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. You didn’t hear Michale Flynn saying that Trump should suspend the Constitution. If you had you would have quoted it, We all know you take liberties with the truth. Credibility is not your friend.

        Based on your history you should be branded a liar until you prove “Michael Flynn is the one calling for Trump to suspend the Constitution:”

  1. HAS ANYONE NOTICED WHAT OUR TROLL IS WRITING?

    Hugo Igo says: December 1, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Their plans are thwarted if we capture a few of them, such as Wilson. He must be made an example of, hang from a high tree, for all slimy Leftists to see. They are egging on a Civil War, let’s give it to these rodents
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    It’s odd that our moderator is ever-vigilant with regards to comments by liberals. Last week a statement by Pope Francis was considered too explosive. The pontiff undermined rightwing talking points by endorsing government efforts to control the pandemic. Yet our moderator has no objections to this idiot writing about ‘hanging slimy leftists’.

    There are, in fact, several comments on this thread from Tuesday evening alluding to ‘civil war’. They may have all been written by our regular, idiot troll. Said troll has been a constant presence on this blog from most of this year. The same stupid written voice posts under multiple stupid names every single day.

      1. Likelihood? it has been here since Hillary commissioned a coup against a duly elected US President. The Democrats do not abide by rules, laws, morals or honor. There is only one way to defeat them

    1. Yeah, you’re a real lawyer, citing a statute without making a case. What Matchbox laws chool did YOU attend?

        1. merely repeating what is found on a news service.

          David,
          I appreciate your honesty here. However it should be apparent by now that simply alleging someone violated a law is meaningless without the facts/evidence to support it. You know, a case. If your using a news service that does that and then echoing the allegation, then you’re allowing yourself to be used by propagandists.

          One more thing: if you do the above with a focus only on those you ideologically oppose, then you’re not demonstrating a concern for justice, but rather you’re engaging in lawfare.

      1. How about answering his question instead of talking about his credentials?

        Or would that make you look like the tool that you are?

        1. jay elink – my apologies – I wrote too soon. I did not realize what was going on. I wish I could delete what I wrote. Please forgive me.

    2. Maybe in an alternate universe, not this one. 18 USC section 351 makes it a federal crime to (a) kill, (b) kidnap, (c) attempt to kill to or kidnap, (d) conspire with one or more other persons to kill or kidnap or (e) assault, certain protected categories of people. Those protected categories of people are certain (f) government high officials or pending nominees for those positions, (g) major party candidates, or (h) any member of Congress or a member-of-Congress-elect.

      Unfortunately for you, Joe DiGenova didn’t do any of the things listed in (a)-(e) above; and Chris Krebs didn’t fall into any of the protected categories of people listed in (f)-(h) above at the time DiGenova made his comments, because he’d already been fired.

      But other than that, your legal theory is great.

  2. After the Cultural Revolution in America, after the “rooting-out of the bourgeois,” we will be able to accurately refer to the liberals, progressives, socialists, democrats and RINOs as true, actual communists.
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    “China – The Cultural Revolution”

    The Cultural Revolution (in full, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) took place from 1966 to 1976 in China. The benign-sounding moniker belies the destruction it unleashed upon the country’s population. It was launched under the direction of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Mao Zedong, who wished to renew the spirit of the communist revolution and root out those he considered to be “bourgeois” infiltrators—alluding, in part, to some of his CCP colleagues who were advocating a path for economic recovery that differed from Mao’s vision.

    – Wiki

  3. Et tu, Brute?

    Was William “Mr. Deep Deep State” Barr a “Trump supporter?”

    No. William “Mr. Deep Deep State” Barr was always a quisling, a mole, a double agent, a turncoat, a traitor and immutably not a Patriot; not an American.

  4. Roughly 74 million people voted for Trump. I was not one of them, but that is roughly half of this nation.
    —–

    i guess it must be mandatory to take math classes for everyone! esp lawyers /judges /etc !

    no . it is not half . not even close!!

    USA POPULATION IS ABOUT 330+ MLN! incl. toddlers

    and about 250+ mln are eligible to vote.

    do the math!!!!!!!!!

    1. Hey ALX, I am thinking, just a guess here, that Jonathan was referring to HALF OF THE VOTING PUBLIC. Either you are being led by blind hatred or by an inability to think analytically.

  5. Rick Wilson is a graduate of George Washington University. Perhaps you know him, Mr. Turley.

    As a 74-year-old in bad health, there’s not much I can do if there is a civil war. But it looks to me as if that’s where we’re headed.

    1. Lysias, it’s funny how you and semcgowanjr are echoing this Civil War theme within 40 minutes of each other. One suspects you’re both puppets of the same, stupid troll.

      1. it’s the headline that causes people to feel like a civil war is at hand. the trolling was done by the daily beast character

        millions of people are responding to this threat. making lists of their own.

        Saloth Sar

        1. So if Trump calls for jailing people, that’s OK, but if someone else calls for jailing people, civil war is imminent? You have to be crazy to respond that way.

          1. What people has Trump called for jailing? Has he called for jailing all Biden supporters? Can you get goddamn specific?

        2. actually the civil war to watch is the one that will happen in the republican party as it fights it out within once the actual trump leaves the trumpism. A bunch of poseurs will try to take the mantle and fail miserably because they won’t be able to dredge up the proper degree of b holism, delusion and full scale corruption. Feet up, getting the popcorn.

