Nearly a year ago CNN anchor and media expert Brian Stelter blasted a popular feminist, activist, and author who has been warning of the increase in authoritarianism under Trump.
In June of 2018 Stelter fervently challenged a tweet from Amy Siskind that warned, “We are a few steps from The Handmaids Tale.”
Stelter disagreed, and called her concerns “fear-mongering.”
We are not “a few steps from The Handmaids Tale.” I don’t think this kind of fear-mongering helps anybody. https://t.co/EmxDNNeeML
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 26, 2018
Fast forward about 11 months.
Alabama becomes the latest state to pass an extremist anti-abortion law, in this case outlawing all abortion from the point of conception, imposing penalties of up to 99 years in jail for doctors who perform abortions, except in the case of extreme harm to the mother’s health. There is not even any exception for rape or incest.
Steleter is getting roundly scorched and scolded for dismissing Siskind’s warning.
Brian, how about now? 🤔 https://t.co/VJ0bCh8Quk
— Sarah W (@slwein) May 15, 2019
It hasn’t even been a year, and people are talking about the overturn of Roe vs. Wade as if it is inevitable. Now would be a good time to apologize, get on board, and stop telling us to calm down. https://t.co/2FduOMNJZB
— Rachel Kolb (@rachelekolb) May 15, 2019
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 15, 2019
Perfect example of how some in MSM failed us and allowed this Authoritarian to rise. They have been normalizing so much, giving air to Trump loyalists spewing propaganda and complete lies while failing to warn Americans the danger we are in. Instead they downplay it https://t.co/6jMPmVt3V9
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) May 15, 2019
Nearly a year later, where are you on this on the night the Alabama Senate passed the most extreme abortion ban in America? https://t.co/9sC5JBrBID
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) May 15, 2019
How about now?
How about now? https://t.co/uOzWfSMDsX
— Leafy Sea Dragon, MD (@skipbidder) May 15, 2019
how many steps away are we now, Brian? https://t.co/8IlOnk65ws
— L.D. Burnett (@LDBurnett) May 15, 2019
Brian was dead wrong. https://t.co/KSZWz5dosP
— Michael Irpino (@shameonyou4ever) May 15, 2019
This tweet did not age well. We are in The Handmaid’s Tale and the mainstream media is STILL normalizing Trump and the GOP. https://t.co/N393HpqY8g
— Ryan Knight #ImpeachTrump 🍑 (@ProudResister) May 15, 2019
Yes, people who look like me (white men) need to stop saying “everything is fine” rhetoric. Anyone looking at the attacks on immigrants, women, POC and queers and first nation persons and well really any marginalized group should understand: Everything. Is. Not. Fine. https://t.co/f2pRxSaydY
— Mark Meier (@Mark_MeierDC) May 15, 2019
I’m really tired of the MSM telling us to calm down. https://t.co/HxUKv9YcHp
— John de Guzmán (@johndeguzman) May 15, 2019
We love being told to relax. https://t.co/X0khvlLKJJ
— Sarah Archer (@Sarcher) May 15, 2019
This didn’t age well. Most tweets dismissing legitimate fears and concerns as “fear-mongering” from rational, intelligent people who were rightly worried about what they saw haven’t aged well. Funny how that’s worked. https://t.co/so7bMJmYHU
— Albert Muller (@aj_macready) May 15, 2019
We’ll never forget shit like this. https://t.co/9hkK3EBcql
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) May 15, 2019
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