How out of touch are Democrats?
They were so caught off-guard by last night’s election results that MSNBC suffered a meltdown on air.
It wasn’t just one anchor.
Multiple anchors were at a loss for words, trying to spin and explain away the election results.
Viewers on social media noted that the anchors looked angry, shocked, and like they were going through the “7 stages of grief.”
Take a look at this clip of the meltdown beginning:
This is called MSNBC meltdown mode… pic.twitter.com/2O4qidtW8r
— Thomas O'Connor '62 baby, #GodBlessAmerica 🇺🇲 (@TheyCallMeTomO1) November 3, 2021
As the results started coming, one of MSNBC’s said it was a bloodbath.
Rachel Maddow, who will be leaving MSNBC soon, was visibly shaken.
UVA's Larry Sabato tells MSNBC: "It's a bloodbath" pic.twitter.com/5K2W17KJoc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 3, 2021
But the worst meltdown was Joy Reid.
She start spouting multiple conspiracies and was visibly angry.
How did Democrats on MSNBC & CNN cope with @GlennYoungkin's win in Virginia?
Spoiler alert: Lots of insane hot takes. Here are some of the worst takes:
MSNBC's Joy Reid: "Republicans are dangerous… They're dangerous to our national security." pic.twitter.com/iWzD3vQYMq
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 3, 2021
This is INSANE.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: "Critical Race Theory, which isn’t real, turned the suburbs 15 points to the Trump insurrection endorsed Republican." pic.twitter.com/ARppUNUuGy
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 3, 2021
MSNBC and CNN will not air the 1st black woman to serve as lieutenant gov. in VA because they don’t want people to see a black Republican & hear her message. Let’s make this go viral! pic.twitter.com/0HhhRb7u00
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) November 3, 2021
But don’t just take our word for it.
The meltdown on MSNBC was so historic that even international media picked up on it.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail:
Social media has roasted liberal news hosts for their ‘meltdown’ as the results came in showing Republican Glenn Youngkin was going to be victorious in Virginia.
Youngkin, 54, last night pulled off a stunning upset to beat Democrat Terry McAuliffe, leading by 2.1 points with 99 percent of the vote counted. He is the state’s first red Governor since 2009.
Hosts on MSNBC and CNN were unable to contain their shock at McAuliffe’s defeat, with Jake Tapper looking at a map of the election results and saying flatly: ‘Oh my God.’
Commentator Joy Reid joined Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and launched an astonishing tirade against ‘dangerous’ Republicans, warning that voting for Youngkin – ‘a soft white racist’ – was a gateway to more ‘hardcore racism.’
Over on CNN, Van Jones said that Youngkin was to Trump what the Delta variant was to Covid-19, saying it’s the ‘same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places.’
Their shock and disappointment at the result gave conservative commentators on Twitter endless joy, with radio host Buck Sexton comparing it to the ‘seven stages of grief.’
‘MSNBC is currently going through the seven stages of grief on an endless loop in real time,’ Sexton tweeted. ‘It’s great, highly recommend.’
‘If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC,’ Ann Coulter tweeted as results began to favor Republicans in key races.
National Review critic Kyle Smith said: ‘Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.’
Pundit Stephen L. Miller joked, ‘It’s early yet but MSNBC is pulling a bit ahead in the election meltdown. Still waiting for returns from some of CNN’s more loyal viewers and the late night returns but Joy Reid looks to be pulling away early. Still too close to call though.’
One user, named USA Live Free or Die, tweeted a series of laughing emojis with the caption: ‘Melting down.’
Jones, a former Obama administration official, told CNN colleagues: ‘The stakes are high. When this election is over in Virginia, we will know… have we seen the emergence of the Delta variant of Trumpism?
‘In other words, Youngkin, same disease, but spreads a lot faster and can get a lot more places.’
There appeared to be a lot of hatred, anger, and vulgarity on the mainstream networks last night.
This is what happens when Democrats lose.
It turns into a cultural and beltway meltdown.
These sorts of reactions don’t happen when Republicans lose.
If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 3, 2021
MSNBC just now: “education is a code word for white parents who don’t want their kids to learn about race”
Yup. Stay with that. Please have all Democrat candidates run on that in the midterms. Brilliant.
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) November 3, 2021
MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real time-
It’s great, highly recommend
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) November 3, 2021
I know none of this will shock you, but MSNBC and its esteemed co-hosts Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, and Nicolle Wallace haven't mentioned that @WinsomeSears will be the first female and woman of color lieutenant governor of Virginia and @JasonMiyaresVA will be the first Latino VA AG
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 3, 2021
All of the people on MSNBC convincing themselves that all of these VA voters — who voted for Biden a year ago! — are idiots, racists, and/or dupes is pretty wild.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) November 3, 2021
For many people, it was reminiscent of 2016.
No one in the media expected Trump to win, yet he won a historic victory.
Last night, we were treated to similar meltdowns and reactions from the media.
Fox News confirms that the meltdowns were so epic, social media users began mocking MSNBC:
A common theme emerged on social media Tuesday night as Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin took a clear advantage over Democrat Terry McAuliffe: MSNBC hosts had public meltdowns that made for must-see TV among conservatives.
Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace had a hard time holding back their feelings and Twitter noticed. The liberal hosts spent much of the night making excuses and blaming Youngkin’s success on backlash to critical race theory, which they claim doesn’t exist. The outspoken, right-leaning crowd that typically wouldn’t dare admit to watching the far-left network couldn’t help themselves on Election Night.
“MSNBC is currently going through the 7 stages of grief on an endless loop in real time,” radio host Buck Sexton tweeted. “It’s great, highly recommend.”
“If you want to give yourself a treat, turn on MSNBC,” Ann Coulter tweeted as results began to favor Republicans in key races.
National Review critic Kyle Smith declared, “Every conservative I know is watching MSNBC.”
Pundit Stephen L. Miller joked, “It’s early yet but MSNBC is pulling a bit ahead in the election meltdown. Still waiting for returns from some of CNN’s more loyal viewers and the late night returns but Joy Reid looks to be pulling away early. Still too close to call though.”
Meghan McCain added, “MSNBC is on nothing short of an emotional journey to Narnia tonight.”
While conservatives don’t typically watch the liberal network, MSNBC brass will presumably take the additional viewers. MSNBC finished October with its lowest-rated month among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54 since October 2015. It was also MSNBC’s worst month among the demo during the primetime hours of 8-11 p.m. since December 2015.
We won’t be surprised if MSNBC sees a ratings spike.
But it won’t be a sustained viewership.
It’ll be from conservatives and Trump voters tuning in to have a good laugh.