates, amount, and parties referenced, above:

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1827586/000182758620000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml

    (Please feel free to share any or all of this post, wherever you desire.)

    1. To anonymous, first let me comment on the fact that you don’t have the balls to identify yourself which leads to believe you lean left before even reading one word of your inane post. The central theme of Turley’s article had to do with un American calls for retribution against those to whom you disagree politically. It has nothing to do with a perceived predicament of the Republicans in the upcoming run off in Georgia. It also points out the pervasive characteristic of the Democratic Party. HYPOCRICY!!!

        1. My name is Paul and I corrected my error in a later message. I apologized for my lack of technical knowledge. Waiting for your apology for just being stupid!!

    2. Bruh the Coup Coup Plotters have

      Overplayed their hand

      We will never accept Sino Joe and Kabala as leaders of the Republic.

      1. Publius, first he was ‘Sleepy Joe’. But voters preferred a good nap to sleep-off their Trump fatigue.

    3. Thanks Sam. The left is heavily entwined with the CCP so though illuminating it isn’t that surprising.

      1. Yep, Allan, Ivanka’s copyrights from the CCP, Trump’s business debt to the Bank of China and pursuit of business deals in China, GOP lawmakers with business holdings in China don’t entwine the right with China. It’s just the left that’s entwined.

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