MSNBC's Kasie Hunt Apologizes For Saying Rand Paul Assault Is 'One Of My Favorite Stories'Chris Menahan
Nov. 21, 2017
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MSNBC host Kasie Hunt apologized Monday for saying the violent assault on Rand Paul which left him with six broken ribs and a pleural effusion was "one of my favorite stories."
"There's nothing funny about 6 broken ribs -- my apologies to @RandPaul for suggesting on air earlier today there was," Hunt said on Twitter. "Hope your recovery is on the right track, senator, looking forward to seeing you in the hallways soon."
On her show hours before, Hunt said: "New details today on the incident that left Sen. Rand Paul with six broken ribs. This might be one of my favorite stories, although, of course, we don't want — clearly Senator Paul is still struggling."
Though she hesitated for a split second, Hunt went on to mock the senator who was not only violently assaulted by his socialist neighbor but also had to dodge bullets coming from the gun of a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter just months ago in Alexandria.
"Paul's neighbor Rene Boucher is accused of beating the senator," Hunt said. "GQ reports that lawn care issues may well have been at the heart of the dispute. A neighbor told the magazine that Boucher pays about $150 a month for professional landscaping. While Paul maintains his yard himself — I guess that's the libertarian in him — the neighbor also said that what bothered him is the difference in grass length between his lawn and that of Senator Paul's and that Paul sprayed grass clippings onto his yard while mowing his own grass. There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The reason for the first assault on a sitting U.S. senator in decades."
Earlier this week, Hunt ran cover for Senator Al Franken and insisted twice that his groping of journalist Leeann Tweeden is "not actually groping." She also failed to inform her viewers that Franken allegedly shoved his tongue into Tweeden's mouth, which was the main focus of the story.
This is the new cable news matriarchy in action, folks.
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