Wall-to-wall election programming may have gotten an early start on Wednesday night, at least if you happened to be watching MSNBC.
Lawrence O’Donnell, host of ‘The Last Word,’ attempted to explain how potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates would eviscerate embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) should he decide to throw his hat in the ring. So he wrote a mock campaign ad using clips from a press conference the governor held following revelations that his aides were involved in ordering the closure of the George Washington Bridge.
“I mean, I wrote that ad in a few minutes,” he said. “I was just sitting there listening to him, just grabbed those quotes and wrote it. You can do this at home, it’s easy.”
But the segment was criticized for doing the bidding of Democrats and even former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is widely expected to be the party’s frontrunner if she runs.
“MSNBC is now doing the Democrat National Committee’s work for them,” is how the National Review put it.
Watch the segment below:
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