In a post on social media on Monday morning, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” and of the Fox News show “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Mark Levin decried the “demise of Sunday news shows” on his Facebook page and his Twitter page.
“The demise of Sunday news shows was on full display yesterday as a chorus of hosts, one after another, demanded that their guests declare the president a racist or his tweet racist,” wrote Mark Levin in a tweet and in a Facebook post.
Mark Levin’s remarks on social media came after Sunday news shows took shots at President Trump, calling him, and in some cases his supporters, racist. MRC NewsBusters points to two such instances in pieces published after noon on Sunday.
Brad Wilmouth of NewsBusters wrote on Sunday, “Over the weekend, MSNBC's AM Joy show demonstrated its inability to engage in sober criticism of President Donald Trump rather than descending into over the top hyperbole as two frequent guests of the show likened Trump supporters to Nazis and KKK members.”
According NewsBusters, “On Sunday's show, as host Joy Reid argued that President Trump is promoting white nationalism, Cross -- who often sounds like she's auditioning to become the latest far-left MSNBC contributor -- began:
“‘I think that this is something that his supporters -- and we have to start calling his supporters racists as well. That MAGA hat -- that MAGA symbol has come to represent something. it is the new Nazi symbol -- it is the new hood, the Klan hood.’”
In a later post on NewsBusters, Tim Graham wrote a piece depicting perhaps another example of what Levin was referring to titled “Under Fire on CBS, Liz Cheney Brings the Heat on the Socialist Squad.” In the piece, Graham links to CBS News’ “Full transcript of ‘Face the Nation’ on July 21, 2019” and pulls out a quote from the conversation between Margaret Brennan and Senator Cory Booker.
As reported by NewsBusters, “Brennan began the Booker interview with a question he clearly felt was easy:
“BRENNAN: Senator, you compared President Trump to George Wallace, the segregationist Democrat from Alabama. You said the President's own words were a disgusting display of racism and bigotry, are you accusing the President of being a racist?
“SEN. CORY BOOKER: I'm accusing him of being worse than that.”
When searching the full transcript of the “Face the Nation” for Sunday, July 21, 2019, the word “racist” appears 13 times.