MSNBC host Chris Hayes sparked backlash from the left when he became the first prime-time host on the network to cover a former aide's sexual assault allegations against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, with the hashtag "FireChrisHayes" trending on Twitter.
Too much truth was revealed during his interview with author Rebecca Traister apparently.
“What this is creating is a kind of a perfect storm where the women who are being asked to support his opponent are now being asked to answer for these charges,” Traister told Hayes. “In part because of the vacuum created by Joe Biden, who is not yet really directly answering these questions, and certainly, not doing what I wish he would, which is to say: ‘Please direct your questions about these allegations to me, and not the women that are out there offering their support to my candidacy.'”
“The man in question, the nominee, the former vice president, is going to have to address them,” Hayes argued. “And not have [former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams or anyone else, or [Sen.] Kirsten Gillibrand [D-N.Y.] do that."
Read "The Biden Trap" penned by Traister below.
“The fact should be that it is better to have the right voice at Biden’s side than no voice there at all. But if we get that progressive voice, she will immediately be damaged via her association with the nominee,” writes @RTraister https://t.co/ie4ymt2Vrl— The Cut (@TheCut) April 30, 2020
Chris Hayes covering Tara Reade’s allegations against Biden pic.twitter.com/zs5BJEZGVb— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) April 30, 2020
Chris Hayes has been one of the media's most virulent, relentless & arguably effective Trump critics -- an all-consuming loathing for the President -- but #FireChrisHayes was trending because he covered the sex assault allegations against Biden.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 30, 2020
Shows what MSNBC has cultivated.
Listen to Rebecca Traister's appearance on The Brian Lehrer Show Thursday below.
This isn’t just failing to be responsible or accountable; it’s not just leaving your female and feminist colleagues and supporters out to dry; this is giving them the finger.— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) April 30, 2020
If we are indeed stuck with Biden then this applies now as much as it did a year ago. Only he can address this. No woman, VP candidate or otherwise, should be asked to speak for him. https://t.co/jPuR4FIzJK— Lucy Flores (@LucyFlores) April 29, 2020