MSNBC Demonizes Concerned Parents As ‘Radicalized’ ‘Far Right Threat’

MSNBC Demonizes Concerned Parents As ‘Radicalized’ ‘Far Right Threat’


Sunday night MSNBC went all out smearing parents in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Loudoun County as domestic terrorists. On Alicia Menendez’s American Voices, the MSNBC host and her far-left guest cruelly painted parents standing up to school boards, including a father whose daughter was allegedly raped by a transgender student on campus because of the schools’ liberal policies, as radical rioters who were like the January 6 “insurrectionists.”

Menendez set up the smear campaign against concerned parents with a graphic that read, “The Radicalized Right” in big bold letters at the bottom of the screen and “Threats of Violence” in the top corner. 

Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat running in the state’s gubernatorial race is facing backlash for saying parents don’t have a say in their child’s education. There has been uprisings from parents across the country, including in Virginia, over Critical Race Theory and transgender bathroom policies. Menendez complained that McAuliffe’s opponent, Glenn Youngkin, was seizing on that. She also repeated the media’s bold-faced lie that CRT ideology isn’t taught in K-12:

This weekend at a campaign rally he promised to ban race theory in schools, even invoking a quote from MLK to make his point. Youngkin is searching for a solution to a problem that does not exist. Critical Race Theory is not part of Virginia’s K-12 school curriculum. This summer Loudoun County, Virginia became ground zero for our nature’s culture war on what is and what isn’t taught in the classroom. Parents showed up at school board meetings in droves speaking out against critical race theory and the policy addressing students by their preferred pronouns. Heated debates like this have turned into real life threats against officials across the country.

She then introduced her guest, Soros-funded Loudoun County prosecutor Buta Biberaj, who sought jail time for a dad who erupted at a Loudoun County Public Schools board meeting in June over his daughter’s alleged rape by a transgender student that the school lied about and covered up. In MSNB’s twisted logic, the liberal prosecutor was the real victim of this story:

Right wing media is stoking flames, accusing the prosecutor of targeting the father. However WUSA in Washington reports ‘the prosecutor says deputies were unaware he was the father of an alleged school rape victim when they arrested him and our office did not target the father but accepted a referral from prosecution from the sheriff’s office.’ Right wing media has seized on the story, bending the truth, radicalizing the far right. The prosecutor, she is now receiving death threats because of a smear campaign. 

Menendez teed up her left-wing guest to defend herself: “How did a referral for prosecution from the Sheriff’s Office turn into this conspiracy?” she asked. 

Biberaj pinned blame on the Sheriff’s office. Like MSNBC, she lacked any sympathy for the actual victimized student or her father.  

She then actually said with a straight face, “[I]f you have ever seen the video, it really has the hint of the insurrection on January 6th as far as the mob mentality, the heated rhetoric. It just was a very unsafe situation that the officers found themselves in.” Ironically the media shown by MSNBC didn’t back up Biberaj’s narrative of a supposed violent mob.

The MSNBC host and Biberaj also used the interview as an opportunity to campaign for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. After Youngkin called out Biberaj’s knowledge of the rapes the school covered up, Menendez again painted the liberal prosecutor as the victim: “Glenn Youngkin, the Republican running for governor in your state called you out at a campaign rally this week embracing the narrative that led to the threats against you. Your response to him?”  

After giving Biberaj the chance to trash Youngkin, Menendez turned to MSNBC regular Clint Watts, a former FBI agent, and Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan to hammer home their point that “January 6” was now “local” and liberals should be very afraid. Watts erroneously claimed the backlash against schools was mostly “white and male” despite many parent activists speaking out against school boards being minority women. 

