During a segment with Rachel Maddow, viewers had to be warned that they may want to look away before airing an unsettling video clip.
Apparently, they did not want their viewers to be subjected to gruesome anti-Hillary buttons.
Maddow warned her audience before airing the clip that “you may find it uncomfortable” and “you may not want to look at this stuff” before showing RNC vendor buttons that said “Hillary for prison” and others that referred to her as “Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife.”
Warning, sensitive MSNBC viewers may want to look away. That’s essentially what Rachel Maddow told liberal watchers on Wednesday night before showing a picture of anti-Hillary Clinton buttons at the Republican convention. Considering the hateful rhetoric that’s come out of MSNBC for years, perhaps that viewer warning should have appeared in the past.
The buttons included ones that read “Hillary for prison” and “Vote no to Monica’s ex-boyfriend’s wife in 2016.” Maddow informed viewers, “You may find it uncomfortable. And so, you may not want to look at this stuff. But these are some of the pins that are being sold at the venue.”
Maddow continued, “But from calling Hillary Clinton a bitch, to the KFC special referring to her breasts and thighs and left-wing and all of those other things. That’s part of the merchandise of the RNC.”
Social media users mocked the segment.
The gentle Left Wingers — who spew hate and vitriol at Conservatives — needed a "safe zone" from buttons? https://t.co/80H1hSEpDe
— ✞♕In God I Trust♕✞ (@InGodIDoTrust) July 21, 2016
MSNBC is now a safe space for news viewers.https://t.co/2alUvPUYD3
— Hillary sucks (@MSNBCWatch) July 21, 2016
Ah ha ha ha ha @MSNBC Never ask both of your viewers to look away at the same time. Terrible for ratings. Clowns
— BaconBits (@baconmanlives) July 21, 2016
This isn’t the first time the network has warned viewers over something mundane. In 2014, MSNBC’s Joy Reid warned viewers that a clip she was about to play had the word ‘Redskins’ in it.