MSNBC’s Krystal Ball Compares Democratic Candidates to Robots


Krystal Ball disparaged Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders, calling them "robots" in a three-minute rant to finish The Cycle on Tuesday.

She criticized the Democratic presidential candidates for their performances at Netroots Nation, calling them both "tone deaf, " hitting O’Malley for saying, "All lives matter."

Despite "all lives matter" being a typically innocuous statement, O’Malley was heavily booed. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement said comments like Clinton’s and O’Malley’s show how the candidates do not understand the purpose of their protest.

The MSNBC co-anchor said "a thinking human could have discerned that the point of the protest is to proclaim while all lives matter, not all lives are equally under threat."

Under those guidelines, Stephen A. Smith, a leading voice for race relations in sports, is not a "thinking human."

Ball also hit Hillary Clinton for the "plastic smile" on her face during the parade while her aides kept press members behind a rope line and quoting Liz Mair's Daily Beast article about whether Americans indeed deserved "bloodless, condescending" campaigns like hers.

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Daniel Bassali is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2014. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Press Assistant and Travel Aide on the Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate campaign in Oregon. Daniel is from Burke, Virginia, and lives in Washington D.C. His Twitter handle is @bassalid. You can reach him at

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