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Read transcript portions below:

American Voices with Alicia Menendez

10/24/2021

ALICIA MENENDEZ: The state’s race for governor heads into its final stretch with election day just nine days away, the race is being defined by two factors: Education and Donald Trump. Both fiends of the Republican party drift into the land of lies and fear. Terry McAuliffe is busy reminding his opponent Glenn Youngkin’s ties to the former president. The Washington Post frames the stakes writing, ‘Mcauliffe has highlighted Youngkin’s statements welcoming Trump’s endorsement, his opposition to abortion, his opposition to vaccine or mask mandates and a support for election integrity.’ McAuliffe’s strategy is playing out as a new poll shows the race at a virtual tie in a state typically leans blue. As the race tightens, Youngkin continues to throw red meat to the GOP base. 

This weekend at a campaign rally he promised to ban race theory in schools, even invoking a quote from MLK to make his point. Youngkin is searching for a solution to a problem that does not exist. Critical Race Theory is not part of Virginia’s K-12 school curriculum. This summer Loudoun County, Virginia became ground zero for our nature’s culture war on what is and what isn’t taught in the classroom. Parents showed up at school board meetings in droves speaking out against critical race theory and the policy addressing students by their preferred pronouns. Heated debates like this have turned into real life threats against officials across the country. And now an elected prosecutor finds herself in the middle of a firestorm over the arrest of a father accused of scuffling with deputies at a school board meeting in June. Dad showed up at the meeting looking for answers after his daughter reportedly was sexually assaulted at school. Right wing media is stoking flames, accusing the prosecutor of targeting the father. However WUSA in Washington reports ‘the prosecutor says deputieswere unaware he was the father of an alleged school rape victim when they arrested him and our office did not target the father but accepted a referral from prosecution from the sheriff’s office.’ Right wing media has seized on the story, bending the truth, radicalizing the far right. The prosecutor, she is now receiving death threats because of a smear campaign. That prosecutor joins us now, Buta Biberaj, the prosecutor for Loudoun County.  First I want to start with the threats that you are receiving. How did a referral for prosecution from the Sheriff’s Office turn into this conspiracy? 

BUTA BIBERAJ: It definitely was an interesting turn of events. As everybody knows, the prosecutor’s office does not investigate cases. That comes from law enforcement. So the Sheriffs Office put together the investigation after the incident at the Loudoun County School Board where there was a physical altercation between the man that was arrested as well as law enforcement officers. They chose then to charge him with two misdemeanor offenses, obstruction of justice as well as indicating the fact that he had not complied with their directives. That was referred to as before we ever even knew about the incident with his daughter. So we took forward that case. It was presented to us based on affidavits and critical complaints sworn under oath by the officers.

 So we have to accept it as being the truth, which we did and we went forward on that prosecution because of the actions within that board room which if you have ever seen the video, it really has the hint of the insurrection on January 6th as far as the mob mentality, the heated rhetoric. It just was a very unsafe situation that the officers found themselves in, and they had to create some opportunity for calmness. 

MENENDEZ: We are seeing this vitriol aimed at local elected officials across the country. What is it like being an elected official in this current political climate? 

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MENENDEZ: Glenn Youngkin, the Republican running for governor in your state called you out at a campaign rally this week embracing the narrative that led to the threats against you. Your response to him? 

BIBERAJ: For starters, it seems very convenient that he is calling out a Democrat who has nothing to do with the investigation, but you don’t call out the sheriff who is a Republican who is in charge of the investigation and who is at the core of all these decisions? That’s the political climate he’s created.The  hardest thing is that he needs to understand that we cannot have violence being encouraged in our communities. We cannot have that. And we cannot have that from a leader because if that is how he is going to lead, he should never hold office because what you are doing is making it okay for people to harm one another or to intimidate or to look into situations where what they’re going to do is they’re going to take safety and throw it to the wind. That’s not leadership. And he should definitely never be coming out of his mouth. Why hasn’t he come out and indicated that, you know what, I’m going to renounce the fact that these threats are happening to our elected leaders. Why hasn’t that happened? That’s what a true leader does. That’s the point that’s very offensive. 



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