    2. Translating lyisias:

      “I am so disappointed that my presidential candidate lost the election that I wish to shoot other American citizens who voted for the winner. I don’t believe in our system of government and would prefer a country governed by force, not democracy.”

    1. Of course you couldn’t find any criticisms of Joe diGenova. That would require that you actually read or, at a minimum, scan the article. But no. Posting a foolish message is of the utmost urgency to you.

  6. These idiots seem not to realize who actually owns the more than 400 million firearms in this country (and that’s only the ones that were sold after record-keeping started.) By the way, Zimmerman was acquitted. Witnesses testified he was acting in self-defense. I fear this country is on the verge of civil war and these motor-mouths are lighting the fuse.

    1. I think Mr. Turley is great and I love this site, but his comment on George Zimmerman was off the mark. being acquitted means he wasn’t found guilty and therefore he shouldn’t be labeled as such.

    2. Translating semcgowanjr::

      “I am so disappointed that my presidential candidate lost the election that I wish to shoot other American citizens who voted for the winner. I don’t believe in our system of government and would prefer a country governed by force, not democracy.”

  7. I keep telling my husband, they do not care what we know, say, think or do. We are irrelevant. The Left leadership has already moved on to their next stages, leaving their minions to take care of the ‘clean up’. They have plans. They have plans for us. ALL of us.

    1. covid 19 was not that bad but covid 20 will be the killer. they will cull the herd hard, and finally get their ‘carbon neutral economy”

      workers replaced by robots and AI

      no way out but through our enemies, the billionaires

      Saloth Sar

    2. Jayne, never seen your name before. Just popped out of nowhere to echo the same themes as Lysias and semcgowanjr??

    3. a few examples would be insufficient. this requires a people’s army, to execute a broad based strategy

      705 billionaires the enemy. it’s them or us.

      Saloth Sar

  8. “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court. … The filings don’t reveal a timeline of the alleged scheme, or any names of people potentially involved, except that communications between people including at least one lawyer were seized from an office that was raided sometime before the end of this summer. No one appears to have been publicly charged with a related crime to date. …”
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/01/politics/presidential-pardon-justice-department/index.html

    The partially redacted court file: https://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/20gj35%20Partial%20Unsealing%20Order.pdf
    “bribery-for-pardon scheme”
    “a bribery conspiracy scheme in which ‘[redacted] would offer a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence for [redacted].’”
    “The political strategy to obtain a presidential pardon was ‘parallel’ to and distinct from [redacted]’s role as an attorney-advocate for [redacted].”

    I wonder who it is.

  9. This, though most disturbing is expected from these “people “. More and more I feel the rhythm of 1861. Alas, for our sins we shall pay.

  10. https://justthenews.com/government/security/antony-blinken-and-michele-flournoy-firm-told-clients-how-score-business-deals?utm_source=daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

    Blinken, Flournoy’s firm told clients how to score business deals with China

    Two potential Biden administration Cabinet members have touted their ability while in the private sector to help clients navigate U.S. government regulations while doing business with communist-led China. Antony Blinken, who Democrat Joe Biden picked as his nominee for secretary of state…

    Questions regarding the Blinken-Flournoy partnership arise, government officials told Just the News, when two people who have helped their private clients succeed in China may become the front line for a U.S. government in contentious dealings with Beijing.

    The Biden Family has already benefitted greatly from Chinese dealings so why shouldn’t his friends.

      1. Ex-journalist John Solomon is on Team Rudy and clears his “reporting” with him and DeGenova. We learned this from emails from him to Lev Parnas.

  11. Whistleblowers allege ballots illegally crossed state lines, ballot backdating, digital manipulation

    “This evidence joins with unlawful conduct by state and local election officials, including accepting millions of dollars of private funds, to undermine the integrity of this election,” Kline said. In the press release, the Amistad Project says it has collected sworn expert testimony alleging that “over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania.”

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/whistleblowers-allege-thousands-vanished-ballots-allegations-backdating?utm_source=breaking-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

    1. Commit: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Trump seeks to overturn Wisconsin’s election by invalidating the two largest counties. Those counties, Milwaukee and Dane, just completed a Trump-funded recount that actually found 80 more votes for Biden. But now Trump claims the two largest counties allowed widespread irregularities. His suit, however, ignores changes to Wisconsin voting laws that were implemented during the Scott Walker era.

      1. Marc Elias and his Democracy Docket is a good source for keeping track of the various suits:
        https://www.democracydocket.com/cases/wisconsin-absentee-count-challenge/ (Trump suit in WI filed today)
        https://twitter.com/marceelias/status/1333914987073581057 (Powell suit in WI filed today)

        I don’t expect them to do any better with these suits than they have with the others. Meanwhile he’s fleecing his supporters to pay for these new suits and to pay off his existing campaign debts. He still owes El Paso $570,000 from a rally 2 years ago, and I doubt it’s the only city he owes money to.

    2. You draw conclusions without the necessary foundation. This may be because he didn’t want to be included or it may be because one witness is now in the hospital after being beaten and I understand the lives of other witnesses have been threatened. Others have reportedly been requesting to break confidentiality agreements with the government.

      Back to your old tricks. Your credibility starts at zero.

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