Why Mallory McMorrow’s media appearances are important
Unlike a lot of political pundits, McMorrow, a Michigan State Senator, talks about how policy and elections affect people
Virtually every political and political media figure, whether it be an elected official, political activist, political pundit, policy expert, or other political figure, has a blind spot in terms of how a political figure views the political landscape. Most political journalists and political pundits have a major blind spot: they tend to view politics in the lens of winners and losers, not in terms of how elections and public policy affect people.
Yesterday, CNN invited Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) to the roundtable on State of the Union with Dana Bash, and McMorrow, instead of talking about who wins and who loses in elections and policy discussions, talked about how elections and policy affect people. Here’s McMorrow talking about how the Big Lie that far-right Republicans have been promoting about the 2020 presidential election could lead to the end of free and fair elections in America:
During the roundtable segment in question, McMorrow also talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Roe v. Wade precedent would negatively impact the lives of women, although, unfortunately, I haven’t found a clip of that online.
Earlier today, McMorrow went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and talked about how rhetoric supporting white supremacist and white nationalist ideology has contributed to acts of domestic terrorism, including a terrorist attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, and has contributed to Americans being less safe.
It’s important that the discussion about politics you and I see on television includes people who don’t have the same blind spots as others in the discussion. When everyone discussing the politics around us has the same blind spots, that is a disservice to the American public.
Oh, and hate won’t win.